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.
The programme for LabCon Ireland 2019 is now available. The programme includes a plenary session on Friday morning 5th April, an extensive academic programme on Friday afternoon and the MLSA AGM on Saturday morning 6th April at 11am. Attendance at the AGM is free for all members. Click here to download the full LabCon programme.
Biopics for the Nominees for the Executive Committee election are now up under the Members' Area.
Booking is now open for LabCon 2019, which will take place on 5th & 6th April 2019 in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny. Click here to go directly to the booking page. A full day academic programme is scheduled for Friday 5th April, followed by a gala dinner. The MLSA AGM will take place on Saturday 6th April at 11am and all MLSA members are encouraged to attend.
CORU has published the Medical Scientists' Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Bye-Law 2019 (Statutory Instrument No,.46 of 2019). The code specifies the standards of ethics, conduct and performance expected of registered medical scienitsts. The full document.is available on the Agent Resources and Information section in the Members' Area of the website.
The MLSA has been notified by Ginny Hanrahan, CORU CEO and Registrar, thar the Medical Scientists' Registration Board will open on 31st March 2019. For further inforamtion, read the full letter from CORU here.
Nominations are sought from MLSA members for the MLSA Executive Committee. There are six vacancies on the committee for the two year term from 2019-2021. The nomination form is available here and the closing date for receipt of nominations is 1st March 2019.