IFCC eNews flash – January 2017

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In this issue:

♦ New IFCC President Elect commences his term
♦ Eight Candidates for the IFCC Secretary and Treasurer Positions

♦ ICCCLM Abstract submission open!

♦ Task Force for Young Scientists: a mentorship interview

♦ New eAcademy webinar: “Traceability in laboratory medicine: a driver for accurate results for patient care”


Prof. H. Morris commences his term

Prof Howard Morris (AU) has commenced his term as IFCC President Elect on January 1st, 2017, to be confirmed as IFCC President on January 1st 2018. IFCC congratulates the President-elect, and wishes him a fruitful and successful term of work for the promotion of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine world-wide.

Click here to read his bio and work plan

Eight Candidates for IFCC

Secretary and Treasurer Positions


The IFCC Nominations Committee received four nominations for the IFCC Secretary and four nominations for the IFCC Treasurer positions. They will start on January 1st, 2018 until December 31th 2020. The eight candidates have been nominated by their National Societies and they have given a written consent for their candidacy.

The candidates for the IFCC Secretary position are:

  • David KINNIBURGH, Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
  • Joseph LOPEZ, Malaysian Association of Clinical Biochemists (MACB)
  • Tahir PILLAY, South African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
  • Rosa SIERRA-AMOR, Mexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MACLS)

The candidates for the IFCC Treasurer position are:

  • Alexander HALIASSOS, Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry – Clinical Biochemistry (GSCC-CB)
  • Klaus KOHSE, German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL)
  • Binod KUMAR YADAV, Nepal Association for Medical Laboratory Science (NAMLS)
  • Tomris OZBEN, Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)

The full details of each candidate’s nomination including a personal statement are available thefollowing link.

Registration on-line system now open!

Enjoy the early registration discount available for those submitting their registration
within 15 July 2017

The on-line abstract submission system is now active!

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 May 2017

The IFCC Task Force for Young Scientists presents the
MENTORSHIP INTERVIEWS

Click here to read the interview with

Jorge Díaz-Garzón, IFCC PSEP participant, and Dr Fred Apple, his USA mentor

New eAcademy webinar: FREE!

Traceability in laboratory medicine:
a driver for accurate results for patient care

Do you want to understand what traceability in laboratory medicine is, or why different methods for the same analyte give different results?

Listen and watch the new IFCC eAcademy Webinar on Traceability
by Dr Graham Beastall

After completing this session, you will be able to know why reducing between-method variability is important and know the stakeholders involved in achieving traceability in laboratory medicine together with their respective roles.

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