2014 ACB North West Region Autumn Audit Meeting

The ACB North West Region Autumn Audit Meeting will be held on Monday the 10th of November at Royal Bolton Hospital.

Please click here for the current programme

Please click here for a map of Royal Bolton Hospital.

Attendance at this meeting is free to all NW ACB members.

Non-NW ACB members are welcome for a fee of £25.

Please notify Sarah Davies by Friday 31st of October if you are planning to attend in order that appropriate catering arrangements can be made.

This meeting has been accredited for up to 3 hours of CPD


2014 Summer Meeting

'Renal Disease and Laboratory Medicine'

The North West ACB Summer Scientific Meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th June at Salford Royal Hospital.

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Utilising the expertise of Salford Royal Hospital as a national renal centre of excellence, we have four high profile speakers scheduled for the meeting:

Professor Donal O'Donoghue, the previous National Clinical Director for Kidney Care, will be summarising the soon to be updated NICE guidelines on CKD and why we should be moving towards the CKD-EPI equation and Cystatin C measurements. Following this, Professor Phil Kalra, Chair of the National Renal Clinical Trials Speciality Group, will review current knowledge and clinical/laboratory failings in the monitoring and management of patients with CKD mineral and bone disorder.

For those who don't know their ANCA from their elbow, Ed O'Riordan will be giving an overview of the often overlooked topic of autoimmune renal disease. Finally Rob Nipah, Chair of the National AKI Working Group, will describe the clinical management of AKI and provide a clinician's perspective on requirements of effective AKI laboratory alert systems.

This promises to be a very topical and informative meeting, and as usual is completely free! Please notify me by Friday 30th May if you are planning to attend by direct reply to Ed Hinchliffe (address in handbook) to ensure appropriate catering arrangements can be made.

A Special General Meeting (SGM) will follow the summer scientific meeting to discuss the following:

1) To ratify the ACB name change for the North West Region to "The Association for Clinical Bicohemistry & Laboratory Medicine"

2) To discuss and amend the current North West Association Rules

This meeting has been accredited for up to 3 CPD points (RCPath)

To register for this free meeting please email Ed Hinchcliffe by Friday 30th May

Spring 2014 Ian Ward Meeting


The annual North West ACB Ian Ward Members Papers Meeting & AGM will be held on the afternoon of Monday 3rd March at The Education Centre, Warrington Hospital.  This meeting commemorates the memory of Ian Ward. To find out more about the history of this meeting please see here. 


A copy of the meeting programme can be found here.


Traditionally the highlight of our regional meetings calendar, this meeting showcases research and development activities and interesting case presentations from throughout the region in all laboratory medicine disciplines. The two best presentations on the day determined by our judging panel will also receive a prize.  A copy of the competition rules and guidelines can be found here 


If you are planning to attend the meeting please can you e-mail Ed Hinchcliffe at Salford Royal (address in the ACB phone book) no later than Friday February 21st so that appropriate rooms and catering arrangements can be booked in advance.



NW ACP and RCPath Scientific Meeting- November 2013

A  Joint Scientific Conference will be hosted by the North West Branch of the ACP and RCPath NW Regional Council on 5th November 2013, at the Foresight Centre, Liverpool.

 This is a whole day meeting 9.30 to 16.00 hours (Registration at 9.00am) with updates and current topics covering various pathology specialties.

Attendance is free of charge and Lunch will be included. Approval for CPD will be requested.

Please seen the attached flyer for registration details.



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