Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-POCT)


Name Position Country Term Time in Office
R. Tirimacco Chair AU extra term 2018 01 - 2018 12
A.I. Khan Member CA extra term 2018 01 - 2018 12
M. Vaubourdolle Member FR 1st 2017 01 - 2019 12
J. Shaw Member CA 1st 2018 05 - 2020 12
E. Jacobs Corp. Rep./Abbott  US 1st 2018 05 - 2020 12
M. Schwertfeger Corp. Rep./Roche CH 1st 2017 04 - 2019 12

Terms of Reference

  1. To promote quality in the use, performance, interpretation and reporting of POCT across the full spectrum of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
  2. To create a forum for high level discussion on a wide range of POCT related topics
  3. To provide international leadership for developing the clinical practice of POCT in Laboratory Medicine.


  1. Creation of a communication network for specialists who are expert in POCT. To include other POCT specialist groups; expert individuals in IFCC Full, Affiliate and Corporate Members; regulatory agencies and users of POCT
  2. Definition, implementation, evaluation and reporting of a range of defined POCT projects. To include projects that address quality in POCT performance, the appropriate clinical use of POCT, connectivity and the cost effectiveness of POCT. Projects should complement rather than duplicate projects being undertaken by other POCT specialists
  3. Preparation of educational support material for those using or considering the use of POCT
  4. Creation of a library of publications that document the clinical effectiveness of POCT and the impact on clinical outcomes. To include clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology and other disciplines of laboratory medicine, as appropriate


Resources available to assist with Point of Care Testing are available here.

PoCT Meetings

Click here to download the presentations of the IFCC-POCT Satellite Meeting held in Istanbul on occasion of the WorldLab Congress, 22-26th June 2014.

Click here to download the presentations of the IFCC PoCT International Symposium held in Cancun, Mexico, on 16 - 17 November 2015


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Samarina Musaad Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB)
Ondrej Wieworka Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Daniel Nicolás Bustos Confederación Unificada Bioquímica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)
Carsten  Gnewuch Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. (DGKL)
Masaru Yamamoto Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Sean Cunningham Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI)
Alberto Dolci Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Jolita Jurkeviciene Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Olufisayo Famyima Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Jan Balla Slovak Society of Clinical Biochemistry (SSKB)
Rajiv Erasmus South African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Paloma Oliver Sociedad Española de Medicina de Laboratorio (SEQCML)
Sarath Kamburapolage Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Filiz Akbiyik Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Joan Pearson Association for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) - UK
Iris Miraballes Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Monica Thomas American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) - US

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate Member
Katie Mims ABBOTT Laboratories
Alessandro Palese ROCHE Diagnostics International Ltd.
David Ledden SIEMENS Healthcare Diagnostics

Working Groups under the Committee's responsibility:

Working Group on "How should Glucose Meters be Evaluated for Critical Care -  (WG-GMECC)"

Working Group on "Glucose Point of Care Testing - (WG-G POCT)" CLOSED

Chair's contact (Questions relating to PoCT):

Rosy Tirimacco  B.Sc.
Network Operations & Research Manager iCCnet
Country Health SA Local Health Network Inc.
Mail box 28, Level 3B
Mark Oliphant Building, Science Park
Bedford Park
South Australia 5042
Tel.: +61-(0)8-8201 7842
Mobile: +61 0412 749 418
Fax: +61-(0)8-8201 7850

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