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 Conference Call Meeting - 23 April 2021

L-R: Klaus P. Kohse - Consultant; Silvia Colli Lanzi - IFCC Office; Ronda Greaves - ETD EC Liaison; Tim Lang - Chair; Sharon M. Geaghan - Consultant; Chloe Miu Mak - member; Tze Ping Loh - member; Ioannis G. Papassotiriou - member.


NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
T. LangChairUK2nd2021 01 - 2023 12
T.P. LohMemberSG2nd2021 01 - 2023 12
C. M. MakMemberCN2nd2022 01 - 2024 12
I. PapassotiriouMemberGR2nd2021 01 - 2023 12
Y.B. de RijkeMemberNL1st2021 05 - 2023 12
L. KyriakopoulouMemberCA1st2022 04 - 2024 12
K. KohseConsultantDE
S. GeaghanConsultantUS
R. GreavesETD EC LiaisonAU

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 HartmannGerman Society of Endocrinology
Stefan WudyEuropean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

NameFull and Affiliate Member Societies
Martha LyonCanadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Agnès MaillouxSociété Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Sojit TomoAssociation of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
Anita DevnathAssociation of Medical iochemists of India (AMBI)
Elena DuminIsrael Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Atsushi WatanabeJapan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Audrone EidukaiteLithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Josephine OnakoyaAssociation of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Anne-Lise Bjørke-MonsenNorwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry
Ranya Abu SairPalestinian Medical Technology Association (PMTA)
Josep Miquel BauçáSociedad Española de Medicina de Laboratorio (SEQCML)
Eresha JasingheAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Fatma TaneliTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Joely StraseskiAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Tran Thi Chi MaiVietnamese Association of Clinical Biochemists (VACB)

List of Addresses


Dr. Tim LANG
Clinical Biochemistry Department
University Hospital of North Durham
North Road
Durham, DH1 5TW - UK


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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