Biomedical Science Day 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wednesday 19 July marks Biomedical Science Day 2018, which in fact coincides with the 136th birthday of Albert Norman. For those of you that may not know, Albert Norman is one of the founders of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), formerly known as the Pathological and Bacteriological Laboratory Assistants Association, which represents biomedical scientists across the UK whilst ensuring standards of practice are high throughout the industry.

What is Biomedical Science Day?

The aim of Biomedical Science Day is to raise awareness of the importance of biomedical science and promote the role it plays across the healthcare industry. Covering many departments, including research, medicine and forensics; biomedical science really is a huge factor in protecting and caring for the UK’s society.

What is this year’s theme?

This year the theme is ‘at the heart of healthcare’, which focuses on promoting the work of our biomedical scientists. Trained in biology, biomedical scientists play a huge part throughout our lives; starting with the heel prick blood test when we are born through to identifying, treating and curing infections and diseases.

How can I get involved?

The IBMS is also hosting a ‘biomedical bake-off competition’; they are looking for the best Biomedical Science Day themed biscuits, cakes and bakes. Make sure you post your photos on social media and use #AtTheHeartOfHealthcare in your post to show support.

Why not celebrate the day with a new job? Check out our variety of roles across the UK here.