IFCC Feed2022-01-18T10:32:01Z Insoft Feed Generator /ifcc-news/ IFCC WorldLab Seoul - Abstract submission system is about to CLOSE!2022-01-13T14:52:15Z /ifcc-news/2022-01-13-ifcc-worldlab-seoul-abstract-submission-system-is-about-to-close/ IFCC Office  

Another chance to submit your abstract!

 

Deadline is: 15th January, 2022.


Authors of Abstract that have already been accepted do NOT have to send the Abstract again.

 

Visit the website and send your abstract now!

 

IFCC WorldLab -  June 26-30, 2022 - Coex, Seoul, Korea

 

Should you have any doubt or need assistance,
please do not hesitate to contact the Organising Secretariat.

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Call for Nominations2022-01-12T06:43:53Z /ifcc-news/2022-01-11-ifcc-call-for-nominations/ IFCC Office  

 

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Education and Management Division

  • Committee on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Bio-Markers (C-CB) - one Member position - time in office 2022-2024.
    Deadline to send nominations and supporting documents: 30th January 2022.

 

  • Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) - two Member positions- time in office 2022-2024.
    Deadline to send nominations and supporting documents: 10th February 2022.

 

  • Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine - one Member position - time in office 2022-2024.
    Deadline to send nominations and supporting documents: 28th February 2022.

 

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Emerging Technologies Division

  • Committee on Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Laboratory Medicine (C-ETPLM) - one Member position - time in office 2022-2024.
    Deadline to send nominations and supporting documents: 31st January 2022.

 

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Applications for these positions should be submitted by IFCC members (National Societies or Corporate members). If you are interested, please refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations. Find your representative HERE

For further information on the open Calls for Nominations, please visit the IFCC Call for Nominations page.

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Season‘s Greetings from Prof. Khosrow Adeli, IFCC President and the from IFCC EB2022-01-11T15:01:15Z /ifcc-news/2021-12-24-season-s-greetings-from-prof-khosrow-adeli-ifcc-president-and-from-the-ifcc-eb/ IFCC Office  

Click here to watch Prof Adeli's and IFCC Executive Board Season's Greetings to the IFCC family.

 

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ICPLM 2021 - Watch all sessions on demand and download the Special Issue of Journal of Laboratory Medicine2022-01-11T15:01:15Z /ifcc-news/2021-12-14-icplm-2021-watch-all-sessions-on-demand-and-download-the-special-issue-of-journal-of-laboratory-medicine/ IFCC Office

 

  • Watch all sessions on demand
  • Download your certificate of attendance
  • Download the “Special Issue“ of Journal of Laboratory Medicine containing the papers of the ICPLM symposia and the poster abstracts (click on the “Latest Issue“ button).

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IFCC eNews No 12 Dec 20212022-01-11T15:01:15Z /ifcc-news/2021-12-09-ifcc-enews-no-12-dec-2021/ IFCC Office  


IFCC eNews: December 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • EDITORIAL
    • Message from the eNews Editor
  • THE VOICE OF IFCC 
    • IFCC President's message – December 2021
    • Postponement of the IFCC EuroMedLab Munich Congress
    • IFCC Abbott Visiting Lecture Programme: meeting of the Balkan Federation, hosted by the Bulgarian Society of Clinical Laboratory
    • The C-MHBM ahead: catching the wave of POCT with IVD contribution to technological innovation
    • Invitation to host the IFCC WorldLab 2024
    • Call for manuscript submissions for a thematic eJIFCC issue on 'Laboratory aspects of COVID-19 disease'
    • IFCC Seasons' Greetings 

 

