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Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM)


Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) is interested in your opinion! 

C-CLM is developing a Laboratory Leadership Training Program that can be used by Clinical Laboratory Leaders to improve their leadership techniques and skills. We would like to assess the practice patterns and opinions of all clinical or medical laboratory professionals through a survey. As part of this work, it is important to have gaps in knowledge identified in order that they can be addressed in the training program.

The topics listed in the questionnaire are common to many leadership training programs of this type and the questions represent typical learning objectives and areas where knowledge gaps are common among those in leadership positions. Please note that this is not meant to be a competency assessment, but will be used to identify learning needs and preferences for developing a high-quality laboratory leadership training program that will be of value to the members of IFCC National Societies.

To assist us with this, we would be most grateful for your collaboration to encourage your colleagues to complete this questionnaire and share their insights. We have set a deadline of February 28 for completion of this survey and will share the results with you once all are in. No individual responses will be presented and all survey participants’ responses will be kept strictly confidential.

This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. We know that your time is valuable, and sincerely look forward to and appreciate your input.


To participate in the survey, please go to  

by Friday February 28



Thank you for your participation and best regards,

Sedef Yenice




"Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people."

Earl Nightingale

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Terms of Reference 


Roles and Responsibilities

Publications and Survey Reports

Meeting and Events

Glossary of terms

C-CLM CommitteeFrom left to right:
Praven Sharma, Aye Aye Khine Wamono, Sedef Yenice - Chair,  Matthias Orth, Ed Randell


Name Position Country Term Time in Office
S. Yenice Chair TR 2nd 2017 01 - 2019 12
M. Orth Member DE 2nd 2018 01 - 2020 12
E. Randell Member CA 1st 2016 04 - 2018 12
A.A. Khine Wamono Member ZA 1st 2016 04 - 2018 12
P. Sharma Member IN 1st 2017 03 - 2019 12








Mission and Purpose

The Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) was established as an expert group focusing on and setting up activities in line with the common interests and needs of clinical laboratories particularly in developing countries. The primary goals of the C-CLM are:

• to provide education and training on good laboratory practice and structuring laboratory management in compliance with the globally recognized framework of quality system essentials;
• to help set standards/guidelines/requirements for implementing quality management that impact day-to-day work in the clinical or medical laboratories and, find solutions to conformity assessment issues at fulfilling their regulatory requirements;
• to promote good leadership and management practices in clinical laboratories and to assist with development of these skills among clinical laboratory professionals;
• to produce monographs and/or guides for those embarking on executing a quality management system and seeking accreditation.

 The C-CLM purpose will be accomplished through activities in five key areas:

1. Promoting Development of Strong Leadership and Good Management Skills among Laboratory Professionals
2. Producing Educational Materials
3. Providing Clinical laboratory Management Resources
4. Conducting Surveys to determine needs and demands
5. Collaborative projects with other IFCC Committees and Working Groups.


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Target Groups

All laboratory professionals wishing to develop good clinical laboratory leadership and management skills. While focus will be on the needs of developing countries, developed materials will be applicable and useful to all levels of management and leadership experience.

Definition of Terms

By "clinical laboratory" we mean a facility for the examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of the health of, human beings. These examinations also include procedures to determine, measure or otherwise describe the presence or absence of various substances or organisms in the body. Facilities restricted to collection and/or preparation of specimens; or only serving as a mailing service, but not performing testing;  only performing POCT (point of care testing); or providing only direct-to-consumer testing (DTCT) are not considered clinical laboratories.

By "laboratory professional" we mean clinical laboratory specialists including  laboratory directors,  technical consultants,  clinical consultants and clinical or medical laboratory science professionals, medical laboratory technologists, and medical laboratory technicians. The latter two professions are often called medical laboratorians and are directly involved in uncovering and providing laboratory information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention (maintenance of health). Laboratory professionals use sophisticated biomedical instrumentation and technology, computers, and methods to perform laboratory testing on blood and body fluids, monitors testing quality, and consults with other members of the healthcare team.

Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Sedef Yenice
Istanbul Bilim University
Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital

Director of Clinical Laboratory
Istanbul, Turkey 34349
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