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

Events in 2019

12th September Seminar Link

| 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 & 2019!


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 be able to register for up to four meetings during 2019 - 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 & 2019!

To apply for this discount system, please sign into your account and then go here, 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.   

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.

2019 Meeting Dates and Proposed Topics for your Diaries!

Thursday 12th September 2019 - "There's More to Quality Management than Accreditation!"

Monday 16th December 2019 - "Quality Management of Logistics"

Thursday 12th September 2019 - "There's More to Quality Management than Accreditation" - REGISTER BELOW

This Seminar will discuss the Value proposition concept and how it applies to laboratory medicine from the point of view of laboratories, the diagnostic industry and the patient

This event is listed on the IBMS website for professional and scientific events, training courses and CPD approved activities here, and has been approved by the RCPath for CPD credits.  A flyer for this event for your noticeboard may be downloaded here

Confirmed Programme

09:00 - Arrival & Registration
09:50 - Introduction to the day - Jonathan Middle (AQMLM)
10:00 - History of the Value Proposition Concept - Jonathan Middle (AQMLM)
10:40 - Overview of Value in Laboratory Medicine - Chris Price (Oxford University)
11:20 - short break
11:40 - The Value of Accreditation - John Ringrow (UKAS)
12:20 – lunch
13:20 - The IFCC Task Force: Impact of Laboratory Medicine on Clinical Management &  Outcomes (TF-ICO) - Mike Hallworth (IFCC)
14:00 - The Value of 'Lab Tests On Line' - Danielle Freedman (Luton & Dunstable Hospital)
14:40 - Value of the Diagnostic Industry - BIVDA speaker
15:30 – tea
15:50 - The Patient's Perspective - Ian Watson (Aintree)
16:30 - close & departure

Registration is now open!  You are strongly recommended to register as soon as possible, as numbers are limited and there is considerable interest in this event. 

As of 18.08.19, only 12 places remain, so please do not leave it too late to register!

The blue & green buttons below require account sign inVisitors without accounts should click on the orange button.


  • If you have signed up for this Seminar using the MMRD discount system and paid, you just need to email us with confirmation of your attendance.  
  • If you have credit for a postponed meeting, please email us to confirm your attendance.
  • 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). (Blue button above.)
  • 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). (Green button above.)
  • If you do not have a website account, and just want to attend the meeting, please click here (Orange button above).

Special fees for this meeting only: 

  • £50 for BMS & clinical scientist traineesplease go here
  • £85 for those who wish to attend without becoming AQMLM members - please go here

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

If you are not yet ready to sign up but wish to pre-register, please use the Contact form with the 'Pre-register for a forthcoming event' option.

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

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