Events during July 2020

Specimen Dissection – Revision Days

The course covers the theoretical knowledge required for the Diploma examination and includes many opportunities for self-assessment. You will also gain practical knowledge to support your everyday practice as a specimen dissector. In addition you will have clear evidence for your own Trust and those overseeing governance such as UKAS that you have received appropriate training, giving reassurance of safe practice.

Light Microscopy Summer School 2020

The Light Microscopy summer school is an annual, residential three day course held at the University of York covering the principles of light microscopy. Participants are also trained in practical issues surrounding light microscopy. After introductory presentations, the course is taught predominantly through hands-on practical sessions.

Annual SHOT Symposium 2020 - Cancelled

SHOT statement regarding COVID-19

Due to the challenges presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual SHOT Symposium has been cancelled and will be deferred to 2021.

We have taken this difficult decision due to the unprecedented demands on the health service and we do not feel it is appropriate for us to run this annual event and divert the attention of transfusion professionals away from providing frontline healthcare support. Safety of our team, speakers and attendees is also paramount and this decision reflects the most prudent approach. All delegates who have registered and paid will be fully refunded.
The 2019 Annual SHOT Report will still be published and available on the SHOT website from 7th July 2020. We further aim to have a SHOT App available later in the year to aid accessibility of information, continue learning and improve transfusion safety. We will be in touch with further information regarding this app in the near future.
The MHRA provided guidance regarding the reporting of Serious Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Reactions during these challenging times, which is fully supported by the SHOT team. It is vital that learning is still gained from any errors reported to prevent further unnecessary harm occurring.
The SHOT team remain here to help with any queries and provide support to our transfusion community. We would like to recognise and thank all of our colleagues for their commitment during these difficult circumstances.

Serious Hazards of Transfusion annual educational symposium, including an overview of the 2019 SHOT report (launched July 2020) and learning points to improve patient safety.

• Additional pre-symposium ‘Meet the Experts’ session is also available for pre-registration.
• Discounted early bird registration is available.
• Deadline for abstract submission 24th April 2020.

Please see symposium webpage for regular programme updates.

SHOT report webinar

The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) team are excited to announce the launch of the 2019 Annual SHOT Report via Zoom webinar!

Getting the most from your Confocal Course 2020

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.

Advanced Immunohistochemistry - (IHC)-

The course will provide an in depth knowledge of the more advanced uses of IHC and participants will leave having gained the skills to perform and manipulate IHC on tissue to identify complex/three different antigens/cellular components in a single tissue section.

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations Joint Bacteriology and Virology Working Group Meeting July 2020

Working group to develop standards for clinical and diagnostic microbiology laboratories.

Financial Peace of Mind Webinar

All IBMS members get access to a number of useful services as part of IBMS Additions. One such service is provided by Lighthouse Financial Advice.

Financial Peace of Mind Webinar

All IBMS members get access to a number of useful services as part of IBMS Additions. One such service is provided by Lighthouse Financial Advice.

Train the Trainer 2020

A daylong short course aimed at current or prospective trainers in diagnostic laboratories.
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