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IFCC Hybrid FORUM webinar will take place in two different days:
25th and 26th June
You can register to all the sessions or the ones you can attend
Please check your time zone

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IFCC TF-YS Symposium at

ACBICON- 13-15 December 2021, Kolkata, India


Role of Laboratory Medicine in Emerging and Re-emerging Infections


Prof L M Srivastava (President, ACBI)
Dr Jitender Sharma (Corresponding member, IFCC TF-YS)



Prof Pradeep Kumar Dabla (Consultant, IFCC TF-YS)



Opening Remarks

Dr Santiago Fares Taie, Chair, IFCC TF-YS


Emerging role of Extracellular Vesicles in HIV infection: from Immunopathogenesis to therapeutics

Dr Himanshu Sharma, Assistant Professor, AIIMS Bathinda, India


Genomics in controlling infections: Understanding the promises and hurdles of NGS

Dr Ankita Singh, CSIR-Senior Research Associate

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, India


Non-coding RNAs in viral infections: Implications for disease diagnosis and treatment

Dr Roopali Rajput, CSIR-Research Associate

School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India



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We hope you enjoyed the IFCC TF-YS Educational Webinar:

"Emerging Clinical Mass Spectrometry Applications"
10th June, 2021

A recording of the webinar is included for your reference: 

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Thank you!

Welcome to IFCC Task Force Young Scientists’ tenth educational webinar for scientists and laboratorians, brought to you by the IFCC Task Force Young Scientists.

In this exciting four-part webinar program, designed for beginners and experts in the field of clinical mass spectrometry, attendees will first be introduced to mass spectrometry and how it made its way into clinical laboratories. Followed by a review of the current stats of automation for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and how that is improving its access to more clinical laboratories. Finally, we explore emerging applications for the analysis of volatile compounds in breath, and for COVID-19 detection.

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Moderator: Dr. Joe El-Khoury
Director, Clinical Chemistry, Yale-New Haven Health, USA

Evolution of Mass Spectrometry: From the Bench to Bedside

Dr. Paul Janetto
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Implementation of Automated LC-MS in 24/7 diagnostics

Prof. Rainer Lehman
University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Mass Spectrometry for detection of COVID-19: An alternative to PCR

Dr. Katleen Van Uytfanghe
Ghent University, Belgium

Emerging Applications of Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Breath

Dr. Ilaria Belluomo
Imperial College London, UK

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The TF-YI is happy to announce a video promoting contribution of
laboratory medicine professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

Links to the video : Youtube and facebook

Laboratory medicine professionals, including young scientists, have a central contribution during the current health crisis. With their professional commitment, they are at the forefront during COVID-19 pandemic, adding value to patient care, well-being, and protection of the population. In this context, the need of improving visibility and promoting involvement of laboratory medicine professionals at an international level was identified. In this common and global objective, young scientists from IFCC-TF-YS participated in making a video underlying their role during the crisis. This initiative, as well as the edition of the video, was conducted by a union of young medical biologists from France SJBM, with the support of the national representative society SFBC and IFCC-TF-YS.

Each participant recorded a 5 seconds video, under laboratory environment, with masks and white coats, with the name of their country, or a part of the following sentence : “Today, as tomorrow, the creative and scientific force of the laboratory medicine professionals is mobilizing for your health. All over the world, we are devoting all our energy to fight COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and safety, our priority."  All 5 seconds videos were then gathered in a final 2 minutes video, that is viewable following this link on Youtube or facebook.

Young scientists made a significant contribution in that project. Young private, public biologists and university researchers from twenty different countries participated in this collective and dynamic initiative. The video was promoted on different networks, with the attached text message: «You may not see lab workers, but all over the world, they are devoting all of their energy to fight COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and security, our priority.». Its dissemination was a success, with currently more than 140 000 views.

IFCC-TFYS would like to thank and congratulate all the participants, that made it possible with their involvement. IFCC-TFYS is thankful to all senior members and authorities for this unconditional support to young scientists’ projects. That contribution permitted to enhance communication between young scientists all over the world, and to make the Task Force a stronger group. Other YS projects are under development. Among others, the TFYS has planned to organize first of its own kind “Young Scientist Forum” at “IFCC WorldLab Seoul” for participation, networking & education supported by IFCC-EB. Looking forward to meeting you at WorldLab Seoul.


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“IFCC Young Scientists FORUM”

programme will be available in short

in conjunction with IFCC WorldLab Seoul 2022
Coex, Seoul, Korea 
26 - 30 June 2022


Young Scientists (YS) are the future of laboratory medicine and comprise the major workforce of laboratory professionals. Future leaders need to be trained and encouraged to succeed in their role, ideally with the support of experienced leaders. To make this feasible, YS must have activities that encourage their participation, offer opportunities of training and improve communication and networking.

