Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

6. Other Educational Materials & Webinars

Webinar on COVID-19 – Approach to Laboratory Testing and Biosafety - Cosponsored by the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) and Roche Canada
ModeratorDr. David Kinniburgh (CA)
Speakers: Prof Giuseppe Lippi (IT); Prof Khosrow Adeli (CA).

TransAsia Webinar on COVID-19 – Challenges in Laboratory Investigations and Clinical Management - Cosponsored by: IFCC EMD and Transasia Erba Mannheim
Speakers: Prof. Nader Rifai (US); Professor Mark Berg (US); Professor Leo Poon (HK).

Free Course on COVID-19 from AACC Learning LabAACC developed this content with leading scientists as part of AACC Learning Lab on NEJM Knowledge+. The free course covers COVID-19 transmission, complications, diagnosis, and more.

Free AACC Laboratory Pearl on COVID-19: The Pearl by Dr. Lippi reveals potential origins for the virus, how it attacks the body, its symptoms, and associated laboratory abnormalities.

Free AACC Clinical Chemistry Podcast - Why Clinical Labs Are Essential to Containing COVID-19: Dr. Matthew Binnicker gives an update on the coronavirus outbreak and discusses what is needed to bring this global epidemic under control.

Free AACC Clinical Chemistry Podcast - Molecular Diagnosis of a Novel Coronavirus: Dr. Leo Poon of the University of Hong Kong gives expert insight into the 2019 novel coronavirus, and discusses the new molecular diagnostic assays his team has developed to detect and quantify this virus.

Roche-Sponsored COVID-19 Online Education Program: Featuring three presentations and the live roundtable discussion, the upcoming edition is set to provide you with important information on the role of each of the tests to control the pandemic (Streaming June 2 2020).

Science Webinar: Coronavirus - A survival guide

Science Webinar: Monitoring the immune system to fight COVID-19: CD4 status, lymphopenia, and infectivity

Siemens Healthineers COVID-19 Testing Guide: A new COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Guide from Siemens Healthineers provides essential information for clinicians to help manage each stage of COVID-19 patient care: diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and follow-up.

CAP Webinar: Navigating Implementation of SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Your Laboratory


7. Big Data Tools in COVID-19


  1. COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19): A freely available, downloadable and updated weekly collection of publications (many as full text) on COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and related coronaviruses
  2. World Health Organization: Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Registry
  3. LITCOVID: National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine aggregation of COVID-19 general information and news.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Research Articles Downloadable Database: The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library is collecting COVID-19 research articles and compiling them into an easily accessible and downloadable database to help researchers find the latest COVID-19 research
  5. COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  6. Mark Tech Post: COVID-19 resources for machine learning and data science research (lists 29 different datasets)
  7. Larson T, Culbreath K, Chavez D, Larson R, Crossey M, Grenache DG. Modeling SARS-CoV-2 positivity using laboratory data: timing is everything. Clinical Chemistry. 2020 Apr 30. PMID: 32353116

Machine learning tools:

  1. WELL AI: COVID-19 Machine Learning Analytics for Researchers 
  2. SciSightSciSight is a tool for exploring associations between concepts appearing in the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset.

Disclaimer: This collection of resources on this webpage reflects a rapidly changing situation and due to the need for quick answers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we acknowledge that most fast-tracked publications are based on observations, often on a small number of cases, which would be considered as preliminary evidence. The IFCC Task Force has not critically appraised all resources cited here for scientific validity but tried to present information that is believed to help laboratory professionals in formulating their local policies in a more informed manner. The interim advice or conclusions presented here may change as more information is gathered.

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