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The Association of Pulmonary Pathologists (APP) was set up as the Pulmonary Pathology Club in 1979 by Professor Bryan Corrin, then at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and subsequently Professor of Respiratory Pathology at the Brompton Hospital, at the suggestion of Dr David Lamb, Reader in Respiratory Pathology at the University of Edinburgh.


Its purpose was to promote the exchange of ideas on pulmonary disease and facilitate social contact between pathologists with an interest in pulmonary pathology. The inaugural meeting was held in 1980 at Merton College, Oxford, and was hosted by Professor Michael Dunnill.

After running the Club with great distinction for 32 years, Professor Corrin handed over the Presidency to Professor John Gosney, Consultant Thoracic Pathologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, in 2012. The name was officially changed to the APP in late 2016.

The Association of Pulmonary Pathologists

This website is primarily for members of the APP and access to content such as details of previous meetings, the message board and the forum are restricted to logged-in members. If you are an APP member and require access, please use the 'Log in/Sign up' function in the top right corner of the page.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the APP or have any general queries about the Association, please use the 'contact' function above.


“As is your pathology, so is your medicine...”

William Osler

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