The MLSA AGM will be held in the Ashling Hotel Dublin on Saturday 4th April 2020 at 11am. Executive Committee nomination forms and AGM motions forms are now available in the MLSA AGM 2020 section of the Members’ Area of the website. The closing date for return of forms to MLSA Head Office is Friday 6th March.
Applications are invited for the Cyril Keogh Academic Bursary awards for 2020. Application forms with the bursary rules are available in the Cyril Keogh Bursary section of the Members’ Area of the website. The closing date for receipt of applications to MLSA Head Office is Friday 6th March.
The HSE has issued an Adverse Weather (Red Weather Events) Policy. The policy should be read in conjuntion with the HSE Severe Weather Planning Guidance for HSE Services, which should be in use in all laboratories to plan in advance for severe weather events.
The Medical Scientists' Registration Board has published two documents on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements for medical scientists. The documents and a link to a consultation survey can be accessed here and the closing date for feedback is 18th August 2019.
A message today from Kevin O'Boyle, MLSA Executive Committee Chairperson, regarding guidelines to members during any industrial action by SIPTU support staff, is available in the Members' Area under Member Updates.
The MLSA has issued an update to members regarding SIPTU support staff industrial action. The update can be accessed by members in the Member Update section of the Members' Area of the website.
THe MLSA has issued advice to its agents regarding the proposed industrial action by SIPTU support staff, including laboratory aides. The advice can be accessed by members in the MLSA Agents section of the Members' Area of the website under Agent Resources and Information.
At the first meeting of the 2019-2020 MLSA Executive Committee on Friday 17th May the following Executive Committee Officers were elected:
Chairperson: Kevin O'Boyle, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
Vice Chairperson: Norbert Clarke, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St.
Honorary Treasurer: Pat Naughton, Mercy University Hospital, Cork
Honorary Secretary: Tom Hesketh, Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar
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The MLSA 2019 AGM was held in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on 6th April 2019 as part of LabCon2019. The results of the Executive Committee election, Cyril Keogh bursary award and the AGM motions' debate are now available in the members' area of the website. It was great to meet so many members over the course of the LabCon weekend.
The MLSA and ACSLM issued a joint press release on 3rd April 2019 in advance of LabCon 2019. Click here for the full press release.