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”.


Statement:

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.

Academy statement


Click here to register for Biomedica 2020

 

ACSLM Webinar: Thursday, 26th November 2020, 1pm.

Presented by Therese Cohalan, Medical Scientist, Haematology Department, Cork University Hospital.
This is a great opportunity to review all aspects of Malaria: Diagnostic methods, Morphology and a walk through of the UK NEQAS Digital Morphology Website (EQUATE). Open to ACSLM Members & Non-members. Booking through EVENTS in the CPD area. Click here for more information.

 

New COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Equipment for Galway University Hospitals Results in Quicker Test Results

The laboratory at Galway University Hospitals has begun COVID-19 testing using a new high-throughput molecular PCR machine. Read the article released 2nd November by Saolta. Click here for full article.

 

VTE DUBLIN 2020 – Podcasts/Videos now available

Thrombosis Ireland is a patient organisation that aims to enable all people on anticoagulation therapy to live the best possible lives. They are running a patient conference webinar on sept 30th and Oct 1st 2020. Click here for podcasts/videos

Marie Culliton talks to Katie Hannon on RTE Radio 1

Marie Culliton talks to Katie Hannon on RTE Raduio 1: Saturday with Katie Hannon. Marie discusses the staffing crisis that currently exists in laboratories nationwide, possible solutions and is asked by Katie about recent MLSA action.

Click here to listen to the podcast. It’s 8 minutes long and contains only Marie’s interview

 

 

Medical Science: 2020 Vision

The Academy held 3 webinars on the 25th May/26th May. Full program accompany’s each webinar. Each webinar has at least 4 speakers.
First: Engagement and Advancement Advisory Body – Early Career Scientists Forum
Second: Cervical Cytology: Updates and Opportunities in Cervical Cytology
Third: Covid-19 Updates
Click Here for videos

 

Webinar video: ‘Scientific Writing Workshop’ – Part 1 

View the Scientific Writing Workshop Webinar video. This workshop was aimed at 1st & 2nd year students. Joint presentation by the ACSLM, CIT and UCC Biomed. Scient. Soc.  Click here for video

WEBINAR video: ‘Scientific Writing Workshop’ – Part 2

Format: This workshop is geared towards 3rd and final year students who are preparing to start their final year projects. It will be run as a questions and answers session, so that the students can get the most out of it. We will be asking students to submit their questions in advance via a google form ( CLICK HERE ) and also through polls on our social media channels. Róisín Spriggs  will chair the session and ask the questions, acting as the voice of the students. Dr. Brigid Lucey & Katie O’Brien will answer questions. Click here for video

CPD Opportunities are available – where to find them!

Go to www.acslm.ie  CPD tab,  Login,  Members Area,   Hover over “Members CPD Area”  or MCQ’s
Don’t forget CPD/Reflective Learning resources with self-awarding CPD credits information and past ACSLM webinar videos “buttons” above on this page. These contain CPD learning opportunities. Queries to cpd@acslm.ie

See the Academy’s Webinar Calendar: Click here


The ISTH 2020 Virtual Congress abstracts. 

The ISTH 2020 Virtual Congress abstracts are now live on the online program as well as available via the convenient, searchable database at abstracts.isth.org, or the RPTH addendum of abstracts here and late-breaking/covid abstracts here.

Marie Culliton talks to David McCullagh on Wednesday Six One News, 16th September. 

If you missed the interview on COVID testing, you can pick it up on the web HERE
This is the RTE SIX ONE News, the programme is 46 minutes long but Marie’s interview starts at 25 minutes 28 seconds into the programme.

 

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.


Aca
demy Statement Regarding Covid-19
Covid-19 Statement


New HSE Laboratory Reporting Guideline 

Monday 27 January, the HSE and RCPI launched a new guideline for communicating critical lab results to patients



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”

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

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