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  • IFCC webinar on “Risk Management in Clinical Laboratories” now available on demand.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    IFCC webinar on “Risk Management in Clinical Laboratories” now available on demand.
    Dear Colleagues,

    the IFCC webinar on “Risk Management in Clinical Laboratories” is now available on-demand.

    This webinar provides an overview of risk management in healthcare, focusing on clinical laboratories. The presentations provide an explanation of explain how risk management is done and highlight risk management frameworks like Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and others. The webinar contains three presentations of 20 min per speaker plus 20 min panel discussion.

    Talk 1: Overview of Risk Management
    Speaker: Dr. Merve Sibel Gungoren [Turkey]

    Talk 2: Process of Risk Management
    Speaker: Prof. Praveen Sharma [India]

    Talk 3: Risk Management and Continuous Improvement
    Speaker: Prof. Edward Randell [Canada]

    Chairperson: Prof. Sedef Yenice [Turkey]
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  • IFCC eNews No 5 May 2021

    Monday, May 10, 2021

    IFCC eNews  No 5 May 2021
    Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, opens this May issue with the following words: "I am sure you will find a lot of exciting material in this issue, and you
    will be excited about the activities already taking place or planned for the near future in IFCC.
    The message of our president, Prof. Khosrow Adeli, announces critical matters, like changes in the planning of conferences and like the new initiative of the IFCC Task Force on Global Lab Quality (TF-GLQ) planning a pilot program for external quality assurance (EQA) in developing countries.
    All the committees seem to be very active. Take some time and go through the articles as many initiatives may concern especially you.
    Take some time and go through the CVs of new and past Chairs. Read Prof. Claude Dreux’s obituary. These people will inspire you; they will make you wish to become better professionals.
    Dr. Bernard Gouget’s article in this issue is about the vaccine passport. Is it ethical, is it democratic? Teamwork awarded by Univants is inspiring too. A lot of the articles in this May issue, as in all the eNews issues, underline teamwork.
    Go through the issue, dear colleagues. I am sure that you will find a lot of interesting information. Spring and
    good weather are here to stay, and vaccines cover more and more of the population. Our next issue will be even
    more hopeful!".
    Read the IFCC eNews and find a lot of interesting information!
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  • IFCC Information Guide on COVID-19 - 3 May 2021 Updates

    Monday, May 3, 2021

    IFCC Information Guide on COVID-19 - 3 May 2021 Updates
    Click on the link and access the IFCC online resource about COVID19 providing critical information on laboratory guidelines, biosafety, and other important resources to assist member societies worldwide and their clinical laboratories as they face the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

    The SECTION on VACCINES has been updated with new publications.

    The page is updated continuously with the most recent information on a biweekly basis.
    Further to the VACCINES section, this week's update includes various recent publications that have been published in the past two weeks.
    - Diagnostic Testing section:
    • Antigen Testing • Serology Testing

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: a new IFCC Guideline has been published: "IFCC interim guidelines on rapid point-of-care antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2 detection in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals": visit the page clicking on the button on the home page.
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