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Dear EPBS member

This year we celebrate the 20thanniversary of EPBS and so much was achieved during these short but very intensive years, the first output was that we learned how to work as a European team.

1999 was a landmark, the first moment when European Biomedical Scientists start constructing the European identity for our Profession, having a voice in Europe!  

In 2001 we start projecting the future, the Student Forum was created and its first meeting happened in Dublin in 2002. Our future professionals have a very significant role in our development, activity and preparing the future. Since then in diverse ways, we are challenged by them with their ideas, their concerns and above all their energy and passion for the profession.

2006 saw another landmark the approval of our statutes at the General Assembly with further registration in 2006 in Brussels, becoming official the umbrella association of our profession in Europe. All the amount of work associated to this fundamental step for EPBS affirmation, consolidation, led us to a much stronger, cohesive group, potentiating National collaborations and at International level.

Much more was achieved, meetings at the European Parliament, policy documents on education, POCT, CPD, position documents regarding education changing towards harmonization and higher education, working documents and partnerships with European Institutions, working groups, Memorandum of Understanding signed, participation in International and National Congresses, sharing our vision, always with the patient in our thoughts. Every time we work towards the development of our profession, we seek for more knowledge, skills, competences, proficiency, every single moment we develop the scope of our profession and harmonize it, we are giving the patient who is our main concern the best service!

This year in Genoa we will celebrate 20 years of Biomedical Scientists having a common voice in Europe. We will remember our past which has formed the building blocks for the development of our future where we must focus. So this year conference we choose the topic “Future of Biomedical Science: Dark Clouds or Blue Skies?”, a conference enriched by a group of exciting speakers who will for sure challenge and help us prepare hopefully a bright future for all biomedical scientist in Europe.

We will recognise and honour all the pioneers, all the National associations that fully committed to this European vision and at our General Governing Body meeting, we will keep building and strengthening EPBS, incorporating always your views and visions.

On behalf of EPBS, we would like to invite you all to participate in the conference.

Wish you all a nice summer and hope to see you all in October in Genoa, Italy. 

For more information please visit www.epbs.net

For registration please follow the link: https://forms.gle/bAtKkPPevbrxZYpW6.


Fernando Mendes, PhD

EPBS President


The General Governing Body Meeting and Student Forum 2019 will be held before the Conference Day.

    Conference poster 2019

    Preliminary program for the EPBS conference 2019 

    Online registration

Save the dates:

10. - 11. October 2019 GGB Meeting and Student Forum

12. October 2019: EPBS Conference 'Future of Biomedical Science: Dark Clouds or Blue Skies?'

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The EPBS General Governing Body Meeting and Student Forum 2018 took place in Figueira da Foz, Portugal from 12th to 13th of October.

Here we present the newly elected Management Body for the period 2018 to 2020:

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President: Fernando Mendes

General Secretary: Sonia Daadoucha Perroud

Treasurer: Anneke Geurts Moespot

Director: Barbara Kappeller

Director: Neven Sucic


For the position of Student Facilitator Stine Andrea Røkkum Holsbrekken from Norway was co-opted until the next GGB Meeting 2019.


We cangratulate the winners of the Martin Nicholson Award 2018: 

1st Prize: Hayley Foy-Stones (Ireland)

2nd Prize: Viktoria Reichl (Austria)

3rd Prize: Cristiana Mourato (Portugal)


Next EPBS GGB Meeting and Student Forum will be held together with a conference day in October 2019.


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The EPBS General Governing Body Meeting and Student Forum 2017 took place in Salzburg, Austria from 13th to 14th of October.

On the day before the GGB Meeting the EPBS hold its conference day 'Biomedical Scientists Adding Value to the Health Care System'.


Download full programme HERE

Click HERE to download abstact book

HERE you find all presentations

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- 2015 -

Point of Care Testing - The Patient is the Point: 

- - - Download programmeHERE

- - - Download conference abstract bookHERE

Photography competition 2015

Theme of this year's photography competition was 'Teamwork'


- 2014 -

Vision Conference and GGB Meeting 2014

- - - Video from Vision Conference and GGB Meeting HERE

Diagnostic Partner - Concept to Reality

A one day conference focussing on the future of Biomedical Science was held in Dublin on 16th October.

 - - - Programme, Abstract Book and Presentations HERE   



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European Master for Biomedical Science


MARBLE is a high-quality transnational European joint master degree in biomedical laboratory science that will provide a route for specialist postgraduate education in biomedical laboratory sciences. This program will involve cooperation between leading educational providers in Austria (Fachhochschule Campus Wien), Ireland (Dublin Institute of Technology), Portugal (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra ESTeSC Coimbra Heath School), and Sweden (University of Gothenburg) and the umbrella European association that represent these professionals in Europe, EPBS. It will deliver the students with a learning experience which will be unique in Europe.

Student Forum

The EPBS Student Forum 2018 took place in Figueira da Foz, Portugal from 12th to 13th October.


The topic for the Student Forum was 'Biomedical Science Without Borders? - Study and Work Abroad in Europe'

Download results of the Student Forum 2018 here

Find more information about the EPBS Student Forum here



EPBS Academic Network

The EPBS Academic Network is a network of universities, colleges and schools that teach Biomedical Science across Europe.