The IFCC Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that Dr David Kinniburgh has been elected IFCC Secretary and Prof. Tomris Ozben has been elected IFCC Treasurer. We congratulate them both and wish them a fruitful term in the promotion of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine world-wide.
Register for the Complimentary Educational Webinar on ISO Accreditation - Part II.
The IFCC Task Force for Young Scientists invites you to join the third educational webinar for scientists and laboratorians. This free educational programme is the continuation of the ISO Accreditation Webinar with a focus on Africa. It will be held on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. EST
Don't miss this opportunity!
The IFCC Nominations Committee received three nominations for the IFCC Corporate position within the Executive Board. The term of this position will commence on January 1st, 2018 until December 31th 2020.
All applications were declared valid.
Elections will take place electronically from 1st June- 30th June 2017, and IFCC corporate members constitute the voting members. Results announced by 15th July 2017.
March-April eNews is now available. The issue is opened by Prof. Gillery (FR) the new Scientific Division Chair, including thanks to Prof. Young, his predecessor. A look at the new IFCC office and a focus on the role of IFCC within the JCTLM follow. Featured news include the Task Force for Young Scientists activities; the latest updates on the next IFCC congresses EuroMedLab and WorldLab; a welcome to the new IFCC Corporate member; the Ibero-American WG work-plan for 2017; and the Surveys currently open on Harmonisation of Interpretive Commenting EQA and on IFCC membership. Other articles include reports of the Travel Scholarship recipients and of the Professional Scientific Exchange Programme participant. The latest news from IFCC Federations and National Associations complete the issue. Subscribe to the eNews to keep up with current activities around the laboratory medicine world!
The Asia-Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine News 2016, issue 2, is now available. Read more below to access a copy and catch up with all the news and future projects announced in the opening message by the APFCB President, Dr Lai.
The IFCC is pleased to announce the names of the winners of the eight 2017 IFCC Distinguished Awards. The IFCC Distinguished Awards are bestowed to laboratory medicine professionals to recognize their outstanding achievements, publicize their exceptional research and contributions to medicine and healthcare, and encourage the overall advancement of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
The IFCC and C-EBLM cordially invite you to participate in a survey about Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine (EBLM). The survey solicits information, opinions and feedback regarding the practice of EBLM, knowledge and competencies in this area and how it is applied in everyday practice. The results of this survey will help to plan future training on EBLM. Your feedback is important!
Registration is now open for three Satellite Meetings to be held in conjunction with the WorldLab Congress in Durban, South Africa in October. The IFCC POCT Meeting (Saturday 21st October 2017, in Durban), the XIVth International Congress of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (20-22 October 2017 in Durban), and the Biomarkers for Diabetes Satellite Meeting (26-27 October 2017 in Cape Town).
IFCC eNews Flash March edition is now available.
This issue includes: Introduction of the Candidates for IFCC Secretary and Treasurer positions; Quick links to the eJIFCC on "Recent Advances in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine"; Registration and abstracts submission details for the Durban WorldLab Congress; an Invitation to participate in the IFCC Annual Survey; and 14 eAcademy modules on Quality Management and Accreditation.
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The 2017 Annual IFCC Survey has been developed to survey the membership across the organization and seek input on the impact and effectiveness of IFCC publications, scientific and educational programs, and various IFCC activities globally.
Your feedback is important to design improved educational and communication tools. Please take 10mins to complete the survey today!
Go to the survey by clicking: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IFCC_Membership_2017
Deadline for submission is: 14 April 2017.
eJIFCC Vol 28, n°1 is now available. It focuses on Recent Advances in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (PLM). Guest-editor is Prof. Delvin, Dept of Biochemistry and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, University of Montreal, Canada. The PLM dedicated articles highlight how Clinical laboratories' efficacy in assisting physicians in their diagnostic and follow-up endeavours is linked to availability of dependable analytical methods and reliable reference values. Paediatrics is particularly sensitive to this problem as rapid developmental changes associated with child growth, can impose rapid discontinuous changes on the physiology of individuals.
The issue also features a Case Report on Congenital hyperinsulinism and a Letter to the Editor on hemochromatosis, erythrocytosis and the JAK2 p.V617F mutation.
Enjoy the contents of the new DIAGNÓSTICO IN VITRO February issue! El Grupo de Trabajo de Iberoamérica de Nomenclatura y Traducción WG-IANT, al iniciar este nuevo año, deseamos a nuestros apreciados lectores un excelente 2017, y nuestro compromiso de realizar el trabajo planificado en noviembre del 2016 en la última reunión de trabajo, manteniendo el objetivo de nuestra razón de ser que es el ofrecer información científica actualizada y una comunicación fluida con los profesionales de las ciencias del laboratorio en Iberoamérica. In this issue the IFCC WG-IANT confirms its commitment to carry out the work planned in November 2016: offering up-to-date scientific information and continuous communications with the professionals of Laboratory Medicine in Latin America.
The first eNews of 2017 is now available. The issue opens with a presentation of the Candidates for IFCC Secretary and Treasurer, 2018-2020 positions. Featured news includes the Task Force on Ethics webinars "Pearls on Ethics; an update on the IFCC WG on Laboratory Errors and Patient Safety; a focus on the Developing Quality Competence in Medical Laboratories programmes, and the Survey currently open on Harmonisation of Interpretive Commenting EQA. Other articles include a presentation of new eJIFCC Case Editor role, and the latest news from IFCC Federations and National Associations. Subscribe to the eNews to keep up with current activities around the laboratory medicine world!
The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website. This can be accessed at www.jctlm.org
The IFCC Working Group on Harmonization of Interpretive Commenting EQA (WG-ICQA) invites all Laboratories interested in protein electrophoresis, serum free light chains and quantification of small monoclonal proteins to complete a survey on the subject.
Please take 20mins to complete the survey today, your feedback is important!
The IFCC Task Force on Ethics has prepared a Chapter to consider ethical issues encountered during the daily work of laboratory medicine specialists. It aims to complement guidelines and documents that are available in many institutions and to offer a framework for addressing ethical issues encountered in the practice of laboratory medicine.
The IFCC Nominations Committee received four nominations for the IFCC Secretary and four nominations for the IFCC treasurer positions. The term of these positions will commence on January 1st, 2018 until December 31th 2020.
All applications were declared valid.
Elections will take place electronically from April 1st – to 30th, 2017 and IFCC full members constitute the voting members.