The Chief Scientific Officer’s 2015 annual event #HCS15 Healthcare Science – Making it Happen was held in central London on 16 & 17 March 2015. The two-day event for the leaders and rising stars of the healthcare science profession heard from senior figures in healthcare policy and cutting-edge science sharing knowledge, skills and wisdom, helping individual scientists to shape new models of care and improve integration by breaking down silos.
During this event, Prof Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, hosted an awards ceremony to celebrate Healthcare Science over the past year. Individuals and teams were nominated for a number of awards which included Healthcare Scientist of the year, Rising Star awards, Healthcare Ambassador of the Year and awards for Patient involvement, workforce innovation and service innovation.
The committee for the Science4u, Schools Science conference, in which the Imperial Microbiology Department Laboratory Manager, Manfred Almeida, is involved, was awarded the Science Ambassador of the Year award.
The Science4u, Schools science conference is an annual one day event for students in school years 9 to 11 and aims to inspire students to study science, demonstrate the importance of science in health and everyday life and showcase some of the exciting and rewarding careers open to those who study science.
Manfred spoke of his pride at winning the award saying “many Imperial Pathology staff have helped in the organisation, interactive stands, poster presentations and background work to the Schools Science Conference that I am on the committee for, so Congratulations and well done to all Organising Group members past and present, all the volunteers and all others associated with the conference who help make it the success it is”
2015 will be the 12th Annual conference that Science4u have held. For further information see http://science4u.info/