Allan is the lead biomedical scientist for cellular pathology in NHS Lanarkshire. He has been the Scottish Pathology Network Manager for four years and has managed the Scottish Cervical Cytology Consortium for ten years. In 2015, the Royal College of Pathologists recognised Allan’s 40 years involvement in cervical screening with an honorary fellowship.
Having joined the IBMS in 1981, Allan became a Fellow in 1990 and earned Chartered Scientist status in 2010. He has been a member of the Institute’s Cytopathology Advisory Panel since 2000, acting as Chair from 2002-2008. Since 2001 he has had responsibility for designing the cytopathology programme at IBMS Congress, and delivered talks at each one since 2003. In 2013, Allan was elected to the IBMS Council as a National Council Member
Steve Bates has been the CEO of the UK Bioindustry Association since 2012. He currently chairs the International Council of Biotech Associations and has been a Board member of Europabio since 2015. Steve is the visible face of the vibrant UK life sciences industry to government and media.
He sits on the UK’s Life Sciences Council and Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Implementation Board. Steve has championed with government effective industrial incentives like the Biomedical Cataylst which have crowded-in private sector investment into UK SMES.
He has forged links for the sector across the USA, Europe and in China. In his time at the BIA Steve has developed new member groups focused on cell and gene therapy, genomics and engineered biology.
A strong advocate of partnership working, Steve champions sector collaboration with research charities and academia. Proud to lead an organisation with a diverse Board with over 40% female representation, Steve is committed to next generation talent and developing the skills needed for the sector to flourish.
Before the BIA, Steve worked for Genzyme and as an advisor to the UK Government of Tony Blair. He was made OBE for services to innovation in 2017.
I am an experienced transformation lead, with a clinical background and a track record of implementing complex and large-scale change at both strategic and tactical levels. My key strengths include: translating complex policy into major service improvement programmes for implementation at national, regional and local levels; delivering productive clinical, staff and partner engagement strategies to facilitate senior-level buy-in and effective programme delivery; facilitating effective senior level relationships & partnership/network arrangements within organisations as well as across health and care economies and leading genuine and meaningful participation for people living with long term conditions, their carers and their communities.
Following qualification as a Registered Nurse with the Dudley Group of Hospitals, I undertook various clinical roles including; a Transplant Co-ordinator at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, supporting families, theatre teams and ITU staff for both retrieval and transplantation, ITU nurse at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Renal Nurse at Royal Sussex County Hospital and a Staff Nurse on a medical ward for people with Diabetes at Russell's Hall Hospital, Dudley. Currently a Return to Practice Student.
Doris-Ann Williams has been Chief Executive of BIVDA since October 2001. BIVDA is the UK national industry association representing over 120 IVD manufacturers and distributors active in the UK market. BIVDA is a National Association member of MedTech Europe.
Doris-Ann has spent her entire career in the human in vitro diagnostics industry. Prior to joining BIVDA she held a variety of roles; initially in R&D at Amersham International/Amerlite Diagnostics Ltd and subsequently in commercial roles internationally for Becton Dickinson, ICN and Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics.
Doris-Ann also works closely with other global IVD industry associations and in the UK as part of Life Sciences UK. She was awarded an MBE in January 2011 and was recognised as a Friend of the Royal College of Pathologists in November 2012 and also as Friend of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine in July 2015.
She is currently a Vice-President of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee. She is also an active member of a number of Government and NHS steering groups & boards including the NHS England AMR Diagnostics Programme Board and is on the Longitude Prize Panel. Doris-Ann is on the steering boards of a number of AHSNs and actively supports the NIHR MICs focussed on IVDS and is proud to be a Trustee of UK NEQAS.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care
Lord Bethell of Romford was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 9 March 2020. He was previously a Government Whip (Lord in Waiting) from July 2019 to March 2020.
Worked for many years in Infectious Diseases, specialising in Virology with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Experienced business development manager and Market Access in UK within the IVD industry. Skilled in Medical Devices, CE marking, assay development, manufacturing, Virology, and diagnostics.
Strong scientific professional with a PhD focused in Medicine (Virology) from University College London. Currently in Clinical marketing with focus on the use of laboratory and point of care devices, for infectious diseases and SEPSIS.
Coming from a scientific background (chemistry) with a PhD thesis in a molecular biology focused field from the University of Münster, Germany, my work live has been centered around the healthcare industry. For now 10 years in various marketing and product management roles in the Point-of-Care industry (Alere, Abbott and Quidel). Currently I am responsible for Quidel marketing activities in the EMEA region.
Experienced Product Specialist in Infectious Diseases with a demonstrated history of
working with the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Medical Devices,
Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostics, IVD External Quality Assessment (EQA),
IVD Internal Quality Controls and Protocols, Business development and Customer
Strong scientific professional with a Bachelor of science (BSc) (Hons) focused in
Biomedical Sciences from Edinburgh Napier University.