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2020 03 26 IFCC Information Guide on COVID-19

03/26/2020


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2020 03 20- eJIFCC Vol 31 n° 1

03/18/2020

eJIFCC Vol 31 n° 1 is now available. Guest edited by Dr. Gabriel Lima-Oliveira, Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Univ of Verona - Italy, and member of the WG-Preanalytical Phase -COLABIOCLI - the theme of this issue is "Improving the Preanalytical Phase in Laboratory Medicine" The preanalytical phase is responsible for the most frequent errors in laboratory medicine [1], which represents a major source of result variability. Five original articles, two case reports, and two critical reviews offer different perspectives to help all clinical laboratory players – physicians, nurses, technicians, in vitro diagnostic devices providers, and laboratory professionals – to reduce the clinical laboratory variability.
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2020 03 18 New Dates for the IFCC WorldLab Congress in Seoul – January 6-10, 2021

03/20/2020

On behalf of the IFCC Executive Board, we are delighted to inform you that the WorldLab Congress in Seoul has been rescheduled to January 6-10, 2021. The new dates were chosen based on the recommendation of the local organizing committee as well as congress and hotel space availability. Suitable space was not available during the fall of 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming all our invited speakers, registered delegates, and exhibitors to this rescheduled conference in the beautiful city of Seoul. We also apologize for any inconvenience caused by rescheduling the conference and hope to see all of you at this important international event to celebrate the end of the COVID-19 epidemic!
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2020 03 11 Announcement regarding COVID-19 Mini-course

03/13/2020

Over the past few days, Prof Nader Rifai and Giuseppe Lippi generated a Learning Lab mini-course on COVID-19 along with a short lecture (Pearl). They are available free of charge. Please consider disseminating among your societies. Links to Course and Pearl are available clicking on "Read more."
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2020 03 04 IFCC eNews No 3 Mar 2020

03/03/2020

At the end of the second “short” month of the year, longer this year, it seems that all the countries worldwide are facing the threat of this new coronavirus. We should definitely try not to panic. Some of you may be doing research on it in labs, some may be helping in detecting it. Let’s hope for the better! Don’t panic about the cyber-dangers either. Read the related article in this eNews issue to better understand and find ways to face these dangers in your everyday scientific life. Last but not least, I'm happy to inform you that our IFCC eJournal is now in Scopus, thanks to the wonderful work done by the editor János Kappelmayer and the whole editing team. Go through the news! Hopes and achievements are all there. Read and distribute the eNews to your colleagues to keep up with news and current activities around the laboratory medicine world!
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2020 03 03 Postponement of the IFCC WorldLab Congress in Seoul to Fall 2020

03/01/2020

On behalf of the IFCC Executive Board we inform you that the WorldLab Congress in Seoul will be postponed due to the Coronavirus concerns and worldwide travel restrictions. A new date for the conference will be determined as soon as possible by the conference organizers, depending on the availability of the congress centre in Seoul. We are working closely with the local organizers and the PCO to select the most appropriate date and location for the congress.
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2019 02 26 DiV - February 2020

02/26/2020

Enjoy the contents of the new DIAGNÓSTICO IN VITRO February issue. El número comienza con la editorial de la Dra. Maria del Carmen Pasquel, directora del DiV y sus saludos y felicitaciones al nuevo Chair del Grupo de Trabajo de Iberoamerica de Nomenclatura y Traducción (WG-IANT), dr. Raúl Girardi - Argentina, para el periodo enero 2020 hasta diciembre 2022. Lee todas las novedades y noticias, los artículos científicos, la carta al director, la sección dedicada a los jóvenes científicos IFCC y no olvides la entrevista "El Microscopio". In this issue the IFCC WG-IANT confirms its commitment to advance excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide in Latin America.
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2020 02 19 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/11/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Proficiency Testing (C-PT): one member and one corporate member positions. Applications close on 26th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 22 March 2020. - Task Force on Ethics (TF-E): one member position. Applications close on 15th March 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 03 17 IFCC COLABIOCLI Regional Representative 2021-2023

