Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology

AAPT Annual Educational Event 2024

The Annual Educational Event (AEE) 2024 is a one-day conference designed specifically to enhance the professional development of APTs, mortuary assistants and other related professionals.

The experiences of APTs vary according to workplace, speciality, and geographical location and this event offers a platform to bring everyone together. The focus is to provide a safe, confidential, understanding, learning environment and also give everyone the opportunity for networking with likeminded, and/or completely random professionals who you may otherwise never get to meet. 

Our commercial exhibition is always popular and delegates can discuss with industry colleagues the latest products, and understand how they are used, particularly useful when preparing business cases to get the mortuary facility and/or equipment upgraded or modernised.

There is also an opportunity to socialise at the end of the event, this is a chance to share experiences, hear how others may have dealt with similar situations and have some well-deserved relaxation time. Many attendees use this time to network with friends & colleagues who they have linked in with previously, potentially at other AAPT events or similar, to have a debrief of their year and discuss difficulties and solutions with others who understand our unique role. 

The AEE 2024 will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 28th September 2024 at the Village Hotel - Glasgow, 7 Festival Gate, Pacific Drive, Glasgow, G51 1DB 

The AGM 2024 is held 16.30-17.00 and information on Council nominations is here

Download the Delegate Registration Form (there are now only day delegate packages available)

Download the Commercial Registration Form


Registration, Coffee, and Commercial Exhibition
Welcome to AEE 2024
John Pitchers, AAPT Chair
Fire and Water Deaths
Professor Michael Osborn, AAPT President, Imperial College
Denmark: how (paper)work is done
Christian Hyldager MAAPT, Retsmedicinsk Institut, Denmark
Coffee/Tea and Commercial Exhibition
Abstract Presentations
Care after Death Guardians: How APTs can educate 
Meritxell Miret Gonzalez MAAPT
What does it mean to respect the dead? John Pitchers FAAPT and Dr Imogen Jones
Medical murder?
Dr Mark Gregson Lord
Lunch, Commercial Exhibition and Poster Viewing
CBRN cases 
Mrs Ishbel Gall FAAPT, NHS Grampian
Drug deaths in Glasgow and the role of the APT
Dr Esther Youd, Forensic Medicine and Science, University of Glasgow
Coffee/Tea and Commercial Exhibition
Disaster Victim Identification response – Forensic Anthropology
Professor Lucina Hackman, Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee
Closing Remarks
Professor Michael Osborn, AAPT President, Imperial College
AAPT Annual General Meeting 2024
Chaired by John Pitchers FAAPT

Confirmed Exhibitors