In order to achieve these aims, IFCC Executive Board has approved an initiative entitled “IFCC Young Scientists FORUM” to be held just ahead of and in conjunction with the WorldLab 2022 Congress in Seoul, Korea.

The scientific program at the FORUM will provide the young scientists an excellent opportunity and open discussion platform for a scientific and personal experience, exchanging ideas with colleagues and establishing new acquaintances. Young Scientists will present and discuss their activities in laboratory medicine, benefit from career skills development. Following the FORUM, the participants will attend the Worldlab Congress to be held in Seoul, Korea from 26 to 30 June 2022.

YSF grants will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the selected participants with a lump sum corresponding to EUR 1.500. Young Scientists can apply 0f fulfilling the selection criteria indicated in the application form.

Young Scientists interested in applying should contact their National Representative (see IFCC Full and Affiliate members Representatives contacts at to obtain all necessary information and application form.

Organizing Committee:

Task Force for Young Scientists: Santiago Fares Taie (AR); Giulia Sancesario (IT); Joe El-Khoury (US); Ashlin Rampul (ZA); Intanti W. Masfufa (ID); Claudia Imperiali (ES).

IFCC Young Scientist FORUM (YSF) Consultant: Tomris Ozben (TR).

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Complimentary Educational Webinar:
Role of Artificial Intelligence in Laboratory Medicine

Welcome to IFCC Task Force Young Scientists’ tenth educational webinar for scientists and laboratorians, brought to you by the IFCC Task Force Young Scientists. This educational program focuses on the role of Artificial Intelligence in Laboratory Medicine.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expert systems that can use algorithms to learn, evaluate features from a large amount of healthcare data, and then use the insights to assist clinical practice. AI in automated lab and all its implications of Machine Learning are major technological innovations which are described as augmented intelligence. It will lead to the development of new diagnostic and prognostic models. However that will require shift of laboratory infrastructure with workforce training requirements.  Thus, automation and artificial intelligence will help to support the move for personalized medicine in modern era.

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Program Agenda

Presentation Title: Role of Artificial Intelligence in Laboratory Medicine


Damien Gruson, Ph.D
Head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc.
Brussels, Belgium.


Dr. Pradeep K. Dabla, Professor, MD
Dept of Biochemistry, G.B.Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (GIPMER), Associated to MAMC, Delhi, India

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Brought to you by IFCC TFYS/IFCC Task Force Young Scientists

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NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
S. Fares TaieChairAR1st2020 01 - 2022 12
G. SancesarioCo-ChairIT1st2020 01 - 2022 12
C. ImperialiMemberESES2020 03 - 2022 12
I.W. MasfufaMemberID1st2020 03 - 2022 12
A. RampulMemberZA2nd2022 01 - 2024 12
S. CampbellMemberUS1st2022 05 - 2024 12
P. Kumar DablaConsultantIN
T. OzbenForum ConsultantTR
B. DasSD LiaisonIN


The aim of TF-YS is to ensure that young scientists make a significant and growing contribution to the activities of IFCC and to the promotion of laboratory medicine at the centre of healthcare.


  • To identify young scientists amongst IFCC Full and Corporate Members
  • To use modern information technology to establish formal and informal networks to facilitate the communication between young scientists who are involved in laboratory medicine.
  • To link with national society young scientist initiatives.
  • To encourage young scientists to share experience of laboratory medicine and other healthcare practice around the world
  • To disseminate and promote innovation and high quality scientific and clinical practice standards
  • To facilitate opportunities for young scientists to train in modern, state of the art laboratory practice
  • To enable young scientists to participate in scientific, clinical and educational meetings and other learning sessions
  • To encourage young scientists to participate in national and international programmes to promote the essential contribution of laboratory medicine to healthcare
  • To make young scientists aware of the existence and role of IFCC and to encourage their participation in IFCC activities
  • To assure the future of IFCC through the identification of young scientists who may develop into future experts capable of leading IFCC Divisions, Committees and Working Groups and becoming IFCC Officers


  • For the purposes of definition, a young scientist is a medical or science graduate working or training in laboratory medicine. He/she will normally be aged less than 40y at the time of appointment to work with TF-YS. The term of office of any young scientist involved with TF-YS is three years with renewal for a maximum of one further three year term of office.
  • TF-YS will comprise a Chair and, normally, a maximum of four other core members. Core membership of TF-YS will ensure geographical representation and linkage to national societies that have experience of working with young scientists. TF-YS will also have an extensive number of corresponding members. All IFCC Full Members and Corporate Members will be invited to nominate young scientists to serve as core or corresponding members of TF-YS. Membership of TF-YS will be confirmed by the IFCC Executive Board on the recommendation of the TF-YS Chair.
  • TF-YS will communicate mainly through modern electronic and social networking media. Communication will include all core and corresponding members of TF-YS and may develop into other networks as agreed by TF-YS.
  • TF-YS may organise regular workshops for young scientists within the framework of existing IFCC international or regional meetings. With the permission from the organisers TF-YS may also hold occasional workshops within national society or specialist society meetings. No expenses will be paid by IFCC for attendance at these workshops.
  • TF-YS will be able to communicate with and request support from other IFCC functional units.


