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CORU Registration Deadline
March 31st 2021

Dear Colleague

You may be aware that the Academy has held several webinars in recent months covering CPD and CORU Registration. This is a gentle reminder to you about the imminent end of the grandparenting period for you to register on the CORU Medical Scientist Register via the section 91 route. For the past two years, the section 91 route was open to facilitate the registration of existing medical scientists. After March 31st this year, all applicants must register via the section 38 route.

The important thing to remember is that in order to continue working after 31st March, your application must be complete. If a considerable amount of time has passed since you completed your application and you have not received any further correspondence from CORU, you should contact CORU directly by email registration@coru.ie

All of the information you need is outlined here:
https://coru.ie/health-and-social-care-professionals/registration-for-medical-scientists/
Please ensure that all of your staff are familiar with the important steps that they must follow and get their online applications completed ASAP.

HAPPY TO HELP

CPD related queries: contact Leo and Jemma cpd@acslm.ie
CORU Registration queries: registration@coru.ie


TTSAB and ACSLM are proud to present: 

 

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell Therapy in Paediatric ALL – a potential curative treatment for relapsed/ refractory disease

Presented by Paul Lynam, Chief Medical Scientist, CHI. 

Outcomes for paediatric patients diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia have dramatically improved over the past few decades with upwards of 80% of patients being cured with chemotherapy alone. There remains a cohort of patients (15-20%), however, who present with refractory disease or who suffer disease relapse during treatment.  Allogeneic Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) is the preferred treatment option for high-risk patients who achieve a second complete response post relapse but the prognosis for those who are not eligible for HSCT or for those that relapse post-HSCT remains very poor.  Immunotherapies such as CAR-T therapy have emerged as a strategy to treat refractory or relapsed pediatric ALL .  CAR-T therapy utilizes a patient’s own T cells by genetically modifying them to specifically target and destroy malignant cells. Very promising results have been observed using this technology with remission rates as high as 90% reported in some trials. Introduction of CAR-T therapy as a treatment option for relapsed or refractory paediatric ALL patients offers hope for a patient cohort with otherwise very limited treatment options.

Paul Lynam is a Chief Medical Scientist in the Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Laboratory (HSCT) in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin since 2009.  The HSCT laboratory in Crumlin Hospital services the National Paediatric Allogeneic and Autologous Haematopoietic Stem cell transplant programs in Haematology/ Oncology from a dedicated Clean room facility within the Pathology Department.  The HSCT laboratory is licensed by the HPRA and accredited by JACIE.

Registration through the ACSLM website
www.acslm.ie
Click “CPD” and login using your members or non-members login details.
Then click “Events” and you will see the event available for booking.
Registration will close at 11.00am on Tuesday 23rd March 2021.
A Zoom link for the webinar will be emailed directly to you by 12.00pm on 23.03.2021We hope to see you there!
CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma
cpd@acslm.ie


Flawless Professionalism 

Friday March 12th 2021 11.30am – 2.00pm

 Presented by

Prof. Dermot Duff via Zoom Webinar

Module Leader TCD / Programme Leader University of Nottingham / EI Mentor / IMI Programme Leader / Executive Coach

  • Assisting MBA graduates in their career progression
  • Lecturing in Operations Management on the the M Sc in Business & Management
  • Tutoring MBA Teams in the Strategic Company Projects as part of the MBA process.
  • Programme advisor for major joint venture in entrepreneurship and business growth for Nottingham University and City Council.

Dermot will speak on and discuss:

  • Creating the fear-less professional and organisation (as distinct to fearless).
  • Personal, interpersonal, managerial and system levels, along with counter-measures / solution for each.
  • Decision making under severe pressure.
  • The moral dilemma: doing the right thing in the wrong way.
  • Examples, clips, and interaction.
  • Including notes on biases, distractions, self-management, checklists, fool-proofing, job design and organisational function (becoming fear-less).

Dermot has published widely and is the author of 2 books: Project Management – A Practical Guide and Strategic Cost Reduction. Dermot is an engaging and highly-energetic program Leader, and ensures that the participants on his programs/seminars are constantly challenged to obtain maximum benefit from all of the opportunities presented to them. Working with Dermot is always a positive and enjoyable experience.

Prof. Dermot DuffRegistration through the ACSLM website
www.acslm.ie
Click “CPD” and login using your members or non-members login details..
This is a HSCP multidisciplinary event and is free of charge.

We hope to see you there!
CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma
cpd@acslm.ie


Flawless Professionalism 

Friday March 12th 20201 11.30am – 2.00pm

 Presented by

Prof. Dermott Duff via Zoom Webinar

Module Leader TCD / Programme Leader University of Nottingham / EI Mentor / IMI Programme Leader / Executive Coach

  • Assisting MBA graduates in their career progression
  • Lecturing in Operations Management on the the M Sc in Business & Management
  • Tutoring MBA Teams in the Strategic Company Projects as part of the MBA process.
  • Programme advisor for major joint venture in entrepreneurship and business growth for Nottingham University and City Council.

Dermot will speak on and discuss:

  • Creating the fear-less professional and organisation (as distinct to fearless).
  • Personal, interpersonal, managerial and system levels, along with counter-measures / solution for each.
  • Decision making under severe pressure.
  • The moral dilemma: doing the right thing in the wrong way.
  • Examples, clips, and interaction.
  • Including notes on biases, distractions, self-management, checklists, fool-proofing, job design and organisational function (becoming fear-less).

Dermot has published widely and is the author of 2 books: Project Management – A Practical Guide and Strategic Cost Reduction. Dermot is an engaging and highly-energetic program Leader, and ensures that the participants on his programs/seminars are constantly challenged to obtain maximum benefit from all of the opportunities presented to them. Working with Dermot is always a positive and enjoyable experience.

Prof. Dermot DuffRegistration through the ACSLM website
www.acslm.ie
Click “CPD” and login using your members or non-members login details..
This is a HSCP multidisciplinary event and is free of charge.

