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HSCP Research Conference 2016 - Submission by Dympna Looby

HSCP Research Conference 2016

Medical Scientist Dympna Looby from The Children's University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin pictured along side her poster submission to the recent Research Conference which was held in Dublin Castle. Many Congratulations and well done on your poster.

The Theme was Improving Health - Research Driving Innovations in Healthcare.

Congratulations PanCeltic Winners 2016

Congratulations PanCeltic Winners 2016

Pictured - Helen Barry, Lisa Rose, Celene Herra, Suzanne Putney (Best Overall Oral) Gillian Garvey ( Runner -Up), Irene Regan

CPD Scientific Education Development

Clinical Governance Talk - Maureen Flynn

Attached please find presentations from our event which took place on the 24th September 2016 in Dublin Institute of Technology. We would ask that you do not represent these presentations without prior permission from the author.

Career options in Medical/Clinical Science and what we need to get there
This session was chaired by John Quigley.

Towards Scientific/Clinical Consultancy/FRCPath: Irene Regan President ACSLM
The Laboratory Manager: Brendan O’ Reilly, CUH
Developing a Career in Research and Education: Dr. Brigid Lucey, CIT

Coru: Council and Registration Boards Updates

Attached please find the most up to date newsletter from CORU.

National Laboratory Handbook: Vol 1; May 2016

Attached National Laboratory Handbook published in May 2016

THINK Before you print this 70+ page document

Internal Quality Control Survey – Results and Recommendations

The Joint Working Group on Irish Laboratory Accreditation (JWG ILA) have produced the findings from the IQC Survey, attached please find results and recommendations.

Haematology Advisory Body News Update

The Academy Haematology Advisory Body is working on a draft for a national guideline regarding validation and verification of automated haematology analyzers. Please email/ contact us with any suggestions and/or enquires.


BCSH Guidelines - Blood Transfusion Updated

BSCH guidelines relating to Blood Transfusion have recently been published:

• Blood grouping and antibody testing in pregnancy
• Transfusion for foetuses, neonates and older children
• Addendum to BCSH Guidelines for the use of fresh frozen plasma, cyoprecipitate and cryosupernatant

The guidelines can be downloaded from the BCSH website at

Kind regards

CLP Statement - 15th July 2016

Attached please find statement in relation to the CLP Programme and CORU requirements to practice as a Medical Scientist.

Parasitology Workshop - Cork Institute of Technology

Parasitology Workshop - Cork Institute of Technology May 2016

Parasitology workshop presented at Cork Institute of Technology on 7th May 2016.

This workshop was organised by Dr Norma Reidy chairperson of the Haematology Advisory body with The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine in association with Professor Mary Cahill and The National Specialist Training Scheme for Haematology Registrars in Ireland.