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The new edition of the IFCC eNews is now available in flipping and pdf versions. In the current edition Prof Amann and Prof Yenice, chairs of C-AQ and C-CLM respectively, present their Committees and their work. Along with the most recent news from IFCC National Associations, IFCC welcomes Iran as a new Affiliate Member. Read also the experiences of a young scientist who attended the COLABIOCLI Congress thanks to the IFCC Roche Travel Scholarships and two reports from the participants of the IFCC Professional Exchange Programmes at Stellenbosch University (ZA). The calendar of events complete the issue.
eJIFCC is pleased to introduce to the readership major ongoing regional developments in the field of laboratory medicine in Latin America. As a unique exception, a bilingual issue (in English and Spanish) is presented hereby to help publicize the journal among laboratory specialists in Latin American countries. Dr. Rosa Isabel Sierra-Amor (Mexico) and Dr. Maria del Carmen Pasquel (Ecuador) are guest co-editor in this issue.
El eJIFCC se complace en presentar a los lectores los principales acontecimientos regionales en el campo del laboratorio clínico en América Latina. Como única excepción, esta edición bilingüe (en inglés y español) se presenta con la intención de dar a conocer la revista entre los especialistas de laboratorio de los países de América Latina. La Dra. Rosa Isabel Sierra-Amor (México) y la Dra. María del Carmen Pasquel (Ecuador) son co-editores invitados en este número.
ICE (Increasing Clinical Effectiveness) programme has been launched to encourage laboratory medicine specialists to collaborate with clinical colleagues to demonstrate that optimal use of the laboratory can have a measurable positive impact on patient outcomes.
ICE invites laboratory medicine specialists to submit an abstract that describes testing-related interventions and the quantifiable positive impact for patients that they produced. The winners ...
IFCC is happy to announce that Barcelona, Spain, will host the EuroMedLab Congress in 2019. Three European Members societies presented their bids. The evaluation was done by IFCC and EFLM according to the new “Guidelines and Rules for Organising the IFCC – EFLM EuroMedLab Congresses of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine’. Whilst we thank the bidding societies for the high standard of their bids, we congratulate SEQC, Spanish Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on their successful bid.
The new edition of the IFCC eNews is now available. In the current edition a focus on the recent COLABIOCLI Congress held in Quito last September, and a profile of two new IFCC members, the Turkish Society of Clinical Biochemistry Specialists and Ningbo MedicalSystem Biotechnology. An article on Laboratory accreditation and he most recent news from IFCC members and Federations, with the calendar of events complete the issue.
IFCC is happy to present Diagnóstico in vitro, its newsletter in Spanish.
La revista electrónica Diagnóstico in Vitro es un proyecto del Grupo de Trabajo Iberoamericano de Nomenclatura y Traducciones de la IFCC, destinado a facilitar el intercambio de información científica entre los países de habla portuguesa y española.
The new online Newsletter is a project of the CPD Iberoamerican
Nomenclature and Translations Working Group, intended to
facilitate the exchange of scientific information within the Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries.
IFCC is happy to announce that the new NPU website is now available. We invite you to visit it and browse the different pages and the NPU database that can be directly downloaded or searched with a specific function.
The 22nd COLABIOCLI Congress opened on Sept. 24 in Quito (EC). "Desde la Mitad del Mundo hacia la Biocquimica del Nuevo Milenio": un intercambio fraterno por compartir los nuevos conocimientos de ciencia y tecnología que se ponen en la actualidad al servicio del profesional que trabaja en las ciencias y medicina del laboratorio, todo ello para que redunde en el beneficio de la colectividad de no solo de Iberoamérica sino de los 5 continentes que reunidos en Quito, América.
The CPD Task Force on the Impact of Laboratory Medicine on Clinical Management and Outcomes (TF-ICO), chaired by Dr Mike Hallworth, prepared a presentation available in Resources and Downloads focusing on the role of Laboratory Medicine in clinical care that is essential to clinically accurate and cost-effective delivery of care.
IFCC is proud to announce its First Virtual Congress on Clinical Biochemistry organized by the Argentine Biochemistry Foundation.
IFCC se enorgullece en anunciar su Primer Congreso Virtual de Bioquímica Clínica, organizado por la Fundación Argentina Bioquímica.
The congress will be held on the Internet from 16-30 November 2015 and will offer 24 conferences. During the Congress, in the Virtual EXPO, industry sponsors can show products (videos and demonstrations) and offer support to customers via forums, chats and Skype. A POSTERS AREA will enable search by topic and authors will have the possibility to upload a video to comment or support their work. The first edition of the Virtual Congress will be held in Spanish. La primera edición del Congreso Virtual se llevará a cabo en Español.
