The October issue of eNews is now available. A portrait of Dr Michael Metz, who passed away on 2 October, opens the issue. It is followed by a focus on C-CLM activities: a presentation of the Educational workshop on leadership and management held at PathCape 2018, and C-CLM survey results on laboratory leadership. An obituary for Prof Ian Wootton, the seventh article in a series about the CCTC, and a reflection on migrants, refugees and lab medicine follow. The issue is closed by the latest news from IFCC Federations and National Associations and the calendar of Congresses. Subscribe to the eNews to keep up with current activities and news in the laboratory medicine world!