Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland Committee supports all our members in the Republic of Ireland. We work to improve all aspects of clinical science in local laboratories and join with our colleagues in the UK to take forward clinical biochemistry, immunology & microbiology as a vital part of the modern health service. The regional committee works closely with the Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI) to support members interests, particularly training and education.

ACB Republic of Ireland Committee

  • Dr Jennifer Brady - Chair, ACB Council Representative

  • Ms Karen Heverin - Secretary/Treasurer

  • Dr Janice Reeve - Regional Tutor

  • Dr Barbara MacNamara - Regional Trainee Representative

  • Dr Brendan Byrne - Regional Audit Lead

  • Dr Paula O’Shea - Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI) Representative

  • Ms Alison Bransfield - Ordinary Member


Republic of Ireland audit group

In collaboration with the ACBI, this group aims to evaluate services against standards of practice.


ACB Republic of Ireland and Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland Virtual Scientific Event

We are pleased with the success of our virtual event which took place on the morning of Friday 29th January 2021. We would like to thank all who attended, along with the fantastic speakers who presented on the day.


ACB Republic of Ireland Members Papers Awards

Each year members are invited to submit an abstract for oral presentation at the ACB Republic of Ireland annual event which normally takes place in January. Authors of successful abstracts will be selected to present and a winner will be chosen.

Congratulations to our most recent members papers winners:
2020 - Dr Anne Lardner
2021 - Ms Ruth Cullen

Abstract submission guidelines and instructions for authors
We normally welcome abstracts relating to laboratory audit, novel research or case presentations.
• Abstracts must be typed in Microsoft Office Word format only, using single spacing of 12-point font size in Arial font.
• The title of the abstract should be clear, concise and informative
• The author’s initials and surname should appear below the title. Author’s institutions should be listed numerically, if more than one. The presenting author should be highlighted and their email address included.
• The text of the abstract (excluding title, authors and references) must not exceed 250 words. Figures and tables are not allowed.
• The abstract text should clearly describe the study/audit, results and conclusions. Headings within the text are unnecessary. All abbreviations must be clearly defined. Statistical tests used must be specified. All abbreviations must be clearly defined.
• The presenter is responsible for the content of the abstract and assuring that all authors have been informed of the presentation and have agreed the data submitted.
• The submitting author should also be registered to attend the meeting.


ACB Republic of Ireland Annual General Meeting

Members were invited to attend the ACB Republic of Ireland Annual General Meeting which took place at 13.30-14.15h on Friday 29th January 2021 via Zoom videoconferencing.

The draft minutes of the AGM are available below.

ACB Republic of Ireland region AGM agenda 2021


ACB Republic of Ireland 2021 AGM minutes Draft