IFCC and EFLM received three bids from European Member Societies to host the EuroMedLab Congress in 2019. According to the new guidelines for EuroMedLab, the bids were preliminary evaluated by the MZ Congressi representatives (PCO) in order to check that they fulfilled the requested technical requirements.
Afterwards, bids were evaluated by the IFCC Committee for Congresses and Conferences (C-CC) and the EFLM Committee on Training and Education (C-ET). The evaluation was performed and scored in line with the published 'Guidelines and Rules for Organising the IFCC - EFLM EuroMedLab Congresses of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine'. Barcelona received the highest scores and a joint C-CC and C-ET recommendation that EuroMedLab 2019 should be awarded to Barcelona was done. IFCC and EFLM Executive Boards have endorsed this recommendation.
IFCC and EFLM Executive Boards, IFCC C-CC and EFLM C-ET are glad to congratulate the Sociedad Española de Bioquímica Clínica y Patología Molecular (SEQC) on their successful bid. With the congress in 2019, Barcelona will host the IFCC EuroMedLab Congress for the second time.
A dedicated website will be soon available with all the information and details.