Speaker Group: BioMedica 23

Anna H Patterson

Workshop Title: ‘Rights and Wrongs’ of Cytology Staining. Abstract:  This workshops is intended to give information to UKNEQAS CPT Diagnostic Cytology scheme members about how we score submitted slides. It will show examples of cases demonstrating why marks have been deducted and which criteria are considered the most important. It will explain how the scheme… Read more »

Dharmesh Mistry

Workshop Title: Bone Marrow Trephine: An Interactive Workshop Abstract:  UK NEQAS (Cellular Pathology Technique presents an interactive bone marrow trephine biopsy workshop.The importance of bone marrow morphology in diagnosing disease dates back to the mid-1800’s, however marrow sampling as part of routine investigation is relatively quite recent. It was around the late 1940’s and early… Read more »

Nicki Lawrence BSc (Hons) MSc CSci FIBMS

Presentation Title: Advanced Practice for Biomedical Scientists in Haematology Abstract: Severe understaffing within Clinical Haematology departments together with a lack of trainees choosing the specialty has led to the need to look at alternative solutions to increase the clinical workforce. The diagnostic landscape of haematological disease has changed dramatically over the last 15 years with… Read more »

Stephen Power

Presentation Title: An overview of the implementation of ‘Blood Sciences’ in two large hospitals Speaker Bio: Stephen Power is a medical scientist working full-time in the Haematology Laboratory, University Hospital Limerick. He graduated from Biomedical Science (UCC/CIT) in 2016 and underwent clinical placement in UHL, completing in 2017.  Stephen has since worked in Haematology UHL… Read more »

Conor Grieve

Presentation Title: Implementation of ‘Blood Sciences’ in two large hospitals Abstract:   An overview of the implementation of a ‘Blood Sciences Laboratory’ and what does ‘Blood Sciences’ actually mean? What we expected, what we didn’t expect, what we got and what we didn’t get. Speaker Bio: Alumnus of University of Ulster (MSc Biomedical) and University College… Read more »

Sinead Creagh

Presentation Title: “Panel Discussion – Recruitment and Retention in Laboratory Medicine” Speaker Bio:  Sinead is a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Sciences and Laboratory Medicine, she is currently Laboratory Manager at Cork University Hospital.  Her academic background includes BSc in Biomedical Sciences from CIT/UCC, MSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster, Diplomas… Read more »

Paudy O Gorman

Presentation Title: Recruitment and retention panel discussion Speaker Bio: Paudy O Gorman in an experienced laboratory practitioner with particular interest in Information Management, Lean Six Sigma and Near Patient Testing.  Paudy is the Laboratory Manager in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), Dublin. MMUH is a level 4 teaching hospital on the North side of… Read more »

Clíona O’ Shea

Presentation Title: “Panel Discussion – Recruitment and Retention in Laboratory Medicine” Speaker Bio:  Clíona O’ Shea is a medical scientist in the microbiology laboratory in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin. She worked in the molecular microbiology laboratory from July 2020 to January 2023. She is currently completing the second year of the part-time Master of Science… Read more »

Dr Keith Mulready

Presentation Title: “Development and Validation of salivary biomarkers utilising Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry” Abstract:  The use of saliva has provided a substantial addition to the diagnostic armamentarium as an investigative tool for disease processes and disorders. Measurement of salivary cortisol and its inactive metabolite cortisone is a viable alternative to conventional serum cortisol measurements. Salivary… Read more »

Dr Paul Davis

Presentation Title: Procurement in Laboratory : Panel Discussion Speaker Bio:  Dr Davis is a lecturer in Strategic Procurement and Supply Management at Dublin City University. Dr. Davis left industry after 15 years in senior supply management roles to pursue a PhD and a research career in procurement and supply management. During his academic career he… Read more »