Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Task Force on Global Lab Quality (TF-GLQ)

The Task Force GLQ members during their inaugural meeting.
Prof. K. Adeli, IFCC President and Prof. D.Kinniburgh, IFCC Secretary, participated in the meeting.

Membership

NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
E. AmannCo-ChairDE1st2021 01 - 2023 12
Q. MengCo-ChairUS1st2021 01 - 2023 12
I. BlasutigMember & SecretaryCA1st2021 01 - 2023 12
R. BaisMemberAU1st2021 01 - 2023 12
JM. GiannoliMemberFR1st2021 01 - 2023 12
A. GuimarãesMemberBR1st2021 01 - 2023 12
P. Kumar DablaMemberIN1st2021 01 - 2023 12
E. LianidouMemberGR1st2021 01 - 2023 12
A. Perret-LiaudetMemberFR1st2021 01 - 2023 12
A. ThomasMemberUK1st2021 01 - 2023 12
A. VassaultMemberFR1st2021 01 - 2023 12
S. WheelerMemberUS1st2021 01 - 2023 12
C. ZhangMemberCN1st2021 01 - 2023 12
K. A. CendejasCorp. Rep./Bio-RadUS1st2021 01 - 2023 12
J. LinCorp. Rep./AbbottUS1st2021 01 - 2023 12



Scope & Mandate

iQC Program:
•   Identify vendors capable of providing quality control materials and associated software for on-going monitoring.
•   Develop training program for participating laboratories.
•   Form scientific support teams to train and support staff on-site at participating laboratories.
•  Plan for maintenance and monitoring of the iQC program by the IFCC.

EQA Program:
•   Through a call for applications to participate, select countries for the pilot program, and in collaboration with the respective member societies, select candidate participating laboratories within each country. A formal call for participation by developing countries will be issued soon by the IFCC office.
•   Through on-site visits, evaluate the preparedness of the participating laboratories for subscription to the EQA program and identify gaps that must be addressed.
•   Retain a vendor through an open bidding process to provide the EQA material and software for the EQA program.
•   Develop detailed written guidelines for the participating laboratories.
•   Dispatch scientific support teams to help initiate the EQA program at the participating labs. Expert teams will be formed by the taskforce from IFCC membership and will include both senior and young scientists.
•   Plan for maintenance and monitoring of the EQA’s progress by the IFCC.
•   Develop a plan for expansion of the EQA program in respect of geographical scope and included laboratory tests.


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

NameFull and Affiliate Member Societies
J. PelantiFinnish Society of Clinical Chemistry (SKKY)
N. BakuradzeLaboratory Medicine Association of Georgia (GLMA)
A. BardoloiAssociation of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
L. SetiawanIndonesian Association for Clinical Chemistry (HKKI)
A. CarobeneItalian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
E. Miranda GonzálezMexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
L. ShrestaNepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)
M. A. SerdarTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)


Chairs' contacts

Prof. Dr. Egon Amann
University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt
Marker Allee 76-78
59063 Hamm DE
E-Mail: egon.amann@hshl.de

Dr. Qing Meng
Clinical Chemistry
and Special Chemistry Laboratories
Department of Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA
E-mail: QHMeng@mdanderson.org

 
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