CPD Executive Committee meeting in Brussels (BE), on occasion of
L-R: Rajiv Erasmus, C-PR Chair; Tricia Ravalico, Corporate Representative; Eduardo Freggiaro, CPD EC Secretary, C-IDC Chair; Tahir Pillay, CPD Chair, Katherina Psarra, News editor.; János Kappelmayer, CPD-EC Vice-Chair and eJIFCC Editor; Silvia Colli Lanzi, IFCC Office.
The Communications and Publications Division (CPD), reports to the Executive Board and is responsible for all of the communication and publication activities of the IFCC.
The CPD is composed of an Executive Committee, a Committee on Public Relations (C-PR), a Committee on Internet and Digital Communications (C-IDC), and Working Groups for each CPD program. Ad hoc task forces for specific projects can also be formed.
The aim of the CPD is to communicate the work of the IFCC to clinical scientists, physicians and health policy- makers world-wide, and to provide continuing education in printed and electronic forms. The CPD publishes the eJIFCC, IFCC News and educational tools including scientific monographs. The CPD coordinates translations of important documents into languages other than English. The CPD is responsible for the coordination of the Internet activities of the IFCC, primarily through the IFCC web site. This includes preparation and promotion of the IFCC website, establishment of links between relevant resources and the production and participation in Internet and online educational courses designed to promote the IFCC.
In addition, the CPD publishes the eJournal of the Federation (eJIFCC) on the web, IFCC recommendations and documents in a formal collaboration with the journal Clinica Chimica Acta (CCA) and other international journals in the field. The CPD uses electronic communication to facilitate the availability of IFCC documents to all members at no cost. All IFCC publications are copyrighted by IFCC.
Chair: Prof Tahir PILLAY (ZA)
Public Relations Coordinator: Prof Rajiv ERASMUS (ZA)
News Editor: Dr Katherina PSARRA (GR)
Publications/Distance Learning Coordinator: Dr. Eduardo FREGGIARO (AR)
Editor eJIFCC: Prof. János KAPPELMAYER (HU)
Corporate Representative: Dr. Tricia RAVALICO (US)
It is the mission of the CPD to:
The major objectives of this division are to:
|Name||Position||Country||Term||Time in Office|
|T. Pillay||Chair||ZA||2nd||2022 01 - 2024 12|
|E. Freggiaro||Secretary||AR||2nd||2020 01 - 2022 12|
|J. Kappelmayer||Vice Chair||HU||2nd||2021 01 - 2023 12|
|K. Psarra||Member||GR||2nd||2022 01 - 2024 12|
|R. Erasmus||Member||ZA||2nd||2022 01 - 2024 12|
|T. Ravalico||Corporate Rep.||US||2nd||2021 01 - 2023 12|
The CPD Executive Committee is responsible:
The CPD-EC will ensure the progress of each project and publication and will review on an annual basis the contributions of the members of each functional unit.
The CPD is responsible for the continued production of the IFCC Handbook and the Annual Report.
A function of the CPD-EC is to coordinate the publication of all IFCC recommendations, position papers and documents.
The Publications & Distance Learning Coordinator is the liaison to the Editorial Board of Clinica Chimica Acta (CCA).
A register of documents, which catalogues all publications of IFCC, is maintained.