The TF-YS will report directly to the IFCC Executive Board. A nominated member of the Executive Board will act as a liaison person for TF-YS. The TF-YS will prepare an update report for each meeting of the Executive Board and may contact the Board, through the designated liaison person, at other times. Any additional finance raised by TF-YS will be accounted for through normal IFCC accounting procedures and will be subject to financial audit.

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

May SiewAustralasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (AACB)
Matthijs OyaertRoyal Belgian Society of Laboratory Medicine (RBSLM)
Alvaro Justiniano CortezSociedad Boliviana de Bioquímica Clínica (SOBOBIOCLI)
Nafija SerdarevicAssociation of Medical Biochemists in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Vathany KulasingamCanadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Qing LiChinese Society of Laboratory Medicine (CSLM)
Cristian LaytonColegio Nacional de Bacteriologia (CNB) - Colombia
Ivana LapicCroatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (HDMBLM)
Pavel BrozCzech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Rami Samir AsaidEgyptian Association of Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
Anna VeltsEstonian Society for Laboratory Medicine
Belay TessemaEthiopian Medical Laboratory Association (EMLA)
Mikko HeleniusFinnish Society of Clinical Chemistry (SKKY)
Marie LenskiSociété Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Tamar RamishviliLaboratory Medicine Association of Georgia (GLMA)
Ana Sofia Duarte AcuñaAsociación de Químicos Biólogos de Guatemala - AQBG
Miklós FagyasHungarian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Jitender SharmaAssociation of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
Babu Vinodh KumarAssociation of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
Miswar FattahIndonesian Association for Clinical Chemistry (HKKI)
Karen HeverinAssociation of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland
Marco PerroneItalian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Kohki OkadaJapan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Ahmad M. Ibrahim SalahSociety for Medical Technology & Laboratories - Jordan (SMTL)
Geoffrey OmuseClinical Chemists Association of Kenya
Valdas BanysLithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine (LLMD)
Elias ChipofyaMalawi Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (MAMLS)
Jorge Hernández-BelloMexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CMCLABC)
Marina JakšićMontenegrin Association of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Rebecca Vicente SteijnNederlandse Vereniging voor Klinische Chemie en Laboratoriumgeneeskunde (NVKC)
Rajesh Kumar GuptaNepal Association for Medical Laboratory Science (NAMLS)
Vivek PantNepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)
Ifeyinwa Dorothy OsegbeAssociation of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Kristin VisteThe Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry (NSMB)
Jorge Luis Castillo TejeiraColegio Nacional de Laboratorístas Clínicos de Panamá  (CONALAC)
Lena JafriPakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists (PSCP)
Sarah Jane L. Datay-LimPhilippine Council for Quality Assurance in Clinical Laboratories (PCQACL)
Mariana Fragão MarquesSociedade Portuguesa de Química Clínica, Genética e Medicina Laboratorial  (SPML)
Alexey BugrovAssociation of Laboratory Specialists and Organizations «Federation of Laboratory Medicine» Russia - (FLM)
Jelena MunjasSociety of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (DMBS)
Verena GoundenSouth African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Udara SenarathneAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka (ACBSL)
Thathsarani Vithana PathiranaCollege of Chemical Pathologists of Sri Lanka (CCPSL)
Mohamed Yassine KaabarTunisian Society of Clinical Biology (STBC)
Kamil Taha UcarTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Tetyana KheylomskaAssociation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine of Ukraine (ACCLMU)
Maria Eugenia ShroederAsociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Svitsai Chigonda Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemists (ZACB)
Nyepetsi Naledi GapeBotswana on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"
Pierrot Lundimu TugirimanaRwanda on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

NameCorporate Member
Xing GaoABBOTT Laboratories

List of addresses


Dr Santiago FARES TAIE
Laboratory of Endocrinology
Department of Clinical Chemistry
Laboratorio Bioquímico Mar del Plata, Rivadavia 3343 B7600GNY
Mar del Plata, Argentina


Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS
Via Ardeatina 306, Rome - Italy

Dr Ashlin RAMPUL
RK Khan Hospital 
Church of Scotland Hospital
Chemical Pathology Steve Biko Academic Hospital
South Africa

Clinical Laboratory
Viladecans Hospital
Barcelona, Spain

Dr Intan Wibawanti MASFUFA
Villa Kecapi Mas,
West Java 45144

Chemistry and Immunology
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York - US


Prof. Pradeep KUMAR DABLA
Department of Biochemistry
G.B. Pant Institute of Postgraduate
Medical Education & Research (GIPMER)
Delhi - 110002 - India

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