The IFCC CPD is happy to present the current edition of the eJIFCC in an improved format that allows download of single articles or the whole volume, for easier archiving of preferred papers. "Guidelines for Laboratory Medicine and Biomarkers" is the theme of the new issue, now available. The guest editor is Professor Andrea Rita Horvath MD, PhD, FRCPath, FRCPA from Australia, an internationally renowned expert. The contributed articles focus on how guidelines are developed to assist health care professionals and patients in making decisions about appropriate health care in specific clinical circumstances. A letter on "working terms" complete the issue.
The IFCC brochure introduces the IFCC and its activities and can be used to publicize the IFCC and its mandate. Visit the Resources and Downloads page of the IFCC website and click on Public Relations Resources to find the recently updated IFCC Brochure for 2015-2017, now in English and 12 other languages.
The COLABIOCLI Organizing Committee is glad to announce - El Comité Organizador COLABIOCLI se complace en anunciar:
Awards for Best Research Paper and Best Poster - Premio al Mejor Trabajo de Investigación y Posters
Best Research Paper - Wiener Prize Lab; submission deadline: 31 July, 2015
Best Poster: submission deadline: 23 August, 2015
Trabajos Científicos - Premio Wiener; fecha límite para presentar lo trabajos: 31 de julio 2015
Posters: fecha límite para presentar los posters: 23 de agosto 2015
The July - August 2015 issue IFCC eNews is now available. In this issue you can read about the TF Young Scientists' successful networking meeting in Paris during EuroMedLab. You will also find a portrait of Dr Tan It Koon, founder and past President of both the Singapore Association of Clinical Biochemists (SACB) and the APFCB: a scientist and an artist, a real renaissance man! News from Regional Federations and Member Societies, a PSEP report, and the Calendar of forthcoming events, complete the edition.
IFCC is glad to welcome Malawi, its 90th Member. The Malawi Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (MAMLS) was formed in 1998 to serve as an umbrella body with a mission to promote and safeguard the interests of medical laboratory science in Malawi.
The 21st IFCC EuroMedLab Congress in Paris has now closed. Congratulations to the congress organising committee for bringing together over 4200 registrants and 9600 visitors from the Laboratory Medicine community, representing 106 countries around the world.
The IFCC is delighted to launch the eAcademy, its major educational project. The eAcademy is an open educational resource containing distance learning material created and/or reviewed by IFCC experts for the continuous professional development of members of the IFCC worldwide community.
The 21st IFCC EuroMedLab Congress opens today in Paris. With more than 3800 registrations and 1280 accepted posters, an outstanding Opening Lecture by Prof. J. Hoffmann, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and many sessions, plenary lectures, Symposia, Educational Workshops it is set to be a most successful event. Visit the congress website to plan your attendance for a most rewarding educational and scientific experience!
Dr Graham Jones, has been awarded the 2015 Barry Inglis Medal. He was recognised for his work to improve the accuracy and reliability of chemical pathology testing, via better measurement standards, techniques and clinical reference ranges.
The 2014 IFCC Annual Report is now available. All the activities performed in 2014 by IFCC at a glance.
The May-June 2015 IFCC eNews is now available. In his editorial, Prof Pillay, eNews editor, discusses workload modelling in clinical chemistry laboratories and the need for direct active participation of clinical chemists and clinical biochemists. This issue features a focus on the IFCC Mentoring Programme and on the new born WG on Harmonisation of Interpretive Comments EQA. Presentation of new IFCC member Malawi, the latest updates on the EuroMedLab Congress, an overview of the activities and programmes at local and regional level, and the Calendar of forthcoming events complete the edition.
We are happy to announce that the congress website has been updated. Visit www.paris2015.org to download the full scientific programme, including plenary lectures, symposia, and Educational Workshops. The map of the exhibition area and the list of exhibitors is also now available.
We are happy to announce that the 2015 -2017 edition of the IFCC Handbook is available. All the updated information about the function and operation of IFCC in a single online publication.
The Asia-Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine News is now available. Read more below to access a copy and catch up with all the news from the region in 2014.
The APFCB is pleased to announce a Young Scientist Competition which commences in June 2015.
There will be 5 winners of the competition, and each will be invited to present their research paper at the APFCB symposium during the APFCB Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, 2016.
The top two will also receive additional awards.
We would very much like to see our young scientists coming forward as the future leaders in Laboratory Medicine in the APFCB region.
The 4th AFCC Harare Congress is about to begin under the flag of hospitality and spirit of friendship. The Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ZACB) is greatly honoured to host the historic 4th African Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Congress at the Rainbow Towers in the Harare International Conference Centre from 25 to 30 April 2015.
