1Gareth Turner, 2Suchin Worawichawong, 2Prawat Nitiyanant, 3Hallgrimur Benediktsson 1Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit and Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand and Oxford University, Oxford UK 2Department of Pathology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand3Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine , Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Received : 10 June 2014 ; Accepted : 20 June 2014
The delivery of high quality laboratory medicine services in developing countries of low economic resources poses particular problems. International efforts to help develop pathology take many forms and include educa- tional and training initiatives by a number of organisations, although these are often disparate. In this article we will introduce some of the areas which pose problems for developing pathology in resource poor settings. As part of the upcoming IAP World Congress in Bangkok in October 2014, we are staging three sessions designed to discuss and inform pathologists around the region about these issues, and invite attendees at the conference interested in this area to these sessions.