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Awards Committee (EB-AC)

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Members of EB-AC and terms of appointment

Name Position Country Term Time in Office
H. Morris Chair AU 2nd 2015 01 - 2017 12
M. Jouma Member SY 2nd 2015 01 - 2017 12
L. Kricka Member US 1st 2015 01 - 2017 12
L. Lai Member MY 2nd 2015 01 - 2017 12
V. Steenkamp Member ZA 1st 2015 01 - 2017 12
G. Sypniewska Member PL 2nd 2015 01 - 2017 12

Terms of Reference

Recipients of the IFCC Awards are selected by an ad hoc Awards Committee (AC) appointed by the Executive Board; the AC Chair has extensive knowledge of the IFCC and is a distinguished scientist in his/her own right. Members of the AC are drawn from different regions of the world. Nominations for the awards are invited from all members of National Societies federated to the IFCC at least 18 months before the award is to be made. National Societies or individual members of a Member Society may nominate. Details of the nomination procedure may be obtained from the IFCC office.

Awards

The Federation presents several awards to clinical chemists and other colleagues who work in the field of clinical chemistry, laboratory medicine, and clinical laboratory science. These awards are presented to recognize the outstanding achievements by these individuals; to make the scientific community and general public aware of their exceptional contributions to scientific research and development and the improvement of health care; and to stimulate and encourage other scientists to accelerate their efforts to contribute to the advancement of the field of clinical laboratory medicine and science.

The sponsors of these awards have made it possible for IFCC to honor these outstanding individuals. In addition, they have shown their strong commitment to the growth and advancement of the field. Their support can be viewed as an example of the true partnership that exists between our profession and the industry in attaining these goals.

Awards presented by the IFCC include the (1) IFCC Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award, (2) IFCC-Henry Wishinsky Award for Distinguished International Services, (3) IFCC Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education, (4) IFCC-Abbott Award for Significant Contributions in Molecular Diagnostics, (5) IFCC Distinguished Award for Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care, (6) IFCC-Robert Shaffer Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Development of Standards for Use in Laboratory Medicine Co-sponsored by NIST and CLSI, and (7) IFCC Young Investigator Award. These awards are bestowed triennially at the International Congress of Clinical Chemistry or Regional Congresses.

 

IFCC Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award

This award recognizes specifically an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine or the application of clinical chemistry to the understanding or solution of medical problems.

1969 DD Van Slyke (US)    1981 P Metais (FR)                        1993 R Ekins (UK)              2005 GM Siest (FR)
1972 CP Stewart (UK) 1984 P Astrup (DK) 1996 M Wilchek (IL) 2008 DS Young (US)
1975 L Eldjarn (NO) 1987 HU Bergmeyer (DE) 1999 DW Moss (UK) 2011 UHE Stenman (FI)
1978 CB Laurell (SE) 1990 NG Anderson (US) 2002 CN Hales (UK) 2014 MJ McQueen (CA)

 

IFCC Distinguished International Services Award (1981-1987)
IFCC-Henry Wishinsky Award for Distinguished International Services (since 1990)

This award honours an individual who has made unique contributions to the promotion and understanding of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine throughout the world.

1981 M Rubin (US)           1990 ML Castillo de Sanchez (MX)    1999 M Shaarawy (EG)         2008 D Burnett (UK)
1984 P Lous (DK) 1993 R Dybkaer (DK) 2002 O Zinder (IL) 2011 CA Burtis (US)
1987 TP Whitehead (UK) 1996 N Tietz (US) 2005 JH Ladenson (US) 2014 R Dufour (US)

  

IFCC Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education

This award honours an individual who has made extraordinary contributtions in establishing and developing educational material for our discipline to improve training and educational programs world-wide or in a region.

1999 L Thomas (DE)         2008 N Tietz (US)    
2002 JB Henry (US) 2011 MF Burritt (US)    
2005 WJ Marshall (UK) 2014 CA Burtis (US)    

 

 IFCC-Abbott Award for Significant Contributions in Molecular Diagnostics

This award honors an individual who has made unique contributions to the promotion and understanding of molecular biology and its application In Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine worldwide.

2002 L. Peltonen (FI)        2004 M Ferrari (IT)                          2007 U Landegren (SE)       2010 G Tsongalis (US)
2003 RM Bertina 2005 CT Wittwer (US) 2008 O Kallioniemi (FI) 2011 M Neumaier (DE)
        PH Reitsma (NL) 2006 YMD Lo (HK) 2009 E Diamandis (CA) 2014 F Barany (US)

IFCC Distinguished Award for Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care

The new award honours an individual who has made unique contributions in Laboratory Medicine, its application in improving patient care and having a world-wide impact in clinical medicine.

2008 C.W.K. Lam (HK)      
2011 R.A. Wanders (NL)      
2014 M. Plebani (IT)      

IFCC-Robert Shaffer Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Development of Standards for Use in Laboratory Medicine

This award honours an individual who has made outstanding and unique contributions to the advancement of reference methods and/or reference materials for Laboratory Medicine to facilitate improved quality of clinical diagnostics and therapies, which would in turn lead to reduced costs and improved patient care.

2008 L Siekmann (DE)      
2011 L Thienpont (BE)      
2014 WG Miller (US)      

IFCC Distinguished Award for Contributions to Cardiovascular Diagnostics 

This award honours an individual who has undertaken remarkable scientific work with cardiac markers or immunodiagnostic applications to improve cardiac disease diagnosis. It will be presented for the first time on occasion of the WorldLab Congress to be held in Durban in 2017. 

IFCC Young Investigator Award (from 2011)

This award recognizes and encourages the academic and professional development of a young investigator (under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements in Clinical Chemistry and laboratory Medicine early in his/ her career.

2011 RWK Chiu (HK)      
2014 G Baird (US)      

 

List of Addresses

CHAIR
Prof. Howard MORRIS

Chemical Pathology Directorate
SA Pathology
Box 14 Rundle Mall Post Office
Adelaide SA 5000 - Australia
Tel: +61 8 8222 3031
Fax: +61 8 822 3035
e-mail: Howard.Morris@health.sa.gov.au
Prof. Leslie LAI
Fac. of Medicine
International Medical University
Sesama Centre
Plaza Komanwel, Bukit Jalil
57000 Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 42552971
Fax: +60 3 42552970
e-mail: lesliecharleslai@gmail.com
Prof. Muhidien JOUMA
Scientific Research Dean
Arab International University
PO Box: 60082
Damascus - Syrian Arab Republic
Tel: +963 11 311 8068
Mobile: +963 944 2525 83
e-mail: m.jouma@gmail.com
Prof. Vanessa STEENKAMP
Department of Pharmacology
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X323
Arcadia, 0007 - South Africa
Tel: +27 12 319 2547
Fax: +27 12 319 2411
e-mail: vanessa.steenkamp@up.ac.za
Prof. Larry J KRICKA
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
7.103 Founders Pavilion
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 - USA
Tel: +1 215 662 6575
Fax: +1 215 662 7529<
e-mail: kricka@mail.med.upenn.edu
Prof. Grazyna SYPNIEWSKA
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine
Collegium Medicum N. Copernicus University
M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 9
85-094 Bydgoszcz - Poland
e-mail: grazynaodes@interia.pl;
e-mail: odes@cm.umk.pl

 

 

 

 

 
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