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Task Force Young Scientists

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Complimentary Educational Webinar: Integration and Impact of High-Sensitive Troponin
Testing in Improving Patient Care

The IFCC Task Force Young Scientists would like to invite you to our fourth educational webinar for scientists and laboratorians, brought to you by the IFCC Task Force Young Scientists. This educational program focuses on highly sensitive Troponin assays that have been recently introduced in Europe. By attending this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of these new Troponin assays, how the test is being integrated, and the impact on clinical practice and the laboratory.

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. EST



Paris, France/Brussels
Feb 15th, 2018
3:00 p.m. CET

New York, USA
Feb 15th, 2018
9:00 a.m. EST

Cape Town, South Africa
Feb 15th, 2018
4:00 p.m. SAST

Beijing, China
Feb 15th, 2018
10:00 p.m. CST



Program Agenda

Presentation title: Performance of Highly Sensitive Troponin
Pr. Damien Gruson, PhD, EuSpLM, FESC
Director of Laboratory
University of Brussels, St Luc

Presentation title: Clinical Application of Highly Sensitive Troponin
Dr. Raphael Twerenbold, MD
Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel (CRIB) and Department of Cardiology
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Moderator: Dr. Pradeep Dabla, Associate Professor, Dept of Biochemistry G.B.Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (GIPMER)



Click Here to Register for the Complimentary Webinar



Brought to you by IFCC TFYS/IFCC Task Force Young Scientists
For inquiries, please email


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IFCC TF-YS Symposium at 
 ACBICON - 4-6 Dec 2017, KGMC, Lucknow, India

 Leadership Skills: Essential for Career & Organisational Succes

Prof Maurizio Ferrari (President IFCC)
Dr Bernard Gouget (IFCC NC Chair)

Preparing for Leadership: new challenges and responsibilities  
Prof Howard Morris (President Elect, IFCC)

Developing Strong Presence for Women 
Prof Tomris Ozben (Treasurer, IFCC)

Critical Thinking: Building Good Judgement
Dr Praveen Sharma (Chief Editor IJCB & EB-ACBI, APFCB)

Leadership & Team Development: Success Toghether 
Dr. Pradeep K Dabla (Chair, IFCC TF-YS)


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ACBI-IFCC TFYS Awards 2017:

The ACBI-IFCC TF-YS Awards were novel idea of joint efforts of ACBI & IFCC-TFYS. So, this 3rd Award competition is chosen to provide young researchers an opportunity to focus on and develop interest in « Research ». The ultimate aim of this program is to foster and secure excellent young researchers since ACBICON-2015.

5 Young Scientists (YS's) will be selected on to the basis of original papers submitted and be given oral presentation in award session.  They will be granted cash Rs.5000/- & Certificate as award with the kind support of Congress Organising Committee. 

For instructions to apply please visit the page at:

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Watch The First AFCC LabMed Internet Radio Vedio
produced by H.Maronga and AFCC LabMed Internet Radio Team.

 IFCC WorldLab 2017- Durban (ZA)
October 22-25, 2017

The IFCC Task Force for Young Scientists invites you to attend Symposium 14 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:45-12:15



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Many Young Scientists from developing countries received Sponsorship to participate at WorldLab 2017, Durban:
courtesy WorldLab Congress Organizers & Associations

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Young Scientists as Volunteers in support of the IFCC-EML Congress in Athens


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EuroMedLab Athens 2017:  Special Event for Young Scientists!
Tuesday June 13 night - Starting at 20.00

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The event is organized jointly by the IFCC Task Force of Young Scientists TF-YS) and the International Society of Enzymology (ISE). It combines a scientific presentation by Dr. Nader Rifai, Editor in Chief of “Clinical Chemistry”, entitled “Communication of Scientific Information” and a musical performance of the well-known Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra.

A Get Together Dinner, kindly offered by the GSCC-CB,  overlooking the Acropolis and the Parthenon, awaits for you! The evening will continue in a friendly musical atmosphere.