We hope to see you there!
CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma
cpd@acslm.ie


Thursday, 25th February 2021 @1pm via Zoom Webinar

BOOKING CLOSES AT 11.00 TODAY SHARP THURSDAY 25.02.2021

CORU Registration Important Date: 31st March 2021.

Latest CPD Updates and Registration Info – A must watch for all Medical Scientists

Join your CPD Officers Leo Mulvany and Jemma Kehoe who will be your presenters for this webinar.
Registration through the ACSLM website
www.acslm.ie
Important: Please be sure to click on the google form link which you will see when you are booking your place. Answering your questions is an integral part of Thursdays webinar so please submit your questions in advance via the Google form.

We hope to see you there!
CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma
cpd@acslm.ie


Thursday, 25th February 2021 @1pm via Zoom Webinar

CORU Registration Important Date: 31st March 2021.

Latest CPD Updates and Registration Info – A must watch for all Medical Scientists

Join your CPD Officers Leo Mulvany and Jemma Kehoe who will be your presenters for this webinar.
Registration through the ACSLM website
www.acslm.ie
Important: Please be sure to click on the google form link which you will see when you are booking your place. Answering your questions is an integral part of Thursdays webinar so please submit your questions in advance via the Google form.

We hope to see you there!
CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma
cpd@acslm.ie

Lean in the Lab

ACSLM Webinar
Friday 19th February 2021 at 1pm
Via Zoom

Register your place through:
www.acslm.ie
CPD
EVENTS
Login as a member or create a non-member account to register

 

Registration will close Friday 19th February @11.00am 

 

Any queries, email your CPD Officers
Leo or Jemma at cpd@acslm.ie

February 2021

Dear Members

We hope that you and yours are all safe and well. We have lots of updates for you this month.

Summary: 

 Presentations for any group who would like a CPD Update
– Membership area, CPD Points & CORU Registration date
– Upcoming Webinar: Lean 6 Friday 19th February 2021
– Calendar of Events
– Membership renewal reminder

Virtual Meet-ups: Your CPD Officers would love to hear from you! Contact Leo and Jemma by emailing: cpd@acslm.ie. We can schedule a quick call or a virtual cuppa with you and your colleagues.

We can support you in numerous ways:

  1. CPD Updates: online meetings to help guide you and your peers through how best to complete and record your CPD
  2. Handy tips and tricks for making CPD as accessible as possible
  3. A virtual tour of the ACSLM members area and CPD portfolio – you may not be aware of all of the benefits of the system which has been recently upgraded
  4. The latest CORU CPD Updates
  5. Reflective Learning 101. It’s more straightforward then you think!
  • The ACSLM Members area has a number of new features, all designed to make recording your PDP and CPD as user-friendly as possible. Once you are maintaining your CPD records in your portfolio, you can rest assured that your documentation is in order. Should you be called for audit by CORU (audit period commences 1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022), you will now be able to generate reports detailing all of the requirements.
  • Webinar Recordings: If you follow the pathway outlined in the above graphic, you will find recordings of the most recent webinars held by the Academy.
  • We are receiving enquires about the self-awarding of CPD credits. As suggested above, we are more than happy to arrange a virtual meeting with any group who would like to get their questions answered. May we also suggest that you take a look at the page on our website which will most likely answer those important questions for you. We have held several webinars and posted articles to this page about CORU requirements in recent months. Here, you will also find the latest CORU short videos to support you. Go to www.acslm.ie and click the orange button titled “Registration & CPD/Reflective Learning Resources”. You should find everything you need to know here.
  • Important Reminder: CORU Grandparenting period ends 31st March 2021. From this date forward it will be law that only those medical scientists who are registered or who can provide evidence of their application with CORU can work as medical scientists. Again, you will find all of the relevant information about the registration process on our website. Go to www.acslm.ie and click the orange button titled “Registration & CPD/Reflective Learning Resources”.

The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine Webinar Calendar February and March 2021

 

DATE Title Presenter
11th February UN International Day for Women and Girls
in STEM – Dr Anne Mac Lellan & Clíona O’Shea
ACSLM
19th February Lean in the Lab -Paudy O’Gorman and associates ACSLM
25th February CPD/CORU revisited – Registration and CPD Updates with Jemma Kehoe and Leo Mulvany ACSLM
4th March Medical Science Presentation – Title TBC ACSLM
12th March Flawless Professionalism – Prof. Dermot Duff ACSLM
25th March The Paperless Blood Transfusion department ACSLM with TTSAB

Upcoming Webinar

Booking is now open for “Lean in the Lab” webinar on February 19th @1pm. Go to www.acslm.ie, click “CPD” and log in.

The Academy is constantly looking for medical scientists to present live or using video on:

  • interesting work/studies
  • case studies
  • research

Please contact Leo or Jemma at cpd@acslm.ie
The Academy will organize the webinar and provide video/presentation assistance if required.

Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
https://bit.ly/35Po966Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieWishing you all the very best and stay well,Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officer

Celebrating International Day of Women & Girls in Science:
ACSLM Webinar
Thursday 11th February 2021 at 1pm
Via Zoom

Register your place through:
www.acslm.ie
CPD
EVENTS
Login as a member or create a non-member account to register

Registration will close Thursday 11th February @11.00am 

Any queries, email your CPD Officers
Leo or Jemma at cpd@acslm.ie

Webinar Replay
Thursday 28th January at 1pm

Presenters: Academy CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma

Due to popular demand and feedback from members, we are replaying Excel Tips, Tricks and Hints.

Register your place through:
www.acslm.ie
CPD
EVENTS
Login as a member or create a non-member account to register

 

Any queries, email your CPD Officers
Leo or Jemma at cpd@acslm.ie

Webinar: Pre-analytic Requirements for the Investigation of Porphyria in Patients
Tuesday 19th January at 1pm

Presenter: Nadia Brazil

Nadia Brazil, Chief Medical Scientist in the Porphyrin Laboratory within St James Biochemistry. The Porphyrin Laboratory at St James is the only laboratory in Ireland which analyses samples for the investigation of Porphyrias. St James has had a Porphyria laboratory for almost 40 years and in this time extensive expertise has been built up. A database of families with Porphyrias has been collated over the years which aids our investigations and may help with identification and follow up of previously undiagnosed family members.  We are members of both BIPNET (British and Porphyria network) and EPNET (European Porphyria Network). EPNET not only covers the European Porphyria laboratories but also has members in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Taiwan and the US. We collaborate with our colleagues both in the UK and Europe to standardize analysis and reporting from our laboratories to give the best outcomes for our patients.

