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NIBSC at The Institute of Biomedical Science Congress 2019
NIBSC at the Institute of Biomedical Science Congress 2019
NIBSC scientists attended the 2019 IBMS Congress that took place last week. The IBMS is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom.
The biennial event, which is the biggest biomedical science conference in Europe, kicked off on the 22nd September at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
Over 4 days, more than 1000 delegates gathered to learn about the latest techniques and technological developments in the field.
NIBSC took this opportunity to highlight the importance of quality control in a clinical laboratory setting. On Monday morning, NIBSC representatives led by Neil Almond, Head of the Division of Infectious Disease Diagnostics (IDD), discussed the topic of "Patient results - are they as accurate as they can be?" in a workshop jointly organised with UKAS and UK NEQAS.
Then, on Wednesday afternoon, Dr Almond delivered a presentation on ’Quality control materials: how best to use them and why they can improve your service" in a session dedicated to quality management.
NIBSC also had a stand at the congress where visitors were provided with information about our available quality control products and results reporting service and had a chance to tell us about any additional products they would like NIBSC to offer.
Rob Anderson, scientist in IDD at NIBSC, commented:
"This event is important to NIBSC as we can get feedback directly from the users of our products. This helps us to better understand their needs so that we can provide the most appropriate controls that enable them to deliver precise and accurate results to their patients."
While this year’s IBMS Congress has drawn to a close, NIBSC is partnering with IBMS on an upcoming webinar focused on ’Assay and device validation and verification’. This event is due to take place on the 21st November so if you are interested in taking part be sure to