The Biomedical Scientist Live
is back for 2023!

Registration for this event is now closed.

About The Biomedical Scientist Live

The Biomedical Scientist Live is back!

The virtual event, brought to you by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), will be delivered over two days in November 2023.

The Biomedical Scientist Live 2023 will feature a packed line up of knowledge sharing sessions, including seminars, presentations, discussions and demonstrations.

The Biomedical Scientist Live event is free to access for IBMS members, If you are a non-member the fee to access the event is £150 + vat.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about this event


Day 1 – 22 November 2023

David Wells, Chief Executive of the Institute of Biomedical Science, welcomes you to BMS Live 2023.

Speaker: Professor Bola Owolabi

Day 2 – 23 November 2023


David Wells

Chief Executive
Institute of Biomedical Science
In June 2021, David Wells was appointed as the IBMS Chief Executive. Previous to this, David led the NHS England and NHS Improvement Pathology consolidation programme – tasked with delivering efficient, high quality pathology services across England. David has been recognised as one of the most powerful advocates for pathology in the global community by The Pathologist magazine, featuring in their Power List top 100 every year since 2018. As Head of Pathology at NHS England, David was responsible for leading the laboratory response to COVID-19, managing the technology deployment, funding and workforce. He was also tasked with ensuring all capacity requirements were met, advising ministers by providing policy and strategic direction, and helping the government to achieve their goal of delivering 100,000 COVID-19 tests per day in April 2020. In recognition of his COVID-19 response work and for transforming England’s pathology services, the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) awarded him an Honorary Fellowship in 2020 and Anglia Ruskin University presented him with the Alumni Frontline Service Award in 2021.

Simon Hoggart

Journal Development Manager
British Journal of Biomedical Science
Journal Development Manager,  British Journal of Biomedical Science.

Anthony Rhodes

British Journal of Biomedical Science
International Medical University and University of Malaya, and Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Biomedical Science.

Jane Mills

Deputy Director, Pathology
NHS England
Jane is a Deputy Director of Pathology at NHS England.

Joanna Andrew

Lead Biomedical Scientist, Blood Sciences
Scarborough, Hull and York Pathology Service
Joanna is a Lead Biomedical Scientist, Blood Sciences at Scarborough, Hull and York Pathology Service.

Aimee Pinnington

Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Keele University
Aimee is a Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Keele University and a PhD student, researching the impact that education and training pathways have on Biomedical Scientists ability to improve patient outcomes. Aimee is also the chairperson of the IBMS North Staffordshire branch. She previously worked as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology and Transfusion at Royal Stoke University Hospital, where she completed various qualifications including the higher Specialist Diploma in Haematology.

Professor Bola Owolabi

National Health Inequalities Improvement Programme
Professor Bola Owolabi is the Director of the National Health Inequalities Improvement Programme.

Bernie Croal

President Elect
Royal College of Pathologists
Bernie is a President Elect at the Royal College of Pathologists.

Vicki Chalker

Deputy Chief Scientific Officer
Office of the Chief Scientific Officer NHS England
Vicki is the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer at the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer NHS England.

Gunnar Kahlmeter

Professor of Clinical Bacteriology, Technical Data Co-ordinator and Head
EUCAST Development Laboratory
Gunnar is a Professor of Clinical Bacteriology, Technical Data Co-ordinator and Head of EUCAST Development Laboratory.

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Sponsorship and content opportunities BMS Live 2024

Sponsorship and content/speaking opportunities are available for industry suppliers to raise their profile and share their expertise with a large audience of IBMS members and other biomedical scientists.

IBMS Company members receive a 5% discount on all packages. If you’re interested in receiving the sponsorship and content opportunities brochure please complete the below form. 

Contact us

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Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7880 7556 | Email: [email protected]

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