Here’s a chance to learn more about:
Pre-analytic Requirements for the Investigation of Porphyria in Patients
Tuesday 19th December at 1pm.

Register your place through:
www.acslm.ie
CPD
EVENTS
Login as a member or create a non-member account to register

 

Any queries, email your CPD Officers
Leo or Jemma at cpd@acslm.ie

Dear Members

With Christmas fast approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to say a few words of thanks and to update you about some events for 2021. I think we would all agree that 2020 has been a very challenging and unusual year. We sincerely hope that you will have some well earned downtime over the coming weeks.

Newsletter Summary: 

– The President’s Christmas Address
– BioMedica Virtual Festival
– Several online CPD events for 2021
– Have your say about CPD for 2021
– CORU CPD video
– The awarding of credits for CPD activities

The Academy President’s Christmas Address
Dear Medical Scientists
2020 has been a year like none experienced before however, the Medical Scientist profession rose to the many challenges not just in delivering Sars-CoV-2 testing but also in ensuring all clinical laboratory services continued to deliver, nationwide. While we have not yet got good sight of the future for 2021, you can be assured your Academy will be working on your behalf to ensure your contribution and expertise is not forgotten.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas.
Bernadette Jackson, President of The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine.

“Believe that a further shore is reachable from here”
                                                                    “Seamus Heaney”

BioMedica Festival
Judging by the numbers of attendees and the excellent standard of presentations, Virtual BioMedica 2020 was a resounding success. But you don’t need us to tell you that. Here’s what some of the registrants had to say:

“Well done on an amazing week of webinars to the Academy”” Congrats to all on a fantastic Virtual BioMedica 2020″

” I just logged into Dr Mike Ryan’s session, what a super event. And I was delighted to see that #BioMedica 2020 and #medicalscientists were trending this morning too. Well done for shining a light on the work that Medical Scientists do”

Here’s what happened:
1,500 + Attendees
45 Speakers
15 Sessions
1 Presidents Prize Winner
1 Zoom Quiz with glorious interval music from The Heathers
And all of this over 5 days!It must be said, none of this would have been possible without your continued support so we thank each and every person for registering and attending the various sessions. We also want to thank each of the speakers and chairpersons who kindly shared their valuable time and expertise to make BioMedica the show-stopping event that it was.
President’s Prize Winner
Clíona O’Shea, Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin won the coveted President’s Prize Award. The aim of  Clíona’s presentation, titled “Investigation of the ability of the bacteriocin nisin to inhibit coagulase negative Staphylococci” was to establish whether the reporting of Uncertainty of Measurement estimates for antibiotic susceptibility testing using the disc diffusion method is a necessity in the clinical microbiology laboratory. On behalf of everyone at the Academy, huge congratulations to Clíona and we have you no doubt that you have a wonderful career ahead.

The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine Webinar Calendar January & February 2021

  • Porphyria Webinar – Speaker Nadia Brazil January 19th @1pm via Zoom
Dates TBC: 
– Haematology/Morphology (Midlands Hospital Group): Dr Perera
– Flawless Professionalism – Prof. Dermot Duff
– Lean 6 Sigma – The Mater Group
– Paperless Transfusion – TTSAB

The Academy is constantly looking for medical scientists to present live or using video on:

  • interesting work/studies
  • case studies
  • research

Please contact Leo or Jemma at cpd@acslm.ie
The Academy will organise the webinar and provide video/presentation assistance if required.

It’s that time of year again when we ask you to help inform our CPD events for next year. With this in mind, we have created a Google Form which we would be very grateful if you could complete by January 8th 2021. It should take no longer than 5-7 minutes to complete and assists us with evidencing our CPD funding for the year ahead. Click on the link below to have your say.
https://forms.gle/KZZFKZG5cNcFzy1b6
Replays Available
We appreciate that it can be difficult to attend the live webinars so with this in mind, a replay of each event is now available on the members area of the Academy website. A recording of each webinar is made available in the days following the live presentation.
To Access all Previous Webinar Recordings:
1) Go to www.acslm.ie and click “CPD”. You will be prompted to log-in.
2) Hover your cursor over the “Members Area” tab, then “Members CPD area” and you will see a drop down menu appear. The first option is “Webinars/Video – CPD” and this is where you can find them.
Unrestricted Access
Please note – we have added a new non-members area where anyone can access some of the previous recordings on the Academy homepage www.acslm.ie
CORU New CPD Video
CORU have released a short explainer video on the audit process and briefly refers to reflecting and self-awarding CPD credits. We would strongly encourage you to watch it. You can find it here:
https://tinyurl.com/y453ut8p

The Awarding of CPD Credits

We have had lots of queries relating to the awarding of CPD credits for various learning activities in recent months. The number of required credits and how they are applied has changed over the past 18 months and we wanted to offer a summary of these changes so we hosted a webinar on July 2nd titled “CPD Updates – Reflective Learning and Applying the CORU Framework” which is available to watch as a replay with the other replays listed above.

Please refer to www.acslm.ie, click on the “CPD/Reflective Learning Resources” where you will find a replay of the webinar outlining the CPD process. This page of the Academy website describes the self-awarding of credits, examples of the credit allocation system and resources to guide you.

We are working on Axia with the vendors to ensure your reporting on your CPD is in line with CORU requirements and is as user friendly as possible. This includes awarding CPD credits and sending your report to CORU if required.

We will have lots more information about this to share with you in January 2021. 

Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
https://bit.ly/35Po966Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieWishing you all a very Happy Christmas and every best wish for 2021,Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officers

The Irish Institute of
Radiography and Radiation Therapy
INVITES YOU TO THE

IIRRT CPD Update 16th December 1-2pm

Event Description 

IIRRT CPD Update 16th December 1-2pm 

The IIRRT CPD webinar will discuss the new CORU updated CPD regulations and the audit template .The IIRRT have organised this interprofessional CPD webinar which will be open to the Medical Scientists , Radiographers  and Radiation Therapists.  Delegates will benefit from the expertise of three CPD Officers on the speaker panel .

There will be a live Q&A session at the end of the event for delegates to ask questions.You can submit your questions in advance of the webinar , for the Q&A session.  Please email your questions to iirrtcpdofficer@gmail.com before 15th of December.There will also be a live chat  function during the webinar where you can submit any additional questions.

The webinar will be held over lunch 1-2 pm  and will be one hour.
Book in as a non-member.
Register at: https://bit.ly/3nikB24

Queries toiirrtcpdofficer@gmail.com

CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma

Friday 4th December 2020 @8pm

Fun Zoom Table Quiz
Registration through the ACSLM website
www.acslm.ie
To register: go to www.acslm.ie– Click “CPD”- Login using your members or non-members login details- Click “Events” and you will see the quiz there for booking. Registration closes at 4pm sharp today to facilitate set-upCPD Officers
Leo & Jemma
cpd@acslm.ie

Today’s Webinar: Malaria, 1pm.
Information on ACSLM website: www.acslm.ie
Booking essential and open to everyone

www.acslm.ie / CPD / EVENTS  and book in

REGISTRATION end at 11.30am. today (26th November 2020)

WEBINAR link will be emailed to registrants at 12md. today

SAVE THE DATE

The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine are delighted to present BioMedica – A Virtual Festival of Medical Science.

There have been some outstanding achievements by Medical Scientists despite challenging circumstances in 2020. The Academy will showcase some of those achievements, as well as providing you with the latest developments.

This event is free of charge and open to all. The Academy presents a full programme based on that previously planned for May 2020. Sessions will be either live or on-demand. Live sessions will include live Q & A with the audience; whilst ‘’on-demand’’ sessions may include a recorded discussion with speakers and the moderator.

 

November 30th – December 4th 2020

Online Webinar

Monday November 30th
11:00: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address
13:00: Haematology
15:00: Chronic Disease Management – TBC
19:00: Replay of Todays Highlights

Tuesday December 1st
11:00: Transfusion and Transplantation Science
13:00: Haematology
15:00: Early Career Scientists
19:00: Replay of Todays Highlights

Wednesday December 2nd
11:00: COVID Updates with guest speakers
–  Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO
–  Dr Cillian de Gascún, Director, NVRL.
13:00: COVID Updates
15:00: Microbiology
19:00: The Virology of COVID-19

Thursday December 3rd
11:00: Molecular Diagnostics
13:00: Transfusion and Transplantation Science
15:00: President’s Prize Competition
19:00: Replay of Todays Highlights

Friday December 4th
11:00: Cellular Pathology
13:00: Clinical Chemistry
15:00: Cellular Pathology
19:00: Awarding of President’s Prize
20:00: Zoom Quiz with interval performance by The Heathers

Full programme to follow.
Keep checking www.acslm.ie for updates.

Enquiries: cpd@acslm.ie

With Best Wishes,
Jemma & Leo
CPD Officers

Thursday, 19th November 2020

Today’s Webinar at 1pm
CPD / CORU – Where you should be!
Registration through the ACSLM website
www.acslm.ieThose who registered before or on last Tuesday had the opportunity to ask a question of today’s panel. Questions will be answered live by the panel.
Guest panelist: Sinead O’Sullivan, CPD officer for IIRRT
Enjoy
CPD Officers
Leo & Jemma

WEBINAR

Join Veronica Teehan, Senior Scientist, Blood Transfusion, Beaumont Hospital and presenters Carol Cantwell, Chief Medical Scientist, Blood Transfusion, Regional hospital Mullingar and Mary Deasy, Senior Medical Scientist, Blood Transfusion, UHL on Monday 9th November at 1pm.

Topics:

– Electronic Issue the concept and our experience with its recent validation

– UHL’s experience as a user having had EI in place for years.

– Q + A

Open to ACSLM members (free) and non-members (€10)
Booking is essential and can be done through the ACSLM website:

  • www.acslm.ie
  • CPD
  • Login
  • EVENTS
  • Scroll down to webinar and book in.

Non-members login in as guest and follow instructions

Zoom link will be sent to attendees at 12md today on your booking email address.
Enjoy!

Leo & Jemma
CPD Officers

cpd@acslm.ie

WEBINAR: Biological Hazard Identification and Routes of Infection

Today’s webinar is presented by the CEO of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, Helen Barry.
Venue:    Zoom
Date:      Thursday, 29th October 2020
Time:      1pm.

Open to ACSLM members (free) and non-members (€10)
Booking is essential and can be done through the ACSLM website:

  • www.acslm.ie
  • CPD
  • Login
  • EVENTS
  • Scroll down to today’s webinar and book in.

Non-members login in as guest and follow instructions

Zoom link will be sent to attendees at 12md today on your booking email address.
Enjoy!

Leo & Jemma
CPD Officers

cpd@acslm.ie

Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Flash notice regarding 2 webinars showing today.
All details can be found on www.acslm.ie

Today at 1pm

ACSLM Webinar: Daratumumab

Thursday 22nd October, 1pm. Booking through the ACSLM website. Booking essential and open Monday 19th October, 11am. Presented by: Edel Scally, Chief Medical Scientist, Red Cell Immunohaematology Laboratory, NBC, IBTS.

Booking available for ACSLM members (free) & Non-Members (€10)
Today at 6pm

WEBINAR: ‘Scientific Writing Workshop’ – Part 2, Thursday 22nd October, 6pm

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.
Booking the webinar: Booking available now at: www.acslm.ie  CPD  LOGIN   EVENTS. Open to ACSLM Members & Non-Members. There is no charge for this webinar. ACSLM Non-Members: www.acslm.ie / CPD / and book in as a guest. Webinar link will be emailed to your booking email address on Thursday, 22nd October.
Any queries to: Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine:  cpd@acslm.ie

Enjoy and thank you for your continued support.

