This Event is now being changed to the 1st March 2023, More information will be confirmed week commencing 14th November 


This special symposium is co-organised with the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB), with a programme reflecting and celebrating the work of Professor Freddie Flynn.

Freddie Flynn (6 October 1924 – 4 July 2011) was responsible for many major developments in UK pathology in the latter half of the 20th century. Freddie’s name is principally associated with developments in clinical computing, but his interests went far wider than that. During his long career his clinical laboratory work in renal disease was nationally recognised, as was his pioneering work on early laboratory computing, thus strengthening the reputation and presence of the Clinical laboratory in the hospital setting. In addition, he contributed significantly to profession taking on many roles in the College. As Director of CPD he laid the groundwork for the College’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which he then directed in the mid-1990s. He was also Vice-President from 1975 to 1978 and Treasurer from 1978 to 1983. He was also President of the Association of Clinical Pathologists from 1989 to 1990.  Freddie donated funds to the College to establish the RCPath Flynn lecture and now supports this meeting.

In putting this day together, we recognise not only the significant contribution Freddie made to the field of Clinical Biochemistry and Pathology, but how he helped build the foundations for practice today. This meeting seeks to recognise those achievements and put them in the context of current thinking in Clinical Biochemistry and Pathology.



09.15-09.55: Registration

09.55-10.00: Introduction to the day - Professor Neil Anderson

10.00-10.30: The life and Work of Professor Freddy Flynn - Liz Hughes

10.30-11.00: Metabolically healthy obesity is a myth - Professor Indranil Dasgupta

11.00-11.30: AI in acute kidney injury- Professor Chris Laing

11.30-11.45: Break

11.45-12.15: Managing infections; antimicrobial resistance, drug monitoring, and individualised care - Dr Rob Shorten

12.15-12.45: Potential for the Laboratory information Management system to improve patient care- Dr Craig Webster.

12.45-13.45: Lunch

13.45-14.15: What does the future hold for Continuing professional development? – Professor Peter Johnston

14.15-14.45: Future models for Clinical Biochemistry training and development – Dr Adrian Park

14.45-15.15: What will the NHS Pathology services look like in 10 years – Dr Martin Myers

15.15-15.45: Panel discussion

15.45-16:00: Closing Remarks – Dr Kath Hayden

Programme subject to change


To be held at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.


Travelling to Site.

Royal College of Pathologists

The nearest stations are Aldgate and Aldgate east – Underground stations (District, Hammersmith and city, Circle and Metropolitan lines then a 5-7 Minute walk to the venue

Fenchurch Street – C2C line then a 15-minute walk.

The following Bus stops near Aldgate and Aldgate east: 100, 115, 15, 242, 25, 254, 343, 42, 78, 205, 135, N15, N205, N253, N25, N550, N551

Cycling: Bicycle racks can be accessed via a back door on North Tenter Street, there is a call button which calls reception, who will allow you into the secure bike rack. Please do let us know in advance, so we can let reception know your intention to cycle in.