Specialist Advisory Panels

IBMS Specialist Advisory Panels provide discipline-specific scientific expertise and guidance

The IBMS Specialist Advisory Panels are experts in their specialist area who advise the IBMS on science and policy.

Role of IBMS Specialist Advisory Panels 

The 11 specialist advisory panels are vital in ensuring the success of the Institute’s work. There are advisory panels for cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, cytopathology, haematology, immunology, medical microbiology, molecular pathology, point of care testing, transfusion science, quality management and virology.

Each panel is made up of around 12 “expert” members that include a Chair, Deputy Chair, Chief Examiner, two Deputy Chief Examiners, a Company Member and approximately six
“ordinary” members.

Their work includes:

  • Organising the scientific programme for their discipline for the IBMS Congress and contributing to other aspects of this major event.
  • Working with the Institute on revisions to the existing, and the development of new, professional qualifications, such as the Specialist Portfolios, Diploma of Expert Practice and Higher Specialist Diploma (HSD).
  • Representing the Institute on local and national groups and committees.
  • Commenting on revisions to Institute professional guidance documents.
  • Acting as a source of advice on a range of topics, including patient/service users, emerging technologies and laboratory training.
  • Working with the Institute’s Education and Professional Standards Committee and other working groups. 

Being an advisory panel member gives you the chance to undertake different roles,acquire new skills, develop your network, share and contribute to the development of best practice and to get recognition for your professionalism and expertise in your particular discipline.

All of this can help your place of work, as well as your own career progression.