Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

C-MD Membership

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Name Position Country Term Time in Office
D. Payne Co-Chair US 2nd 2016 01 - 2018 12
M. Linder Co-Chair US 1st 2017 03 - 2018 12
P. Ahmad-Nejad Member DE 2nd 2016 01 - 2018 12
T. Framroze Ashavaid Member IN 1st 2017 05 - 2018 12
G. Russomando Member PY 2nd 2016 01 - 2018 12
O. Slanař Member CZ 1st 2017 05 - 2018 12
W. Steimer Member DE 1st 2018 01 - 2020 12
H. Parkes Consultant UK    
M. Relling  Consultant US    


Terms of Reference

  • To foster dynamic exchanges between IFCC and molecular diagnostic laboratories and industry
  • To produce guidelines on clinical validation of tests, conduct and reporting of molecular diagnostic tests
  • To create a network of locus-specific IFCC Molecular Diagnostics Centres

Current Projects

  • Establish an International Network of IFCC Reference Centres in Molecular Diagnostics
  • Standardise formats for reporting of molecular diagnostic results
  • Facilitate integration of pharmacogenetic testing into routine diagnostics at the appropriate quality standards


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Full Members' Societies  


Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Fernando Pérez Confederación Unificada Bioquímica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)
François Rousseau Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Katell Peoc'h Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Daniel Teupser Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. (DGKL)
István Balogh Hungarian Society of Laboratory Medicine (MLDT)
Demak L Tobig Indonesian Association for Clinical Chemistry (HKKI)
Nurit Rosenberg Israel Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Youssef Bamou Société Marocaine de Chimie Clinique (SMCC)
Jorge R. Padilla Gutiérrez Mexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MACLS)
Mabel Charles Davies Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Stein Bergan Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry (NSMB)
Sajjad Sial Iqbal Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists
Katarina Baluchova Slovak Society of Clinical Biochemistry (SSKB)
Jesus Molano Mateos Sociedad Española de Bioquímica Clínica y Patología Molecular (SEQC)
Aylin Sepici Dincel Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Particia Esperón Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Hoang Van Son

Vietnamese Association of Clinical Biochemists (VACB)


 List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members 


Corporate Member
Gavin Cloherty  ABBOTT Diagnostics
Barbara Baggiani A. MENARINI Diagnostics


Committee Co-Chairs' contacts:

Debs Payne, PhD, D(ABMM), DABCC, FACB
Vice President,  Molecular Services
American Pathology Partners
Email: and

Mark W. Linder
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky 40202



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