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IFCC - Scientific Division (SD)

SD Athens

SD Executive Committee:

From left to right:
Heinz Schimmel
- JRC Observer; Mario Plebani - Member; Konstantinos Makris - Member; Philippe Gillery - Chair; Paola Bramati - IFCC office; Gary Myers - JCTLM Consultant; Joseph Passarelli - Secretary; Christa Cobbaert - Vice Chair;  Tsutomu Nobori - Member

 

The Scientific Division (SD)

A Committee on Standards was established in 1966 "to instigate and promote theoretical and practical developments in the field of standards and standardisation in clinical chemistry - in its broadest sense." During its first decade, the main efforts of the Committee were directed toward analytical nomenclature, reference materials and methods, and quality control. Its achievements during this period are illustrated by the list of publications on these topics. Following a Council decision in 1978, efforts have been made to extend its work to include more subjects of interest both to clinicians and clinical chemists. Accordingly, the name of the Committee was changed to the Scientific Committee and later to the Scientific Division.

Mission Statement

The mission of the SD is to advance the science of Clinical Chemistry and to apply it to the practice of Clinical Laboratory Medicine.

SD Strategy

According to the Statutes of IFCC, the Federation exists to advance the science and practice of Clinical Chemistry and to further its application in the provision of health services and the practice of medicine. The goals to which the Scientific Division is committed are to:

  • Identify research areas of relevance to Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and assist the transfer of research results to the profession.
  • Identify scientific and technological problems in current practice and provide solutions and guidelines on how to resolve them.
  • Facilitate the development and transfer of technical innovations to clinical laboratory professionals and clinicians.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of diagnostic strategies.
  • Establish standards for scientific and technical aspects of good laboratory practice.
  • Respond to scientific and technical needs of IFCC Member Societies, IFCC Corporate Members and external agencies.
  • Participate actively in the scientific programs of IFCC congresses and other scientific meetings.
  • Ensure the quality of IFCC scientific documents.
  • Organise Master Discussions.

SD Projects

The SD initiates and manages projects with its own resources or through its Committees and Working Groups. Work is conducted in cooperation with other IFCC units and with relevant National and International Organisations. The SD ensures that each of its Committees and Working Groups are functioning under clear terms of reference together with an agreed schedule of activity. The SD will assist in the development of the project proposals, and will undertake an annual review of progress and review and approve any documents that result from the work.

SD Executive Committee (SD-EC)

Name Position Country Term Time in Office
P. Gillery Chair FR 1st 2017 01 - 2019 12
C.M.  Cobbaert Vice-Chair NL 1st 2017 01 - 2019 12
J. Passarelli Secretary US 1st 2015 01 - 2017 12
K. Makris Member GR 1st 2017 01 - 2019 12
T. Nobori Member JP 1st 2015 02 - 2017 12
M. Plebani Member  IT 1st 2017 02 - 2019 12
J.F. Pierson-Perry Corporate Member US 1st  2015 02 - 2017 12
G. Myers JCTLM Chair / SD Consultant US    
H. Schimmel JRC Observer BE
C. Burns NISBC Consultant UK
K. Phinney NIST Consultant US

CHAIRS OF SCIENTIFIC DIVISION COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

Committees

8.2.6 Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU) in collaboration with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) R. Flatman (AU)
8.2.11 Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD) D. Payne (US)
8.2.23 Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (C-TLM) L. Siekmann (DE)
8.2.24 Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL) Y. Ozarda (TR)
8.2.25 Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT) L. Thienpont (BE)
8.2.26 Harmonization of Autoimmune Tests (C-HAT) To be appointed

