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, the professional body representing medical scientists in Ireland. Medical scientists are a regulated profession.
The Medical Scientists Registration Board at CORU established its register on 31 March 2019. As and from this date the Medical Scientists Registration Board is designated as the Competent Authority for the profession of Medical Scientist under the relevant legislation.
The vision of the Academy is “To support excellence in clinical science and laboratory medicine, and in doing so, enhance patient outcomes”.
At the Academy AGM, 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.
A Call for Abstracts for the Spring 2021 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin is currently being made.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, September 4th, 2020. Also interested in receiving abstracts of current research on all aspects of clinical healthcare, public and population health and health systems research. More information click here. Please complete the following online form and upload your abstract to: Click Here
Cytogenetics & Molecular Diagnostics – MCQ’s now available.
Go to your CPD on the www.acslm.ie LOGIN hover over MCQ and select Cytogenetics & Molecular Diagnostics. There is also information on how to self-award CPD Credits. This MCQ is about PCR and includes an article and video for you to view – for sneak preview – click here
Webinar: “Simulation in Transfusion Medicine” hosted by the University of Toronto
Don’t miss it: Date: June 18, 2020, Time: 1200 – 1300
Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95346848490 Meeting ID: 953 4684 8490
OTN Webcast Link: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=121384388. Click here for information
Webinar: The TTSAB and ACSLM presents – An Introduction to The National Transfusion Advisory Group. Speakers: Dr. Joan Power, Mr. Fergus Guilfoyle. Chair: Mary Deasey.
For more details, click here
Marie Culliton talks to Business Post’s Susan Mitchell: explaining the differences between the various types of Covid-19 tests that are currently being deployed and more (3rd June 2020)
Listen to podcast here
The Blood is the Life – A Golden Age in Irish Blood Transfusion 1865 – 1879. John O’Loughlin, Laboratory Manager – Rotunda Hospital. Click Here to read
Pat Mulhare talks to Matt Cooper on Laboratory Testing (Tuesday 28th April). Podcast is approx. 8 min. long. Click Here to listen.
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
Biomedica 2020 New date for Biomedica. Further information
CPD of the Month: April 2020 is available.
Go to www.acslm.ie CPD tab, Login, Members Area, Hover over “Members CPD Area” and select CPD of the Month: April 2020. We are aware that CPD challenges may necessarily be the furthest thing from your mind and if this is the case do not feel obliged to go further!
Infectious disease expert Professor Martin Cormican
1) Q & A session on RTÉ’s Liveline with Joe Duffy to answer questions from worried callers
2) Link to the actual podcast of Joe Duffy’s RTE Radio 1 programme, Friday 13th March
CPD Certificate in Molecular Cervical Cytopathology (Level 9)
Joint Programme of the School of Biological and Health Sciences, Technological University Dublin, and the Cellular and Molecular Cytopathology Training School, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in partnership with CervicalCheck.
The Cross Judgement “Absolute Confidence”
Listen to Academy Council member, Marie Culliton, speak on The Cross Judgement “Absolute Confidence”