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Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-POCT)

Membership

NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
A.I. KhanChairCA1st2019 01 - 2021 12
P. Oliver SaezMemberES1st2019 01 - 2021 12
M. VaubourdolleMemberFR1st2017 01 - 2019 12
J. ShawMemberCA1st2018 05 - 2020 12
P. JarvisCorp. MemberUK1st2019 06 - 2021 12
M. SchwertfegerCorp. Rep./RocheCH1st2017 04 - 2019 12
R. TirimaccoConsultantAU
S. SandbergConsultantNO
G. KostConsultantUS
E. JacobsConsultantUS

Terms of Reference

  1. To promote quality in the use, performance, interpretation and reporting of POCT across the full spectrum of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
  2. To create a forum for high level discussion on a wide range of POCT related topics
  3. To provide international leadership for developing the clinical practice of POCT in Laboratory Medicine.

Objectives

  1. Creation of a communication network for specialists who are expert in POCT. To include other POCT specialist groups; expert individuals in IFCC Full, Affiliate and Corporate Members; regulatory agencies and users of POCT
  2. Definition, implementation, evaluation and reporting of a range of defined POCT projects. To include projects that address quality in POCT performance, the appropriate clinical use of POCT, connectivity and the cost effectiveness of POCT. Projects should complement rather than duplicate projects being undertaken by other POCT specialists
  3. Preparation of educational support material for those using or considering the use of POCT
  4. Creation of a library of publications that document the clinical effectiveness of POCT and the impact on clinical outcomes. To include clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology and other disciplines of laboratory medicine, as appropriate

Resources

Resources available to assist with Point of Care Testing are available here.

PoCT Meetings

Click here to download the presentations of the IFCC-POCT Satellite Meeting held in Istanbul on occasion of the WorldLab Congress, 22-26th June 2014.

Click here to download the presentations of the IFCC PoCT International Symposium held in Cancun, Mexico, on 16 - 17 November 2015

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

NameFull and Affiliate Member Societies
Samarina MusaadAustralasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB)
Ondrej WieworkaCzech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Daniel Nicolás BustosConfederación Unificada Bioquímica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)
Carsten  GnewuchDeutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. (DGKL)
Masaru YamamotoJapan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Sean CunninghamAssociation of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI)
Alberto DolciItalian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Jolita JurkevicieneLithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Olufisayo FamyimaAssociation of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Jan BallaSlovak Society of Clinical Biochemistry (SSKB)
Rajiv ErasmusSouth African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Heba KarySaudi Society for Clinical Chemistry (SSCC)
Sarath KamburapolageAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Filiz AkbiyikTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Joan PearsonAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) - UK
Iris MiraballesAsociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Monica ThomasAmerican Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) - US
Lara Milevoj KopčinovćCroatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CSMBLM)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

NameCorporate Member
Katie MimsABBOTT Laboratories
Bogdan MilojkovicNOVA BIOMEDICAL
Anne SkurupRADIOMETER
Alessandro PaleseROCHE Diagnostics International Ltd.
David LeddenSIEMENS Healthcare Diagnostics

Working Groups under the Committee's responsibility:

Working Group on "How should Glucose Meters be Evaluated for Critical Care -  (WG-GMECC)"

Working Group on "Glucose Point of Care Testing - (WG-G POCT)" CLOSED

Chair's contact (Questions relating to PoCT):

Adil Khan

Prof. Adil I. Khan

Director, Point-of-Care Testing & Clinical Chemistry

Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Temple University

Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania, 19140

USA

e-mail: adil.khan@temple.edu

 
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