MIMLS President Visits the IBMS
Posted on Sep 10, 2018 by admin@MIMLS
MIMLS PRESIDENT VISITS THE INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (IBMS)
President of MIMLS, Ms Faridah Robiah Ismail visited the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), London, United Kingdom on 18 July 2018 (Wednesday). She was greeted by Ms Jill Rodney, Chief Executive of IBMS and Ms Lynda Rigby, Executive Head of Marketing and Membership at IBMS.
The purpose of this visit is to further strengthen the cooperation between MIMLS and IBMS. During her visit, Ms Faridah and IBMS discussed on potential collaboration between MIMLS and IBMS for professional development in the future.
In 2016, British Association for Cytopathology President and IBMS Council Member Mr Allan Wilson visited Malaysia and presented a talk on "Careers in Biomedical Science", a seminar organised by MIMLS in collaboration with IBMS.
Founded as the Pathological and Bacteriological Laboratory Assistants’ Association (PBLAA) in 1912, the association's name was changed to Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology (IMLT) in the mid-1940s and later renamed to Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (IMLS). Over the following decades, the membership of the IMLS broadened to include academia, research and teaching, veterinarypathology, and pharmaceutical research. This led to a final change in name in January 1994, when the IMLS became the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
IBMS is the largest professional body for scientists in pathology and laboratory medicine in the United Kingdom. IBMS currently represents over 20,000 members, the majority of whom are biomedical scientists. It has a strong presence in education provision and is an approved education provider for the Health Professions Council (HPC), a regulatory body for health professionals in the UK. IBMS awards the Certificate of Competence, the gateway qualification to HPC registration and a career as a biomedical scientist, as well as providing a portfolio of professional training and educational qualifications covering all levels of professional practice that enable biomedical scientists to enhance their careers. Furthermore, IBMS enjoys Licensed Member Body status conferred by the Science Council in the UK, enabling it to award Chartered Scientist (CSci) designation to appropriately qualified and experienced members.