The Biomedical Scientist Live
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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 Autumn of 2021.

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

With COVID-19 now being at the forefront of the biomedical profession and with the industry continuing to be in the spotlight, biomedical scientists have been required to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic. The Biomedical Scientist Live will again present learnings from the pandemic, share latest research across a range of specialisms, and showcase cutting-edge technologies.

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

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Programme

The programme will be announced very soon. Please note that all sessions and timings are subject to change.  

  • Introduction and welcome to The Biomedical Scientist Live 2021

  • Session 1 – TBC

  • Session 2 –Evolving role of the laboratory scientist within the clinical haematology environment
    Speaker: Tracey Smith-Straney, Principal Clinical scientist Haematology at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Synopsis: I began my career in laboratories as an MLA in 1988, am now a principal clinical scientist predominantly working in haemato-oncology. My role has evolved from undertaking testing and ensuring ISO compliance within the laboratory environment to seeing patients and requesting those lab tests along with performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies. But how did I get here…?

  • Session 3  TBC

  • Session 4 –Sustainability in Science
    Speaker: Martin Farley, Sustainable Research Manager at King’s College London
    Synopsis: Laboratories are extremely energy intensive, and require immense consumption of consumables (often single-use plastics). Much is being done to mitigate these impacts as green and sustainable lab initiatives grow globally. This session will investigate sustainable science, and the efforts and programmes underway to allow us to reach our environmental goals.

  • Session 5 – TBC

  • Session 6 – Multi-layered prevention: the future of infection control
    Speaker: Helene-Mari van der Westhuizen, Doctoral Researcher at University of Oxford
    Synopsis: Infection control used to be the domain of specialist health workers. Covid-19 has shaken this up. How can we mould our current pandemic response into future pandemic preparedness? In this session, Helene-Mari van der Westhuizen will argue that we should take an interdisciplinary approach to infection control, aiming to make shared air safer.

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Session 3  TBC

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Speakers

Please see The Biomedical Scientist Live Speaker line-up below. More speakers will be added soon.

Session: Evolving role of the laboratory scientist within the clinical haematology

I began my career in laboratories as an MLA in 1988, am now a principal clinical scientist predominantly working in haemato-oncology. My role has evolved from undertaking testing and ensuring ISO compliance within the laboratory environment to seeing patients and requesting those lab tests along with performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies. But how did I get here…?

Session: Sustainability in Science

Martin started working as a technician and researcher before moving into sustainable labs at the University of Edinburgh in 2013. He works at King’s College London their Sustainable Research Manager, and also at UCL as their Sustainable Lab Advisor. He manages UCL’s LEAF programme. 

Session: Multi-layered prevention: the future of infection control

Dr Helene-Mari van der Westhuizen is a medical doctor in South Africa, currently based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University researching infection control measures for Tuberculosis and COVID-19. She has contributed to international and national infection control guidelines, including leading the development of a policy brief for the World Health Organisation on social science considerations for public mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research on mask-wearing has been featured by media outlets including BBC breakfast TV, the Washington Post and Nature.

Sponsors

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Sponsorship and content opportunities

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

To discuss participation in the event, please contact:

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

The Biomedical Scientist magazine and The Biomedical Scientist Live are produced for the IBMS by Redactive.