Leo Mulvany & Jemma Kehoe
ACSLM CPD Officers

Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine
Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland
Biomedical & Clinical Engineers
Irish Academy of Audiology
Irish Association of Orthoptists
Irish Play Therapy Association
Phlebotomists Association of Ireland

*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE* 

Join your CPD Officer Leo Mulvany as he walks you through the key features of Access Database.

Booking the webinar:

ACSLM Members: www.acslm.ie / CPD / login / EVENTS

ACSLM Non-Members: www.acslm.ie / CPD / and book in as a guest

Any queries to:

Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine:  cpd@acslm.ie
ACSLM CPD Officers
Leo Mulvany & Jemma Kehoe

Joint Webinar (free) from the ACSLM, CIT and UCC Biomed. Sc. Soc.
Monday, 12th October, 6 – 8pm.Scientific Writing Workshop (1)
Aimed at 1st & 2nd year students
Booking essential: through the academy website: www.acslm.ie

This work shop is conducted by the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork Biomedical Science Society

This is the first of a two part  Scientific Writing webinar aimed at 1st & 2nd year students. The second webinar (Thursday, 22nd October 6pm.) is aimed at 3rd & 4th year students.

Presented by:

Dr. Brigid Lucey, PhD, FACSLM, FIBMS, FRCPath, Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences Department, CIT. Past president of the ACSLM.
Katie O’Brien, CIT & Roisin Spriggs, CIT.
Scientific Writing Workshop Webinar

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 fourth year students.

Booking the webinar:

ACSLM Members: www.acslm.ie / CPD / login / EVENTS

ACSLM Non-Members: www.acslm.ie / CPD / and book in as a guest

Any queries to:

Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine:  cpd@acslm.ie

UCC Biomedical Scientific Society: biomed@uccsocieties.ie
ACSLM CPD Officers
Leo Mulvany & Jemma Kehoe

Webinar Tuesday 6th October @10:00am

Booking through the academy website www.acslm.ie, click CPD, log-in and then click “Events”.
Zoom link will be sent at 9:00am on the 6th October.
Book now if you haven’t already
Queries to cpd@acslm.ie

Webinar Tuesday 29th September @1pm

Booking through the academy website www.acslm.ie, click CPD, log-in and then click “Events”.

Book now if you haven’t already
Queries to cpd@acslm.ie

FINAL BOOKING CALL FOR TOMORROWS ZOOM WEBINAR

Booking through the academy website www.acslm.ie, click CPD, log-in and then click “Events”.
Zoom link will be sent before 12pm on the 22nd September.
Book now if you haven’t already
Queries to cpd@acslm.ie

Lots to share with you this month

Dear Members

After what has no doubt been a very busy summer for all, we are delighted to be able to share several updates with you.

Summary: 

– Future CPD events coming to a screen near you
– Video Repository of all CPD webinars 

– The awarding of credits for CPD activities

The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine


ACSLM Webinar Calendar 2020
Date/Time Title Presenter
22nd September
1pm.
“Using an Electronic Health Record and medication barcode scanning to improve Haemophilia Patient care delivery” Fergal McGroarty,
National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St James’s Hospital, D8.
29th September 1pm. ‘Green Labs on our Green Island’
Dr Una FitzGerald
ACSLM – Cellular Pathology
6th October @10am FRCPath for Transfusion Scientists. Tom Bullock, MSc MIBMS
Clinical Transfusion Science
13th October 1pm. MS Access Database, An Introduction ACSLM
22nd October 1pm. Daratumumab – Edel Scally ACSLM – TTSAB
22nd October
6pm.
Scientific Writing Workshop Part 1
(1st & 2nd year students)
ACSLM/UCC Biomedical Science Society
29th October
6pm.
Scientific Writing Workshop Part 1
(3rd & 4th year students)
ACSLM UCC Biomedical Science Society
9th November
1pm.
Electronic Issue
Ms Carol Cantwell & Mary Deasy
ACSLM – TTSAB
17th November
1pm.
CPD/CORU revisited – where you need to be! ACSLM
24th November
1pm.
Biological hazard identification and Routes of infection. – Helen Barry. ACSLM
TBA Kidd Blood Group System
TBA Lean 6 Sigma
TBA The Paperless Blood Transfusion department

The Academy is constantly looking for medical scientists to present live or using video on:

  • interesting work/studies
  • case studies
  • research

Please contact Leo or Jemma at cpd@acslm.ie
The Academy will organise the webinar and provide video/presentation assistance if required.

Replays Available

We appreciate that it can be difficult to attend the live webinars so with this in mind, a replay of each event is now available on the members area of the Academy website. A recording of each webinar is made available in the days following the live presentation.
To Access all Previous Webinar Recordings:
1) Go to www.acslm.ie and click “CPD”. You will be prompted to log-in.
2) Hover your cursor over the “Members Area” tab, then “Members CPD area” and you will see a drop down menu appear. The first option is “Webinars/Video – CPD” and this is where you can find them.
Video’s Available:

The following webinar videos are available in the ACSLM’s website members area:

  • HSCP’s Professional Development Network – Reflective Learning & using it for CPD purposes
  • Medical Science: 2020 Vision x 3
    a) Early Career Scientists Forum
    b) Cervical Cytology: Updates and Opportunities in Cervical Cytology
    c) Covid-19 Updates
  • An Introduction to The National Transfusion Advisory Group (NTAG)
  • CPD Updates – Reflective Learning and Applying the CORU Framework
  • CPD Officers:
    How to record your work for presentation with Zoom
    How to record your work for presentation with PowerPoint
  • ABO Anomalies.
  • Biosafety Awareness via Zoom Webinar
  • Manage Excel Tips, Tricks and Skills – CPD Officers
  • Improving Blood Stock Management – A Collaborative Approach

The Awarding of CPD Credits

We have had lots of queries relating to the awarding of CPD credits for various learning activities in recent months. The number of required credits and how they are applied has changed over the past 18 months and we wanted to offer a summary of these changes so we hosted a webinar on July 2nd titled “CPD Updates – Reflective Learning and Applying the CORU Framework” which is available to watch as a replay with the other replays listed above.