  • IFCC: THE PEOPLE
    • In memoriam: Lina Khorovskaya
    • IFCC call for nominations
  • CONTRIBUTE TO THE IFCC eNEWS
    • Never two without three available for all
    • A warm thank you to laboratory leaders from the UNIVANTS award program
  • NEWS FROM REGIONAL FEDERATIONS AND MEMBER SOCIETIES
    • Syria between a rock and a hard place
    • The vital role of lab medicine professionals in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
    • IFCC Seasons' Greetings
    • The EFLM Executive Board informs
    • The new EFLM Task Force: Green Labs
    • Sensitive response from public and private laboratories to coronavirus global health emergency
    • Serbia in the jaws of the COVID outbreak
    • News from the Spanish Society of Laboratory Medicine (SEQCML)
  • IFCC'S CALENDAR OF CONGRESSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS
    • Calendar of IFCC Congresses/Conferences and Regional Federations' Congresses
    • Other events with IFCC auspices
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eJIFCC Vol 32 n° 42022-01-11T15:01:15Z /ifcc-news/2021-12-07-ejifcc-vol-32-n-4/ IFCC Office  

eJIFCC Volume 32 no 4 - 2021

 
 
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1 An overview on the scientometric advancement of the eJIFCC
János Kappelmayer, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Gábor L. Kovács
2 Call for manuscript submissions for a thematic eJIFCC issue on “Laboratory aspects of COVID-19 disease”
Béla Nagy Jr.
3 The detection of hyaline casts in patients without renal dysfunction suggests increased plasma BNP
Elisa Shikata, Ryosuke Hattori, Mitsuo Hara, Tomohiro Nakayama
4 Ups and downs of COVID-19: can we predict the future? Local analysis with Google Trends for forecasting the burden of COVID-19 in Pakistan
Sibtain Ahmed, Muhammad Abbas Abid, Maria Helena Santos de Oliveira, Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed, Ayra Siddiqui, Imran Siddiqui, Lena Jafri, Giuseppe Lippi
5 Profiling of lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes in COVID-19 disease
Erika Dzsudzsák, Renáta Sütő, Marianna Pócsi, Miklós Fagyas, Zoltán Szentkereszty, Béla Nagy Jr.
6 Is it true hypoparathyroidism? A root cause analysis of unusually low Intact Parathyroid Hormone (iPTH) at a clinical laboratory
Sibtain Ahmed, Lena Jafri, Syed Muhammad Akhtar Shah, Nasreen Bano, Imran Siddiqui
7 The detection of postprandial hypoglycemia with 5-hour oral glucose tolerance test
Vivek Pant, Safala Mathema, Sandeep Jha, Sujay Dutta Paudel, Suman Baral
8 Impact of a novel strategy for critical values communication for the management of patients treated with clozapine
Ruth Cano-Corres, Siddarta Acebillo, Francesc Campos Barreda, Diego J. Palao, Eugenio Berlanga-Escalera
9 Asymptomatic hypernatremia in an infant with midline defects
Sangeetha Geminiganesan, Padmasani Venkat Ramanan, Dhivyalakshmi J., Bhogavalli Lakshmi Harshita, Deepalakshmi Sriram

 


 

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IMPORTANT - Euromedlab 2021 Munich new dates!2022-01-11T15:01:15Z /ifcc-news/2021-11-25-important-euromedlab-2021-munich-new-dates/ IFCC Office

APRIL 10-14, 2022

 

Dear Ladies and Sirs, Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to inform you that the EUROMEDLAB Congress in Munich, Germany has been rescheduled to April 10-14, 2022.

Following the recent postponement, this new date has been chosen based on the recommendation by the organizing committee and members of the IFCC and EFLM  Executive Boards also taking into account both congress venue and hotel space availability. Suitable space was not available during the fall of 2022.

We are looking forward to welcoming all our invited speakers, registered delegates, and exhibitors to this rescheduled conference in Munich, the beautiful capital of Bavaria.

We also take the opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling of the conference. 

In these times, it is a challenge to balance the desire to meet in person with our safety concerns for you as the participants. With increasing levels of immunity and widespread immunizations, we are confident to be able to meet all of you at this important international event to celebrate the end of the COVID-19 epidemic together!

