Ninewells staff are celebrating Biomedical Science Day with an interactive event tomorrow.
Biomedical science staff won a Biomedical Science Day Activity Fund from the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) to host their event, which will take place in the blue promenade area of the medical school on Thursday 20 June.
Staff from haematology, biochemistry, histopathology and microbiology biomedical scientists will be available at the event to chat about their role and visitors will be able to take part in some small experiments.
NHS Tayside training manager Sharon Young said, “Biomedical Science Day is a great opportunity for us to build relationships with our colleagues, patients and public. By opening the doors to the laboratory, we can help everybody understand the vital role of biomedical science in healthcare.”
Biomedical Science Day is a national event organised by IBMS, the professional body for biomedical scientists and laboratory support staff. The awareness day aims to inform the public and empower patients by telling them about practices in biomedical science, strengthen interdisciplinary team work and communication in hospitals and celebrate a profession that is at the heart of healthcare.
In its third year, Biomedical Science Day has gained significant popularity amongst biomedical laboratory staff across the UK, with hundreds of laboratories opening their doors or organising events in their local hospital or school.