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National Pathology Week (NPW) is an annual event co-ordinated by the Royal College of Pathologists, designed to celebrate and promote public awareness of pathology, the science behind the diagnosis of disease, and the remarkable work of pathologists through a programme of activities aimed at people of all ages. This year’s event will run from the 3 - 9 November and, throughout the week, pathologists and laboratory scientists will be running a series of displays and demonstrations across the country and beyond, aimed at increasing awareness of the vital role that pathology plays in patient healthcare. Events are frequently interactive and extremely enjoyable; we strongly encourage anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge and understanding of the world of laboratory medicine to go along and get involved.

For the first time this year International Pathology Day on 5 November 2014, will celebrate pathology across the globe to celebrate the vital work of pathologists and to demonstrate to the wider public the important role of pathology in their daily lives.

To find an event near you, please use the event locator to see events taking place in different regions across the UK. These include events in various Hospital atriums to meet local pathology teams and events being run at public venues such as Birmingham Thinktank museum.

If you work in laboratory medicine and are interested in hosting an event, please follow the link to the event organiser page to help with potential ideas, receive tips on how to make your event a success and obtain promotional materials.