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Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD)


Name Position Country Term Time in Office
G. John Chair UK 1st 2016 01 - 2018 12
E. English Member UK 1st 2016 01 - 2018 12
R. Erasmus Member ZA 1st 2016 01 - 2018 12
D. Sacks Member US 1st 2016 01 - 2018 12
C. Weykamp Member NL 1st 2016 01 - 2018 12

Terms of reference

  1. To maintain and further develop the network of reference laboratories for the measurement of HbA1c (through collaboration with C-TLM)
  2. To work in partnership with WHO and IDF to continue to promote the reporting of HbA1c in line with the consensus statement
  3. To work in partnership with WHO and IDF to facilitate the development and implementation of international guidelines for the use of HbA1c in the diagnosis of diabetes
  4. To work with IFCC Corporate Members to develop a consensus position on the information to be included in the Instructions for Use (IFU) as it relates to the clinical use of HbA1c methods
  5. Develop quality targets for the measurement of HbA1c and other biomarkers, and on the basis of these targets, and in conjunction with professional bodies, advise on the use of biomarkers for monitoring, diagnosis and screening of diabetes and glucose intolerance.
  6. To work with WHO and TF-POCT to recommend best practice in the use of POCT methods for the measurement of HbA1c
  7. To evaluate the clinical value of emerging biomarkers (e.g. glycated albumin) for the management of patients with diabetes and to establish whether there is a case for method harmonisation of effective new biomarkers
  8. To evaluate the emerging importance of post translational modification derived products (PTMDPs), and especially Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs), and work with Professional bodies on the best way of developing these for use in diabetes.
  9. To monitor the literature and advise on best practice in relation to laboratory aspects of diabetes.

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name IFCC Member Society
D. Aslan Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
W. Cheneke Gebisa Ethiopian Medical Laboratory Association (EMLA)
A. Mosca Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
A. Sato Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
M. Fonfrède Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC) 
A. Coj Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
R. Kumar Dubey Nepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)
B. Kumar Yadav Nepalese Association for Laboratory Science (NAMLS)
B. Okesina Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
R. Nanda Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Company
S. Baraldi A. Menarini Diagnostics
R. Molinaro Siemens Healthcare

Committee Chair's contact

Prof. Garry JOHN
Consultant Clinical Biochemist
and Head of Clinical Biochemistry
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 286 933

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