The event is free for the first 100 Young Scientists registered to the Congress who confirm the participation!

Venue: Gazarte, 32-34 Voutadon Str.- Gazi, Kerameikos Station.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn and network with other Young Scientists coming from all over the world!

Click here to Register!

 (registrations open on May 20)


The Young Scientists Night is open to all other delegates but they need to purchase a ticket (80 euros per person) by writing to Amanda Goddard ( Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.


… and mark in your agenda also the other events addressed to Young Scientists:

  • “Meet the Experts” Sessions: six interactive sessions (on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) have been organized by the Scientific Congress Committee in collaboration with the Young Scientists Division of IFCC covering subjects of general interest. An interesting opportunity to join a small group of interested colleagues for an intense and interactive discussions. Sessions are open to all delegates but require a free pre-registration as the seats’ availability is limited for practical reasons. For more details visit and download the scientific programme.

  • Open meeting & Quiz of the IFCC Task Force for Young Scientists:  Tuesday June 13 from h. 9.00 to 12.30 at the Hilton Hotel – (Meeting room: Santorini 4-5-6) – Young Scientists like surprises -Prizes for Quiz winners;


To confirm the presence, please contact:



Lab-Surfing is a Laboratory professional social media designed and created in order to fulfill the unattended needs of Young Scientists (YS). Results from a global survey showed communication and exchange programme deficits for young scientists. During the current era of continuously evolving professions with upcoming technologies and methods, exchange programme and communication proved to be essential for young laboratorians. Information and communication technologies (ICT´s) are an easy and efficient way to connect people from all around the globe. Thus, willing to address these needs the IFCC-TFYS came with the idea of creating a professional social media exclusively for Young Laboratory Medicine Scientists, and named it as Lab Surfing.

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Research as a Career: A Perspective From Young Scientists

by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dabla
Chair, IFCC Task Force for Young Scientists

IFCC General Conference, Madrid, (ES) - 20 March 2016

Name Position Country Term Time in Office
P. Kumar Dabla Chair IN 2nd 2017 01 - 2019 12
G. Boursier Member FR 2nd 2017 01 - 2019 12
S. Fares Taie Member AR 1st 2016 03 - 2018 12
D. Li Member US 2nd 2016 01 - 2018 12
O. Popoola Member NG 2nd 2016 01 - 2018 12
M. Savkovic Member SRB 2nd 2016 01 - 2018 12
D. Gruson Consultant BE


The aim of TF-YS is to ensure that young scientists make a significant and growing contribution to the activities of IFCC and to the promotion of laboratory medicine at the centre of healthcare.


  • To identify young scientists amongst IFCC Full and Corporate Members
  • To use modern information technology to establish formal and informal networks to facilitate the communication between young scientists who are involved in laboratory medicine.
  • To link with national society young scientist initiatives.
  • To encourage young scientists to share experience of laboratory medicine and other healthcare practice around the world
  • To disseminate and promote innovation and high quality scientific and clinical practice standards
  • To facilitate opportunities for young scientists to train in modern, state of the art laboratory practice
  • To enable young scientists to participate in scientific, clinical and educational meetings and other learning sessions
  • To encourage young scientists to participate in national and international programmes to promote the essential contribution of laboratory medicine to healthcare
  • To make young scientists aware of the existence and role of IFCC and to encourage their participation in IFCC activities
  • To assure the future of IFCC through the identification of young scientists who may develop into future experts capable of leading IFCC Divisions, Committees and Working Groups and becoming IFCC Officers


