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Please find below details of our forthcoming events.   Click on the  'Events Calendar' link to view all events:

Events in 2017

| Venue & Travel | Purchasing Arrangements | Costs | Presentations |

Venue & Travel

Conference Facilities Entrance BioHub Reception

The usual venue for our events is Birmingham Research Park, B15 2SQ.  Link to Google map.  Please sign in at the BioHub Reception, then proceed to the entrance to the Conference facilities. Some parking places may be available but are not guaranteed.  If you do manage to park at the Research Park, you must give your car registration number to BioHub Reception or you may be ticketed by the car park company.  If not, the University Pritchatts Road pay & display car park - satnav B15 2QU - is two minutes walk away.   We recommend that you travel by train, change at New Street Station for the Longbridge or Redditch service and travel two stops to University Station which is five minutes walk from the venue.


The table below shows the charges for the four individual meetings in 2017 and will apply for 2018 as wellThese fees are designed to encourage online or BACS payments by individuals well in advance (with employer re-imbursement) and discourage late payments by employers.  If these arrangements cause you difficulties, please contact us and we will try to help.

The same fees will apply in 2018!


Multiple Meeting Registration Discounts (MMRD)

We are once again providing a substantial benefit for fully paid up AQMLM members paying online or by BACS, whereby up to four persons at the same institution will shortly be able to register for up to four meetings during 2018 - up to 16 places altogether for an average cost of £35.00.  The discounts are shown in the table below:

The same discount structure will apply in 2018!

(Note that this system is not currently available for 2018 but will be shortly.) To apply for this discount system, please sign into your account and then go here when the system becomes available after the December 2017 meeting, read the requirements carefully and submit the form.  (The form response fields will only be visible if you are signed in and are a fully paid up AQMLM member.)  We will process the application and contact the applicant by email with instructions for payment.   14 members have taken advantage of the MMRD system and registered a total of 39 places for the four events in 2017.

Account holder full membership upgrades

All account holder non-members attending our events are upgraded to full member at no extra cost for the remainder of the subscription year.  If the event is after 1st July, membership is extended for the whole of the following subscription year.

Purchasing arrangements

  • Please follow the individual meeting links below (when posted with the Programme and registration opens) for online purchase with a credit card via PayPal (no PayPal account needed)
  • To pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer, please email through the Contact form for instructions.

Copies of Presentations

Please go to the Downloads page for information on how meeting attendees may obtain pdfs of presentations free of charge.  Rules have recently been amended to allow full AQMLM members to access presentations of meeting they did not attend in previous years.

Events in 2017

We have now set the dates and topics for four events in 2017.  Please mark these in your diaries and ensure you take full advantage of our MMRD system described above!  You may pre-register now for any of the 2017 meetings - just use the Contact form.

Tuesday 14th Mar 2017 - Workshop: "Training & Competency"

Tuesday 13th Jun 2017 - Workshop: "Audit of Errors & Incidents"

Thursday 19th Oct 2017 - Seminar:    "Quality Management of New Technologies"

Tuesday 12th Dec 2017   - Seminar:    "Quality Management of Screening Assays"  

Next Event!

AQMLM Seminar : "Quality Management of Screening Assays" 

12th December 2017

Meeting status as of 14:00 Monday, 11th December 2017

Update at 14:00

We have had no cancellations, so the meeting is definitely ON!

Thank you!

Topics & Speakers (as of 21st November 2017)

09:50 "Introduction to the day" Jonathan Middle (Chair AQMLM)

10:00 "Screening Theory & Practice" Jonathan Middle (Chair AQMLM)

10:40 "Organisation & Governance of Newborn Screening in England - How do we Monitor & Manage Quality? - Jim Bonham (Sheffield Children's Hospital)

11:20 Short Break

11:40 "Aligning Screening Standards with ISO 15189" - Delia Geary (UKAS)

12:20 Lunch

13:20 "Genetic Screening" - Graham Fews (Birmingham Women's Hospital)

14:10 "Colorectal Screening" Carole Burtonwood (Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services)

14:50 "EQA of Screening Assays" Finlay MacKenzie (UK NEQAS)

15:40 Tea

16:00 Closing discussion & departure

Registration is now open! (20 places remain as of 02.12.17)

We are not going to apply late fees on this occasion, but please register before 17:00 Friday 8th December 2107!

If you have signed up for this Seminar using the MMRD discount system and you have renewed your subscription for 2017-2018, you need do nothing - you are automatically registered.  If you have not yet renewed your subscription, don’t worry, your place is still reserved, just renew asap.

If you are a fully paid up AQMLM member, please sign into your account and click here to pay the members fee of £50 online with a credit card via PayPal (Paypal account not required).

If you are not a full AQMLM member but have an AQMLM website account, please sign into your account and click here to pay the non-members fee of £75 online with a credit card via PayPal (Paypal account not required).

If you do not have a website account, you will need to create one.  Please go to the Home page and click on the blue ‘create account’ button and follow the instructions there.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer or cheque, please use the Contact form to request instructions.

Dates & proposed topics for events in 2018

Seminar     Tuesday       13th March 2018         "The Value Proposition in Laboratory Medicine"

Workshop  Wednesday  13th June 2018            "The Challenge of Multi-Site Quality Management"

Seminar     Tuesday       11th September 2018   "Change and Risk Management"

Workshop  Wednesday  12th December 2018    "Audit Theory & Practice"

If you have suggestions for future events, please let us know.  Thank you!

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