To assist C-CLM with accomplishing its mandate, two levels of membership (full members and corresponding members) are involved and incumbents are appointed following review and endorsement by IFCC Executive Committee of the Education and Management Division.
The pool of candidates for both membership groups is produced through a formal application process. Both full members and corresponding members are nominated by National Society members of IFCC, usually via a letter of support. This letter of support must be accompanied by a C-CLM application form completed by the candidate. As the main purpose of C-CLM is to promote good leadership and management skills among clinical laboratory professionals, the committee seeks members who are experienced mentors, who are knowledgeable, and have a keen interest in sharing their expertise in this area.
Individuals, wishing to become a member or corresponding member of C-CLM should begin by expressing this interest to their National Society. The complete application process consists of the National Society letter of nomination, an updated curriculum vitae and the complete application form which provides information on the applicant’s interest in Clinical Laboratory Management, relevant past experience and level of commitment to C-CLM work. Applications are reviewed and officially endorsed by the Executive Committee of the Education and Management Division (EC-EMD) of IFCC, and the EMD chair officially inform successful candidates.
These positions require a broad knowledge of relevant disciplinary areas of the Clinical Laboratory and knowledge of quality management requirements. Experience working as a team leader, strong administrative skills and know-how (projects, people, budgeting) and organizing ability are needed. Appointees are expected to function effectively within the committee. Skills in multidisciplinary research, project management, mastery in writing for scientific publication, and use of quality management tools, and statistical methods are highly desirable.
Eligibility as a full member are those who show a strong commitment to tasks, are disciplined, and stick to timelines. Positions are open to mentors, team players, who are cooperative and collaborative, responsible, accountable, experienced in clinical laboratory management, teaching, and have good written and speaking skills in English.
Full members are held accountable to contribute the equivalent of 8 to 10 hours per week toward activities of the committee and including physical attendance at meetings. Full members commit to 3-year terms of office. The list and contact information for current C-CLM full members are below:
Prof. Praveen Sharma
Other Committee Members
Dr Prasenjit Mitra
Dr. Raja Elina
Dr. Merve Sibel Güngören
Dr. Mahesheema Ali
Corresponding members come from member organizations of IFCC and are limited to one corresponding member per IFCC member state serving on C-CLM. Candidates with active interest in focus areas of the C-CLM and with previous experience in one or more of the focus areas within their own countries and organizations are encouraged to pursue membership in C-CLM. The expected commitment to C-CLM activities is the equivalent of 2 to 3 working days or between 16 to 24 hours per month. Corresponding members have no limits on the term of commitment to the committee. The normal route to corresponding membership with C-CLM is through the local national professional organization(s).
Corresponding members are active at all meetings and activities of the Committee and deliver measurable outcomes in accordance with the agreed terms of reference of the Committee. IFCC does not reimburse travel expenses for Corresponding Members, therefore, are responsible for their own expenses when attending meetings.
The list of current Corresponding Members are below:
Full Member Society
Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Rania Mohamed ElSharkawy
Egyptian Association of Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
Ethiopian Medical Laboratory Association
Laboratory Medicine Association of Georgia
German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Association of Clinical Biochemists of India
Association of Medical Biochemists of India
Iranian Association of Clinical Laboratory Doctors
Israel Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry
Ahmed Abdel Karim Abu Siniyeh
Society for Medical Technology & Laboratories
Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Juan Manuel Vargas Morales
Mexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Moroccan Society of Clinical Chemistry
Dr. Binod Kumar Yadav
Nepal Association for Medical Laboratory Sciences
Sanjaya Kumar Shah
Nepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry
Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Rizwan Hashim Hashim
Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists
Juana Ortellado de Canese
Association de Bioquimicos del Paraguay
The Philippines Association of Medical Technologists
Slovak Society of Clinical Biochemistry
Francisco Javier Mérida de la Torre
Sociedad Española de Medicina de Laboratorio (SEQCML)
Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Ukrainian Society of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic
Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Former members of C-CLM or members of other IFCC committees, working groups (WG), or taskforces (TF) are invited to collaborate on projects of the committee, at the request of the chairperson of C-CLM. Such invited collaborations are based on expertise in the specific area of the project.
Below is a list of C-CLM collaborators:
Date and Venue
Pradeep K. Dabla
|Task Force of Young Scientists||Joint Educational Workshop||Building Tomorrow's Leaders by the Young Generation||November 17, 2019, 15th APFCB Congress, Jaipur, India|
Committee of Analytical Quality (C-AQ)
Joint Interactive Workshop
What is the best strategy to achieve compliance with QMS- and QC-requirements in the clinical laboratory?
March 20th, 2016, IFCC General Conference, Madrid, Spain
For further information on how you can become involved in C-CLM activities please contact the committee chairperson:
Prof. Praveen Sharma
MSc (Med),PhD (Med),FACBI, FAMS, FAACC
Head, Department of Biochemistry,
Dean ( Research),
Controller of Examinations,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Jodhpur-342005 - India