The TF-YI is happy to announce a video promoting contribution of
laboratory medicine professionals during COVID-19 pandemic
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.
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 https://www.ifcc.org/executive-board-and-council/council/) to obtain all necessary information and application form.
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).
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.
Presentation Title: Role of Artificial Intelligence in Laboratory Medicine
Damien Gruson, Ph.D
Head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc.
Dr. Pradeep K. Dabla, Professor, MD
Dept of Biochemistry, G.B.Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (GIPMER), Associated to MAMC, Delhi, India
For inquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name||Position||Country||Term||Time in Office|
|S. Fares Taie||Chair||AR||1st||2020 01 - 2022 12|
|G. Sancesario||Co-Chair||IT||1st||2020 01 - 2022 12|
|J. El-Khoury||Member||US||1st||2019 01 - 2021 12|
|A. Rampul||Member||ZA||1st||2019 01 - 2021 12|
|I.W. Masfufa||Member||ID||1st||2020 03 - 2022 12|
|C. Imperiali||Member||ES||1st||2020 03 - 2022 12|
|P. Kumar Dabla||Consultant||IN|
|T. Ozben||EB Liaison, |
|B. Das||SD Liaison||IN|
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.
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.
|May Siew||Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistryand Laboratory Medicine Inc. (AACB)|
|Alvaro Justiniano Cortez||Sociedad Boliviana de Bioquímica Clínica|
|Nafija Serdarevic||Association of Medical Biochemists in Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|Vathany Kulasingam||Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)|
|Qing Li||Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine (CSLM)|
|Cristian Layton||Colegio Nacional de Bacteriologia CNB - Colombia|
|Ivana Lapic||Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (HDMBLM)|
|Norbert Cibicek||Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)|
|Rami Samir Asaid||Egyptian Association of Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety|
|Anna Velts||Estonian Society for Laboratory Medicine|
|Belay Tessema||Ethiopian Medical Laboratory Association (EMLA)|
|Mikko Helenius||Finnish Society of Clinical Chemistry|
|Tamar Ramishvili||Laboratory Medicine Association of Georgia (GLMA)|
|Vibha Uppal||Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)|
|Marie Lenski||Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)|
|C. Shanmugapriya||Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)|
|Miswar Fattah||Indonesian Association for Clinical Chemistry (HKKI)|
|Kohki Okada||Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)|
|Ahmad M. Ibrahim Salah||Society for Medical Technology & Laboratories - Jordan (SMTL)|
|Geoffrey Omuse||Clinical Chemists Association of Kenya|
|Valdas Banys||Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine|
|Elias Chipofya||Malawi Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (MAMLS)|
|Jorge Hernández-Bello||Mexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences|
|Rebecca Vicente Steijn||Nederlandse Vereniging voor Klinische Chemie en Laboratoriumgeneeskunde (NVKC)|
|Rajesh Kumar Gupta||Nepal Association for Medical Laboratory Science (NAMLS)|
|Vivek Pant||Nepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)|
|Ifeyinwa Dorothy Osegbe||Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)|
|Kristin Viste||The Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry (NSMB)|
|Lena Jafri||Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists (PSCP)|
|Mariana Fragão Marques||Sociedade Portuguesa de Química Clínica, Genética e Medicina Laboratorial (SPML)|
|Alexey Bugrov||Association of Laboratory Specialists and Organizations «Federation of Laboratory Medicine» (FLM)|
|Ana Djordjević||Society of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (DMBS)|
|Verena Gounden||South African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)|
|Fernando Marqués García||Sociedad Española de Bioquímica Clínica y Patología Molecular (SEQC)|
|Lakminda Thilakarathna||Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka|
|Manel Chaabane||Tunisian Society of Clinical Biology (STBC)|
|Sedat Abusoglu||Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)|
|Paul Hamilton||Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (UK)|
|Tetyana Kheylomska||Association of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine of Ukraine (ACCLMU)|
|Maria Eugenia Shroeder||Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)|
|Itai Chitungo||Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemists (ZACB)|
|Nyepetsi Naledi Gape||Botswana on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"|
|Pierrot Lundimu Tugirimana||Rwanda on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"|
|Xing Gao||ABBOTT Laboratories|
Dr Santiago FARES TAIE
Laboratory of Endocrinology
Department of Clinical Chemistry
Laboratorio Bioquímico Mar del Plata, Rivadavia 3343 B7600GNY
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Dr Giulia SANCESARIO
Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS
Via Ardeatina 306, Rome - Italy
Dr Joe M. EL-KHOURI
Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
Yale, New Haven - USA
Dr Ashlin RAMPUL
RK Khan Hospital
Church of Scotland Hospital
Chemical Pathology Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Dr Claudia IMPERIALI
Dr Intan Wibawanti MASFUFA
Villa Kecapi Mas,
West Java 45144
Prof. Pradeep KUMAR DABLA
Department of Biochemistry
G.B. Pant Institute of Postgraduate
Medical Education & Research (GIPMER)
Delhi - 110002 - India