IABPA Conference 2012 – Edinburgh, Scotland

IABPA Conference 2012 Edinburgh, Scotland

Last week I attended the IABPA conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference organizers Amanda Pirie and Chris Gannicliffe [Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA)] and their team did a fantastic job. It was held in a great, historical venue – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – and the schedule and talks were quite good. They also planned a couple of amazing evenings. The first was a reception with the Lord Advocate in The Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. The second event was dinner and a céilidh at the Ghillie Dhu. Very impressed that everyone who stayed until the wee hours of the morning still made it to the conference on Wednesday morning!

Some of the presentation and workshop highlights for me were:

Special thanks to Craig Severin and Iain Harkness [SPSA] for keeping the céilidh evening flowing…

This conference set the bar pretty high for future conferences!

It has yet to be decided where the next European conference is going to be held, but there was talk of… Rome, Italy

Andy Maloney
Lead Developer, HemoSpat