Please refer to www.acslm.ie, click on the “CPD/Reflective Learning Resources” where you will find a replay of the webinar outlining the CPD process. This page of the Academy website describes the self-awarding of credits, examples of the credit allocation system and resources to guide you.

We are working on Axia with the vendors to ensure your reporting on your CPD is in line with CORU requirements and is as user friendly as possible. This includes awarding CPD credits and sending your report to CORU if required.

Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
https://bit.ly/35Po966Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieWishing you all the very best and stay well,Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officers


Tuesday, 15th September at 1pm.

Booking through the academy website www.acslm.ie
Zoom link will be sent before 12md on the 15th September
Book now if you haven’t already
Queries to cpd@acslm.ie

ACSLM  – WEBINAR

 

Thursday 3rd September 2020, 13:00 – 13:30

Excel – Tips, Tricks and Skills Webinar with Jemma Kehoe and Leo Mulvany

Agenda

  • Layout of the Excel window
  • Creating, opening, naming and saving files
  • Excel workbooks and navigation
  • Entering data and formatting
  • Data Types
  • Copy & Paste / Drag & Drop / Inserting data
  • Page layout & Print Preview (options & settings)
  • Formulae and Calculations

To Book your Place

  1. Go to www.acslm.ie
  2. CPD tab
  3. Login
  4. Events tab
  5. View details and book

This is a Zoom Webinar, booking is essential.
.
Webinar link will be sent by email to all booked attendees by 12:00 on September 3rd

Queries: email Jemma or Leo at cpd@acslm.ie

We look forward to seeing you there

ACSLM  – WEBINAR

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 1 – 1,30pm.

ABO Anomalies by Edel Scally, CMS, IBTS.

ABO & H Genetics
Bombay & Para-Bombay Phenotype

A Subgroups

Chimera
B Subgroup
Case Study: Retrospective Review & Investigation

Go to www.acslm.ie
CPD tab
Login
Events tab
View details and book

This is a Zoom Webinar, booking is essential.
ACSLM Members free, Non-Members €10.

Webinar link will be sent by email to all booked attendees

NOTICE

The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine
will hold its AGM
Thursday 23rd July 2020,17:15
in the
Main Lecture Theatre
Cork University HospitalMembers may attend in person or by Zoom linkTo ensure the Academy can manage the event in accordance with Covid-19 Guidelines those planning to attend in person or to link in by Zoom should register at https://www.acslm.ie. and click the AGM button.
Registration will open from Friday July 3rd

Important News – Booking is Open!

Dear Member

This is a brief update to let you know that booking is now open for our next Webinar: CPD Updates happening on July 2nd. Like all areas of science, lots has changed in the world of CPD, particularly when it comes to awarding CPD points over the past few months. Join your CPD officers Leo and Jemma who will discuss the latest CPD opportunities, CORU requirements and what it means to become a reflective learner.

There has been lots of interest so far and thank you so much to those who have emailed in advance.

To book your place visit: https://www.acslm.ie, click “CPD”, then click “Events” and you will be able to reserve your place from there.

Recordings will be available on the website in the days following the event so please check back to www.acslm.ie

Your Profession Needs You! 
If you’ve got some ideas about training events that you would like to see happening in your specific discipline, please get in touch with Jemma or Leo at cpd@acslm.ie. You provide the content and we will do the rest. The advertising, the bookings and the tech you can all leave to us. We want to support all medical scientists and ensure easy access to as much CPD as possible. There is a wealth of knowledge in our profession so let’s share it. We are currently putting together a calendar of content that will be coming to you via webinar for the foreseeable future and we would love to hear from your lab if you’ve got updates in your area of expertise.
Other News:
  • If you missed Medical Science 2020 Vision live, you can now catch the replay on www.acslm.ie
  • There is numerous interesting and topical articles to be found in CPD of the month and MCQ’s on specialist disciplines to complete to support your with your continued learning. Go to www.acslm.ie, click “CPD”, login and click “MCQ”.
Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
www.acslm.ie and click “membership renewal”Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieWishing you all the very best and stay well,Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officers

Lots to share with you this month

Dear Members

We hope that you and yours are managing to stay safe and well.

We have a jam packed newsletter for you today with lots of exciting updates to tell you about.

Summary: – Medical Science:2020 Vision webinar
– Reflective Learning video
– Future CPD events coming to a screen near you
– Save the date: 23rd June 2020: An Introduction to the National Transfusion Advisory Group (NTAG) with Dr Joan Power and Fergus Guilfoyle

Following on from the amazing success of our Medical Science:2020 Vision webinar on May 25th and 26th we invited the delegates to feed back their thoughts about future online events. Thank you very much to those who took the time to complete the survey. 44% of the respondents said that they would be happy to get involved and present more scientific, discipline specific content which is music to our ears! We would urge those of you who are interested in presenting to please get in touch with us by emailing cpd@acslm.ie and we can add your event to our calendar of webinars and videos which is really taking shape.

Medical Science:2020 Vision Playback Link

Well what an outstanding couple of days we had on May 25th and May 26th. We were enthralled by our speakers as we watched and listened to a mix of further study options from our Engagement and Enhancement Advisory Body at session 1 and up to the minute information relating to Cytology and COVID-19 at sessions 2 and 3. Huge thanks again to all who helped to bring it to fruition.

For those who could not attend the event live last week, the links to each of the three sessions will be available on the Academy homepage from Monday June 8th so please go to www.acslm.ie to catch those replays. Have a pen and paper at the ready as you’ll want to take some notes!

Link: https://acslm.ie/?page_id=4519

For those of you who have listened into the Early Career Scientist Forum at Medical Science:2020 Vision on Monday May 25th, the Engagement and Enhancement Advisory body would welcome your your experience of the event. Please click on the link below to leave your feedback.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QJGQLYP
We have collaborated with our colleagues in the HSCP CPD Professional Development Network to bring you this video about Reflective Learning. We hope it will help you to identify valuable learning opportunities in the everyday events happening in your working environment at the moment.

