Dear Colleague,

The IX Congress of the Association of Clinical Pathologist of Nepal (ACPN) and the 5th Congress of the SAARC Academy of cytopathology and Histopathology (SACH) will be held as a joint venture, from 23 March to 25 March 2017, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
This is an event we are all looking forward to bring two scientific bodies together.  ACPN has been a leading body for the pathologists in Nepal encouraging in organizing CMEs and seminars. We hope to strenghten the research activities and promote new technology for the benefit of the patient.We are thrilled to host the grand event in the exotic city of Kathmandu.
Nepal hosts three unique treasures of the world- Mt. Everest, Kumari-the living Goddess and Lumbini-birth place of Lord Buddha. Nepal is one of the few destinations in the world for variety of world -class experiences like mountaineering, treking, white-water rafting, mountain flights, jungle safari, bird watching and paragliding. Kathmandu valley is also known as the city of temples and is home to world heritage sites-Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar square.
On behalf of the ACPN and the SACH I would like to invite you to join us in Kathmandu for an exciting and stimulating congress that will reflect recent developments in diagnostic anatomical pathology and cytopathology. An event like this will help to strenghten the regional cooperation and team work
In addition to providing an interesting  scientific and educational program the ACPN/SACH 2017 meeting will serve as a get-together for pathologists from SAARC region in a friendly atmosphere.  Your participation will definitely give a positive feed back to the young pathologists in future.
I am looking forward to welcoming you in Kathmandu
Prof. Dr. Gopi Aryal
Congress Presidents 2017