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.
Ms Alison Bransfield - Chair, ACB Council Representative
Dr Janice Reeve - Secretary/Treasurer
Dr Janice Reeve - Regional Tutor
Mr Carl Talbot - Regional Trainee Representative
Dr Brendan Byrne - Regional Audit Lead
Dr Paula O’Shea - Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI) Representative
Dr Roshaida Abdul Wahab - 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 Virtual Scientific Event and AGM
Friday 3rd February 2023
This was a half-day virtual event which showcased members’ papers.
The AGM for members of the region was held at the end of the scientific programme (see below).
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:
2021 - Ms Ruth Cullen
2020 - Dr Anne Lardner
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 - 3 February 2023
Members were invited to attend the ACB Republic of Ireland Annual General Meeting which took place virtually on 3 February 2023.
The draft minutes of the AGM are available below.