Get ready - National Pathology Week 2021

Get ready - National Pathology Week 2021
11 October 2021
Help promote biomedical science for National Pathology Week 2021 – 1-7 November 2021.

We are delighted to support National Pathology Week 2021– the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) annual week-long celebration of activities and events promoting the disciplines and professions in pathology. By supporting this event, we help showcase the roles and specialisms of IBMS members and help them to promote the profession to the public.

This year's theme is 'All Together Now'. We are excited to support this important awareness campaign to highlight the vital role of biomedical science.

Ideas to help you celebrate

You can help teach children about Biomedical Science with our fun activity sheets. Each A4 printable sheet provides instructions and equipment lists to fun and easy to set up activities that introduce children to biomedical science. The activities cover a variety of disciplines and include: Magnetic Cereal, UV Handwashing, Blood Grouping and DNA Beads.

Open the doors to your laboratory through social media and use your social media accounts to raise awareness of biomedical science and help promote your vital role to the public.

Previously members have used their accounts to show what they do at work, or have taken over their trust’s social media channels and posted photos and videos throughout the week. Talk to your communications team to find out how they can help you.

Use #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare in your posts and we will help you promote to a wider audience from the IBMS accounts. Likewise, if you follow us on social media you can help us promote our posts by liking and reposting to your followers.

Order your free copies of SuperLab

Introduce kids to biomedical science with our SuperLab comic, filled with activities and illustrated stories to engage 7 to 11 year olds.

Members can download a copy or email to order copies. Deadline for receiving orders for Superlab for National Pathology Week is Tuesday 26th October

Get involved in public engagement

Public engagement is a rewarding and fun way to inspire young people to take up a career in biomedical science and raise awareness of the profession to a wider audience.

You are encouraged to seize the moment this NPW and get involved in a public engagement opportunity or, better still - organise your own event or activity.

Whether you're organising a workshop in your local school, an event at your local hospital or a webinar on behalf of your university's biomedical science society or local IBMS branch, you can be as get creative as possible with these activities. So be sure to go out, participate and play your part in promoting biomedical science! 

Need some more inspiration? Take a look at how the IBMS Isle of Man Branch celebrated the week last year and listen to IBMS member Charlotte Felton talking about why it’s important to take part in public engagement on the latest IBMSPod.

Order freebies for your event – IBMS members can now order using the public engagement form accessible through logging in to MyIBMS. To ensure that we can get your goodies to you in time, the deadline for receiving orders is Tuesday 26th October.

Let us know what you get up!

However you choose to get involved, we want to hear from you! Email us on the address and download our proforma if you'd like your event or activity featured as a news story on our website!

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