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IFCC Abbott Visiting Lecturer Programme

Visiting Lecturer Programme

The IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer Programme is a tool to facilitate international educational exchanges within IFCC.

The aims

  • The IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer Programme (VLP) is a programme to support international exchange of lecturers and aims to facilitate international educational exchanges within IFCC.

The application procedure

  • Download (Application Form) (doc)
  • Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year and must be submitted at least 4 months prior to the proposed visit in order to ensure adequate time for review.

Selection of speakers

  • The society should select its speaker(s)
  • For assistance please refer to the Speakers Bureau.


  • Each member association (full or affiliate) may apply for up to a maximum of three (3) Visiting Lecturers once every year.
  • Each Visiting Lecturer should deliver at least two lectures or one lecture and one workshop.
  • Each presenter may be asked to record a lecture (~ 20 minutes) for inclusion in the IFCC eAcademy; this should preferably be completed prior to the visit.

Travel and accommodation

  • IFCC will fund only economy travel and visa fees of the Visiting Lecturer to a maximum of 2.500 CHF per speaker and 5.000 CHF per application.
  • The National Society will provide hotel accommodation, meals and local transportation.

Approval of application

  • Approval will be made by the Chair of the VLP and the EMD Executive Committee.


  • Both the National Society and the IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer shall complete the appropriate survey forms and submit a brief report to the Chair of the IFCC VLP within one month of the IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer's visit.

For further clarifications, please contact the IFCC office

To see the past approved applications and the VLP reports appeared in the IFCCeNews click here

Chair of Visiting Lecturer Programme

Prof. Nader RIFAI 
Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Laboratory Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue Boston
MA 02115 USA

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