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Benefits of membership and how to become a member

Membership benefits for laboratories

 

  • Annual CVN meeting, attended this year by 120 members, which is subsidised and offers bursaries of up to £250 for medical, clinical and biomedical scientist trainees within UK
  • Participation in the CVN research programme that started at the end of 2010
  • Access to the password protected messageboard for the laboratory staff on the website with involvement in an active network of clinical virologists.
  • Participation in CVN audits : recent examples - organ donor testing, HIV diagnostic assays, screening for congenital infections
  • Access to the password protected VIROQAS: participation in CPD via the VIROQAS case studies and potential publication of these case based discussion scenarios  in J Clinical Virology
  • Molecular assays run control scheme in collaboration with NIBSC - 50% discount for CVN members
  • QCMD molecular assay panels are discounted for CVN members
  • Access to the password protected A to Z of viruses and libraries of pictures
  • We have distributed QA panels for a range of viruses over the last few years which is free to members but costs £200 per panel for non-members

 

 

Membership benefits for companies

 

Membership of the CVN is open to companies who wish to engage with the UK clinical virology community and help develop their activities through sponsorship, meeting participation, educational initiatives, input into policy making and activity planning through their Industry representative on the CVN committee.


Membership fees are currently £750 per year which entitle company members to full access to the CVN website and delegate attendance at meetings.


This UK CVN website includes a message board which alerts all CVN members to messages posted there, so can be an extremely valuable and low-cost route for announcement of new product developments


The Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM of the CVN is held each Spring, and is an opportunity for companies to exhibit and to mix socially with clinical virologists from all over the UK. Member companies may exhibit for a discounted fee of £1,000 (2011), a saving of £500 on the full exhibitor rate for non-members.


As well as exhibition space, companies are given a 5-minute slot to present their company or products at the meeting to the full audience.


For membership application or to discuss in detail please contact John Bagshaw, CVN Industry representative, at john.bagshaw@biomerieux.com


Membership of the UK CVN is open to companies who wish to engage with the clinical virology community and help develop their activities through sponsor

 

Institutional / Company Membership

 

Institution membership is available to virology, microbiology and specialist reference laboratories within the UK. All the members of the particular paid up institution would be eligible to have access to the 'member log-in' part of the UK CVN website which contains the UK CVN message board and VIROQAS.

CVN membership costs are as follows:

Specialist Virology Unit £750 per annum
Specialist Virology Centre £1000 per annum
Commercial companies £750 per annum plus £1500 if attending the annual meeting.

Please write the appropriate cheque payable to Clinical Virology Network

Please post this to:

Mrs. Maggie Hopper
South London Specialist Virology Centre
2nd floor, Cheyne Wing
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bessemer Road
London SE5 9RS
United Kingdom

 

Personal Membership

 

Personal Membership is only available to retired virologists who will enjoy identical access to CVN resources as CVN Members, including the message board and continuing education tools like VIROQAS (clinical scenarios).

Please send a cheque for £50 per annum payable to Clinical Virology Network to:

Please post this to:

Maggie Hopper
South London Specialist Virology Centre
2nd floor, Cheyne Wing
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bessemer Road
London SE5 9RS
United Kingdom

Please email any membership queries to Mrs Maggie Hopper, UK CVN Administrator, maggie.hopper@nhs.net