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22 11 19 IFCC Distinguished Awards for WorldLab Congress Rome 2023

11/24/2022

IFCC is proud to announce its Distinguished Awards for presentation at the IFCC Congress in May 2023 in Rome, Italy. The IFCC Distinguished Awards will be conferred to scientists and clinicians who work in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine or related disciplines to publicize their exceptional research and other contributions that have improved medical and healthcare, and to stimulate and encourage other scientists to accelerate their efforts in advancing clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. The closing date for receipt of nominations is 31 December 2022.
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2022 11 18 IFCC eNews No 11 - November 2022

11/21/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "Dear colleagues, It was a big success! The IFCC General Conference 2022 and the celebration for the 70 years of IFCC Global Leadership of Laboratory Medicine took place in Brussels with a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of joy, a lot of memories and a lot of good perspectives for the future. Almost all the IFCC people, the people who make it possible that this organization plays such an important role in the laboratories all over the world, were there. And a lot more people participated through the IFCC new software. We have watched the EB people, the officers, expressing their thoughts. We discussed with them important matters formally or informally. The “top” and most moving and at the same time most entertaining moment of the celebration were the presentations by the Past Presidents. We have travelled with them from the beginning till today. The journey was full of wonderful moments, of difficult decisions, of hard work, of hope, of determination. All this history was presented with a lot of humour and good fun. In this issue of the eNews you can read many presentations about this unforgettable event. In the President’s message, Prof. Khosrow Adeli offers a detailed report of every particular day of the conference. And then many attendees give their own description of the event. Let’s hope that IFCC will always have the chance of organizing such successful events! Dear colleagues, enjoy reading this issue, enjoy the event!".
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2022 11 11 - IFCC PeP

11/11/2022

We are pleased to announce a Call for Applications for a limited number of IFCC Professional Exchange Programmes (PEP) awards to support the training of young scientists and continuing education of other laboratory professionals at clinical laboratory centers and IVD facilities around the world. Applicants for an IFCC professional exchange program will: - Be a member of an IFCC Full Member or Affiliate Member national society - Haven't received funding from IFCC for other PEPs - Have a specific project to complete in a designated host laboratory - Have the written support of 1) The head of the department in which he/she is based; 2) The head of the host laboratory to be visited; 3) The national society of which he/she is a member; The deadline to submit applications is November 30th, 2022.
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2022 11 07 Candidates for IFCC Secretary and Treasurer position

11/08/2022

The IFCC Nominations Committee has approved two valid nominations for the position of IFCC Secretary: the candidates (in alphabetical surname order) are: Professor Sergio Bernardini- Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC) and Professor Tahir Pillay - South African Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (SAACB); and one valid nomination for the position of IFCC Treasurer: Dr Alexander Haliassos - Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry - Clinical Biochemistry (GSCC-CB).
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2022 08 06 eJIFCC Vol 33 n° 3

11/04/2022

eJIFCC Vol 33 n° 3 is now available! In this issue several articles covering different topics in Laboratory Medicine: 1 Importance of interpretative comments in clinical biochemistry – a practitioner’s report 2 Establishment of population specific reference intervals in healthy Pakistani adults for 21 routine and special haematology analytes 3 Clinical thresholds for pseudohyperkalemia and pseudonormokalemia in patients with thrombocytosis 4 Urinary screening in asymptomatic Indian children: a cross sectional epidemiologicalstudy 5 Assessing third-year medical students’ perspective on point of care testing boot camp: from bench to bedside 6 Nephrotic syndrome and Hodgkins lymphoma – an unusual association 7 Systemic pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 due to a novel mutation in SCNN1B gene: a case report 8 Protect your fibroblasts before they become gametes Don't miss to download the full issue or the articles you are interested in.
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2022 10 29 IFCC Celebrates 70 Years

10/28/2022

This magazine is presented within the framework of the IFCC General Conference to be held in Brussels (October 28-30, 2022), as an acknowledgment and greetings from the entire IFCC family that makes it up, celebrating 70 years of her activities (1952-2022), being a successful support for worldwide continuous education, research and science for laboratory medicine throughout the world to contribute with patient care. ..
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2022 10 18 IFCC eNews No 10 October 2022

