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The ACB runs a wide range of CPD accredited meetings and courses for the benefit of our members. These range from large national conferences run by the ACB National Meetings Committee to small 1 day single topic meetings run by the local regional committees, all of which are geared towards spreading and improving scientific knowledge within the profession. The Education Committee also run a number of training courses aimed at both pre-registration trainees and those members looking to progress towards managerial positions. A brief overview of the types of meetings & events run by the ACB can be found below and information on upcoming ACB meetings & events, and non-ACB meetings that might be interest, can be found under the 'Quick Links' section on the left hand side of this page.

Focus - The multi-day Focus conference is the primary ACB meeting of the year and is held at a different conference venue each year. Containing a packed scientific programme, a training day for trainees in laboratory medicine, the Annual General Meetings for both the ACB and FCS and an exciting social programme Focus is an event that no ACB member should miss out on. For more information visit

Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM) - Co-organised with the 'The Dark Report' FiLM is an essential meeting for all senior laboratory professionals. With a programme encorporating internationaly renown speakers, national experts, panel discussions and debates FiLM seeks to address the issues affecting those at the very top of the profession.

Spotlight - These one day meetings focus on exciting current topics that are of particular interest and importance to the profession and are jointly run by the ACB Scientific and Clinical Practice sections.
To see the full list of upcoming Spotlight and other National meetings please see the National Meetings page.
To access documents and presentations from previous Spotlight meetings please login to the website and you will be directed to the presentations from the Members Welcome page.

Regional Scientific Meetings - Organised locally each regional committee hosts 1-3 scientific meetings per year on a wide range of topics and are of particulate significance to junior members of the profession who are looking to advance their knowledge with a limited education budget.

Training Courses - The Education Committee run residential training courses that are an essential training supplement for all trainees.

Management & Leadership Course - The Education Committee run a biennial intensive management course geared towards all Clinical Scientists wishing to progress to consultancy grade level.

Updated 1 March 2018

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