14 May 2019 (Tuesday) - NBCA Newsletter

The National Blood Clot Alliance sent their monthly update today. It was of peripheral interest (at best).

I’ve been discussing CPD with colleagues recently. For some reason I seem to be viewed as something of an expert on the subject. I’m not – I’ve just subscribed to pretty much every e-journal and mailing list and Facebook group I can find in the desperate hope that I might learn the odd thing or two. It’s no secret that much of what I come up with is of no relevance whatsoever. I think it’s probably fair to say that for every individual thing I find that warrants mention in this blog, there’s half a dozen that go straight in the bin.

I think that I might unsubscribe from the updates from the National Blood Clot Alliance. No disrespect intended to them, but I am *not* their target audience.

14 May 2019 (Tuesday) - IBMS Newsletter


The IBMS sent their newsletter today. You can read it by clicking here. There was a load of stuff… it was all rather interesting, but a lot of it was about what specific people were doing and about biomedical science day…

I used to get involved with that. Am I too old to do so now? Looking at all the publicity material it seems to be something for the “hip young things”. I *really* feel I could do so much more than just bide my time until retirement…

10 May 2019 (Friday) - ASH Update



The American Society of Hematology sent their update today. Perhaps a little more relevant than some of the stuff I get… but this was still very clinically based. I do struggle to find CPD stuff which is more technical. But I try.