10/18/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "Dear colleagues, Our warmest congratulations from the eNews team to Prof. Tomris Ozben for her election as the new President-Elect. Well, IFCC is 70 years old, but it is so young, so vibrant and full of energy, as you will see in this issue of the eNews. Our President, Prof. Khosrow Adeli, in his message describes all this activity in the divisions, committees, working groups, task forces of our society. He describes the current IFCC strategic plan and the program of the IFCC General Conference to be held in Brussels at the end of the month. Go through his message to learn everything about it. We will have a generous description, with photos and all the details, in the November issue. “Smart interconnected minds” is the title of the article by Dr. Bernard Gouget about the 16th BCLM 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. Not only the so modern and interesting scientific information from the meeting but the general atmosphere of the place and the people are presented. Dr. Gouget is guiding us through the IFCC C-MHBLM and m-technologies under the spotlights in Chicago, IL, U.S.A., as well. It is the turn for Prof. Rajiv Erasmus the C-PR Chair to be interviewed about the 70 years of IFCC. The IFCC–Abbott VLP program and an IFCC-PSEP educational visit show the importance of the IFCC contribution in the lab medicine professionals' education all over the world. Very educational for all of us is late Prof. Jean Paul Chapelle’s life as presented in memoriam in this issue. I hope I persuaded you again that IFCC may be 70 years old but is more active and younger with every passing year. Stay tuned to the IFCC, stay tuned to the eNews, dear colleagues!!".
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2022 10 10 DiV - Octubre 2022

10/17/2022

Enjoy the contents of the new DIAGNÓSTICO IN VITRO October issue. Estimados colegas de la comunidad Iberoamericana. Me complace una vez más publicar la edición Nro. 22 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, y a los Directivos y secretaria de IFCC por cedernos este espacio y hacer que nuestro trabajo se concrete En este número encontrarán un breve homenaje a la IFCC en su 70th aniversario hecho de enorme importancia en particular para los que desinteresadamente trabajamos en ella y en general para los profesionales del laboratorio clínico. También como de costumbre se describen eventos científicos y una serie de trabajos de investigación que considero de interés para difundir como aporte al crecimiento profesional de los colegas. Concluye la revista una serie de reportajes a los candidatos a presidente de la IFCC, la Prof. Dra. Tomris Ozben, al Prof. Dr. Michael Neumaier y al Prof. Dr. Tahir Pillay de modo de conocer un poco mas de ellos de quien uno de los tres guiara los destinos de la institución los próximos años. 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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2022 09 03 IFCC President elect is Prof Tomris Ozben

10/03/2022

Prof Ozben will commence her term in office as President-elect on January 1st, 2023, until December 31st, 2023, to become President January 2024 - December 2026. IFCC congratulates the new President-elect and wishes her a fruitful and successful term of work for the promotion of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine worldwide. .
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2022 09 20 IFCC eNews No 9 September 2022

09/21/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "With the first raindrops the summer is gone... As the summer is still here in Greece and especially in the islands, it is a great idea to join us in Crete for the IFCC-GSCC Joint Symposium on October 2nd. In the meantime, full of images of sunsets, seasides or green mountains, we are back to work in our labs. It is a different time of the year! IFCC, our international society that gives us visibility as lab people and shows our importance all over the world, is planning lots of events for this fall. The most important event is the IFCC General Conference in Brussels, where we will celebrate the 70-year anniversary of IFCC. Our President, Prof. Adeli invites us to this wonderful event in his message. In this issue of the eNews you will find Ms. Helen Martin's very interesting description of the WorldLab in Seoul, with a lot of information about the city, the congress, the people, the atmosphere. In this issue, an interview with Prof. Michael Neumaier on the 70 years' anniversary and his long experience in his positions in IFCC offers a great view of IFCC life over time. News from the committees and working groups and corporate members are completing this issue. With my best wishes for a wonderful fall!
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2022 09 01 Call for Nominations for the Corporate Representative position 2024-2026

09/02/2022

The IFCC Nominations Committee is announcing the call for nominations of the Corporate Member Representative for service on the Executive Board (EB) from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026. Corporate Members are important partners for IFCC, making a valuable contribution to its scientific, educational and professional activities. The election of the Corporate Member Representative to the EB is an essential component of the operational and strategic management of the Federation, and its influence in the global field of laboratory medicine.
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2022 09 01 Call for nominations for IFCC Regional Representatives

09/01/2022

The IFCC Nominations Committee is announcing the call for nominations for Regional Federation representative members of the IFCC Executive Board for service from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026. Each of the six IFCC Regional Federations (AFCB, AFCC, APFCB, EFLM, COLABIOCLI, and NAFCC), will be represented at the Executive Board by one representative of its Region.
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2022 08 30 Call for Hosting Labs

