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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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NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
S. Fares TaieChairAR1st2020 01 - 2022 12
G. SancesarioCo-chairIT1st2020 01 - 2022 12
J. El-KhouryMemberUS1st2019 01 - 2021 12
A. RampulMemberZA1st2019 01 - 2021 12
To be NominatedMember
To be NominatedMember
P. Kumar DablaConsultantIN
T. OzbenEB LaisonTR
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 Inc. (AACB)
Carola Briancon AyoSociedad Boliviana de Bioquímica Clínica
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)
Norbert CibicekCzech 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
Vibha UppalAssociation of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
C. ShanmugapriyaAssociation of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
Miswar FattahIndonesian Association for Clinical Chemistry (HKKI)
Ryunosuke OhkawaJapan 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
Elias ChipofyaMalawi Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (MAMLS)
Jorge Hernández-BelloMexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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)
Lena JafriPakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists (PSCP)
Ana DjordjevićSociety of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (DMBS)
Alexey BugrovRussian Scientifically-Practical Society of Specialists in Laboratory Medicine (RSPSSLM)
Verena GoundenSouth African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Fernando Marqués GarcíaSociedad Española de Bioquímica Clínica y Patología Molecular (SEQC)
Lakminda ThilakarathnaAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Manel ChaabaneTunisian Society of Clinical Biology (STBC)
Sedat AbusogluTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Paul HamiltonAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (UK)
Tetyana KheylomskaAssociation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine of Ukraine (ACCLMU)
Maria Eugenia ShroederAsociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Itai ChitungoZimbabwe 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
CEMIC, Galván 4102 C1431FWO
Buenos Aires - Argentina

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

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
Yale University
Yale, New Haven - USA

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

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

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