ACB Microbiology Professional Group annual one-day meeting: Training, Professional Issues and Quality Improvement in Microbiology and Virology

TOPICS COVERED

This 1-day meeting will first of all focus on issues surrounding pre-and post-registration Clinical Scientist training in Medical Microbiology and Virology, such as passing Part 1 and Part 2 FRCPath examinations and registration by the equivalence route. We will then look at professional issues affecting HCS such as the role of the FCS, trainer-the-trainer for HCS and leadership and management in HCS. In the afternoon we focus on interdisciplinary working and quality improvement in HCS. We welcome our keynote speaker Angela Douglas MBE, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer NHS England to talk about Quality Improvement, followed by some examples of QI projects in microbiology which involved working with other disciplines. A multi-disciplinary panel discussion will follow to examine the experiences of others, what we might learn from these and how we might apply similar principles in our own centres. In the final session, abstract applications are invited for oral presentation on quality improvement, new technology and service development and both trainees and post-registration HCS are warmly encouraged to apply.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Pre and post-registration Healthcare Scientists including Clinical Scientists and Biomedical Scientists, and other scientific and medical professionals working in UK Clinical Microbiology and Virology healthcare laboratories.

SPEAKERS

Alongside our keynote speaker Angela Douglas MBE, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer NHS England, we also have Neil Anderson, President of the ACB and a number of other senior Healthcare Scientists from across the UK (*please see draft programme*). Abstract applications are invited for oral presentation for the final session of the meeting and both trainees and post-registration HCS are warmly encouraged to contribute to our meeting.

For more information, please contact: admin@acb.org.uk.

  • 10:00 - 05/11/2019 to 16:30 - 05/11/2019
  • Association of Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine, 130-132 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TU, United Kingdom (Great Britain)