The Organising Secretariat MZ Congressi will be contacting all parties involved (Speakers, Sponsors & Exhibitors, Delegates, Poster Presenters, and others) with further information.

                                                                 

Kind regards,

 

Khosrow Adeli
IFCC President 

Ana-Maria Simundic
EFLM President

Michael Neumaier - Chair COC
Karl Lackner  - Congress President

 

 

 

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On-demand content available for the IFCC Live Webinar "Proficiency Testing/ External Quality Assessment: Program designs and practical approaches for addressing unexpected results"2022-01-11T15:01:15Z /ifcc-news/2021-11-24-on-demand-content-available-for-the-ifcc-live-webinar-proficiency-testing-external-quality-assessment-program-designs-and-practical-approaches-for-addressing-unexpected-results/ IFCC Office

On-demand content available for the IFCC webinar  

"Proficiency Testing/ External Quality Assessment:
Program designs and practical approaches for addressing unexpected results"

22nd November, 2021

Click here to access to your on-demand content

Dear Colleagues,

The IFCC webinar on “Proficiency Testing/ External Quality Assessment: Program designs and practical approaches for addressing unexpected results" was held on 22 November, 2021.

Although proficiency testing has been a well-established part of the laboratories quality assurance system for many years, maintaining successful performance can still be challenging. Due to the recent high staff turnover in medical laboratories, there is a continual need for training to interpret EQA results and address identified performance issues.

Proficiency Testing (PT) is a method that allows for the comparison of a laboratory's test results with an assigned value from an external source. Developing corrective and preventive actions requires understanding the program's design and using systematic root cause analysis techniques.

The IQMH Immunology proficiency testing program covers a broad array of immunology analytes, including protein electrophoresis. The proficiency material used is converted serum from a single patient to most closely representing true patient specimens. We routinely include material from patients with monoclonal gammopathies in our testing cycle, which at times can cause perceived erroneous results due to analytical interference.

Failures, also known as discordant findings, may indicate non-conformities to specified protocols and must be investigated to identify the root cause. Therefore, the process of investigating factors requires a systematic approach to all the inputs that ultimately produce a reported result. Quality improvement is achieved when problems in the system are corrected, and measures are taken to prevent the recurrence of the identified error. A thorough yet efficient approach is important for timely intervention especially when patient results may be affected.

Certificate of Participation: available for all participants.

The IFCC Live Webinar Series is partially sponsored by Siemens and Boston Children's Hospital

 

 

    

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IFCC eNews No 11 November 20212022-01-11T15:01:14Z /ifcc-news/2021-11-09-ifcc-enews-no-11-nov-2021/ IFCC Office  


IFCC eNews: November 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • EDITORIAL
    • Message from the eNews Editor
  • THE VOICE OF IFCC 
    • IFCC President's message – November 2021
  • CONTRIBUTE TO THE IFCC eNEWS
    • Scientists who unlocked secrets of pain sensation win Nobel Prize 
    • Last call for applications to the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Program
  • NEWS FROM REGIONAL FEDERATIONS AND MEMBER SOCIETIES
    • News from the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC-SCCC)
    • 4th JFBM in Rennes: Lab Medicine 4.0, smart tech and ethical issues
    • Cutting edge laboratory management in Europe: 4th CELME Symposium 2021
  • IFCC'S CALENDAR OF CONGRESSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS
    • Calendar of IFCC Congresses/Conferences and Regional Federations' Congresses
    • Other events with IFCC auspices
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Call for Nominations2022-01-11T15:01:14Z /ifcc-news/2021-11-12-ifcc-call-for-nominations/ IFCC Office  

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Education and Management Division

  • Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position - time in office 2022-2024.
    Deadline to receive nominations and supporting documents: January 10th , 2022

 

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Applications for these positions should be submitted by IFCC members (National Societies or Corporate members). If you are interested, please refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations. Find your representative HERE

For further information on the open Calls for Nominations, please visit the IFCC Call for Nominations page.

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