Working Groups

8.3.35. Standardisation of Hemoglobin A2 (WG-HbA2) R. Paleari (IT)
8.3.36 Standardisation of Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (WG-CDT) J. Wielders (NL)
8.3.39 Standardisation of Albumin Assay in Urine (WG-SAU) in collaboration with National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) L. Bachmann (US)
8.3.40 Standardisation of Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (WG-PAPP A) S. Wittfooth (UK)
8.3.41 Growth-Hormone (WG-GH) E. Lentjes (NL)
8.3.42 Standardisation of Insulin Assays (WG-SIA) in collaboration with American Diabetes Association (ADA) and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) A. Saenger (US)
8.3.43. Standardisation of Troponin I (WG-TNI) D. Bunk (US)
8.3.48 Parathyroid Hormone (WG-PTH) C. Sturgeon (UK)
8.3.49 CSF Proteins (WG-CSF) K. Blennow (SE)
8.3.50 Standardisation of Bone Markers Assays (WG-BMA) H. Morris (AU)
8.3.51 Commutability (WG-C) G. Miller (US)
8.3.53 Immunosuppressive Drugs (WG-ID) To be appointed
8.3.54 Apolipoproteins by Mass Spectrometry (WG-APO MS) C. Cobbaert (NL)
8.3.55 Pancreatic Enzymes (WG-PE) D. Grote-Koska (DE)
8.3.56 Fecal Immunochemical Testing (WG-FIT) S. Benton (UK)

 

SD Executive Committe's contacts

 

 

CHAIR

Prof. Philippe GILLERY
Laboratoire de Biologie et de
Recherche Pédiatriques
Hôpital Maison Blanche
CHU de Reims
45 rue Cognacq Jay
51092 Reims Cedex
France
Tel: +33 3 2678 3952
Fax: +33 3 2678 3882
E-mail: pgillery@chu-reims.fr

VICE-CHAIR

Prof. Christa M. COBBAERT
Clinical Chemist Head of the Department
of Clinical Chemistry
Leiden University Medical Center
Postbus 9600 Postzone E2-P
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 5262278/+31 71 5264483
Fax : +31 71
E-mail: C.M.Cobbaert@lumc

SECRETARY

Mr. Joseph PASSARELLI
Scientific Relations, Research and Development
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
9115 Hague Road, PO Box 50416
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250-0416
USA
Tel: +1 317 521 4206
Fax: +1 317 521 2324
Mobile: +1-317-625-7810
E-mail: joseph.passarelli@roche.com

MEMBER

Dr. Konstantinos MAKRIS
Clinical Biochemist
Clinical Biochemistry Department
KAT General Hospital
2 Nikis street, 14561
Kifissia, Athens
Greece
Phone: +30-213-2086701
Mobile: +30-6972207867
e-mail: kostas.makris.km@gmail.com

MEMBER

Prof. Tsutomu NOBORI
Professor Emeritus, Mie University
Oyamada Memorial Spa Hospital
5538-1 Yamada-cho, Yokkaichi
Mie 512-1111
Japan
Tel: (+81) 59-328-1260
Fax: (+81)59-328-1921
e-mail: nobori@clin.medic.mie-u.ac.jp

MEMBER

Prof. Mario PLEBANI
Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and
Clinical Molecular Biology
Chief Department of Laboratory Medicine
University Hospital - Padova
Dean of the Medical School
University of Padova
Italy
E-mail: mario.plebani@unipd.it

CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. James F. PIERSON-PERRY
Principal Key Expert
Global Assay Development, Glasgow Site
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
USA
Tel: +302.631.7692
Cel: +302.229.6462
Fax: +302.631.7487
e-mail: James.f.pierson-perry@siemens-healthineers.com

JCTLM CONSULTANT

Dr. Gary L. MYERS
Chair, JCTLM
4711 Derby Lane
Smyrna, GA 30082
USA
Tel: +404-457-5804
E-mail: gmyers1049@yahoo.com

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JRC OBSERVER

Dr. Heinz SCHIMMEL
Project Officer
Directorate General Joint Research Centre
Directorate F – Health, Consumers and Reference Materials
Reference Materials Unit
Retieseweg 111
2440 Geel
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)14 571 720
E-mail: heinz.schimmel@ec.europa.eu

NIBSC CONSULTANT

Dr. Chris BURNS
Head, Biotherapeutics Division
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)
A Centre of the MHRA
Blanche Lane
South Mimms, Potters Bar
Hertfordshire, EN6 3QG
UK
Tel: 01707 641247
Email: Chris.Burns@nibsc.org

NIST CONSULTANT

Dr. Karen W. PHINNEY
Leader, Bioanalytical Science Group
Biomolecular Measurement Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8314
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8314
USA
Tel.: +1 (301) 975-4457
E-mail: karen.phinney@nist.gov

 
 
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