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  • eJIFCC Vol 31 n° 4

    Monday, November 30, 2020

    eJIFCC  Vol 31 n° 4
    eJIFCC Vol 31 n° 4 is now available! In this issue: Ethics in laboratory medicine. Guest Editor is Dr. Nilda Fink (Argentina), on behalf of the IFCC Task Force on Ethics (TF-E). The field of ethics involves concepts and rules of right and wrong behaviour. Bioethics is defined as a branch of applied ethics that studies the philosophical, social, and legal issues arising in medicine and life sciences. Presently it is mandatory for different areas of Medicine to comply with ethical standards, and the field of Laboratory Medicine is no exception.
    This eJIFCC special issue presents a series of manuscripts that summarize relevant aspects of Ethics. Seven manuscripts are included; four of them are updating on classical ethical topics, two refer to more recent challenges in Ethics, and finally, but equally important, an opinion paper.
    The issue is completed with 4 other articles, two of them on COVID-19.
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  • APFCB News 2020 - 2

    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    APFCB News 2020 - 2
    The Asia-Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine News 2020, issue 2, is now available. Despite these challenging times, Dr. Raja Elina, Chief Editor APFCB News, is pleased to bring you the second issue of the APFCB News 2020.
    Many countries around the world have been affected by Covid-19 pandemic. It has caused a global healthcare crisis and brought much sorrow. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to and shown the importance of clinical laboratory testing to the overall treatment outcome of the patient like never before. Many among us are directly or indirectly involved and have contributed to the COVID-19 crisis, ranging from establishing a diagnosis, prognosis, disease staging, therapeutic drug monitoring, and epidemiologic surveillance studies. Although clinical laboratory professionals provide crucial data to doctors, they are often “forgotten warriors” in the fight to save a patient’s life.
    In this issue of the APFCB News, Mr. Joseph Lopez, past President of the APFCB, has contributed a lovely poem as a tribute to all Covid-19 fighters in healthcare and especially to those working in the laboratory. I take this opportunity to thank the IFCC for sharing the information on the various initiatives undertaken by the IFCC Global Taskforce on COVID-19. The work of this task force has been invaluable in supporting clinical laboratories around the world in the fight against COVID-19.

    Continuing with tradition, the cover-page of this issue of the APFCB News features the image of a painting graciously provided by Dr. Tan It Koon, founder and past President of APFCB. We are grateful to Dr. Tan It Koon for his unfailing support to the APFCB and for sharing with us his beautiful blue painting to view and enjoy in these difficult and troubling times.
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  • IFCC Live Webinar 25th November on demand content soon available: Value and Impact of Laboratory Medicine in Patient Care: Developing the Evidence

    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    IFCC Live Webinar 25th November on demand content soon available: Value and Impact of Laboratory Medicine in Patient Care: Developing the Evidence

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