IFCC Feed 2019-02-17T06:50:01Z Insoft Feed Generator /ifcc-news/ IFCC Committee on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Bio-Markers Updated tables 2019-02-14T22:20:03Z /ifcc-news/2019-02-14-c-cb-tables/ IFCC Office The tables published by the C-CB represent information that were completed by the manufacturer.
Please note that manufacturers may have submitted assays they claim to be ‘high sensitivity’ that do not meet the IFCC requirements of: a) ≤10% CV at the 99th percentile and b) ≥50% measurable concentrations ≥ LoD (Apple FS, Jaffe AS, Collinson P, Mockel M, Ordonez-Llanos J, Lindahl B, Hollander J, Plebani M, Than M, Chann MHM, on behalf of the IFCC Task Force on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Bio-Markers. IFCC educational materials on selected analytical and clinical applications of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays. Clin Biochem 2015: 2015;48:201-203).

Click on below titles to download the tables posted 31st January 2019:

Click here to visit the C-CB webpage

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IFCC EFLM EuroMedLab 2019: Programme highlights and information on registration 2019-02-14T22:35:45Z /ifcc-news/2019-02-14-euromedlab-news/ IFCC Office The second issue of EuroMedLab news is available clicking here

For all information on the congress, visit: 

http://www.euromedlab2019barcelona.org/2019/home

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IFCC eNews No 1/2, January-February 2019 2019-02-14T07:18:16Z /ifcc-news/2019-02-07-ifcc-enews-no-12-jan-feb-2019/ IFCC Office

IFCC eNews: January-February 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • EDITORIAL

o   Message from Katherina Psarra, new eNews editor

  • THE VOICE OF IFCC

o   “Predatory conferences”: beware the traps

o   Obituary: Jill Russyll Tate

o   The election of the next IFCC Executive Board: timing and process

o   IFCC Programmes for Personal Support

  • IFCC: THE PEOPLE

o   Welcome and thanks to Chairs

o   Open positions within IFCC

  • IFCC: THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS

o   IFCC-TFYS session reports

  • CONTRIBUTE TO IFCC eNEWS

o   The EU In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation 2017/746 (IVDR)

o   Cardiology in Moscow

o   University of Zimbabwe - external examiners

  • NEWS FROM REGIONAL FEDERATIONS AND MEMBER SOCIETIES

o   News from the Argentine Biochemistry Foundation (FBA)

o   News from Pakistan: "Promoting research in the area of vitamin D"

o   The 3rd Regional Workshop ISO 15189 for Latin America and the Caribbean

o   News from the Japanese Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)

o   News from the Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)

o   News from the Royal Belgian Society of Laboratory Medicine (RBSLM)

o   News from the Macedonian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (MSMBLM)

o   News from the Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry-Clinical Biochemistry (GSCC-CB)

o   News from the Society of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (SMBS)

o   News from the Spanish Society of Laboratory Medicine (SEQCML)

o   EFLM project "Exchange of practical knowledge and skills in laboratory medicine"

  • NEW IFCC MEMBERS

o   IFCC welcomes new affiliate member from Serbia: SCLM

  • IFCC'S CALENDAR OF CONGRESSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

 

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Call for Nominations 2019-02-14T07:18:01Z /ifcc-news/2019-02-12-ifcc-call-for-nominations/ IFCC Office =================

EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION (EMD): Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD)
One member position. Applications close 17th February 2019. 

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TASK FORCE CORPORATE MEMBERS (TF-CM)
Five positions. Applications close 15th March.

Applications for these positions should be submitted by IFCC members (National Societies or Corporate members). If you are interested in, please refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations. Find your representative HERE

For further information on the open Calls for Nominations, please visit the IFCC Call for Nominations page.

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The IFCC Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management invites you to participate in a survey 2019-02-14T07:17:05Z /ifcc-news/2019-29-01-c-clm-survey/ IFCC Office Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management survey

The web-based survey takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Please click on the following link to begin the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/77HWVDS

Deadline to complete this survey is: February 28, 2019.

The survey examines medical laboratory test utilization management and relevant practices which are country-specific from a laboratory staff perspective.
It is designed to be completed by the leadership types of medical or clinical laboratory professionals who have direct contact or interaction with physicians and facility administration and whose primary professional work directly affects patient care.

The C-CLM survey is best suited for the laboratory professionals including laboratory specialist physicians or non-physicians who spend most of their work hours in the clinical laboratory (clinical chemists, biochemists, microbiologists, medical biologists, pathologists, geneticist), medical directors, administrators, and managers.

The survey will assess important clinical laboratory test utilization issues and includes questions about various dimensions of test utilization management and laboratory counselling, including:

  • Role and Responsibility of Laboratory Professionals
  • Local Regulations
  • Work Area

To find out more information, please contact Sedef Yenice (C-CLM Chair) at: sedef.yenice@florence.com.tr.

