An investment in learning and development exactly sums up the IBMS Congress, which returns to the International Convention Centre in Birmingham later this month (24–27 September). Change is happening in pathology at a pace not previously encountered, and many biomedical scientists are extending their knowledge and skills beyond their own specialty as services and departments merge and technologies are shared across disciplines.
This is a challenge for those needing to broaden their skills and knowledge, and also for those who are now faced with developing and delivering a programme of retraining to already experienced scientists. This is where Congress ticks so many boxes. Over four days there will be approximately 300 lectures across 12 different subjects and specialties. This is biomedical science like nowhere else.