The seventy-seventh annual general meeting of the Institute of Biomedical Science will be held at the Institute of Biomedical Science, 12 Coldbath Square, London EC1R 5HL on Saturday 8th June 2019.

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8th June 2019
Venue: IBMS

Registration and coffee:       9.30 – 10.00

Presentation :                        10.00 – 11.00


‘A day in the life of death’ by Daisy Shale MSc CSci FIBMS, Senior Medical Examiner's Officer, Sheffield Office

The loss of a close relative is a particularly difficult time for families, and at such a time they need to have confidence in the public services associated with the certification of death and burial or cremation. For most families their experience of the process surrounding the death of a family member is satisfactory, at least given the circumstances, but there is a possibility of things going wrong.  The Harold Shipman case highlighted the thankfully rare but potentially devastating effects of criminal activity relating to death certification, but subsequent events in Mid Staffordshire, Southern Health, and others have highlighted the importance for an independent review of events, care and cause of death, to ensure any concerns with care are raised, addressed and learnt from. From April 2009 the Department of Health and Social Care have been working towards developing a system where every death, that does not undergo coroner investigation, is reviewed by an independent doctor known as a medical examiners. April 2019 saw the phased roll out of a National system to provide much-needed support for bereaved families and to improve patient safety.


Registration for the Annual General Meeting        11.00 – 11.30

Annual General Meeting and Awards                       11.30 - 12.30

Lunch                                                                                  12.30 – 13.30

Close                                                                                                  13.30


Should you wish to attend the morning lecture and the AGM, please email the office at by noon on Friday 17h May

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IBMS 12 Coldbath Square London EC1R 5HL