Dr. Brigid Lucey, President of the Academy
I am delighted to welcome you to 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…..Read More

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”.


NEW LYSIS BUFFER – RT-PCR diagnostic testing of C-19

A collective effort has formulated a New Lysis Buffer for RT-PCR diagnostic testing of Covid-19.
This will be of great help to laboratories suffering shortages of renowned “LYSIS” reagent.
Read the paper: Validation of a lysis buffer for Covid-19 testing 5th April 2020 Scallan et al 2020


ACSLM President Brigid Lucey & CPD Officer Jemma Kehoe - click on links

      

Video Link
A special message from the Academy President, Dr Brigid Lucey, in recognition of your efforts
Video Link
Jemma Kehoe with a message on behalf of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine CPD Officers
RTE's Brainstorm - Link
ACSLM President, Dr. Brigid Lucey on "What happens to my coronavirus sample in the testing lab?"

HSE Call For Help In Combating Covid-19

HSE Call For Help In Combating Covid-19

Colleagues as a result of the increased laboratory workload due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the ACSLM are compiling a register of volunteer laboratory staff. If you wish to contribute during this unprecedented health care situation, please click the following:
Dear Volunteer Scientist
Be On-Call for Ireland

The HSE are asking all healthcare professionals from all disciplines who are not already working in the public health service to register to be on call for Ireland
Click for more information.

Academy Statement Regarding Covid-19
Covid-19 Statement

Clinical Laboratory Testing and Capability regarding the CORONAVIRUS Pandemic

Testing for coronavirus is being conducted in clinical laboratories by qualified medical scientists. There are now pop up centres for sampling patients to facilitate early collection and transport of these samples for urgent testing once they arrive at the clinical laboratory. Medical scientists initially at the National Virus Reference Laboratory developed and validated testing and were prepared for coronavirus testing before it arrived here. Subsequently, regional laboratories developed testing for their own regions, which is in place in many clinical laboratories at this time.  In the case where additional qualified staff will be required by clinical laboratories there is now a panel of retired medical scientists willing to go back into their laboratories to work if required.  Normal services are also being maintained by the clinical laboratories at this time.

Letter to: All Medical Scientists.
Dr. Brigid Lucey, President of the Academy of Clinical Science & Laboratory Medicine


 

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

 

HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE Information & Guidelines + Other Items

    
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE Covid-19 Updates (Regular  Information updates by the HSE)hscp Guidance - Updates Guidance for healthcare professionals on COVID-19 From the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (hpsc)
Latest HSE hscp Covid-19 Information & AdviceLatest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from gov.ie
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Health advice for parents and childrenTalking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Tonight with Prime Time (Tuesday 24th March) Watch past nights Prime Time Programme following the Taoiseach's  announcement of  New Measures to stop Covid-19 spreadingToday with Sean O'Rourke (Monday 23 March 2020) PODCAST Cillian de Gascun, Medical Virologist and Director of UCD's National Virus Reference Laboratory & Maire Finn, GP based in ClareToday 

 

CPD of the Month: March 2020 is available.
Go to www.acslm.ie  CPD tabLoginMembers Area,   Hover over “Members CPD Area”   and select CPD of the Month: March 2020We 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!

 

Biosafety guidance for diagnostic laboratories handling specimens from
individuals with possible, probable or confirmed infection with Severe
Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), Middle
East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus or Avian Influenza A (V3.0 14.02.2020)

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

AMRIC Newletter: January 2020, Edition Number: 5
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control Team – HSE January 2020, Edition Number: 5

 

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.

Absolute Confidence
Legal implications for Medical Scientists of “Absolute Confidence”, Fitness to Practice and Professional Liability. Mary Seery Kearney, BL.

Statutory Regulation for Medical Scientists
Mr. Colm O’Leary, (Ex-Head of Regulation), CORU

 

Coru Register
Medical scientists register opened on Sunday 31st March 2019. The Academy will ensure that this process is as simple as possible for its members.

 

CORU – Regulating Health + Social Care Professionals – CORU FAQ’s: 

 

The Cross Judgement “Absolute Confidence”
Listen to Academy Council member, Marie Culliton, speak on The Cross Judgement “Absolute Confidence”

https://acslm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Marie-NewsTalk-14.05.2019.mp3

 

November 2019 Crossword
Crossword Clues November 2019    Crossword answers November 2019

Privacy Notice
The Academy is committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data. In compliance with the EU general data protection regulations (GDPR) we have recently updated our privacy policy. The notice can be viewed here.

Professional Code of Conduct
The document is available here.

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BioMedica 2020

Cervical Check: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'