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IBMS President inaugurated

Allan Wilson has been inaugurated as the new President of the IBMS.

He will serve until 2022 and will be the 34th IBMS President since the founding of the Institute in 1912.

IBMS Past President Allison Geddis was on hand to present Allan with the presidential chains.

Also in attendance were IBMS Council members and executives, along with distinguished guests from the healthcare profession, including Jo Martin from the Royal College of Pathologists and Karen Stewart, Health Science Officer for the Scottish Government.

Allan said: “As IBMS President, I will use my connections with fellow organisations and professional bodies to build more partnerships to create opportunities for biomedical scientists to improve patient care. During this politicised climate, I want to ensure that we are involved as an organisation when decisions are being made that will impact our members and the laboratory service.”

Allan started as a trainee in 1976 and spent more than 40 years working in laboratories across the globe. He trained in Glasgow and is an expert in cytology. Today, Allan works as Lead Biomedical Scientist in Cellular Pathology and Advanced Practitioner in Cervical Cytology at Monklands Hospital, where he has been based since 1988.

Allan has also worked in senior level management for 25 years and is a cellular pathology network manager and cervical cytology consortium manager for Scotland. He has lectured across Europe, in addition to New Zealand and Africa, which gives him a unique perspective on international laboratory practices.

Annual General Meeting

The seventy-eighth Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Biomedical Science will be held at the Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF on 6th June 2020 at 10.30 am. Official notification of the meeting will be published in the April issue of the Biomedical Scientist and online.  

To register to attend, please email [email protected]


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