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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 1st 2014 04 - 2016 12
G. Boursier Member FR 1st 2014 04 - 2016 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)
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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