  • For the purposes of definition a young scientist is a medical or science graduate working or training in laboratory medicine. He/she will normally be aged less than 40y at the time of appointment to work with TF-YS. The term of office of any young scientist involved with TF-YS is three years with renewal for a maximum of one further three year term of office.
  • TF-YS will comprise a Chair and, normally, a maximum of four other core members. Core membership of TF-YS will ensure geographical representation and linkage to national societies that have experience of working with young scientists. TF-YS will also have an extensive number of corresponding members. All IFCC Full Members and Corporate Members will be invited to nominate young scientists to serve as core or corresponding members of TF-YS. Membership of TF-YS will be confirmed by the IFCC Executive Board on the recommendation of the TF-YS Chair.
  • TF-YS will communicate mainly through modern electronic and social networking media. Communication will include all core and corresponding members of TF-YS and may develop into other networks as agreed by TF-YS.
  • TF-YS may organise regular workshops for young scientists within the framework of existing IFCC international or regional meetings. With the permission from the organisers TF-YS may also hold occasional workshops within national society or specialist society meetings. No expenses will be paid by IFCC for attendance at these workshops.
  • TF-YS will be able to communicate with and request support from other IFCC functional units.


The TF-YS will report directly to the IFCC Executive Board. A nominated member of the Executive Board will act as a liaison person for TF-YS. The TF-YS will prepare an update report for each meeting of the Executive Board and may contact the Board, through the designated liaison person, at other times. Any additional finance raised by TF-YS will be accounted for through normal IFCC accounting procedures and will be subject to financial audit.

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

May Siew Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB)
Carola Briancon Ayo Sociedad Boliviana de Bioquímica Clínica
Vathany Kulasingam Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Qing Li Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine (CSLM)
Cristian Layton Colegio Nacional de Bacteriologia CNB - Colombia
Ivana Lapic Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (HDMBLM)
Norbert Cibicek Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Anna Velts Estonian Society for Laboratory Medicine
Belay Tessema Ethiopian Medical Laboratory Association (EMLA)
C. Shanmugapriya Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
Miswar Fattah  Indonesian Association for Clinical Chemistry (HKKI)
G. Sancesario Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Ryunosuke Ohkawa Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Ahmad M. Ibrahim Salah Society for Medical Technology & Laboratories - Jordan (SMTL)
Geoffrey Omuse Clinical Chemists Association of Kenya
Valdas Banys Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Elias Chipofya Malawi Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (MAMLS)
Wendy den Elzen Nederlandse Vereniging voor Klinische Chemie en Laboratoriumgeneeskunde (NVKC)
Rajesh Kumar Gupta Nepal Association for Medical Laboratory Science (NAMLS)
Vivek Pant Nepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)
Ifeyinwa Dorothy Osegbe Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Kristin Viste The Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry (NSMB)
Lena Jafri Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists (PSCP)
Alexey Bugrov Russian Scientifically-Practical Society of Specialists in Laboratory Medicine (RSPSSLM)
Verena Gounden South African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Fernando Marqués García Sociedad Española de Bioquímica Clínica y Patología Molecular (SEQC)
Lakminda Thilakarathna Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Manel Chaabane Tunisian Society of Clinical Biology (STBC)
Sedat Abusoglu Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Paul Hamilton Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (UK)
Tetyana Kheylomska Association of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine of Ukraine (ACCLMU)
Maria Eugenia Shroeder Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Itai Chitungo Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemists (ZACB)
Nyepetsi Naledi Gape Botswana on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"
Pierrot Lundimu Tugirimana Rwanda on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate Member
Xing Gao ABBOTT Laboratories


List of addresses

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
G.B. Pant Institute of Postgraduate
Medical Education & Research (GIPMER)
Delhi-110002 - India

Dr. Guilaine BOURSIER
CHU Montpellier
Department of Genetics
Rare Diseases and Personalized Medicine
Rare Diseases and Autoinflammatory unit
Montpellier, F-34295

Dr. Santiago FARES TAIE
Laboratory of Endocrinology
Department of Clinical Chemistry
CEMIC, Galván 4102 C1431FWO
Buenos Aires Argentina

Dr. Danni LI
Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Chemistry
University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview
Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, MMC 609
420 Delaware Street SE - Mayo Building D250-1
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Omolara Olutosin POPOOLA
P.M.B 5116, Chemical Pathology Department
University College Hospital
Iadan - Nigeria
Tel.: +2348056738867

Center for Medical Biochemistry
Clinical Center of Serbia
Pasterova 2
11000 Belgrade

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