Training Day

This is organised by the ACB Education Committee and has proven very popular with those studying for examinations. There are two groups of trainees: Group A, aimed at relatively new members of the profession (less than 2-3 years in training); and Group B, which is aimed at those who have sat, or are about to sit, MRCPath Part 1.

Sunday 14 May 2006
(1930 - 2230)
A dinner for trainees will be held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel.

Monday 15 May 2006
(0930 - 1600)
The Training Day programme includes

  • basic nutritional assessment
  • trace metals/vitamins
  • chronic diarrhoea
  • cystic fibrosis
  • TPN
  • anorexia and refeeding
  • thyroid disease
  • growth hormone

Update Sessions

Monday 15 May 2006
(1200 - 1615)

Clinical Update Sessions


POCT in primary care


Prof Chris Price, Newbury


Emergency investigations & communications


Dr Graham Beastall, Glasgow

Management Update sessions


Practice-based commissioning


HCS career pathways

Annual General Meetings

Monday 15 May 2006

Informal Drinks Reception (1630 - 1715)

Federation of Clinical Scientists (1715 - 1745)

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry (1800 - 1830)

Breakfast Workshops

Tuesday 16 May 2006
(0800 - 0845)

As is traditional, the workshops will be held as breakfast meetings before the main Scientific Programme. It is intended that these will be interactive sessions with participants receiving material for discussion beforehand