|Name||Position||Country||Term||Time in Office|
|A. Thomas||Chair||UK||2nd||2020 01 - 2022 12|
|G. Antonelli||Member||IT||1st||2019 02 - 2021 12|
|T. Badrick||Member||AU||1st||2020 02 - 2022 12|
|Q. Meng||Member||CA||2nd||2019 01 - 2021 12|
|L. Khorovskaya||Member||RU||2nd||2020 01 - 2022 12|
To promote the education and training of laboratory professionals on international standards and practices of analytical quality in clinical laboratories.
To provide education and training on the various aspects of analytical quality in the clinical laboratory which include:
To address the educational and training needs of emerging nations on analytical quality.
Education and training will be provided in many ways including:
To collaborate with other IFCC Committees or Working Groups to achieve these aims projects:
EQA set up consultation
If a country (or sub-Regional group) requests advice or assistance (in several languages) on how to establish an EQA scheme, C-AQ can provide advice, educational materials and training, either from the Committee or by recommending appropriate experts/mentors.
Support of Visiting Lecture Program (VLP)
Supporting EMD in reviewing applications which include quality elements and providing or suggesting appropriate lecturers, often together with C-CLM, EMD and/or DQCML.
Web site as an educational resource
Maintaining the resources of this C-AQ website to provide a convenient starting point to identify and access relevant educational resources on all aspects of analytical quality.
Directory of National EQA contacts
Maintain an updated list of appropriate EQA schemes and contact details for each country. Please click on this link for further information: Directory of EQA Services
Provide content for distance-learning (e-learning) on analytical quality topics
Contributing quality-related materials and learning outcomes for inclusion into eAcademy.
Develop a set of “Quality Ladder” monographs for low and middle income countries.
Support the development of Patient-Based Real Time Quality Control (PBRTQC). A separate working group has been developed to undertake this activity. (Link for further information).
|Name||Full Member Society|
|Francisco Edison Pacifici Guimarães||Brazilian Society of Clinical Analyses|
|Solveig Linko||Finnish Society of Clinical Chemistry|
|Ruth Tor||Israel Society for Clinical Laboratory Science|
|Massimo Tocchini||Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology|
|Ryosuke Kikuchi||Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry|
|Dalius Vitkus||Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine|
|Ishiaq Omotosho||Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)|
|Nusrat Alavi||Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists|
|Svetlana Ignjatovic||Society of Medical Biochemists of Serbia|
|Muhittin Serdar||Turkish Biochemical Society|
|Patricia Esperon||Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya|
|Anne Vassault||Société Francaise de Biologie Clinique|
|Saswati Das||Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)|
|Cecilia Etchegoyen||Confederacion Unificada Bioquimica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)|
|Shyamali Pal||Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)|
|Tricia Ravalico||Abbott Laboratories|
|Jennifer Cheek||Siemens Healthineers|
Dr. Annette Thomas
Director, Quality Laboratory, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Unit 6, Parc Ty Glas, Llanishen
Cardiff CF14 5DU