Ian Ward 2011 Winners


Congratulations to Phil Monaghan who won First Prize, and Ed Hinchcliff who came second in this year's Ian Ward Members Papers Meeting held at Royal Bolton Hospital, Jan 13th 2011.

Congratulations also go to Natalie Hunt, Felicity Stokes, Adrian Miller, Phil Monaghan, and Dan Turnock who recieved their completion of training certificates.

Copies of the presentations will be posted in the Members Area shorlty.


Big Bang 2011

The Big Bang Fair is an annual event designed to attract, enlighten and educate the budding Scientists of the future (a bit like NPW but on a MUCH larger and wider-ranging scale, with better freebies!) and, like at this year's event, we have been asked to help man the stand fronted by The Science Council (in collaboration with ourselves (ACB), IBMS etc.).

For those unfamiliar with Big Bang, a whole host of companies and organisations put on stands and interactive workshops (e.g. Eon, BAE Sytems, Shell, NHS etc etc), celebrities from "Brainiac" and "Bang Goes the Theory" make an appearance and it really is a great event. A highlight of this year's fair was a workshop involving building blocks made of chocolate! For our part, we have a "Discovery Timeline" that pretty much does what it says on the tin...it's a dateline showing prominent discoveries in healthcare (Jenner's vaccine, Fleming and penicillin etc) and students are taken through it (by us). Next year's stand is meant to be even more interactive with laptops and the like, so it should be good for us as well as the students.

Big Bang 2011 is to be held at the ExCel Centre in London from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th of March (9-5 Thursday and Friday, 10-5 Saturday). As the event is fully supported by the ACB, you should be able to take the day as study leave (but confirm this with your Supervisor) and you may even be able to claim travel expenses back (I'll double check that last bit with our Treasurer).

Anyway, if you'd like to volunteer and get involved, please get in touch by emai with Adrian Miller (ACB Handbook)l ASAP.

Ian Ward Papers Meeting 2011

The next ACB North West Regional Scientific Meeting will be held on Thursday 13th January 2011 at the Education Centre, Bolton Royal Infirmary.

The meeting will be the Ian Ward Members' Papers Competition.

Can anyone wishing to enter a presentation please submit a title and abstract by e-mail to Suzannah Phillips at RLI (see the handbook)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">.

The final programme can be downloaded from here:




We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  Maps are shown below.


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National Pathology Week 2010

It's National Pathology Week 2010!

National Pathology Week (NPW) is organised by the Royal College of Pathologists and is sponsored by Siemens.

NPW 2010 will run from 1–7 November. This year's theme is mothers and babies incorporating the new strapline:

Come back soon to hear more about NPW 2010 events happending across the region.

For more information, visit:  http://www.nationalpathologyweek.org/



ACB NW Audit Meeting Oct 2010

ACB NW Regional Scientific Meeting 2010 at Birchwood Conference Centre:   "Regional Audit Presentations"

The meeting will be held at Birchwwod Conference Centre, in the Meeting Room on the afternoon of Tuesday, 12th October 2010.

The meeting will a day of audit preentations and posters from biochemists from across the region.

If you wish to attend, please contact Suzannah Phillips by Oct 6th , and indcate whether or not you would like to attend the buffet lunch as well.

The schedule for the day can be found here: Meeting Schedule.

A map can be found here: Birchwood PDF


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