Anthony Gill is a senior staff specialist pathologist at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney Australia and an associate professor of pathology at the University of Sydney. He graduated in medicine from Sydney University in 1996 and completed years as an intern, resident and registrar in internal and emergency medicine before crossing over to the dark arts of surgical pathology and achieving fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia in 2005.
He has produced over 200 original research publications, with an h-index of 38. Most of his research has been in endocrine or GIT pathology and he was awarded a higher doctorate from the University of Sydney and the Benjamin Castleman award from the USCAP in 2011, the 2013 Australian Premier’s Award for excellence in translational research and the 2014 Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Prize for discovery in Medical Research.
In addition to working as a surgical pathologist he heads in the Cancer Diagnosis and Pathology Research Group at the University of Sydney and is the anatomical pathologist for the Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative (APGI), part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) effort to sequence human cancers.
Title: Lessons learnt for pathologists from the ICGC -International Cancer Genome Consortium
Dr Gill was lead pathologist for the ICGC pancreatic cancer effort to sequence 400 cancers and will be the chairman of the APGI (Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative) from January 2016. He will present the key results, but also the challenges (and failures) of this project and what it will mean in routine clinical care