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

Remaining event in 2019 | Proposed events in 2020

| 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 individual meetingsThese fees are designed to encourage online or BACS payments by individuals well in advance and discourage late payments by employers.  If these arrangements cause you difficulties, please contact us and we will try to help.

These fees apply from 2017 onwards


Multiple Meeting Registration Discounts (MMRD)

For 2020, 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 can register for up to four meetings during 2020 - up to 16 places altogether for an average cost of £35.00.  The discounts are shown in the table below:

This MMRD structure applies from 2017 onwards!

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 Final Meeting Date and Topic

Monday 16th December 2019 - Workshop - "Quality Management of Logistics" - now postponed to 6th April 2020 - see below

This multi-disciplinary, interactive Workshop will focus on the quality management of all aspects of clinical laboratory logistical support.  The day will be divided into approximately half hour sessions.  Attendees will work in groups, discussing their approach to a variety of topics (see below).

Likely topic areas:

  • Contracts, service level agreements
  • Equipment  - purchasing, maintenance, monitoring of performance, replacement
  • Sample collection, packaging, transport, monitoring temperature, maintaining integrity
  • Reagent supply, stock management, temperature, storage, lot to lot variation
  • In-house assays; referrals
  • IQC & EQA - selection of services; use of samples
  • IT system selection, support & management; data storage, integrity, archiving
  • Accreditation - preparing for assessment & surveillance visits; extensions to scope

29th November 2019 : We regret that we did not achieve a viable number of registrants for this event, which will now be held at the first of our dates for next year - 6th April 2020 (see below).  Those who have registered or pre-registered will receive individual emails today.

Dates and Proposed Topics for 2020 (as of 29.11.19)

These will be multidisciplinary Workshops addressing topics of broad interest.  The dates below are confirmed, but the topics may change according to your suggestions and feedback!

Please put these in your diary now!

  • Monday, 6th April 2020 - "Quality Management of Logisitics" - see above - postponed from 16.12.19

  • Tuesday, 9th June 2020 - "How to develop effective networks"

  • Wednesday, 16th September 2020 - "How to extend your scope of accreditation"

  • Tuesday, 8th December 2020 - "How to add value for the patient"

You may express interest / pre-register now using the Contact form.  Formal registration for individual events or for the MMRD system will open in the New Year.

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

Events Calendar


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