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IBMS prepares for new science registers
The Science Council recently reviewed IBMS's licence to award chartered status to over 3,000 biomedical scientists and I am pleased to say the interim report is very positive. Why is this important? This month The Science Council launched two new professional registers, the Registered Science Technician and the Registered Scientist, for which we are applying to offer registration.
The registers will offer professional registration and recognition across all levels of the science workforce, will further enhance the IBMS's support and opportunities for all our members and will join-up with our work in developing the support worker workforce.
To discover more I invite you to our free centenary symposium in June that will look at the future of our profession.
Derek Bishop, IBMS President
The Modernising Scientific Careers project has been the subject of much debate; however, despite the fact that it is now in the process of implementation, misunderstanding and conjecture continues to surround degrees, registration and career paths for biomedical scientists. The following are the facts as currently understood by the IBMS.
Report and presentations on a round table event held in February to investigate the support members will require in the commissioning pathology services process. (members only)
On the IBMS's social media this month some haunting artwork made of real blood caught the eye as did a bizarre and brilliant microcinematic view of a drop of water. An article on the growing industry of molecular diagnostics attracted some attention but what really prompted the likes were some beautiful pictures of glowing bacteria from the ocean; petri dish art and pipette art.
The Institute of Biomedical Science would like to invite you to our free Symposium to mark our centenary taking place on Saturday 23 June 2012 in Liverpool. The Symposium will give an opportunity to celebrate our 100th year by offering a glimpse into the future of biomedical science and the challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.
Members can book now before it is opened-up to non-members on Monday 30 April. The full programme is available for all to see here.
The IBMS's membership team releases initial findings and conclusions from the membership survey completed earlier in the year, and looks at what has been achieved so far. (members only)
What is a haematology and what are the work and roles of haematologists? A look at a career in haematology by Gavin Knight of the IBMS Haematology Advisory Committee.
To mark International Biomedical Laboratory Science Day on the 15th April 2012 IBMS member David Spratt shared some of his thoughts on the role of ethics in biomedical science.
If you are an IBMS student member there is an exciting opportunity in the Institute's centenary year to submit a poster of your own original work undertaken during your undergraduate training, for entry into this European award organised by the European Association for Professions in Biomedical Science.
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IBMS Research Grants are awarded annually to members of the Institute to support original investigations and other suitable research work. The grants awarded are usually between £500 and £5000. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2012.
Euroscicon are offering discounts to IBMS members for a wide range of their forthcoming scientific events.
IBMS responds to HPC consultation on student fitness to practise and registration
IBMS member promotes Healthcare Science Week
The Mercer Collection
IBMS history article featured in eJIFCC
IBMS CEO Jill Rodney attends Guardian's inaugural Public Health Dialogue
IBMS member encourages students to get hands-on at Science for Gold
Letter from IBMS president on commissioner consulting
Listen / download: Molecular techniques for diagnosis of healthcare associated infections – can we justify them?
Listen / download: The applications of molecular techniques in cellular pathology