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22 06 24 IFCC FORUM for Young Scientists - 25-26 June 2022

06/25/2022

The IFCC is pleased to announce the IFCC FORUM for Young Scientists that will take place on 25 and 26 June 2022 ahead and in conjunction with the IFCC WorldLab Congress 2022 to be held in Seoul at COEX Korea World Trade Center. .
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2022 06 07 IFCC eNews No 6 June 2022

06/08/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "The summer is here – very hot from the start. I, of course, recognize that I emphasize the seasonal fluctuations in the Northern hemisphere. I hope you see the spirit of my meaning and mirror it for the rest of the world. IFCC covers so many countries on multiple continents, so that the blue beaches and swimming season in Greece may be the mirror of high mountains covered with snow in the countries of the Southern hemisphere. Celebration of nature and of free time in nature is what we honor while celebrating our valuable work in the labs. We must play our role, our part in the global fight against climate change. This is why we are already discussing green labs and Dr. Bernard Gouget presents this important and crucial effort. Read his article and start thinking about your own lab and every little detail that could be altered in favor of Earth. Our President, Professor Khoshrow, invites all of us to the WorldLab in Seoul, stressing the importance of the IFCC Forum for Young Scientists to be held in Seoul before the WorldLab. Imagine all these young scientists from all over the world gathered with all their enthusiasm and new ideas! Then we are invited to Brussels, the central city of Europe, to “foster collaborations between our regions and divisions” – in his own words. There we will all participate in the celebration of the 70- year anniversary of the IFCC. We will plan even better times ahead for the international lab community. Go through the societies' news and discover their efforts, get inspiration from them, and... celebrate the profession without forgetting your lab “greening"!
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2022 05 30 On Demand content available for the IFCC Webinar: "Data-driven Operations and Machine Learning Applications in Clinical Laboratories" May 23, 2022

05/31/2022

On-Demand Content available for the IFCC Complimentary Webinar "Data-driven Operations and Machine Learning Applications in Clinical Laboratories" May 23, 2022
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22 05 24 IFCC FORUM for Young Scientists - 25-26 June 2022

05/25/2022

The IFCC is pleased to announce the IFCC FORUM for Young Scientists that will take place on 25 and 26 June 2022 ahead and in conjunction with the IFCC WorldLab Congress 2022 to be held in Seoul at COEX Korea World Trade Center. .
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2022 05 18 IFCC eNews No 5 May 2022

05/17/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "Dear colleagues, Many days of cold weather were suddenly succeeded by a burst of spring. It came and it is here to stay. The colors are here to stay, and they will be waiting for us in the gardens of the beautiful city of Munich. A very interesting program and a superb exhibition with all the new laboratory equipment are also waiting for us at EuroMedLab 2022 in Munich after we met only virtually for two years. The Global Medlab Week will officially launch during the EuroMedLab and the IFCC President, Prof K. Adeli, introduces it enthusiastically in his message for this issue of the eNews. Let’s celebrate the event together, as we should, especially as it is dedicated this year to the Laboratory’s Vital Role in the Global Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. Go through the news from the Spanish and Japanese member societies, always loyal to their reports for the eNews, and always in touch with the IFCC community. The YS group of COLABIOCLI is organizing the Laboratory Quality week with a lot of activities. What is better, dear colleagues, than young scientists, quality, and spring coming together?"
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2022 05 27 Benefit of the on-demand April and May IFCC Live Webinars!

05/16/2022

Did you miss the IFCC complimentary webinars in April or May? Do not worry! You can access to the on demand content and learn and get your Certificate of Participation! - 6th April: High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays – Clinical Applications" Chair/Moderator: prof Fred Apple (US); - 26th April: "Analytical and Clinical Aspects of Natriuretic Peptides" Chair/Moderator: Prof. Jordi Ordonez-Llanos - 11th May: "A Global Perspective on Health Inequities in Laboratory Medicine" Chair/Moderator: Dr. Joe Wiencek
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2022 04 11 eJIFCC Vol 33 n° 1

04/19/2022

eJIFCC Vol 33 n° 1 is now available! In this non-thematic issue, you will find seven articles discussing a wide range of topics: Klotho: a possible role in the pathophysiology of nephrotic syndrome; Novel damage biomarkers of sepsis-related acute kidney injury; How do really understand and improve the system of internal quality control and external quality assessment in the accreditation process of the medical laboratory? Hematological findings in lysosomal storage disorders: a perspective from the medical laboratory; Evaluation of dual marker approach using heart-type fatty acid-binding protein and high sensitivity troponin-I as an alternative to serial sampling for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction; Importance of observing the progress curve during enzyme assay in an automated clinical chemistry analyzer: a case study; Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis – a common ramification of different diseases.
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2022 04 07 IFCC eNews No 4 April 2022

