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Start of the subscription year

Hi all

Today (Sunday 1st October), I have run the module that resets AQMLM membership status. 

All full members, except those who have recently renewed or joined for the new year (1st October 2017 - 30th September 2018), are now reset as website account holders.

If you wish to renew, please do so as soon as possible to maintain your member benefits. 

Ready for IBMS Congress?


We are nearly ready for the Congress!  Our stand (R6) will be set up Sunday morning and will open with the rest of the Exhibition first thing Monday.  

We will have our usual promotional items and chocolates to attract people to the stand.  As well as the usual daily champagne draw we are having another for anyone agreeing to sign up as a full member during the Congress.  The winner will get free membership and free attendance at a meeting of their choice!


Hope to see you there!


Change of date for next Seminar

Important change of meeting date!

My apologies, but for operational reasons we have had to change the date of the "Quality Management of New Technologies" Seminar on 12th September, 2017 to Thursday, 19th October 2017.  Details are on the Forthcoming Events page.

The date for the December Workshop is unchanged.

Kind regards,



Errors & Incidents Workshop


We've opened registration for this - please see details on the Forthcoming Events page.

For the afternoon group discussions, we would like attendees to bring some real-life incidents for groups to work on.  The categories of incident are: 

1. pre-analytical,
2. analytical, reagents, instruments,
3. IT,
4. reporting,
5. EQA,
6. accommodation, environment, storage & retention of samples

Publication of the new EU IVD Regulation

Hi all

Exciting news!  The new IVD Regulation, replacing the old IVD Directive, has just been published!

of 5 April 2017 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices and repealing
Directive 98/79/EC and Commission Decision 2010/227/EU

AQMLM bursaries for members attending IBMS Congress 2017

Dear all

AQMLM is offering up to five £100 bursaries to assist AQMLM full members attending the 2017 IBMS Congress and presenting a poster on Quality Management.

The requirements for this offer are as follows:

Material for the 14th March Training & Competency Workshop

Hi all

I've just posted the provisional programme for the 14th March Workshop on the Forthcoming Events page.

In the afternoon, we intend to have group discussions on the assessment & recording of technical, clinical and managerial competency.

We would like to invite attendees to submit material - ideas, documents, experiences good & not so good etc, that might form the basis of these sessions.  

Season's Greetings!

Dear all,

On behalf of our Honorary President & fellow Directors, I would like to extend to all members and account holders our best wishes for a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!  

Perhaps if you get some time over the holiday, you might log in to your account and update your profile - especially your email address, as this is the main means we use to contact you.

Remember that AQMLM is your organisation.  If there is anything you would like us to do to improve and extend benefits to our members, please let us know!

Kind regards,

Events for next year


Another year has come to an end, and I think I can say that our events have once again been a success.

I have just updated the Forthcoming Events page with next year's fees and discount system (they haven't changed).  You may now pre-register for any of our four events if you wish, or apply for the multiple meeting registration discount system.



UKAS Lessons Learnt So Far Seminar 6th September

Hi all

I've sent a mass email about this already, but thought I'd add some more detail in a blog.

At this event, we are hoping to pull together experience from a wide range of laboratories, so as to assess where we are with preparations for and issues during and post assessment.  

There will be some formal presentations and, hopefully, some short communications from attendees, but everyone should come with heir own notes, tips and tricks which will help others who are yet to have their assessment visits.

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