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About Us: Committee for Molecular Diagnostics

Background

There have been ground breaking advances in the development and application of molecular diagnostic techniques in all laboratory disciplines. However there are many concerns, common to all disciplines, relating to the use of molecular diagnostics within clinical settings, such as analytical and clinical performance standards, quality control measures, and the paucity of external quality control programs and reference materials. Stringent performance standards in the manufacture and clinical validation of commercial kits, as required by national or international IVD directives, pose additional challenges. The C-MD was convened in part to address some of these concerns, and a number of programs have been formulated.

The general aim of the CMD programs is to promote cooperation and harmonization within the field of Molecular Diagnostics in the laboratory medicine. The general objective is to foster the highest standards in the practice of molecular diagnostics in clinical laboratories.

Target group

The C-MD website is primarily targeted at the IFCC community of laboratory professionals, member organisations and corporate members. However, the website may be useful for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

  

Terms of Reference

Please see visit following page: /ifcc-scientific-division/sd-committees/c-md/aboutus-c-md/ 

Committee Membership

Committee Co-Chairs' contacts:

Debs PAYNE, PhD, D(ABMM), DABCC, FACB
Vice President,  Molecular Services
American Pathology Partners
303-512-2217
USA
Email: dpayne@unipathdx.com and debs_payne@yahoo.com


Mark W. LINDER
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
USA
E-mail: mark.linder@louisville.edu

Members: 

Parviz AHMAD-NEJAD
Helios Klinikum Wuppertal, University Witten/Herdecke
Lehrstul  für Mikrobiologie und Laboratoriumsmedizin
Germany
E-mail: parviz.ahmad-nejad@uni-wh.de

Tester Framroze ASHAVAID
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Biochemistry Section
S-1, Lalitha Girdhar Annexe Building
P.D.Hinduja National Hospital &
Medical Research Centre,
Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim,
Mumbai – 400 016.
Tel. : 91-22-24447936 (O)
E-mail: dr_tashavaid@hindujahospital.com

Graciela RUSSOMANDO
Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics IICS - UNA
National University of Asuncion
Paraguay
E-mail: grusso@rieder.net.py

Ondřej SLANAŘ
Dept of Pharmacology
1st Faculty od Medicine
Charles University
Prague and General Teching Hospital
Prague - CZ
E-mail: ondrej.slanar@lf1.cuni.cz

Werner STEIMER
Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Munich University of Technology
Klinikum rechts der Isar, Ismaningenstr.22
D-81675 Munich -DE
E-mail: werner.steimer@tum.de

 

 

 
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