04/07/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "Dear colleagues, Many days of cold weather were suddenly succeeded by a burst of spring. It came and it is here to stay. The colors are here to stay, and they will be waiting for us in the gardens of the beautiful city of Munich. A very interesting program and a superb exhibition with all the new laboratory equipment are also waiting for us at EuroMedLab 2022 in Munich after we met only virtually for two years. The Global Medlab Week will officially launch during the EuroMedLab and the IFCC President, Prof K. Adeli, introduces it enthusiastically in his message for this issue of the eNews. Let’s celebrate the event together, as we should, especially as it is dedicated this year to the Laboratory’s Vital Role in the Global Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. Go through the news from the Spanish and Japanese member societies, always loyal to their reports for the eNews, always in touch with the IFCC community. The YS group of COLABIOCLI are organizing the Laboratory Quality week with a lot of activities. What is better, dear colleagues, than young scientists, quality, and spring coming together?"
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2022 03 30 On demand content available for the IFCC Live Webinar "COVID -19 and Laboratory Medicine Role in Georgia"

03/29/2022


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2020 03 21 APFCB News 2022 - 1

03/22/2022

The IFCC is happy to announce a new issue of the APFCB News. Dr. Elina Raja, Chief Editor, APFCB News, welcomes the reader with the following words: "In this issue of the APFCB News we bring exciting news on the coming 16th APFCB Congress 2022 in Seoul Korea. Details are reported under APFCB activities and also under the KSCC report as conference organizers. Also included are reports on the activities of the various chairs of the APFCB Committees, reports of the national societies and corporate members. We thank all contributors and would like to encourage more members to share news on their activities in the newsletter. We are very grateful to Prof Bernard Gouget and Prof David Kinniburgh for their support and for contributing very interesting and informative articles to this newsletter. We hope that these opinion papers as well as the educational articles which are included in this issue will be a useful resource for members. The response for educational article submission has been encouraging and we look forward to receiving more articles in the coming issues. Another exciting feature in this issue is a quiz section which is a new feature of the newsletter. Questions in this section are based on the APFCB webinars which were organized in 2020-2021 and which are still available on the APFCB website. I take this opportunity to thank the editorial committee and reviewers for all their contribution to this publication. In keeping with tradition, the cover of this issue of the APFCB News is a painting of Dr. Tan It Koon. We would like to thank Dr. Tan for his generous contribution to the APFCB newsletter and for his continuing support to the APFCB. May 2022 be a successful and good year for all.
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2022 03 14 Register to the IFCC Live Webinar "COVID -19 and Laboratory Medicine Role in Georgia"

03/15/2022


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2022 03 11 DiV - February 2022

03/30/2022

Enjoy the contents of the new DIAGNÓSTICO IN VITRO February issue. Dr Girardi, Director de DiV dice: “Me complace una vez más publicar la edición Nro. 20 de la Revista Científica Diagnóstico in Vitro. Con el objetivo de difundir y promover las actividades científicas, relacionada con nuestra profesión y modestamente, generar un lugar de reflexión es que se ha trabajado en el número que les presento, no sin antes agradecer la enorme colaboración del Comité de Redacción y especialmente el Consejo Editorial de inestimable eficacia y celeridad que hace de la edición una tarea muy placentera. Por supuesto un profundo agradecimiento a los autores que confiaron en esta revista para compartir sus actividades En este número encontrarán la descripción de varios eventos científicos y un trabajo de investigación consideramos de interés para difundir entre la comunidad cedido gentilmente por los autores y las publicaciones de origen. Concluye la revista un reportaje Dr. Guillermo Docena investigador y referente argentino en el tema de la enfermedad por COVID-19 y las vacunas relacionadas Espero disfruten la edición tanto como a mí me provocó armarla. IFCC WG-IANT confirms its commitment to advance excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide and in Ibero-America
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2021 03 08 IFCC eNews No 3 March 2022

