The British Society for Immunology (BSI) is delighted to have a partnership with the Association of Clinical Pathologists (ACP) to run clinical immunology training days aimed at clinical immunology trainees and immunology biomedical and clinical scientists preparing to sit the Royal College of Pathologists' Fellowship examinations.
This partnership will take forward the highly successful training scheme, previously run by the ACP, to provide specific educational and networking opportunities for the next generation of specialty clinicians, biomedical scientists and clinical scientists. By working together, the ACP and BSI will ensure the continuous delivery of these training sessions which are highly valued by participants and their associated Deaneries and have been specifically recognised as significantly valuable for training by the GMC in its Small Specialty Review 2017/18. Through these training events, both of our organisations are committed to help create a new generation of immunology-aware and informed clinicians and clinical scientists across the NHS to improve the care and treatment of patients with immune-mediated disease.
Due to current circumstances, the immunology training days will be moved to an online format. Both the Association of Clinical Pathologists and British Society for Immunology look forward to welcoming delegates to these events.
In early 2022 we will have three separate events:
- Thursday 27 January 2022 from 09:00-13:00. The topic for this training session is Paraproteins: How to find them and what they mean. This will be delivered online by Dr. Sarah Linstead and Dr. Rachel Wheeler from St George’s NHS Foundation Trust in London.
- Monday 7 February 2022. The topic of this training session is Secondary immunodeficiency due to haematological malignancy. This will be delivered by Prof Alex Richter, Consultant Immunologist, University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust. More details coming soon.
- Tuesday 8 March 2022. A webinar on Laboratory Quality Management Systems presented by Mr Ernesto Quider, Associated Director of Quality at Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. More details coming soon.
To register, you need to meet the following criteria:
- be an ACP or BSI member. If you are not a member of either organisation and you meet the other criteria, you can register for a small fee of £50 per session and
- be a clinical immunology trainee/ specialist registrar or
- be an allergy trainee/specialist registrar or
- be a clinical scientist (immunology) or
- be a biomedical scientist (immunology) and
- intend to sit the FRCPath immunology examination
Please send completed registration forms by email to email@example.com or by post to ACP, 189 Dyke Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1TL