The Australian and New Zealand Society for Neuropathology (ANZSNP) was founded by the late Dr Ross McDonald Anderson from the University of Melbourne in 1979 following an Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia at which the late Professor Lucien Rubinstein was a guest speaker.
The late Professor Roland Rodda who began his pathology career in New Zealand before becoming the Foundation Professor of Pathology at the University of Tasmania helped coordinate the Society in its early years. Since that time the ANZSNP has met regularly to provide a forum for training and education relating to the clinical practise of neuropathology and related research in Australia and New Zealand.
The Society has a membership including laboratory scientists, neuroscientists, neuropathologists and anatomical pathologists with an interest in neuropathology.
Membership of the society is open to persons who:
- are graduates in the fields of medicine, science, veterinary science or who hold another appropriate qualification; and
- who are practising or have practised neuropathology or who are engaged in research and/or teaching relevant to neuropathology in Australia, New Zealand or elsewhere.