Attendees of the PathRed 2017 Congress can look forward to enjoying a full three-day event, which includes oral and poster presentations, workshops, lectures from keynote speakers, state of the art exhibitions, mentorship programmes and research initiatives. In addition, the Research Development and Training Programme will be launched together with unveiling of the NHLS strategic plan for creating an enabling research environment. The Congress is hosted by the National Health Laboratory Service in collaboration with the Federation of South African Societies of Pathology (FSASP).