Acknowledgements

RCPA Manual Update 2010

Steering Committee On Line Manual: Prof Brett Delahunt (Chair), Dr John Burnett,Dr Nelson Tang, Dr Benedict Carnley, Dr David Gillis, Dr Gillian Wood, Dr Bronwen Ross

PDST Authors:Dr Paul Glendenning, Prof Samuel D. Vasikaran, Dr David Gillis, Dr Narelle Hadlow, Dr Penelope Coates, Dr Claire Dendle, Dr Maryza Graham, A/Prof Christopher Florkowski, Prof Kris Barlow-Stewart, Dr Graham Jones, Dr Robert Norton, Dr Joan Faoagali, Dr Lisa-Ann Koe, Dr Gillian Wood, Prof Frank Bowling, Dr Vanessa Clifford, Dr Katherine Nicholls, Dr Anja Werno, Dr Ee Mun Lim, A/Prof Huy Tran, Dr Chiyan Lau, A/Prof David Sullivan, Dr Rosemary Miller, Dr Kenneth Sikaris, Dr John Duley, Dr Melissa Gillett, Dr Alan McNeil, Prof William Rawlinson and Dr Louise McCormack

Acknowledgements: Prof Brett Delahunt, Dr Gillian Wood, Dr John Burnett, Dr Benedict Carnley, Dr David Gillis, Prof Nelson Tang and Dr Lisa Parker.

The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for their generous support for the update and transforming of the RCPA Manual.

RCPA Manual 5th edition authors

Steering Committee On Line Manual: Prof Brett Delahunt (Chair), Dr John Burnett,Dr Nelson Tang, Dr Benedict Carnley, Dr David Gillis, Dr Gillian Wood, Dr Tamsin Waterhouse

RCPA Manual 4th edition

Authors: Professor Brett Delahunt, Professor Peter George, Dr David Gillis, Dr Debra Graves, Dr Michael Harvey, Dr Christine Johnson, Mr Andrey Zheluk, Dr Diane N Kenwright, Dr Peter Bethwaite, Dr Harold J Neal, Dr Alexa M J Kidd, Dr Jeremy Touhy, Dr Emmanuel J Favaloro, Dr Elizabeth Todorova, Dr Elizabeth Bernal-Hoyos, Dr Lucinda Wallman, Dr David Mitchell

Acknowledgements: Dr David Smith, Dr Gary Lum, Ms. Belinda Neil, Ms. Maddeson Lavers, Mr. Roman Danylak, Ms. Rebecca Havey, Ms. Lara Mc Laughlin, Mr. Abishek Kumar, Ms. Susan Mildenhall, Mr. Peter Youll.

The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for their generous support of the RCPA Manual 4th edition.

Acknowledgement for previous editions of RCPA Manual

The concept of producing a manual to guide clinicians in the use and interpretation of pathology tests originated with Professor Ernest Finckh during his time as President of the College (1979-1981). Professor David Thomas was responsible for the initial work done to translate the concept into reality and was co-editor of the first edition. Dr Eva Raik, as Honorary Secretary (1981-1986) and as Vice President/President (1991-1997) has provided support and, at times, much-needed encouragement throughout. The task has been actively supported by Council through almost two decades. Dr Jack Hamer (President 1997-1999) and the immediate past President, Professor David Davies actively supported the production of a third edition.

The College remains indebted to previous Editors, for their assistance in a difficult process and their commitment to the principles underlying this publication. Dr Jean McPherson, Dr Vera Stoermer, Dr Alan Clague, Dr Virginia Billson, Dr David Gillis, Dr Christine Johnson and Dr Mark Pilbeam, as past and/or present members of the Board of Education, have contributed to both the second edition and to the third edition. Dr Wendy Erber, Dr Ross Bradbury and A/Professor Ron Walls, and Professor Ron Trent and Dr Yiu-Lam Kwan were also contributors to the second edition.

Professor Stephen Cordner provided the section on the autopsy. Dr Allan Lloyd and Dr Michael Gribble contributed to the section on the reliability of test results. Written material, editorial comment and/or advice over the previous three editions was provided by a number of other colleagues. These individuals are listed below and are thanked for their contributions:

Dr Bentley Atcheson, Dr Gordon Baker, Dr Paul Bedford, A/Professor Thomas Boogert, Dr Michael Boyle, Ms Joan Brick, Dr Nigel Brown, Dr Ian Chambers, Mr Gary Clarke, Dr Peter Coleman, Ms Margaret Collecutt, Professor David Davies, A/Professor Olaf Drummer, Dr Geoffrey Forbes, A/Professor Margaret O Garson, Dr Maree Gleeson, Ms Irene Goodhew, Dr Michael Gribble, Dr Michael Guerin, Dr Leigh Hammond, Dr Gary Hoffman, Ms Linda Hueston, Ms Rebecca Jansma, Professor Geoffrey Kellerman, Mr John Lowan, A/Professor James McCluskey, Dr Richard McMullin, Dr Gabrielle Medley, Dr Matthew Meerkin, Dr Cliff Meldrum, Dr Howard Morris, Dr Nick Mulvany, Dr Stan Pilbeam, Dr Joanne Pink, Dr Bob Pritchard, Dr Eva Raik, A/Professor William Rawlinson, Dr Glen Reeves, A/Professor Peter Roberts-Thompson, Dr Arabella Smith, Ms Greta Spall, A/Professor Alison Street, Dr Graeme Suthers, Dr Amanda Thomson, A/Professor John Turnidge, Dr Philip Tynan, Dr Dakshesh Vakil, Professor John Vince, Dr David Williams and Ms Norma Worswick.

The technical infrastructure and design were developed by Hothouse Interactive. The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Mr Simon Monk, Mr Simon Van Wyk and Mr Chris Noble.

The clinical algorithms were developed by the University of Sydney Department of Medical Education. The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Dr Greg Ryan, Dr Tim Shaw, Dr Stewart Barnet and Mr Conor McCormick.

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