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Scientific Writing Workshop Webinar – Part 1

This Webinar aims to develop scientific writing skills specific to biomedical science students. This interactive session will highlight the fundamentals of laboratory report formulation, enabling students to acquire new skills and to advance pre-existing experience in a time where face-to-face learning is restricted. The first session will be targeted at the needs of first and second-year students, while the second session will be targeted at the needs of third and final year students.

Scientific Writing Workshop Webinar – 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 question

Webinar videos from the 3 webinars held by the ACSLM on Monday/Tuesday – 25th & 26th May 2020.

Webinar 1 Contents:    Monday 25th May 11:00 -13:00  Engagement and Advancement Advisory Body – Early Career Scientists Forum

Chair: Hayley Foy-Stones, Medical Scientist, St James Hospital
11:00 Introduction:   Dr. Brigid Lucey – President of ACSLM
11:15 – 11:35 A Passion for Bugs and Numbers – Cian Ryan, Medical Scientist, Mater University Hospital/Chair of Immunology Advisory Board
11:35 – 11.55  A Master’s Degree for Career Progression – Darren Bourke, Senior Medical Scientist, Biochemistry, Blackrock Clinic
11:55-12:15 A Practical Road Map to Achieving a Doctoral Level whilst working as a Medical Scientist
Dr James O’Connor, Senior Medical Scientist, Microbiology, Mercy University Hospital, Cork
12.35-12.50 Advisory Bodies – Hayley Foy-Stones, Medical Scientist, St James Hospital & Dr. Brigid Lucey – President of ACSLM



Webinar 2 Contents:    Tuesday 26th May 11:00 – 13:00. Cervical Cytology: Updates and Opportunities in Cervical Cytology
Chair: Alison Malkin, Lecturer in Clinical Cytology and Cellular Pathology, TU Dublin – City Campus
11:00 Introduction Dr Brigid Lucey – President of ACSLM
11:15 – 11:45. HPV Primary screening: a new way forward for cervical screening
Dr Helen Keegan, Cellular and Molecular Cytopathology Training School and Molecular Pathology Laboratory,
Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital (video will be forwarded to webinar attendees)
11:45 – 12:15 Cervical Check – Getting with the Programme!   The Role of the Consultant Medical Scientist.
Dr Dave Nutall, National Laboratory QA Lead to CervicalCheck
12:15 – 12:45 A Career in Cervical Cytology. Martina Ring, Laboratory Manager, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital


Webinar 3 Contents:     Tuesday 26th May 14:00 – 16:00.   Covid-19 Updates
Chair: Leo Mulvany, CPD Officer, Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine.
14:00 Introduction: Dr Brigid Lucey, President of ACSLM
14:15- 14:45  The Coagulopathy of COVID-19 – Mary Byrne, Chief Medical Scientist, Coagulation Dept, St James Hospital
14:45 – 15:15 Update on COVID-19 from the Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control team
Prof. Martin Cormican, National Clinical Lead for HCAI and AMR, Prof of Bacteriology at NUI Galway, Consultant Microbiologist.
15:15 – 15:45   Covid-19: Testing times for Microbiology Labs – Abigail Salmon, Chief Medical Scientist, St Vincent’s University Hospital.
15:45 – 16:00  CPD Update – Jemma Kehoe,  CPD Officer, Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine


All about Reflective Learning & using it for CPD
The HSCP Professional Development Network have produced a video describing what reflective learning is all about. This is reference material and is a must “view” for all Medical Scientists. The video also contains numerous clips from HSCP’s on how they use reflective learning during their working day. There is also information on “Self-Awarding CPD Credits”. The ACSLM had an important input in this production.


Continuous Professional Development – What’s it all about?
Leo Mulvany & Jemma Kehoe, CPD officers with the Academy of Clinical Science & Laboratory Medicine give an insight to CPD to Irish Academy of Audiologists members with Louise Keogh (IAA).