Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee
The Accreditation Board may establish advisory committees to provide ongoing advice to INAB on accreditation within a particular sector.
Establishment and purpose
The Committee has been established by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB), for the sole purpose of offering advice to the INAB Executive on issues of principal importance in the accreditation medical field. This will be primarily in the field of medical laboratory accreditation to ISO 15189 and may expand to other areas of INAB accreditation relevant to the medical sector.
The Committee had its first meeting on the 9th March 2010 and meets 2/3 times per year as needed.
The members shall be nominated by interested parties for a period of 3 years with the possibility of reappointment. The membership shall include representatives of the end users of the accreditation scheme.
The composition of the INAB Medical Advisory Committee is as follows:
- Chair: John O'Loughlin
Laboratory Manager, representing the ACSLM (Haematology)
- Dr. Maire Lavelle
Consultant Histopathologist, Representing the Faculty of Pathology
- Naomi Cronin
Histopathology Medical Scientist, ACSLM
- Eleanor Wallace
Immunology Medical Scientist, ACSLM
- Hilda Guerin
Clinical Chemistry Medical Scientist, ACSLM
- Susan Walker
Microbiology Medical scientist, ACSLM
- Fergus Guilfoyle
Blood Transfusion medical scientist, ACSLM
- Mr Gary Norman
HSE Clinical Lead, Audiology services
- Johanna Andersson
INAB assessor representative
- Mr Sean Naughton
INAB technical assessor and technical expert in the area of Biobanking
- Dr. Susanna Frost
Consultant Microbiologist, representative of the Irish Society for Clinical Microbiologists
- Dr Rama Srinivasan
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, representative of the Faculty of Pathology