Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-ETPLM)

Improving diagnosis and management of patients from birth to adolescence


Name Position Country Term Time in Office
T. Lang Chair UK 1st 2018 07 - 2020 12
T.P. Loh Member SG 1st 2018 07 - 2020 12
C. M. Mak Member CN 1st 2019 01 - 2021 12
I. Papassitiriou Member GR 1st 2018 07 - 2020 12
M. Turzyniecka Member ZA 1st 2018 07 - 2020 12
J. Zierk Member DE 1st 2019 01 - 2021 12
K. Kohse Consultant DE    
S. Geaghan Consultant US
R. Greaves ETD EC Liaison AU

The purpose of this Task Force is to develop procedures and processes to improve the diagnosis and management of patients from birth to adolescence


Terms of reference

  1. To identify, prioritise and coordinate projects to support the emerging science in pediatric laboratory medicine across the total testing process.
  2. To review the current concepts in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine and advance laboratory practice through the development and dissemination of position papers and guidelines.
  3. To develop existing links and establish new links with clinical and scientific societies working in other specialist organizations including neonatology, pediatrics, inherited metabolic diseases and other rare diseases.
  4. To lead education activities, including the tri-annual congress of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine.
  5. To coordinate a worldwide network of scientists working in laboratories specialized in Emerging Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-EPLM).
  6. To work to support emerging economies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine.


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Clinical Societies

Michaela Hartmann German Society of Endocrinology
Stefan Wudy European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Martha Lyon Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Agnès Mailloux Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Elena Dumin Israel Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Atsushi Watanabe Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Audrone Eidukaite Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Josephine Onakoya Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry
Ranya Abu Sair Palestinian Medical Technology Association (PMTA)
Eresha Jasinghe Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Umit Dilber Mutlu Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Joely Straseski American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Tran Thi Chi Mai Vietnamese Association of Clinical Biochemists (VACB)

List of Addresses


Dr. Tim LANG
Clinical Biochemistry Department
University Hospital of North Durham
North Road
Durham, DH1 5TW - UK


Dr. Tze Ping LOH
Department of Laboratory Medicine
National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
119074 Singapore - SG

Dr Chloe Miu MAK
Department of Pathology
Hong Kong Childrens’ Hospital
Hong Kong - HK

Department of Clinical Biochemistry
"Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital
11527 Athens - GR

Department of Chemical Pathology
University of Kwazulu-Natal
Mazisi Kunene Road, 
Glenwood - Durban - ZA

Dr Jakob ZIERK
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
University Hospital Erlangen
Loschgestraße 15
91054 Erlangen
Germany - DE


Prof. Klaus P. KOHSE
Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics and Microbiology, Klinikum Oldenburg
10, Dr.-Eden-Street
D-26133 Oldenburg, Germany - DE

Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto CA 94304 - USA

ETD EC Liaison:

A/Prof. Ronda GREAVES
Biochemical Genetics
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052 AU 

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