Until April 30th you can save up to 180 Euros!
Only a few days to register with the reduced fee for EUROMEDLAB Paris 2015 Congress.
The March - April 2015 issue IFCC eNews is now available. You can find many interesting articles on the incoming IFCC meetings, such as the EuroMedLab, to be held in Paris: [R]evolution in Laboratory Medicine; the Victoria Falls African congress, to be held in Harare in some weeks; the COLABIOCLI meeting in Quito. An insight on the activities of the new born WG on Cancer Genomics and a report from the Young Scientists meeting in Jodhpur, plus the news from Regional Federations and Member Societies, and the Calendar of forthcoming events, complete the edition.
The WG-ICQA is a new IFCC Working Group under the EMD umbrella.
This new WG, chaired by Sam Vasikiran (AU), will seek harmonisation in the operation of EQA schemes for interpretive comments with a view to increasing the possibility of obtaining evidence to demonstrate benefit to patients.
The North American Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (NAFCC), formed in December of 2014, represents the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC), both member societies of the IFCC. The NAFCC was recognized by the IFCC in February of 2015.
Online pre-registration is now open. Order your free badge now for access to the EuroMedLab exhibition during the 3 days, from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm in the Exhibition Hall, levels 1 and 2. Come and visit your partners and future suppliers, discover the most innovative technologies and find the best equipment for your needs.
A new El Microscopio programme in English is on the air. Listen to the latest news & interviews with Prof. Ana-Maria Simundic, Croatia national representative, and Prof. Mario Plebani, of the IFCC Working group on “Laboratory errors and patient safety” (WG LEPS).
A new issue of the eJIFCC is now available. Featured articles in Vol 26 (2) include: a review on prostate cancer genetics; metabolomics and its application to the development of clinical laboratory tests for prostate cancer; testosterone deficiency; clinical relevance of trace bands on serum electrophoresis in patients without a history of gammopathy; and the organisation of the POCT unit. A letter discussing knowledge on the theory of biological reference values in Latin America and a software review on a new database on the “Effects on Clinical Laboratory Tests”, complete the issue.
We are pleased to announce that a "Register of Experts" is now available on the IFCC website. This new tool has been compiled to assist members of National Societies, particularly in developing countries, to contact an expert in a particular area of laboratory medicine. The Expert database is accessible from the Resources and Downloads page now.
The February 2015 Edition of the NPU terminology is available for download and can be searched using the search function included on the web page.
The January - February 2015 IFCC eNews is now available. Meet the new IFCC President and Executive Board, introduced in the editorial by Prof. Tahir Pillay, eNews chief editor. Read the most recent news from the IFCC Federations and National Associations, a report from an IFCC PSEP participant, and some considerations on digital publishing evolution and innovation. A text book review and the calendar of forthcoming events complete the issue.
A free shared shuttle service from and to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport and Palais des Congrès de Paris, and a printed guide of the major cultural and artistic events in the city of lights selected by "Le Monde", are some of the items of the welcome pack for the EuroMedLab Congress Delegates. Enjoy Paris, la Ville Lumière!
IFCC has launched a new Working Group focusing on Cancer Genomics. The WG mission is to survey the currently used and emerging technologies in clinical cancer genomics and to establish a framework to guide clinical laboratories. The new WG, created under the EMD umbrella, is chaired by Dr Jason Park and co-chaired by Prof. Paolo Fortina. Its activities will focus on production of guidelines for clinical laboratories performing cancer diagnosis and on dissemination of the knowledge in the field at an international level.
The guest editor of the new themed issue of the eJIFCC is Mike Hallworth (UK), Chair of the IFCC Task Force on the Impact of laboratory medicine on Clinical management and Outcomes (TF-ICO).
Laboratory medicine has a fundamental role in delivering safe and effective patient care, in diagnosis and management, risk assessment, and screening of healthy subjects for latent disease. Laboratory doctors and scientists of the future must be involved in producing guidelines for investigation, advising clinical staff on the best strategy for individual clinical presentations and the tests needed to confirm a diagnosis; ensuring that resources are used to do the right test on the right person at the right time. It’s a daunting challenge and the Editors hope that the contents of this special issue will inspire and equip laboratorians across the world to rise to the challenge!
The deadline for abstract submission is: Sunday, 1st February 2015 (18:30 CET). Please note that for organizational reasons the deadline will NOT be postponed
Plan your attendance at upcoming Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory medicine events using the the IFCC's Calendar of Congresses, Conferences & Events. Our newly designed calendar lists major upcoming events, allowing you to view or download the available scientific programmes for careful selection of your preferred events. Among the new features is the possibility to add the events dates to your desktop calendar.