Clinical Microbiologists work between the lab, the desk and the patient bedside to oversee the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection. For those interested in finding out more about clinical microbiologists click here. If you are considering it as a career, and would like to know more about higher specialist training in clinical microbiology in Ireland, please click here.
About the ISCM
The ISCM was formed in 1974 by medically qualified microbiologists in clinical practice in Ireland on both sides of the border. It is recognised as a charity (CHY 13640) and uses its funds to promote the educational and professional activities of the Society.
Academic meetings are currently held twice a year in Spring and Autumn. On occasions these are held jointly with other societies both in Ireland and Britain. The Society is one of the affiliated societies of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. The Society also represents and promotes the views of its members in a wide variety of fora such as the HSE, the Department of Health and Children, HPSC and a variety of British bodies such as the British Infection Association. A list of the committees and the members who work in them is here: ISCM Committee Members
A council of the society consisting of 3 ordinary members and 3 office bearers: President, Secretary/Treasurer and Meeting Secretary, administers the functions of the society.
How to Join
Membership is open to all Consultants and Trainees in Clinical Microbiology working in, or from Ireland. Potential members must be proposed by two current members. The candidate is either accepted or rejected during the Business Meeting which occurs at every meeting of the ISCM.
Please see the Contacts page to contact members of the society.
Applications for the Bursary have now closed and grants have been offered to successful applicants. Final awards will be announced at the Spring Meeting.