Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2 2024020


Professional Development Zone

Setting the standards for professional scientists, for a better future for all

The Professional Development Zone provides delegates with an opportunity to engage with professional bodies from the full range of science-based disciplines either on their stands or through a variety of workshops running throughout the day.

More details on the Professional Development Zone coming soon.

RSciTech (Registered Science Technician), RSci (Registered Scientist), CSci (Chartered Scientist), CSciTeach (Chartered Science Teacher)


Professional Development Masterclasses

Conference Suite 3A - Sustainability Masterclasses
Time MasterClass
10:30 - 10:50

Determining product sustainability with sustainability attributes

Lucy Moore, Sustainability Manager at Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS)
11:00 - 11:30

Impacting change in supply chains for sustainability gains

Chris Neasham, Associate Director of Procurement - Almac Sciences
11:45 - 12:30

Lab sustainable practices, being better!

Lee Hibbett, Technical Manager within the School of Pharmacy University of Nottingham
14:00 - 15:00

Biobanking sustainability - recent research around the sustainability/good practice of biobanking

Matt Graham, Research Assistant in the Department for Global Health & Social Medicine
15:00 - 15:30

Sustainability Q&A Panel

Gallery 1
Time MasterClass
09:45 - 10:30

Benefits of professional body membership

Catherine Perry, RSciTech, MRSC, Professional Registration Specialist, Royal Society of Chemistry
12:45 - 13:30

Professional recognition through registration

Catherine Perry, RSciTech, MRSC, Professional Registration Specialist, Royal Society of Chemistry
13:45 - 14:30

Employing an Apprentice in a Technical Role - Some Practical Tips

Caleb Wright Deputy Director, NTDC & Karen Bailey-Smith, Technical Development, Modernisation and Innovation Manager, Sheffield Hallam University
15:00 - 15:45

Career pathways for technicians

Catherine Perry, RSciTech, MRSC, Professional Registration Specialist, Royal Society of Chemistry

Gallery 2
Time MasterClass
09:45 - 10:30

CPD opportunities beyond the lab and the benefits of professional registration.

Sheri Scott Csci, FIBMS, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, Nottingham Trent University
13:45 - 14:30

How to Manage Your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Dr Michelle Jackson, Head of Technical Operations, University of Manchester


Professional Development Zone

GAMBICA is the leading UK Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation, and Laboratory Technology. Through insightful guidance and influential advocacy, they empower members to expand their knowledge, exert their influence and engage with their community.  

Operating as a cohesive community, GAMBICA fosters knowledge exchange, shapes industry opinion and elevates sector visibility. GAMBICA delivers exclusive market reports and forecasts, facilitating strategic planning for members. By promoting industry presence through exhibitions and events, GAMBICA catalyses business development and propels sector growth.

With over 21,000 members in 74 countries, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the leading professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of biomedical science.  

For over 100 years we have been dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science within all aspects of healthcare, and to providing the highest standards of service to patients and the public.

The Institute of Science & Technology (IST) is the professional body for the technical workforce, and has been providing support for technical staff, specialists and managers working in the creative, digital, engineering and science technologies for over 75 years. The IST is able to award to a number of professional registers including those that can accredit roles science, engineering, creative technologies and AI.

The National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) collaborates with 45+ universities in the UK and Australia, aiming to advance technician development in higher education and industry. It offers tailored training, resources, events and support for technicians, focusing on professional growth through continuous learning and career advancement. The NTDC Technician Survey gathers comprehensive data on technical workforce skills, career goals, and development needs, tailored to support strategic workforce planning and skill utilisation. HEaTED, its training division, offers specialized CPD courses and networking for technical professionals, covering diverse topics online and onsite with member discounts.

Whether studying the chemistry of life, or developing the advanced science behind modern technology, chemical scientists use their expertise to improve our health, our environment and our daily lives. We connect scientists with each other and society as a whole, so they can do their best work and make discoveries and innovation happen. We publish new research. We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities. We bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. And we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.
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