08/30/2022

The IFCC is happy to announce a major expansion of the Professional Exchange Programme (PEP) and an increase the number of awards to support training of young scientists and continuing education of other laboratory professionals at clinical laboratory centres and IVD facilities around the world. To facilitate this endeavour and to help applicants find the most suitable hosting laboratory, we wish to develop a list of potential Hosting Laboratories.
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2022 08 06 eJIFCC Vol 33 n° 2

08/08/2022

eJIFCC Vol 33 n° 2 is now available! In this issue: Current laboratory aspects of COVID-19. Dr Béla Nagy, Guest Editor of this issue writes: "At the time of writing this foreword for the “COVID19” thematic issue of the eJIFCC, over half a billion Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases and more than 6.3 million COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded worldwide emphasizing the global impact of this pandemic. We have already witnessed initial waves of the infection, and the vaccination campaigns in most countries have topped the near maximum number of immunized individuals, who opted to receive at least one dose of vaccine. On the other hand, we cannot predict recurrence of dramatic increases in the number of new (severe) cases in the future. ... This current thematic issue of the eJIFCC is constituted by a series of manuscripts submitted from various parts of the world and provides an overview on various laboratory aspects of COVID-19.
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2022 07 21 IFCC eNews No 7/8 July-August 2022

07/22/2022

Dr. Katherina Psarra, eNews Editor, says: "A vibrant colorful issue of the eNews has been prepared for you, full of energy, youthful, full of the future of the profession. The reports by young colleagues from all over the world are so enthusiastic and thankful! Promises to use the newly acquired knowledge and the new acquaintances caress our ears. We feel relaxed and confident about the future. IFCC guarantees the continuity of Laboratory Medicine all over the world. The WorldLab in Seoul was a big success. Everybody returned full of excitement, memories, of new knowledge. Our President in his message is confirming the success and is inviting all IFCC officers and the representatives of the national societies to the General Conference next fall. In the meantime, enjoy your time off ahead and go through the eNews, to read one more interview by Prof. Tahir Pillay to celebrate 70 years of IFCC, or the enthusiastic report on the EFLM strategic conference by EFLM president Prof. Tomris Ozben. You will find interesting and inspiring the reports from the Univants winners about their successful teamwork. With my best wishes for a great break ahead, until the eNews returns in September!".
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2022 07 19 IFCC TF-OSLM research proposals for studies evaluating the impact of laboratory testing on health outcomes

08/24/2022

Call For Study Proposals The IFCC's Task Force on Outcome Studies in Laboratory Medicine (TF-OSLM) is seeking research proposals for studies evaluating the impact of laboratory testing on health outcomes. Strategic Objectives 1. To promote directed research evaluating the role of laboratory medicine on clinical outcomes 2. To build awareness and understanding with regards to the critical role of laboratory medicine in healthcare outcomes Extended Application deadline: September 19, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EST Award notification: October 15, 2022
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2022 07 15 DiV - Junio 2022

07/15/2022

Enjoy the contents of the new DIAGNÓSTICO IN VITRO June issue. Dr Girardi, Director de DiV dice: “Estimados colegas de la comunidad Iberoamericana. Me complace una vez más publicar la edición Nro. 21 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 una serie de trabajos de investigación que considero de interés para difundir como aporte al crecimiento profesional de los colegas. Concluye la revista una serie de Reportajes incluida la entravista al Presidente de la IFCC, Dr. Prof Adeli. 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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2022 05 31 Don't miss next IFCC free Webinar: "Reliable biological variation estimates - where to find them and how can they safely be applied?" 8th June, 2022

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2022 07 13 IFCC Annual Report 2021

07/13/2022

The IFCC Annual Report 2021, compiled by Dr. David Kinniburgh, IFCC Secretary, is now available. IFCC has been incredibly active over the past year, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to work productively towards “advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide”. Thanks to the adaptability of the IFCC community, we were able to shift our activities from in-person to virtual using various online platforms. This has allowed the Executive Board, Divisions, Task Forces, Committees, and Working Groups to meet regularly throughout the year and achieve the aims of the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and has also facilitated successful virtual events. Download your copy and read how the IFCC mission ‘Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide’ has been the guiding principle for our work in 2021.
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2022 07 01 Candidates for IFCC President-elect position

