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Biomedical Science Day 2023

With Biomedical Science Day nearly here, we look at the resources available for members and the competitions you can enter.

We are now just days away from Biomedical Science Day, which takes place on 8 June this year.

The day of celebration and professional promotion was conceived in May 2017, following research of IBMS communications and feedback from Institute members.

The Institute found that biomedical science professionals felt that the profession was not being promoted and that their hard work was not being celebrated enough.

This year, hundreds of activity packs have been posted to members containing pin badges, stickers, leaflets, posters, Superlab comics, pens and placards for social media and photo competitions. These packs were limited to 300 and the deadline to apply was 26 May.

Digital resources

But for those who didn’t manage to secure a pack, there is an array of digital resources free to members, including downloadable posters, placards, banners and comics.

There is also a series of sample journey videos and a short introductory video for children about how biomedical science is at the heart of everybody’s healthcare.

By collaborating with members, the IBMS has designed a collection of fun activity sheets. The activities are great for teaching children at home or in the classroom.

Other resources include a press release and fact sheet and a PowerPoint presentation with information about biomedical science, studying the subject at university, careers and a range of information explaining what biomedical science is and its different laboratory disciplines.

There is also information on accredited biomedical science degree courses and careers. Visit the IBMS Careers site for more information on this –


As part of the IBMS bid to raise awareness of the vital role of biomedical science in healthcare, on the day the IBMS is running its annual selection of #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare competitions. It is encouraging biomedical science staff across the country to celebrate and showcase their workplaces, colleagues, expertise and team spirit to the public.

The Institute will be accepting individual selfies, group photos and artistic shots. For the bravest in the workforce, there is even a video competition–sing-alongs and comedy shorts are expected to be the flavour of the day.

There are 10 awards up for grabs (see box for details) and the top photos and video from each category will receive a prize and award.

With this content members should always make sure there are no confidential details visible whilst maintaining workplace health and safety regulations and ensuring they have permission to take photos from both senior management and anyone appearing in the images.

Biomedical Science Day awards

  • Best biomedical bake (best cake)
  • Best group photo with placard(s)
  • Best group workplace photo
  • Best individual photo with placard
  • Best individual workplace photo
  • Best artistic biomedical science photo
  • Best biomedical science “under the microscope” photo
  • Best biomedical science meme
  • Best biomedical science video
  • Best Biomedical Science Day artwork

To enter, you will need to submit your photos via the IBMS Facebook page or tweet your picture to @IBMScience using #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare or email [email protected] and it will be added to the Facebook gallery. For the video competition, upload your video to YouTube and send the link to [email protected].


Last year saw the biggest ever Biomedical Science Day, with thousands of members celebrating the profession and millions of people reached online.

The hashtags #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare and #BiomedicalScienceDay2022 trended in the top five on social media and were estimated to have reached more than four million people.

Members shared photo and video submissions for IBMS competitions, including hundreds of entries for the popular “Best biomedical bake” and “Best biomedical science meme” contests.

Prominent politicians and influential organisations and individuals tweeted their support, while thousands of IBMS members took part both virtually and face to face. Following on from the success of last year’s campaign to raise awareness with politicians, the IBMS has been asking members to use its messaging to contact local politicians and invite them to take part and mark the day.

For more information on the day and to see the winning entries from previous Biomedical Science Days, visit

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