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News Archive 2020

2020 12 23 Season's Greetings

12/23/2020

Wishing you Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year, from the IFCC Executive Board and Office Staff. We take the occasion to inform that the IFCC Office will be closed for Christmas Holidays from December 24th to January 3rd, both inclusive.
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2020 12 21 Season‘s Greetings from Prof. Khosrow Adeli, IFCC President

12/21/2020

On behalf of the IFCC organization, I would like to express my sincere greeting to all of you in the IFCC Family which includes over 45.000 scientists, physicians, and laboratory professionals around the world, in over 100 national societies, of full members and affiliates, as well as over 48 corporate members, industry leaders around the world. The year 2020 has been a very...
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2020 11 09 IFCC Call for Nominations

11/09/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - Taskforce on Global eLearning/eAcademy (TF-GEL): a chair and 4 full members - applications close on 15th November 2020. - EMD Executive Committee: one member position - applications close on 15th December 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-POCT): one corporate member position - applications close on 10th December 2020. Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position - applications close on 10th January 2021. Committee on Clinical Molecular Biology Curriculum (C-CMBC) applications close on 15th January 2021. - SD Executive Committee: Secretary position - applications close on 10th December 2020. - SD Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU) in collaboration with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC): one member position - applications close on 10th December 2020. - Congresses and Conferences Committee (C-CC): one member position - applications on 6th December 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 05 19 IFCC Call for Nominations

05/14/2020

The IFCC reminds to send in nominations for the following position: - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 31 May 2020. Refer to your Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 02 26 DiV - February 2020

02/26/2020

Enjoy the contents of the new DIAGNÓSTICO IN VITRO February issue. El número comienza con la editorial de la Dra. Maria del Carmen Pasquel, directora del DiV y sus saludos y felicitaciones al nuevo Chair del Grupo de Trabajo de Iberoamerica de Nomenclatura y Traducción (WG-IANT), dr. Raúl Girardi - Argentina, para el periodo enero 2020 hasta diciembre 2022. Lee todas las novedades y noticias, los artículos científicos, la carta al director, la sección dedicada a los jóvenes científicos IFCC y no olvides la entrevista "El Microscopio". In this issue the IFCC WG-IANT confirms its commitment to advance excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide in Latin America.
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2020 02 19 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/11/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Proficiency Testing (C-PT): one member and one corporate member positions. Applications close on 26th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 22 March 2020. - Task Force on Ethics (TF-E): one member position. Applications close on 15th March 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 02 06 Candidates for IFCC EB Regional Representative and Corporate Member position

02/11/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee (NC) has completed its assessment of nominations for the election of the IFCC Regional Representatives and the Corporate Member position. The term of these positions will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31st 2023. All applications were declared valid. Each Regional Federation’s Full member Societies will vote for their Regional Representative. IFCC corporate members constitute the voting members for the Corporate representative Elections are taking place electronically from February 1st- 29th, 2020.
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2020 02 07 IFCC eNews No 1/2 Jan-Feb 2020

02/05/2020

The first eNews of 2020 is now available. We are getting ready for the next World Congress, to be held in May in Seoul. National congresses and events take place, young and old colleagues are awarded for their valuable studies and work. IFCC is present through the officers, the visiting lecturers, the scholarships, the continuous education in all these events. We hope that you will enjoy the multicolour and joyful photos. The article in memory of Carl Burtis is really inspiring for us and for the Young Scientists, whose reports are also inspiring. Read about the past, read about the present and build the future! Read and distribute the eNews to your colleagues to keep up with news and current activities around the laboratory medicine world!
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2020 02 12 IFCC Call for Nominations

02/05/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th March 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence- Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 18th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 02 01 IFCC Regional Representatives 2021-2023

02/04/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee has completed its assessment of nominations for the election of the IFCC Regional Representatives. The term of this position will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31th 2023. Each Regional Federation’s Full member Societies will vote for their Regional Representative. Elections are taking place electronically from February 1st – to 29th, 2020.
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2020 02 01 Candidates for IFCC EB Corporate Member position

02/04/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee received two nominations for the IFCC Corporate position within the Executive Board. The term of this position will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31th 2023. All applications were declared valid. Elections are taking place electronically from February 1st- 29th, 2020, and IFCC corporate members constitute the voting members.
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2020 02 03 2021-2023 IFCC Secretary and Treasurer elected

02/03/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that Dr David Kinniburgh (CA) has been elected IFCC Secretary and Dr Alexander Haliassos (GR) has been elected IFCC Treasurer. We congratulate them both and wish them a fruitful term in the promotion of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine world-wide.
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2020 02 03 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/27/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 31 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/27/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 02 10 - WG-CGP Survey

02/10/2020

The ETD Working group for Guidance for the Implementation of Custom-made Genomic Panels (WG-GCP) invites you and your colleagues to complete the IFCC Genomics in Oncology Survey. The purpose of the survey is to better understand the current practices and needs of both pathologists and clinicians working in oncology. We are especially interested in responses from those institutions with limited experience who are considering moving into genomic testing in oncology. We are also seeking responses from those with genetics experience, to build a guide of best practices for those moving into this space.
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2020 01 28 eJIFCC - Scopus

01/28/2020

The IFCC is happy to announce that the electronic Journal of the IFCC - the eJIFCC, has been recently accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Inclusion of the Journal in Scopus is a testimony to the significant accomplishment of the journal just in a few years. Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
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2020 01 27 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/27/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 23 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/23/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD): one member position. Applications close on 25th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 16 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/11/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ): one member position. Applications close on 22nd January 2020. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD): one member position. Applications close on 25th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - Task Force on Ethics: one member position. Applications close on 15th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 13 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/11/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Clinical Molecular Biology Curriculum (C-CMBC): two members positions as of January 2020. Applications close on 15th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ): one member position. Applications close on 22nd January 2020. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD): one member position. Applications close on 25th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 09 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/09/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - Congresses and Congresses Committee (C-CC): one member position. Applications close on 10th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Molecular Biology Curriculum (C-CMBC): two members positions as of January 2020. Applications close on 15th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ): one member position. Applications close on 22nd January 2020. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD): one member position. Applications close on 25th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 02 IFCC Call for Nominations

01/02/2020

The IFCC invites nominations for the following positions: - EMD Committee on Distance Learning (C-DL): two members positions. Applications close on 8th January 2020. - Congresses and Congresses Committee (C-CC): one member position. Applications close on 10th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Molecular Biology Curriculum (C-CMBC): two members positions as of January 2020. Applications close on 15th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ): one member position. Applications close on 22nd January 2020. - SD Committee on Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD): one member position. Applications close on 25th January 2020. - EMD Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM): one member position. Applications close on 29th January 2020.  - SD Executive Committee (SD-EC): one corporate member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits (C-RIDL): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - SD Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT): one member position. Applications close on 30th January 2020. - Task Force for Young Scientists (TF-YS): two members positions. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - CPD Committee on Public Relations: one member position. Applications close on 31st January 2020. - EMD Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM): one member position. Applications close on 5th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Kidney Disease (C-KD): one member position. Applications close on 12th February 2020. - EMD Committee on Point of Care Testing (C-PoCT): one corporate member position. Applications close on 19th February 2020. Refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations.
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2020 01 10 Candidates for IFCC Secretary and Treasurer position

01/12/2020

The IFCC Nominations Committee received two nominations for the IFCC Secretary and two nominations for the IFCC treasurer positions. The term of these positions will commence on January 1st, 2021 until December 31th 2023. All applications were declared valid. Elections will take place electronically from January 1st – to 31st, 2020. IFCC full members constitute the voting members.
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