BSH committee vacancies
Please be aware that Committee vacancies are only open to BSH members.
Position: BSH Member with interest in paediatric haematology
Deadline: Friday 30 March 2018.
The General Haem Task Force of the British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines) requires one new member with interest in paediatric haematology.
The appointments will be for 3 years in the first instance. Applications are requested from consultant haematologists involved in General Haematology and working in a UK hospital that would interested in joining the Task Force.
The Task Force meets 3 times annually at the BSH offices in London. The work of the taskforce is mostly in producing and updating guidelines and addressing other areas of development relevant to the UK. Being part of this group offers an excellent opportunity to help advance a career.
To register your interest please send your CV and covering letter to Rita Gupta, BSH Guidelines Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30 March 2018.
Position: BSH Member with interest in transfusion haematology
Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018
The Transfusion Task Force of the British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines) requires one new member with interest in transfusion haematology.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance. Applications are requested from consultant haematologists involved in Blood Transfusion haematology and working in a UK hospital that would interested in joining the Task Force.
The Task Force meets 4 times annually at the BSH offices in London. The work of the taskforce is mostly in producing and updating guidelines and addressing other areas of development relevant to the UK. Being part of this group offers an excellent opportunity to help advance a career.
To register your interest please send your CV and covering letter to Rita Gupta, BSH Guidelines Project Manager: email@example.com by Monday 30 April 2018.
Projects, consultations and research
Request: BSH Morphology Session - interesting cases
Deadline: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Dr Robin Ireland, Lead Clinician at King's College Hospital and Dr Roger Owen, Consultant Haematology, St James's University Hospital Leeds, have requested for BSH members to send interesting cases for consideration for review at the Morphology Session at the Annual Scientific Meeting, 2pm on 18 April 2018.
The specimen can be peripheral blood, BM aspirate, other fluids eg pleural aspirate, CSF, lymph node biopsies or BM trephines etc.
Only ONE slide is required of each specimen (though you may send more than one specimen relevant to the case eg a PB and a BM slide) together with clinical and further laboratory details and final diagnosis.
The 2018 BSH Morphology session will be hosted electronically via the Leeds Virtual Pathology website with digital images rather than distributing glass slides. This allows us to send out a wider variety of samples eg LN biopsies and trephines as well as making distribution easier.
The session plans to prepare and discuss 8 cases at the meeting and there will be 2 experts.
(The website link will be distributed closer to the meeting)
Members will be advised if their slides have been accepted and will be asked if they (or their SpR) could be available to talk to the case on the day including 3-4 PowerPoint slides with clinical and diagnostic details.
Please mark them "BSH slides 2018 for Roger Owen's attention" or there's a risk that specimen reception at Leeds will book them in as a routine case and he may never see them!
"BSH slides for Roger Owen's attention 2018"
St James's University Hospital
Request: Laboratory testing in myeloma - haematologist questionnaire
Multiple myeloma patients experience significant delays in diagnosis both in primary and secondary care. These delays are associated with poorer survival and increased morbidity.
The Myeloma Early Diagnosis Working Group is exploring a number of ways in which this could be improved. One area of interest is the laboratory, and its interaction with both primary and secondary care physicians. Knowledge about the appropriate diagnostic tests, access to rapid diagnostics and the interaction between the clinicians and laboratory teams when significantly abnormal results are found, are key in reducing diagnostic delays.
This short questionnaire is aimed at haematologists and explores the interaction between the laboratory and primary and secondary care.
Please complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KPJJ2Z7
Survey on collecting quality of life data from people with myeloma
The Haematology Research Team at North Bristol NHS Trust are conducting a survey to find out what quality of life data is currently being collected from myeloma patients in standardised care. The survey consists of up to 35 multiple choice questions and will take a maximum of 15 minutes to complete. The results of this survey will be published to provide a clearer picture of what quality of life tools are used to collect information from people with myeloma, and at which time points. All published data will be made anonymous and summarised across all respondents.
To complete the survey, please click: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FQ6GGPL