Scotland

The Scotland Committee supports all our members in Scotland. We work to improve all aspects of clinical science in local laboratories and join with our colleagues at national level to take forward clinical biochemistry, immunology & microbiology as a vital part of the modern health service.

ACB Scotland Committee

  • Miss Rebecca Pattenden - Chair & Representative on ACB Council

  • Mrs Sarah Cleary - Secretary

  • Dr Harriet Hale - Meetings Secretary

  • Mrs Susan Johnston - Treasurer

  • Miss Karen Smith - Regional Tutor

  • Dr Alana Burns /  Dr Jane McNeilly - FCS Representative

  • Dr Suzanne MacKenzie - Co-Opted Post - Shared Services

  • Dr Melissa McNaughton - Trainees Representative (East)

  • Dr Lindsay Graham - Trainees Representative (West)

  • Dr James Logie - Audit Representative

  • Dr Kevin Scott - Microbiology Representative

  • Mrs Lauren Hennessy - Immunology Representative

  • Dr Bernie Croal - Royal College of Pathologists Representative

  • Dr Joy Johnstone - Member for Tayside & Fife

  • Dr Angela Ballantyne - Member for Tayside & Fife

  • Miss Amy Frank - Member for Greater Glasgow & Clyde

  • Dr Alana Burns - Member for Greater Glasgow & Clyde

  • Dr Christopher Pitt - Member for Lanarkhsire, Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire & Arran

  • Emma Ritchie - Member for Grampian & Highlands

  • Mr Neil Squires - Member for Lothian, Forth Valley & Borders

 

The John King Fund

John (Ian) King, Clinical Biochemist and author of Practical Clinical Enzymology (1965) was appointed Top Grade Biochemist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1969. His fundamental work on the human cholinesterases gained him a PhD in 1974 and he remained at Glasgow Royal Infirmary until his death in 1978. In 1980, the Scottish Region of the Association of Clinical biochemists established the John King Award in his memory. Initially it was envisaged that a chess "king" trophy would be awarded each year to the junior member presenting the best paper at a Regional Scientific meeting for five years. The effect of the award was an immediate improvement in the standard papers presented and the Regional Committee agreed to continue making the award.

Eligibility

Members of ACB Scotland who are in training, i.e. working towards FRCPath, are eligible for the award.

About the award

The competition is held in a session of one scientific meeting each year, and the award is made to the trainee making the best presentation in that session. The award is currently a replica chess piece and a sum of money to go towards attendance at an educational/scientific meeting.

How to apply

To enter, trainees should respond to the appropriate invitation issued before the relevant scientific meeting.