Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Task Force on Outcome Studies in Laboratory Medicine (TF-OSLM)





Name Position Country Term Time in Office
Z. Zhao Chair US 1st 2021 10 - 2024 12
M. A. Serdar Member TR 1st  2021 10 - 2024 12
C. I. Suárez Sánchez Member CL 1st 2021 10 - 2024 12
V. Gounden Member SA 1st 2021 10 - 2024 12
E. Koldberg Amundsen Member NO 1st 2021 10 - 2024 12
E. M. Simbaqueba Sánchez Corp. Rep./IL-Werfen US 1st 2021 10 - 2024 12
J. A. Snyder Corp. Rep./Siemens US 1st 2021 10 - 2024 12
C. Strain Corp. Rep./Abbott CA 1st 2021 10 - 2024 12


Scope & Mandate

  • Identify existing peer reviewed, high quality publications that demonstrate the value of laboratory medicine in healthcare overall.
  • Develop a funded research program for investigators in hospitals located around the world to conduct new retrospective and prospective research with outcomes that assess the value of laboratory medicine in healthcare overall. The taskforce could help centres in setting up studies to properly collect such data (common study protocols and formats) and publish their findings.
  • Create a repository/database of publications that is accessible by members of IFCC.
  • Working with CPD and the C-PR, the taskforce will develop publications, presentations, webinars and other communications materials to help IFCC members use this data to effectively promote the critical value of laboratory medicine in healthcare to key stakeholders.
  • The Taskforce will closely coordinate with other IFCC groups involved in related activities, including CPD, C-VPLM, TF-CM and others, as required.


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
K. Rodriguez-Capote Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
M. Banerjee Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
M.M.Suchitra Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
M. Wakui Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
V. Pant Nepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)
R. I. Álvarez Carrasco Asociación Médica Peruana de Patología Clínica (AMPPC)


Chair's contacts

Zhen ZHAO, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Director, Central Lab and Clinical Chemistry Services
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
1300 York Avenue, F701, New York, NY 10065, USA

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