Advisory Bodies

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Point of Care Testing
The Point of Care Advisory Body has recently been established and is comprised of ACSLM members managing Point of Care services throughout the country. This Advisory Body will advise and inform on best practice, quality initiatives and International developments in the area of Point of Care testing and also represent the ACSLM on the National Point of Care Consultative Group. They will also research and prepare topics for the Continuous Professional Development programme.
Members:
Bernadette Jackson, (Chair) Naas General Hospital, Kildare
Frank Barrington, University Hospital Limerick
Ann O’ Donnell, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin
Annette Neill, St. John’s Hospital, Limerick
Kate O’Callaghan, St James’s Hospital, Dublin
Frank Clarke, TU Dublin
Felicity Dempsey, Point of Care Specialist
Joan Dineen, Mater Hospital
Jan Guerin, TU Dublin
Colm Kernan, Blackrock Clinic

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Cellular Pathology
The role of the advisory body is to organise a programme of meetings, seminars and workshops for members of the ACSLM supporting continual professional development, promoting the exchange of information between medical scientists in Histopathology and Cytopathology and keeping abreast of all relevant research and emerging developments in Histopathology and Cytopathology.
Members:
Laura Clifford (Chair), Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee
Anna Purcell, (Vice Chair), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Michelle Griffin, University Hospital Waterford
Terri Muldoon, Atlantic Technological University (ATU)
Alison Malkin, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
Kathleen Brosnan, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
Mary McElroy, Altnagelvin Area Hospital
Cathal Farrell, Icon PLC
Arianna Raso, Beaumont Hospital

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Clinical Chemistry
The Clinical Chemistry Advisory Body aims to support continuing professional development through the promotion of best practice and new developments within both clinical chemistry and inclusive of global health developments, guidelines and care delivery standards. The Advisory Body also seeks to promote a multidisciplinary, patient focused philosophy through collaboration with other Advisory bodies, clinical professionals and patient focus groups. The Advisory body organises a series of programmes including an annual lecture series and essay and multiple choice topics for the CPD programme.
Members:
Caroline Reilly, (Chair), CHI at Crumlin
Michele Amoruso, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Noreen Montgomery, Sligo Regional Hospital
Esther Purcell, Beacon Hospital

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Engagement and Advancement
A new advisory body focused on the engagement and advancement of medical scientists has been established. The aim of our body is to set up a medical science network for students and newly graduated medical scientists. The intention of the network for student medical scientists is to provide assistance with the transition from finishing college to beginning their medical science careers. The network for new graduates intends to help and provide guidance for career progression. We hope to achieve this through the hosting of events in various locations around Ireland.
Members:
James O’Connor, (Chair) Bon Secours Hospital
Hayley Foy Stones, St James’s Hospital
Darren Bourke, Blackrock Clinic
Cian Ryan, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Shane McCarthy, University Hospital Waterford

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Haematology
The Haematology advisory body (HAB), in common with the other advisory bodies, plays a vital role in the overall function of the Academy. The members of the body are based in hospitals throughout Ireland and organise programmes of one day meetings, seminars, training courses and national meeting lectures relevant to the field of laboratory haematology. They also research and prepare topics for the Continuous Professional Development programme. This work helps ensure that all the members are kept up to date with developments in their areas of expertise. In addition, the HAB keeps Council apprised of new developments and participates in preparation of guidelines for best practice.
The HAB recently organised a seminar and workshop in laboratory diagnosis and monitoring of haematological malignancy, a training course on Haemoglobinopathies, and several one-day training courses in blood-cell morphology.
Members:
Claire Wynne, (Chair) Technological University Dublin
Irene Regan, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin
Norma Reidy, Cork University Hospital
Rayan Elsheikh, Our Lady’s Hospital Navan
Stephen Power, University Hospital Limerick
Parasitology Workshop May 2016 - Cork Institute of Technology    Parasitology Workshop May 2016 - Cork Institute of Technology

