Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director WHO Health Emergencies Programme
In support of International Biomedical Laboratory Science Day – April 15th, Dr. Mike Ryan sends a video message in recognition of the significant efforts of scientists worldwide during the pandemic.
Bernadette Jackson, President of the Academy
It is a great honour to accept the role of President of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine.
The Academy – representing Medical Scientists – those unseen, largely unknown scientists, working in Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Services, who provide analyses, results, diagnoses and expertise to support the patient across many laboratory medicine disciplines.
The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine is committed to promoting both the skills and expert Laboratory diagnostic services provided 24/7/365 by Medical Scientists in Ireland and supporting it’s members in their careers. As part of career progression the Academy is commencing a pilot Mentoring Programme to assist and provide support for members at any stage of their career, to enable them to add to their expertise and knowledge and provide access and support from other experts. Participants will undergo a training process as part of this pilot with a view to developing an network of mentors within our profession. Further details and expression of interest forms for mentors/mentees click the ‘Mentoring’ Tab above.
At the Academy AGM (2020), Past President, Dr Brigid Lucey, highlights the need for more Medical Scientists in our hospitals
Covid-19 shows that the required expertise is available in Medical Scientists, but capacity and infrastructure are sadly lacking. There is an urgent need for more Medical Scientists working in hospitals, as all hospital laboratories face serious recruitment and retention challenges.
CPD Opportunities are available – where to find them!
For MEMBERS: go to www.acslm.ie | Members Area CPD tab | Login | Members Area | Members CPD Area or MCQ’s
Available for all: CPD/Reflective Learning resources with self-awarding CPD credits information and past ACSLM webinar videos can be found above, Resources tab. Any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy Statement Regarding Covid-19
New HSE Laboratory Reporting Guideline
Monday 27 January, the HSE and RCPI launched a new guideline for communicating critical lab results to patients
Professional Code of Conduct
The document is available here.
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