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IFCC Townhall 2021 APFCB - 20 October 2021

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October 20th, 2021

09.00 am - 12.00 pm Central Europe time zone (Rome)
12.30 - 03.30 pm: Delhi 
02.00 - 05.00 pm: Jakarta    
03.00 – 06.00 pm:  Beijing / Hong  Kong / Singapore / Kuala Lumpur / Manila
04.00 – 07.00 pm: Seoul  / Tokyo
06.00 - 09.00 pm: Sydney /Melbourne
08.00 – 11.00 pm: Auckland


The recording of the IFCC Townhall for APFCB
is available here

The IFCC Executive Board invited the Executive Board members and National Society Presidents of APFCB to join in. It was a unique opportunity to bring everyone together in these regions and allow for exchange of ideas and free communication between various organizations.

APFCB  Regional Federations and National Societies in these Regions that participated in this open communication forum to significantly enhance communication within our laboratory medicine community had the possibility to ask question in the Discussion Forum via chat.

Agenda: The Town Hall was scheduled for three (3) hours (09.00 am - 12.00 pm Central Europe time zone)

  • The Town Hall began with introductions and presentations from a briefing panel comprised of the IFCC President, Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Federation and National Society Presidents.
  • Following the briefing panel presentations, the moderator (APFCB President) began the discussion period with a brief introduction of the topics to be discussed and corresponding time limits.
  • The moderator then invited participants to ask their questions and/or provide their comments.
  • At the end of the discussion period, the IFCC President concluded the Town Hall




Brief Introductions: IFCC Executive Board Members, Regional Federation Board Members, and National Society Presidents

Introduction to Town Hall, all IFCC EB Members, panel, and moderator

5 minutes

Presentations: IFCC President and Treasurer

Introduction to IFCC and new IFCC initiatives

20 minutes

Presentations: APFCB President & Board

Update on Federation activities

20 minutes

Presentations: WorldLab 2022 & APFCB Joint Congress (Professor Junghan Song & MZ Congressi)

Conference Update & Invitation

10 minutes

Discussion/Q&A: Coordinated by the Moderator

Q&A (organized by specific topics)

2 hours

Conclusion: IFCC President & APFCB President

Conclusion to Town Hall, contact details, and feedback survey

5 minutes

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