07/08/2022

The IFCC Nominations Committee has approved three valid nominations for the position of IFCC President-Elect. The nominees may now be regarded as candidates for the role. The candidates (in alphabetical surname order) are: Professor Michael Neumaier - German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL); Professor Tomris Ozben - Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS); and Professor Tahir Pillay - South African Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (SAACB).
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2022 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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2022 05 17 Don't miss next IFCC free Webinar: "Data-driven Operations and Machine Learning Applications in Clinical Laboratories" May 23, 2022

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2022 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 16 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 11 04 Scam messages

11/03/2022

Once again we are coming across an increasing number of fake email messages coming from the IFCC, or IFCC President, or IFCC officers. These messages seem trustworthy, but they are not! If you receive an email that looks like it’s from IFCC and you suspect it is a scam, you should contact us using our usual email contacts. Do not reply to the email, do not use the information in the email, and do not use or open the links. Also, if you receive any attachments, remember that they can contain harmful malware. Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information or convincing you to send money. Never do that! .
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2022 04 19 Global MEDLAB Week

04/20/2022

The IFCC Global MedLab week is a global effort to celebrate the vital role of laboratory medicine and laboratory professionals in both public health and patient care. This program aims to create awareness of the critical contribution of laboratory medicine to healthcare and celebrate the crucial role of all Lab Professionals worldwide. Each year a specific theme will be chosen to highlight an aspect of lab medicine that demonstrates our “value of lab medicine” message. This year, the motto is: “Laboratory’s Vital Role in the Global Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
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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 10 EuroMEdLab Congress is open!

04/11/2022

Welcome to all delegates of the XXIV IFCC-EFLM European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, jointly hosted by IFCC, EFLM, and the German Society. The IFCC/EFLM conference is an excellent opportunity to gather in an international forum to discuss the advancements in the Lab Medicine field as well as meet colleagues from across Europe and many other countries around the globe.
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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 Register to the IFCC Live Webinar 6th April, 2022 "High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays – Clinical Applications"

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2022 05 17 for March, April, and May IFCC Live Webinars

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2022 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 30 Register to the IFCC Live Webinar "High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays – Clinical Applications"

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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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2022 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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2022 01 03 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/28/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - Task Force Corporate Members (TF-CM) applications close on 1st March 2022. - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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2022 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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2022 02 21 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/21/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) applications close on 28th February 2022. -Task Force Young Scientists (TF-YS) applications close on 28th February 2022. - Task Force Corporate Members (TF-CM) applications close on 1st March 2022. - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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2022 02 17 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/17/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - SD Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU) in collaboration with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD) applications close on 20th February 2022. - EMD Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) applications close on 28th February 2022. -Task Force Young Scientists (TF-YS) applications close on 28th February 2022. - Task Force Corporate Members (TF-CM) applications close on 1st March 2022. - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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2022 02 09 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 02 01 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/03/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) applications close on 10th February 2022. - SD Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU) in collaboration with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD) applications close on 20th February 2022. - EMD Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) applications close on 28th February 2022. -Task Force Young Scientists (TF-YS) applications close on 28th February 2022. - Task Force Corporate Members (TF-CM) applications close on 1st March 2022. - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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2022 01 31 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/31/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - ETD Committee on Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-ETPLM) applications close on 31st January 2022. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) applications close on 10th February 2022. - SD Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU) in collaboration with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD) applications close on 20th February 2022. - EMD Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) applications close on 28th February 2022. - Task Force Corporate Members (TF-CM) applications close on 1st March 2022. - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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2022 01 19 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/19/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Bio-Markers (C-CB) applications close on 30th January 2022. ETD Committee on Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-ETPLM) applications close on 31st January 2022. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) applications close on 10th February 2022. - SD Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU) in collaboration with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD) applications close on 20th February 2022. - EMD Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) applications close on 28th February 2022. - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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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 25 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/28/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Bio-Markers (C-CB) applications close on 30th January 2022. - ETD Committee on Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-ETPLM) applications close on 31st January 2022. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) applications close on 10th February 2022. - SD Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU) in collaboration with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL) applications close on 20th February 2022. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD) applications close on 20th February 2022. - EMD Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) applications close on 28th February 2022. - Task Force Corporate Members (TF-CM) applications close on 1st March 2022. - EMD Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD) applications close on 6th March 2022.
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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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2022 01 11 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/12/2022

The IFCC invites nomination for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Bio-Markers (C-CB) applications close on 30th January 2022 ETD Committee on Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-ETPLM) applications close on 31st January 2022 - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) applications close on 10th February 2022 - EMD Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM) applications close on 28th February 2022
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