Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Task Force on Outcome Studies in Laboratory Medicine (TF-OSLM)


NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
Z. ZhaoChairUS1st2021 10 - 2024 12
M. A. SerdarMemberTR1st2021 10 - 2024 12
C. I. Suárez SánchezMemberCL1st2021 10 - 2024 12
V. GoundenMemberSA1st2021 10 - 2024 12
E. M. Simbaqueba SánchezCorp. Rep./IL-WerfenUS1st2021 10 - 2024 12
J. A. SnyderCorp. Rep./SiemensUS1st2021 10 - 2024 12
C. StrainCorp. Rep./AbbottCA1st2021 10 - 2024 12

Scope & Mandate

  • Identify existing peer reviewed, high quality publications that demonstrate the value of laboratory medicine in healthcare overall.
  • Develop a funded research program for investigators in hospitals located around the world to conduct new retrospective and prospective research with outcomes that assess the value of laboratory medicine in healthcare overall. The taskforce could help centres in setting up studies to properly collect such data (common study protocols and formats) and publish their findings.
  • Create a repository/database of publications that is accessible by members of IFCC.
  • Working with CPD and the C-PR, the taskforce will develop publications, presentations, webinars and other communications materials to help IFCC members use this data to effectively promote the critical value of laboratory medicine in healthcare to key stakeholders.
  • The Taskforce will closely coordinate with other IFCC groups involved in related activities, including CPD, C-VPLM, TF-CM and others, as required.

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

NameFull and Affiliate Member Societies
K. Rodriguez-CapoteCanadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
M. BanerjeeAssociation of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
M.M.SuchitraAssociation of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
M. WakuiJapan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
V. PantNepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)
E. Koldberg AmundsenNorsk Selskap for Medisinsk Biokjemi (NSMB)
R. I. Álvarez CarrascoAsociación Médica Peruana de Patología Clínica (AMPPC)

Chair's contacts

Zhen ZHAO, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Director, Central Lab and Clinical Chemistry Services
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
1300 York Avenue, F701, New York, NY 10065, USA

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