The Malta Chamber of Scientists council has attended a meeting between Hon. Minister Dr Jo Etienne Abela and the Malta Laboratory network and the Malta Medicines Authority.
In the meeting a discussion was held on the importance of introducing an acceptable concept of accreditation within Maltese laboratories. The importance of professional training for people to obtain and maintain their accreditation was also highlighted. The possibility for collaboration through the participation of the Malta Chamber of Scientists at government-led scientific conferences and setting up special interest groups in areas including chromatography, quality assurance and genetics was explored.
The organisations discussed how improving support in Maltese households could help support more children taking up scientific careers. Engagement activities involving older researchers and the younger generation could help improve this issue.
This is something that the Malta Chamber of Scientists has been working towards improving through its events which include the Science in the City Festival, Malta Cafe Scientifique, CineXjenza and Kids Dig Science. Together with the help of the other authorities and organisations present in the meeting, the Chamber can help expand these efforts and create more opportunities for Maltese families to experience.
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