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2017 IFCC Awards

IFCC Announces its Distinguished Awards for the IFCC Congress
Durban (ZA) 2017

by Howard Morris,
Chair, IFCC Awards Committee

As you are aware, the IFCC confers several distinguished awards to scientists and clinicians who work in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine or related disciplines. These triennial awards are the highest honours that our federation can bestow to colleagues worldwide in recognition of their outstanding achievements, to publicize their exceptional research and other contributions that have improved medical and healthcare, and to stimulate and encourage other scientists to accelerate their efforts in advancing clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.

On behalf of IFCC and its Awards Committee, I am pleased to call for nominations for the following eight (8) IFCC distinguished awards for presentation at the IFCC Congress in October 2017, Durban, South Africa. These 8 awards for 2017 are listed below and a more detailed description of them including the former honourees can be found clicking on this link.

  • IFCC Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award - Sponsored by IFCC
  • IFCC-Henry Wishinsky Award for Distinguished International Services - Sponsored by Siemens
  • IFCC Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education - Sponsored by Abbott Diagnostics
  • IFCC-Abbott Award for Significant Contributions in Molecular Diagnostics - Sponsored by Abbott Molecular
  • IFCC Distinguished Award for Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care - Sponsored by Sekisui Diagnostics
  • IFCC-Robert Shaffer Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Development of Standards for Use in Laboratory Medicine - Sponsored by NIST-CLSI
  • IFCC Distinguished Award for Contributions to Cardiovascular Diagnostics - Sponsored by HyTest
  • IFCC-Young Investigator Award - Sponsored by IFCC

Nominations are welcome from the President or National Representative of the nominees' national society, which should be a full member of the IFCC. Each nomination should contain (1) a statement as to the reasons for nomination, (2) a full CV of the nominees including a bibliography, and (3) other letters of support (optional). They should be sent to Ms Colli Lanzi of the IFCC Office (

The closing date for receipt of nominations is 31 January 2017

Please do not hesitate to write to Ms Colli Lanzi or me ( if you have any queries.

The IFCC Awards Committee 2015-2017

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