Go to the Academy homepage at https://www.acslm.ie and click on the CPD/Reflective Learning Resources to take a look. We think that you will find this very useful.

Watch this space as our CPD Officers Leo Mulvany and Jemma Kehoe will be bringing you a webinar which will explain this in the context of Reflective Learning for Medical Scientists on July 2nd at 1pm. To book your place go to www.acslm.ie, click “CPD”, login using your members or non-members login and you will find it listed in “Events”. Booking will open on Monday 15th June at 10 am.

Save the Date: June 23rd 2020 10:00 – 11:00

Join Dr Joan Power, Consultant Hematologist and Clinical Lead for Transfusion Services, NTAG, as she presents “An Introduction to the National Transfusion Advisory Group” via Zoom Webinar. Fergus Guilfoyle,Chief Medical Scientist Haematology/Transfusion, The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital will also present “Academy Transfusion Updates”.

Booking will be open on Thursday 11th June at 10 am. Go to https://www.acslm.ie, click “CPD”, login using your members or non-member login details and then click “Events” to reserve your seat.

COVID-19: Its Impact on the GMIT Medical Science Programme, Ireland written by Dr Debbie Corcoran.

Please take a read of the this article written by Academy Council member Dr Debbie Corcoran, Lecturer in Medical Science, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology for the blog “Medical Science – What’s it all about?” In her article, Debbie describes in great detail, the impact that COVID-19 has had on her work, her students and her peers. There are also links to other timely articles you may be interested in at the end of the piece.

You can read the blog post here:
https://thelifeofamedicalscientist.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/covid-19-its-impact-on-the-gmit-medical-science-programme-ireland/

Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
https://acslm.ie/?page_id=1071Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieWishing you all the very best and stay well,Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officers

Important News

Dear Member

We hope that you and yours are all safe and well. The office team here continues to work, meet and function albeit remotely to ensure that Laboratory Scientists get the recognition that they deserve.

This month we are delighted to announce our CPD event

Medical Science: 2020 Vision. Please read on for further details. 

Exciting News! 

It was with great disappointment that BioMedica 2020 had to be postponed until later in the year. So we thought if we couldn’t bring BioMedica to you live from the Convention Center, then we would have to bring some of it your homes/labs/offices! It is with great thanks to the friends and members of the Academy that we have been able to organise this amazing free online event; Medical Science: 2020 Vision. It will be happening on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May via Zoom and recordings will be available afterwards for those who cannot attend in real-time.

Monday 25th May 11:00 -13:00
Engagement and Advancement
Early Career Scientists ForumChair: Hayley-Foy Stones
Medical Scientist, Haematology, St James Hospital.11am: Introduction
Dr Brigid Lucey, President Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine11:15am – 12:45pm: Navigating Further Study – MSc options
Cian Ryan, Medical Scientist, Immunology, Mater University Hospital,
Darren Bourke, Senior Medical Scientist, Biochemistry, The Blackrock Clinic
Dr James O’Connor, Microbiology, Mercy University Hospital
Challenges in doing a PhD while continuing with the day job.
Professional Doctorate,
A doctoral degree for medical science professionals –
translating your laboratory expertise to a PhD.12.45pm -1pm: Advisory Body Update
Jenny Mulvany, Medical Scientist, Connolly Hospital
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 Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine

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

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

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 Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine

14:10- 14:30 The Coagulopathy of COVID-19
Mary Byrne, Chief Medical Scientist, Coagulation Dept, St James Hospital

14:30 – 15:00 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.

15:00 – 15:30 Covid-19: Testing times for Microbiology Labs
Abigail Salmon, Chief Medical Scientist, St Vincent’s University Hospital.

15:30-16:00
Clinical Chemistry – TBC

Registration will open on Monday May 18th via www.acslm.ie so please keep checking your inbox and the website for the final program and updates in the coming week. 

https://acslm.ie/?page_id=4368

Shared on Behalf of the HSCP Office
Dear Colleagues,
Please circulate this communication to HSCP colleagues as appropriate.
We hope you and your families are safe and well.
As you know, the National HSCP Office recently launched a Blog – HSCP Share. This new format aims to share information, improvements in action, perspectives and learning, at pace, from within and outside the HSCP community.Contribute a Blog
HSCP Share has been really well received with HSCP coming forward to contribute Blogs. We encourage you to consider writing a short Blog – this is your opportunity to showcase your work, its impact and to contribute to learning amongst the HSCP community.
We are eager to include a wide range of Blogs over time, ensuring a mix of HSCP disciplines and care settings. See Blogger Tips on the Contributor’s Page on www.hscpshare.com for more information.
If there are topics of particular interest to you, please do connect and let us know. We will endeavour to include as many requested topics as possible in the Blogger schedule.Never Miss a Blog Again
You can follow the blog by going to www.hscpshare.com and adding your email address to the ‘Follow’ box. We’re also on twitter – @WeHSCPs. By following the Blog, you will never miss a Blog again!How Can HSCP Share be Improved?
If you have feedback in relation to aspects of HSCP Share, we want to hear from you.
All feedback to be sent to alison.enright@hse.ie.Thank you for your support to ensure HSCP Share has the widest possible reach and impact for the HSCP community.
Warm regards,
Alison EnrightHSCP Development Manager| Health & Social Care Professions Office
National HR Directorate| HSE Dr. Steevens’ Hospital Dublin DO8 W2A8 || Clinical & Administration Block A HSE Merlin Park Hospital Galway H91 N973
Phone: (01) 6352184 or 087 7017175| E-mail: alison.enright@hse.ie | Twitter: @alisonenright2| HSCP hub on HSELanD www.hseland.ie
CPD

We have had several requests asking us how members can keep up to date with their CPD at this time. CPD of the month is available on the website and focuses on COVID-19 so we would encourage everyone to do it, where possible.These activities create an opportunity for you to diverse your professional development as the topics covered are wide and varied.

Go to www.acslm.ie, click the CPD tab, then login. Go to the members area,  hover over “Members CPD Area” and select CPD of the Month: March 2020. You will also find previous MCQ’s on the same menu bar. Immunology MCQ’s have just been added.