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Call for Nominations 2019-01-30T14:21:09Z /ifcc-news/2019-01-23-ifcc-call-for-nominations/ IFCC Office  

SCIENTIFIC DIVISION (SD):  Committee on Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (C-TLM)
One member position. Applications close 10th February 2019. 

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EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION (EMD): Committee on Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM)
One member position. Applications close 5th February 2019. 

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EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION (EMD): Committee on Education in the Use of Biomarkers in Diabetes (C-EUBD)
One member position. Applications close 17th February 2019. 

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Applications for these positions should be submitted by IFCC members (National Societies or Corporate members). If you are interested in, please refer to your National Representative or Corporate Representative for information on procedures for nominations. Find your representative HERE

For further information on the open Calls for Nominations, please visit the IFCC Call for Nominations page.

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IFCC Roche Travel Scholarships to attend Barcelona 2019: one week to go! 2019-01-23T14:39:09Z /ifcc-news/2019-01-24-ifcc-roche-travel-scholarships-barcelona-2019/ IFCC Office Click here to hear past Scholarship recipients discuss their experiences at EuroMedLab 2017, Athens - Greece.

IFCC is pleased to offer a limited number of Travel Scholarships for the participation of Young Scientists from developing countries to the 23 IFCC-EFLM European Congress of Clinical and Laboratory Medicine 2019, to be held in Barcelona – ES, 19 - 23 May 2019.

Applicants from selected countries should be less than 40y of age on 1 January 2019.
Priority will be given to persons submitting an abstract.
The IFCC Roche Travel Scholarship will provide funding towards the cost of economy travel and accommodation. In addition, scholarship recipients will receive free registration from the Congress Organising Committee.
Applicants will be required to complete the application form that can be obtained from the IFCC Office (ifcc@ifcc.org).
Applications should be submitted to the IFCC Office within: 31st January, 2019.

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IFCC Call for Nominations 2019-01-22T11:47:44Z /ifcc-news/2019-01-21-ifcc-call-for-nominations/ IFCC Office For further information on the open Calls for Nominations, please visit the IFCC Call for Nominations page.

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IFCC eNews No 11, December 2018 2019-01-22T11:51:56Z /ifcc-news/archive-2018/2018-12-06-ifcc-enews-no-11-dec-2018/ IFCC Office  


IFCC eNews: December 2018     

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  • News from the Communications and Publications Division (CPD)

  • IFCC General Conference “Laboratory medicine: preparing for the 2020’s”

  • Budapest IFCC General Conference presentations

  • Clinical Chemistry Trainee Council: Course on study design in laboratory medicine

  • Accreditation: what’s next?

  • Highlights of recent events in bioethics

  • UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence: last call for nominations

  • NEWS FROM REGIONAL FEDERATIONS AND MEMBER SOCIETIES

    • The Slovenian Day of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
    • News from the Spanish Society of Laboratory Medicine
    • News from the Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
    • News from Pakistan
    • Updates of the EFLM publication list
  • IFCC's Calendar of Congresses, Conferences & Events

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eJIFCC Vol 29 n°4 2019-01-22T11:51:05Z /ifcc-news/archive-2018/2018-12-05-ejifcc-vol-29-n-4/ IFCC Office

eJIFCC Volume 29 no 4 - 2018

In this issue: Laboratory medicine – meeting the needs of Mediterranean nations (Part 2)
 
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1 Foreword from the editor-in-chief
János Kappelmayer
Improving efficiency in laboratory medicine
2 Traceability in laboratory medicine: what is it and why is it important for patients?
Graham H. Beastall
3 Laboratory medicine in Palestine
Rania Abu Seir, Osama Najjar
4 Inter-laboratory comparisons and EQA in the Mediterranean area
Alexander Haliassos
5 An evidence-based laboratory medicine approach to evaluate new laboratory tests
Tommaso Trenti
6 Which skills are needed and how they should be gained by laboratory medicine professionals for successful ISO 15189 accreditation
Diler Aslan
Perinatal and pregnancy laboratory medicine
7 Prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities: where do we stand today in Mediterranean countries?
Demetrios Rizos
8 The role of laboratory medicine for health during pregnancy
Adnan Alkhatib
Mediterranean diet and the area’s specific diseases
9 Alcohol abuse
Tomáš Zima
10 Urinary proteomics in biomarker discovery of kidney-related disorders: diabetic nephropathy and drug-induced nephrotoxicity in chronic headache
Elisa Bellei, Emanuela Monari, Stefania Bergamini, Luigi Alberto Pini, Aldo Tomasi, Tomris Ozben
11 Standardization of the HbA2 assay
Renata Paleari, Andrea Mosca
12 Surrogate biomarkers for monitoring healthcare quality for chronic diseases such as diabetes care
Diler Aslan
13 The role of laboratory medicine in addressing migrant health problems
Adekunle Bashiru Okesina, Ademola Adelekan

 

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