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The IBMS West Midlands Region & Birmingham Branch AGM

Come join IBMS members at the IBMS West Midlands Region and Birmingham Branch AGM

Update Course in Gynaecological Cytology – MDT Cases & Squamous Lesions 23/11/18

Update on NHSCSP, Identification and significance of squamous cells in LBC samples, Role of MDT.

Educational Workshops 2018 The Ongoing Challenges of MRSA

Through plenary lectures, case presentations and workshop discussion, delegates will hear about the latest diagnosis and management.

UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Semen Analysis One Day Workshop 22 November 2018

Practical sessions of sperm concentration, sperm morphology and sperm motility. Questions and answers through lunch.

BMS / Cytoscreener Update Course in Gynaecological Cytology

To provide a theoretical and practical update to cervical cytology for BMS and cytoscreener staff who have passed the NHSCSP Certificate/Diploma in Cervical Cytology

To recognise new developments within the screening programme

To undertake practical diagnostic microscopy training in order to meet professional competencies

Reflective learning topics to include

To recognise the cytological features of hyperchromatic crowded groups

To recognise the cytological features of metaplasia

To recognise the cytological features of High-grade dyskaryosis

To understand the role of the cervical cancer audit and the lessons learned from the external review process.

The role of HPV Primary screening

Flow Cytometry Course September 2019

This course is aimed at both life science and clinical science fields, with the common fundamentals covered on day 1 and 2. The course then splits into life science and clinical orientated modules, from practical demonstrations to lectures highlighting not just the applications, but best practise as well.

Getting the most from your Confocal Course July 2019

This Course utilises many different sample types and fluorescent probes (DNA stains, classic antibody labels and fluorescent proteins) and these are chosen to best demonstrate particular problems and techniques. Focus is on the techniques they enable and the problems they generate, which will be applicable to any sample types.

Electron Microscopy Summer School July 2019

The EM Summer School aims to provide a basic training in both the theory and practice of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The course covers imaging, diffraction and chemical microanalysis as well as the highly important area of sample preparation.

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Introductory Course 2018-2019

To raise awareness and a better understanding of the theory linked to practical duties of an Medical Laboratory Assistant and their role within the NHSCSP.
To recognise key aspects of the MLA duties and the connection to the overall aim of the Cytology department with links to other staff groups and clinical teams.
To show the key elements of the job and the importance of methodical work methods incorporating essential health & safety standards.

Biomed Online Learning courses 2019

In Biomed Online we have developed training courses in a wide range of topics identified by workplaces and individuals as being relevant for CPD. These range from governance and risk management, quality systems management, use of antibiotics and healthcare-associated infections through to diagnosis of various diseases and how to interpret clinical data for effective doctor-patient actions. By training with us on any of these courses, you will explore current problems and develop skills to help you make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations and will learn how to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively. You will be encouraged and trained to act autonomously and to communicate your ideas and conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Success will arm you with the qualities and transferable skills necessary in employment as well as the independent learning ability required for CPD.