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Secure your free place at our 2016 Annual Conference with a BBTS Bursary

The BBTS Bursary (formerly known as the Junior Bursary) allows those working in transfusion at AFC Band 6 or below (or the equivalent) to experience the BBTS Annual Conference all expenses paid!

Each year the British Blood Transfusion Society is delighted to offer a limited number of junior transfusion staff the opportunity to attend our Annual Conference, free of charge, as BBTS Bursaries.  

That’s three days of learning, discussion and networking with the leading minds in Transfusion Science and you don’t have to pay a penny.  The conference will help you to gain knowledge, develop understanding and contribute to your CPD with credits available throughout the entire programme.  We’ll even throw in accommodation for up to three nights and £100 towards travel expenses to help with additional costs.

This year’s conference will take place in Harrogate from 21st – 23rd September

The programme is sure to be as impressive as ever with highlights including:

Special Interest Group Sessions
Award Lectures
Previous speakers include Prof Martin Olsson, Sweden, Prof Neil Avent, Plymouth University, Dr Ashley Toye, NHSBT Cambridge and Prof Ben Van Hout, Sheffield University
Plenary Lectures
Simultaneous Sessions

As part of the package you will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner hosted by the BBTS President.  Here you’ll receive a delicious 4-course meal followed by the awards ceremony acknowledging those who have made ground breaking contributions to the field of transfusion throughout their careers.  These inspiring minds will be hanging around for the party afterwards so feel free to seek them out for a quick chat.

Sounds good?  

It really is a great opportunity to attend the leading transfusion conference in the UK. It’s easy to apply, but places are limited and the competition is high.  Simply complete a short application form, write a brief statement telling us how you think you would benefit from the bursary and ask your employer to do the same.  

Deadline for applications is 2nd June 2016 

Forms can be downloaded from the What We Do section of our website.

Who can apply?

Trainee Biomedical Scientist [BMS] or BMS1 (Band 6 and below) | Medical Laboratory Assistants [MLA] | Grade A Clinician Scientists | Junior Nursing & Training Medical grades

If you have any queries regarding BBTS Bursaries please contact the BBTS office on 0161 232 7999 or email

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