Parasitology Workshop May 2016 – Cork Institute of Technology

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Immunology
The Immunology Advisory Body’s aim is to organise educational meetings, seminars and workshops on topics relevant to the field of laboratory immunology. We promote and support continuous professional development and through this new web-site aim to provide up to date information on new developments, interesting articles and guidelines for best practice. Also through the Forum section we aim to provide a platform for discussion and to exchange information with other interested parties.
Members:
Greg Byrne, TU Dublin
Emma Heffernan, Mater Private Hospital, Dublin
Joan O’Keeffe, Atlantic Technological University
Carol Higgins, Cork University Hospital
Roween Ghazzawi, Beaumont Hospital

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Management, Quality, IT and Health and Safety
The Management, Quality, IT and Safety Advisory Body (MQISAB) aims to support members of the ACSLM at all levels of the profession in their quest to provide a safe, effective, quality, patient focused laboratory service. We aim to do this by organising meetings, seminars and workshops for members. The advisory body also supports continuing professional development through the provision of articles on topics of interest to members and MCQ’s for the CPD programme. We welcome feedback and suggestions from members on topics of interest to you.
Members:
Brendan O’ Reilly, (Chair), Cork University Hospital
Lori Ekstrom Duffy, CHI @ Crumlin
Ciara Fanning, University Hospital, Waterford
Mary Molloy, CHI @ Crumlin
Pauric Reilly; Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin
Anne Clooney, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
John Quigley, Regional Hospital, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

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Microbiology
The role of the Microbiology Advisory Body is to organise educational meetings, seminars and workshops on topics relevant to Microbiology. Our aim is to provide the latest information on new developments and guidelines for best practice. We also promote and support the Continuous Professional Development programme.
Members:
Nicola Boran, (Chair), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Karen Hickey, Sligo University Hospital
Denise Drudy, Technological University Dublin
Niamh O’Connell, Cork University Hospital
Orla Donoghue, St Vincent’s University Hospital
Louise Doherty, Letterkenny University Hospital

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Point of Care Testing
The Point of Care Advisory Body has recently been established and is comprised of ACSLM members managing Point of Care services throughout the country. This Advisory Body will advise and inform on best practice, quality initiatives and International developments in the area of Point of Care testing and also represent the ACSLM on the National Point of Care Consultative Group. They will also research and prepare topics for the Continuous Professional Development programme.
Members:
Bernadette Jackson, (Chair) Naas General Hospital, Kildare
Frank Barrington, University Hospital Limerick
Ann O’ Donnell, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin
Annette Neill, St. John’s Hospital, Limerick
Kate O’Callaghan, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

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Transfusion and Transplantation Science
The role of the Transfusion and Transplantation Science Advisory Body is to respond to national queries and advise council on Transfusion and Transplantation related matters that impact on a national level.
In addition, the aim of the body is to provide education, training and support to its members as a way of ensuring safe and effective practices within our discipline. It encourages and promotes research and innovation in order to support the development of the science.
Members:
Fionnuala Ni Chonchubhair, (Secretary ), University Hospital Galway
Aileen Farrelly, IBTS National Blood Centre, Dublin
Edel Scally, IBTS National Blood Centre, Dublin
Fabian McGrath, Technological University Dublin
Mary Deasy, University Hospital Limerick
Veronica Teehan, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Norma O’Brien, University Hospital Limerick
Paul Fitzsimons, University Hospital Limerick
To contact the TTSAB please email ttsab@acslm.ie

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Virology
The function of our Advisory Body is multi-fold. Essentially to provide education, clinical and diagnostic advice, by open forum and discussion to all interested parties, on all aspects of clinical and diagnostic virology. We promote and support continuous professional development and exchange of information between practising medical scientists. Through this new section of our website we aim to provide a useful platform to accommodate our role.
Members:
Paul Holder (Chair), National Virus Reference Laboratory, UCD, Dublin
John Benson, Cork University Hospital, Cork
Alma Clancy, Coombe Women & Infant’s University Hospital
Catherine Dempsey, Cork University Hospital
Colm McDonnell, University Hospital Limerick
Karen McGibney, National Virus Reference Laboratory
Wendy Brennan, University Hospital Galway

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Advisory Body Expression of Interest Application Form

Advisory Body Expression of Interest Information

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