15 November 2017 (Wednesday) - IBMS Newsletter

The IBMS Newsletter came out today. One or two items of note in there….

Featured news stories

Celebrating FAB Change Week 13-17 November - As part of Fab Change Week 2017, IBMS council members, including president-elect Alison Geddis (pictured), have launched our pledges to “promote the valuable contributions our members play in healthcare” and to “raise public awareness of biomedical science”.  Read more>>
Announcing our first Webinar - We are pleased to announce our first webinar which will be sponsored by Siemens and will take place on Wednesday 29th November. Further information will be made available and sent to members shortly. 
Joining the STEM Ambassador network - To ensure that our members who undertake public engagement are fully prepared and supported at their events promoting biomedical science, we shall be hosting STEM Ambassador training sessions in 2018. More details will be made available to members when ready. Read more>>
IBMS forums - Connect with fellow biomedical science professionals - Each week members will receive an update on the latest discussions in the forums, ranging from topical questions from The Biomedical Scientist magazine to ‘What are you reading now?’ So why not take part by logging into MyIBMS and follow the links to the forum. Login to MyIBMS>>
Exploration for use of Patient Group Directions by biomedical scientists  A UK-wide project is underway to explore the possibility of enabling biomedical scientists to use PGDs to supply or administer medicines. NHS England is leading the project and will be working closely with the IBMS and other key stakeholders to explore this proposal. More details>>

Biomedical Science Awards 2018 

Inspiring the biomedical workforce of the future

Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 - Nominations are now open. There are 14 categories to enter, including the IBMS sponsored Inspiring the biomedical workforce of the futureaward. The aim is to showcase the essential contribution that biomedical scientists make to attracting and developing a workforce which displays the behaviours and values that are needed to deliver professional care. More details>>
NHS science award applications open - Supported by Professor Sue Hill, the 2018 Healthcare Science Awards celebrate and promote the importance of biomedical science staff working in laboratories across the NHS. More details>>

Members News

Showcasing the hard work and achievements of our members

IBMS members win Advancing Healthcare Award - Biomedical scientists were amongst the award winners at this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA) for Northern Ireland. Read more>>
Showcasing biomedical science to local schools - IBMS members showcase biomedical science at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s careers event for schoolchildren. More details>>
Biomedical Scientists impress at Welsh Skills event - IBMS members represented biomedical science at the Skills Cymru events in Llandudno and Cardiff.  More details>>
IBMS eStudents showcase their research at Keele University - Co-sponsored by the IBMS, the biomedical and Biochemistry event is held over two days for all final year students to demonstrate their research. Read more>>
Welcoming our 27th student affiliate society - We are pleased to announce the University of Portsmouth Biomedical Science Society to our student affiliate society and look forward to a successful working relationship with them. More details>>
Chester biomedical scientists welcome students at careers event - IBMS members meet with local students at The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust event. Read more>>
IBMS North East region holds gala dinner and awards ceremony - Event held to relaunch the region and to celebrate the achievements of local members. More details>>
Call for member contributions

We love hearing about the amazing work of our members promoting biomedical science.

If you have a story to tell or an event that needs promoting contact us at website@ibms.org  

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