The IFCC Working Group on “How should Glucose Meters be Evaluated in Critical Care” (WG-GMECC) announces the 27th AACC International CPOCT Symposium, presented in collaboration with the AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division. “The Role of Point-of-Care Testing in a Value-Based Healthcare Landscape Symposium” will be held from Sep 26.2018 5:30 PM to Sep 29.2018 12:30 PM in Washington, DC, USA.
The July-August issue of eNews is now available. This issue opens with an article describing the IFCC Guidelines for compliance with applicable codes of ethical business practice: a topic that is becoming increaslingly important and complex. It is followed by an article on IFCC WG-PCT: towards standardization of procalcitonin assays. Other news highlights include an IFCC DQCML report from Nepal, the presentation of the CCTC Journal Club, an interview on HbA1c testing in Europe, the results of an international IFCC survey of the reporting of protein electrophoresis and serum free light chains and a reflection on how future will be shaped by advances in biology and medicine, The latest news from IFCC Federations and National Associations follow, along with PSEP experience and the calendar of Congresses. Subscribe to the eNews to keep up with current activities around the laboratory medicine world!
The second issue of eJIFCC for 2018 is now available. Guest edited by Dr Harjit Pal Bhattoa (Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Debrecen, HU), it focuses on Laboratory Investigation of Vitamin D and Bone Metabolism Markers. Given the pandemic of vitamin D insufficiency experienced on a global scale it is important to understand the laboratory implications pertaining to the determination of this not so easily measured analyte. The articles in the current issue consider the many aspects related to Vitamin D. Three further articles complete the edition.