Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-ETPLM)

Improving diagnosis and management of patients from birth to adolescence


C-ETPLM Meeting in Brussels on occasion of the IFCC General Conference - 28 October 2022


L-R: Klaus P. Kohse - Consultant; Ronda Greaves - ETD EC Liaison; Silvia Colli Lanzi - IFCC Office; Sergio Bernardini - ETD EC Chair  Tim Lang - Chair; Yolanda B. de Rijke, member; Ioannis G. Papassotiriou - member. Tze Ping Loh, Chloe Miu Mak and Lianna Kyriakopoulou - Members of the C-ETPLM and Sharon M. Geaghan - Consultant, are not portrayed in this picture




Name Position Country Term Time in Office
T. Lang Chair UK 2nd 2021 01 - 2023 12
T.P. Loh Member SG 2nd 2021 01 - 2023 12
C. M. Mak Member CN 2nd 2022 01 - 2024 12
I. Papassotiriou Member GR 2nd 2021 01 - 2023 12
Y.B. de Rijke Member NL 1st 2021 05 - 2023 12
L. Kyriakopoulou Member CA 1st 2022 04 - 2024 12
K. Kohse Consultant DE    
S. Geaghan Consultant US    
T. Thi Chi Mai Consultant VN    
R. Greaves ETD EC Liaison AU    

The purpose of this Committee is to develop procedures and processes to improve the diagnosis and management of patients from birth to adolescence


Terms of reference

  1. To identify, prioritise and coordinate projects to support the emerging science in pediatric laboratory medicine across the total testing process.
  2. To review the current concepts in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine and advance laboratory practice through the development and dissemination of position papers and guidelines.
  3. To develop existing links and establish new links with clinical and scientific societies working in other specialist organizations including neonatology, pediatrics, inherited metabolic diseases and other rare diseases.
  4. To lead education activities, including the tri-annual congress of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine.
  5. To coordinate a worldwide network of scientists working in laboratories specialized in Emerging Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-EPLM).
  6. To work to support emerging economies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine.


Local and regional activities exist in which an exchange of ideas and concepts for the role of the laboratory in the care of children’s health take place, but in general, these activities are not linked to each other. In spite of a variety of activities in the past years, reference intervals for laboratory test results are often not very well defined for the pediatric population, a situation which is even worse in adolescent medicine. The subject of the C-ETPLM is obviously relevant to large numbers of people – a substantial proportion of our patients are children. Especially in pediatric patients, the role of the laboratory is crucial for diagnosis and follow-up, e.g., in metabolic disorders or genetically determined diseases.


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Clinical Societies

Michaela Hartmann German Society of Endocrinology
Stefan Wudy European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies  
Martha Lyon Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)  
Agnès Mailloux Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)  
Sojit Tomo Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)  
Anita Devnath Association of Medical iochemists of India (AMBI)  
Elena Dumin Israel Society for Clinical Laboratory Science  
Atsushi Watanabe Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)  
Audrone Eidukaite Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine  
Josephine Onakoya Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)  
Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry  
Ranya Abu Sair Palestinian Medical Technology Association (PMTA)  
Josep Miquel Bauçá Sociedad Española de Medicina de Laboratorio (SEQCML)  
Eresha Jasinghe Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka  
Fatma Taneli Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)  
Joely Straseski American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)  
Tran Thi Chi Mai Vietnamese Association of Clinical Biochemists (VACB)  



List of Addresses


Dr. Tim LANG
Consultant Clinical Scientist
Blood Sciences
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Victoria Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne - NE1 4LP


Dr. Tze Ping LOH
Department of Laboratory Medicine
National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road - 119074 Singapore - SG
Dr Chloe Miu MAK
Department of Pathology
Hong Kong Childrens’ Hospital
Hong Kong - HK
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
"Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital
11527 Athens - GR
Dr Lianna Kyriakopoulou
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prof. dr. Yolanda de RIJKE
Dept. of Clinical Chemistry
Dr. Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam, the Netherlands - NL


Prof. Klaus P. KOHSE
Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics and Microbiology,
Klinikum Oldenburg
10, Dr.-Eden-Street
D-26133 Oldenburgh, Germany - DE
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto CA 94304 - USA

ETD EC Liaison:

A/Prof. Ronda GREAVES
Biochemical Genetics
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052 AU 

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