IFCC and the Latin American Community is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Dr Ulisses Tuma, from Brazil. He passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
The IFCC has lost one specialist in lab medicine who contributed to IFCC growth in Latin America.
Ulisess Tuma was a Member of IFCC Executive Board from 2012 to 2014. He was a Past-President and Past-Secretary of the Brazilian Society of Clinical Analyses (SBAC) and had served as Chair of the Committee of a number of Brazilian Congresses of Clinical Analyses. He has been very active in a number of other professional organizations serving as a member of the Brazilian Council of Pharmacists-Biochemists and as a member of the executive board of the Association of Superior School of War-State of Goiás-Brazil. Dr. Tuma has also served as the President of Regional SBAC for the state of Goiás-Brazil.
Academically, Dr. Tuma graduated with a degree in Pharmacy-Biochemistry - Federal University of State of Goiás-Brazil. His titles include Specialist in Clinical Analyses by Brazilian Society for Clinical Analyses (SBAC). He has received post graduate training in Cytologyn from the Federal University of State of Goiás-Brazil and in Politics and Strategies from the University of the State state of Goiás-Brazil.
IFCC sincere condolences go to his family and to the Brazilian Society of Clinical Analyses and whole community of Laboratory Medicine specialists in Latin America.