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.