03/08/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "We are at the beginning of spring, but well, we don’t yet see it, neither in the weather, although trees and wildflowers have already blossomed, nor in spirit (the war has prevented it). But spring is here for the IFCC. The division chairs have met with the Board for the new strategic plan. (Committee and working group chairs have participated too). A formidable, springly plan full of activities, full of energy, has been prepared for IFCC and its members. Our president, Prof Khosrow Adeli, is introducing it to us in his message written for this issue. The IFCC virtual platform, planned to be created, is also introduced in his message. In this issue we learn about new and older IFCC task forces and WG: IFCC Working Group on Flow Cytometry, IFCC Task Force on Outcome Studies in Laboratory Medicine (TF-OSLM), IFCC Working Group on Metabolomics, IFCC’s Task Force on Ethics (IFCC TF-E), introduce themselves and their members, and present their plans or their recent work. It is important to come in touch with them, as new opportunities and ideas and perhaps new collaborations may arise. Compared to the first eNews of 2022, this issue is smaller. But it is full of energy and photos, and easy to peruse. Welcome to the IFCC spring, dear colleagues!".
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2022 03 03 IFCC Call for Nominations

03/03/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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2022 03 03 Prof. Tomris Ozben to assume the role of EFLM Regional Federation Representative on the IFCC Executive Board

03/04/2022

The IFCC is glad to announce that Prof. Tomris Ozben assumed the role of EFLM Regional Federation Representative on the IFCC Executive Board effective March 1st, 2022, until the end of December 2023, Following the resignation of Prof. Ana-Maria Šimundić as EFLM Regional Federation Representative on the IFCC Executive Board, the IFCC Executive Board members have unanimously approved the EFLM Executive Board recommendation to appoint Prof. Tomris Ozben, current EFLM President, to act as EFLM Regional Representative. The results of the ballot for the ratification of the Executive Board recommendation unanimously confirmed the Executive Board recommendation. Many thanks to Prof Šimundić for her past collaboration within the IFCC Executive Board and best wishes to Prof. Ozben for many successful results in the new role.
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2022 03 03 On Demand Content IFCC Live Webinar "Laboratory & Analytical Aspects of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays: Views from the C-CB"

03/03/2022

. On-Demand Content available for the IFCC Complimentary Webinar 2 March 2022 "Laboratory & Analytical Aspects of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays: Views from the C-CB."
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22 02 25 EB Meeting in Milan

02/25/2022


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2022 02 22 Register to the IFCC Live Webinar "Laboratory & Analytical Aspects of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays: Views from the C-CB"

03/01/2022

IFCC Complimentary Webinar 2 March 2022 "Laboratory & Analytical Aspects of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays: Views from the C-CB"
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2021 02 9 IFCC eNews No 1-2 January - February 2022

02/09/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "Already at the end of the first month of 2022 we would like to wish you a slightly belated Happy New Year. It will be full of in-person and much-anticipated meetings to which our president Prof K. Adeli welcomes our whole community. Let’s hope and believe that they will be realized. In this issue, we are (as always) celebrating laboratory medicine. You will find many articles about the proof of how important laboratories are in the management of COVID-19 all over the world. In addition, several national societies are introducing themselves and their latest news, while some underline the importance of speaking the profession in their own respective languages. The contribution of laboratories in the management of the refugees’ crisis in the countries where a lot of these people looking for a better life arrive, is described by the presenters during Les Journées de l’Innovation en Biologie 2021. Don’t forget to go through Dr. Per Hyltoft Petersen’s life, a life dedicated to analytical quality. Dear colleagues, celebrate Laboratory medicine in your own ways and go through our eNews to honor it even more."
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2022 02 08 Register to the IFCC Live Webinar "Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL), Troponin for the Brain: Measurement and Applications in Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions" (1)

02/09/2022

IFCC Complimentary Webinar 16th February 2022 "Impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants and mutations on COVID-19 diagnostics."
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2022 02 03 On-demand content available - IFCC Live Webinar "Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL), Troponin for the Brain: Measurement and Applications in Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions"

02/04/2022

On-demand content available for the IFCC Complimentary Webinar 2 February 2022 "Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL), Troponin for the Brain: Measurement and Applications in Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Conditions".
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2022 01 25 Register to the IFCC Live Webinar "Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL), Troponin for the Brain: Measurement and Applications in Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions"

01/26/2022

IFCC Complimentary Webinar 2 February, 2022 "Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL), Troponin for the Brain: Measurement and Applications in Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Conditions"
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2022 01 13 IFCC WorldLab Seoul - Abstract submission system is about to CLOSE!

01/13/2022

The IFCC WorldLab Congress online Abstract system will be open until 15th January 2022. Don't miss this opportunity! Congress delegates are cordially invited to submit abstracts of their scientific work for presentation as a free communication at the IFCC WorldLab that will be held in Seoul from 26 to 30th June 2022. An unlimited number of abstracts may be submitted provided the presenting author applies for "full registration." Abstracts are welcome in all fields of clinical chemistry, hematology, clinical molecular biology, and laboratory medicine in the broader sense. Free communications are primarily presented via poster.
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