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Top five congress tips

There are many reasons to attend Congress. If you haven’t yet booked your place, here are some things you may want to consider.

  1. New addition
    A whole day devoted of UKAS accreditation to help delegates to get the most from their accreditation. This is your opportunity to hear about future plans for laboratory accreditation, how to maintain accreditation through structural changes, and the accreditation of pathology networks. In addition, there will be two “technical surgeries” to help you with the issues of measurement uncertainty and ongoing verification.
  2. Quality and management
    This year, there will be a free series of quality and management workshops, with talks and interactive sessions addressing a range of issues. Patient results – are they as accurate as we think they can be? Advances in quality control – tools to calculate measurement uncertainty, and a look at the human factors that can determine whether you succeed in projects that demand change management.
  3. Veterinary pathology
    And now for something completely different: veterinary pathology. Congress is an opportunity to broaden the mind by seeing and hearing something different and our new veterinary programme provides an insight into pathology and diagnostics in a new and fascinating context.
  4. CPD opportunities
    With the HCPC audit of the biomedical scientist section of the register due this autumn, Congress represents an excellent CPD opportunity. For those who are coming as a free exhibition visitor, don’t forget that the Hall 4 seminars are not the only learning opportunity. The exhibition itself represents a wealth of learning and can add an entirely new insight to your CPD. Our exhibitor representatives are highly experienced people and are always willing to talk to their visitors.
  5. Take advantage
    Don’t confine yourself totally to your own specialism, take advantage of the whole range of lectures and learn something new. If possible, stay for an evening social event too. These are a good opportunity to relax and talk to old friends, to make new friends and to perhaps discover a new direction in which to take your career. We will have a whole team of Institute staff at Congress, so come and see us on the Institute stand and perhaps we can help you or give you some useful advice. You’re more than welcome to just come and say hello.


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