03/12/2020

The Nominations Committee has completed its assessment of nominations for the election of the COLABIOCLI Regional Federation Representative at the IFCC Executive Board, to commence her time in office on January 1st, 2021. The term of this position will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31st, 2023. National Representatives of the IFCC Full Member Societies in the COLABIOCLI Federation are entitled to vote. Elections are taking place electronically from March 1st – to 31st, 2020.
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2020 02 07 IFCC eNews No 1/2 Jan-Feb 2020

02/05/2020

The first eNews of 2020 is now available. We are getting ready for the next World Congress, to be held in May in Seoul. National congresses and events take place, young and old colleagues are awarded for their valuable studies and work. IFCC is present through the officers, the visiting lecturers, the scholarships, the continuous education in all these events. We hope that you will enjoy the multicolour and joyful photos. The article in memory of Carl Burtis is really inspiring for us and for the Young Scientists, whose reports are also inspiring. Read about the past, read about the present and build the future! Read and distribute the eNews to your colleagues to keep up with news and current activities around the laboratory medicine world!
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2020 02 12 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/05/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th March 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence- Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 18th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 02 01 IFCC Regional Representatives 2021-2023

02/04/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee has completed its assessment of nominations for the election of the IFCC Regional Representatives. The term of this position will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31th 2023. Each Regional Federation’s Full member Societies will vote for their Regional Representative. Elections are taking place electronically from February 1st – to 29th, 2020.
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2020 02 01 Candidates for IFCC EB Corporate Member position

02/04/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee received two nominations for the IFCC Corporate position within the Executive Board. The term of this position will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31th 2023. All applications were declared valid. Elections are taking place electronically from February 1st- 29th, 2020, and IFCC corporate members constitute the voting members.
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2020 02 03 2021-2023 IFCC Secretary and Treasurer elected

02/03/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that Dr David Kinniburgh (CA) has been elected IFCC Secretary and Dr Alexander Haliassos (GR) has been elected IFCC Treasurer. We congratulate them both and wish them a fruitful term in the promotion of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine world-wide.
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2020 01 31 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/27/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 02 10 - WG-CGP Survey

02/10/2020

The ETD Working group for Guidance for the Implementation of Custom-made Genomic Panels (WG-GCP) invites you and your colleagues to complete the IFCC Genomics in Oncology Survey. The purpose of the survey is to better understand the current practices and needs of both pathologists and clinicians working in oncology. We are especially interested in responses from those institutions with limited experience who are considering moving into genomic testing in oncology. We are also seeking responses from those with genetics experience, to build a guide of best practices for those moving into this space.
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2020 01 28 eJIFCC - Scopus

01/28/2020

The IFCC is happy to announce that the electronic Journal of the IFCC - the eJIFCC, has been recently accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Inclusion of the Journal in Scopus is a testimony to the significant accomplishment of the journal just in a few years. Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
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2020 01 09 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/09/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - Congresses and Congresses Committee (C-CC): one member position. Applications close on 10th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Molecular Biology Curriculum (C-CMBC): two members positions as of January 2020. Applications close on 15th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ): one member position. Applications close on 22nd January 2020. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD): one member position. Applications close on 25th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 02 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/02/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Distance Learning (C-DL): two members positions. Applications close on 8th January 2020. - Congresses and Congresses Committee (C-CC): one member position. Applications close on 10th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Molecular Biology Curriculum (C-CMBC): two members positions as of January 2020. Applications close on 15th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ): one member position. Applications close on 22nd January 2020. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD): one member position. Applications close on 25th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 10 Candidates for IFCC Secretary and Treasurer position

01/12/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee received two nominations for the IFCC Secretary and two nominations for the IFCC treasurer positions. The term of these positions will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31th 2023. All applications were declared valid. Elections will take place electronically from January 1st – to 31st, 2020. IFCC full members constitute the voting members.
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