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Events on 11 November 2020

Quality control in serology laboratory presentation

04/06/2019
Quality control in serology laboratory presentation, given at the IBMS London Branch Virology Discussion Group on 4th June 2019

Point of Care Testing Biopod Vol 1

04/11/2019
The IBMS Biopod is a monthly podcast for members. Each episode will feature experts from the field discussing their research and talking about the latest developments.

Quintin Hogg Trust- Gene Editors of the Future: A Life Sciences student development programme

01/10/2020
This is an excellent opportunity to explore the basics and potential of CRISPR technology through the University of Westminster's Quintin Hogg Trust - Gene Editors of the Future Programme. Genome engineering lab of School of Life Sciences (www.westmingenlab.com) is excited to offer to Masters and Level 6 UG students the opportunity to work alongside experts right from the basics to advanced stages of gene editing and biomedical engineering. We also encourage interested students from Level 5 to register and benefit from the online sessions however, please note that Masters and Level 6 only will have access to hands on laboratory sessions due to limited space availability in the laboratory.

CRISPR technology which is set to be the biggest scientific breakthrough of the decade (also won the first ever all-women Nobel Prize in 119 years of the Award's history) allows us to rewrite the genetic content precisely in living cells. CRISPR/Cas9 technology in particular offers promising strategies for treatment and cure of inherited diseases and certain cancers. Applications of the CRISPR tool box is endless including, biosensing and diagnosis of infections (look up this simplest SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test https://eu.idtdna.com/pages/landing/coronavirus-research-reagents/sherlock-kits). And most importantly, CRISPR technology is one of the most sought-after skills in biomedical research.

The programme will be delivered in three phases. You will be required to spend 2h/fortnight for the online sessions till December 2020, independent work in the month of January 2021 and expected work will double during hands on laboratory activities in groups from February 2021. Both online and hands on training sessions are flexible and will be delivered without any clash in the timetabled learning sessions. There is no assessment linked to this programme but participation in at least 70% of the sessions and assigned activities is required to earn the certificate

1a- Biomed Online Learning courses

17/10/2020
Biomed Online courses delivered over 12 weeks in following subjects:
• Advanced Human Genetics
• Analysis of Nucleic Acids
• Antibiotics
• Applied Haemostasis and Thrombosis
• Blood Transfusion
• Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis in Healthcare Settings
• Clinical Data Interpretation
• Diabetes and the Clinical Laboratory
• Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
• Diagnostic Haemostasis and Thrombosis
• Governance and Risk Management
• Haemoglobinopathies
• Haemolytic Anaemias
• Immunocytochemistry in Diagnostic Cellular Pathology
• Implementing Advanced Quality Management
• Lung Disease
• Management of Healthcare Associated Infection
• Managing Learning and Development in Healthcare
• Parasitology
• Point of Care Testing
• Quality Systems Management
• Renal Disease
• Robotics and Automation

Advanced Practical HPLC Course – 5 Days - 2020

09/11/2020
To understand which HPLC column to use and why
; To be confident using both normal and reverse phase columns
; To know when to use a pre- and guard columns
; To understand fluorescence and diode array detection methods
; To be able to set up a gradient method
; To determine the gradient dwell volume for a HPLC system
; To analyse cations by ion chromatography
; To understand different calibration methods and perform internal standard calibration

Introduction to Specialist Demonstration Techniques Webinar

10/11/2020
Discussing the different types of staining mechanisms utilised with the routine special demonstration technique protocols in clinical laboratories.

Diagnostic Cytology Beginners / Refresher Webinar

11/11/2020
Discussion of preparation techniques for the most commonly encountered cytology specimens. Benign cell found in these samples and the most commonly encountered malignancies.

International Pathology Day 2020

11/11/2020
The College launched International Pathology Day in 2014, together with pathology and laboratory medicine institutions worldwide. It has since become a valuable platform where the contribution and achievements of pathology and laboratory medicine services that work to address global health challenges and improve the health outcomes of global communities is recognised and celebrated.

In the best interests of the international community we have decided to bring everyone together for a virtual conference. Organised once again in collaboration with the Pathologist magazine and sponsor Sonic Healthcare UK

As the world continues to reel from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s International Pathology Day will explore infection.
Focusing on the methods and models that have been developed to manage infection around the world, the day will also explore how the global pathology community has managed infectious outbreaks in the past and how it is dealing with the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Themes explored on the day will include the social, economic, cultural, technical, and biological factors that impact on controlling the spread of an infection, the role of testing and the search to discover a vaccine and treatments.

The roundtable, on the topic of why international knowledge sharing is a winner will explore these themes and offer new perspectives. Following its hugely successful debut we are also excited to announce that the poster competition sponsored by Sonic Healthcare UK will be returning.

UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique Non Gyn Cytology Beginners/ Refresher Workshop

11/11/2020
Delegates will learn the basic principles of non gyn cytology and cytological staining techniques