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!

Reflective Learning Video’s

We have collaborated with our CPD officer colleagues and are currently working on a series short videos to help you use your everyday learnings on the job, so to speak, as valuable CPD opportunities that don’t require huge time. We will bring these to you in the coming weeks.

In the coming weeks we would like to keep in contact with you. We would be delighted if you could contact us at cpd@acslm.ie with items of interest, interesting stories, new science, photographs etc.
If you have or can produce video/podcast of journal clubs or anything exciting happening in you laboratory, we would be delighted to air it on the website.
Please keep an eye on the “NEWS” section of the website, not everything sits on the front page. And check out the new resources page too.

Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
https://acslm.ie/?page_id=1071Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieWishing you all the very best and stay well,Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officers

Newsletter

Dear Member

We hope that you and yours are all safe and well. The office team here continues to work, meet and function albeit remotely to ensure that Laboratory Scientists get the recognition that they deserve. We had a great response to our first newsletter so thank you to those of you who have reached out to us. We greatly value your contributions so keep them coming!

*New Resources*
There are a number of resources available on the Academy website to help you stay up to date with the currents events and stats on the COVID-19 situation which we would like to bring your attention to. The website is updated regularly with the latest information from the HSE, HSCP office and gov.ie.
A new “Resources” page has been created on the site.
Check out all of the latest resources on www.acslm.ie and click on the COVID-19 Resources button.
Here you will find a mix of videos, podcasts and other resource links to help you keep your finger on the pulse of everything ever changing relating to COVID-19.There is also a gallery of photo’s of Med Lab Scientists hero’s on the COVID-19 Resources Content page.It’s to help to shine a light on the front-line hero’s, go and have a look. You might spot yourself there!
A tweet that caught our eye
Health Services Change Guide (@HSEchange_guide) tweeted at 5:48 PM on Wed, Apr 22, 2020:
More than ever health & social care has become what can be termed “volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous” (VUCA). It is a challenging time with a lot of emergent change
What is helping people to respond & adapt?
Relationships & Networks
Emotional Connection to Shared Purpose https://t.co/ZMGPT9bU65
(https://twitter.com/HSEchange_guide/status/1253002685269368833?s=09)
Essential Watching
How to safely put on and take off PPE with Prof Martin Cormican – a video series;
https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/videoresources/
CPD

We have had several requests asking us how members can keep up to date with their CPD at this time. CPD of the month is available on the website and focuses on COVID-19 so we would encourage everyone to do it, where possible.These activities create an opportunity for you to diverse your professional development as the topics covered are wide and varied.

Go to www.acslm.ie, click the CPD tab, then login. Go to the members area,  hover over “Members CPD Area” and select CPD of the Month: March 2020. You will also find previous MCQ’s on the same menu bar. Immunology MCQ’s have just been added.

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!

Reflective Learning Video’s

We have collaborated with our CPD officer colleagues and are currently working on a series short videos to help you use your everyday learnings on the job, so to speak, as valuable CPD opportunities that don’t require huge time. We will bring these to you in the coming weeks.

In the coming weeks we would like to keep in contact with you. We would be delighted if you could contact us at cpd@acslm.ie with items of interest, interesting stories, new science, photographs etc.
If you have or can produce video/podcast of journal clubs or anything exciting happening in you laboratory, we would be delighted to air it on the website.
Please keep an eye on the “NEWS” section of the website, not everything sits on the front page. And check out the new resources page too.

Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
https://acslm.ie/?page_id=1071Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieWishing you all the very best and stay well,Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officers

Newsletter

Dear Member

We hope that you and your family are well and healthy today and that your business is surviving the challenges it faces in this extremely difficult time. Considering the circumstances, we would like to connect with each and every one of you, to let you know that the Academy is working hard in the background to ensure that Laboratory scientists get the recognition that they deserve.

Resources:

There are a number of resources available on the Academy website to help you stay up to date with the currents events and stats on the COVID-19 situation which we would like to bring your attention to. The website is updated regularly with the latest information from the HSE, HSCP office and gov.ie.

Here, you can also see a heartfelt video of gratitude from the Academy President, Dr Brigid Lucey.

You can find all of the above on the homepage of the Academy website here: https://www.acslm.ie

CPD

We have had several requests asking us how members can keep up to date with their CPD at this time. CPD of the month is available on the website and focuses on COVID-19 so we would encourage everyone to do it, where possible.These activities create an opportunity for you to diverse your professional development as the topics covered are wide and varied.

Go to www.acslm.ie, click the CPD tab, then login. Go to the members area,  hover over “Members CPD Area” and select CPD of the Month: March 2020. You will also find previous MCQ’s on the same menu bar. 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!

The American Society of Cytopathology will sponsor weekly FREE WEBINARS to supplement teaching materials for the cytopathology fellows and cytotechnology programs through June 24, 2020.
To view the speaker schedule and to register – https://t.co/b4hMqJOTYm

In the coming weeks we would like to keep in contact with you. We would be delighted if you could contact us at cpd@acslm.ie with items of interest, interesting stories, new science, photographs etc.
If you have or can produce video/podcast of journal clubs or anything exciting happening in you laboratory, we would be delighted to air it on the website.
Please keep an eye on the “NEWS” section of the website, not everything sits on the front page. 

Volunteer Laboratory staff for assisting with the increased workload resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

I am compiling a register of medical scientists & medical laboratory assistants to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have received an enormous response to this call out from all over Ireland.
Each person that volunteers gets added to a standby list. The list is sent out at the end of each working day to all Laboratory managers, chief medical scientists and HR departments of the HSE.
If a volunteer gets placed, he/she emails me to let me know and I remove their details from the standby list therefore keeping the standby list current and up to date.

Sinead Wall
On behalf of the Academy
Email: mail@acslm.ie

Remember there’s strength in numbers. Renew Your Membership here:
https://acslm.ie/?page_id=1071Any queries, don’t hesitate, email us: cpd@acslm.ieJemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany
CPD Officers