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Call for Hosting Labs

The IFCC Is pleased to announce a major expansion of the Professional Exchange Programme (PEP), increasing the number of awards to support training of young scientists and continuing education of other laboratory professionals at clinical laboratory centres and IVD facilities around the world.

As part of this new expanded programme, IFCC is developing a list of clinical laboratories willing to host visiting scientists for a period of 1-3 months. The purpose of PEP is to promote international co-operation between laboratories, facilitate the exchange of laboratory scientists between IFCC member societies, share high level scientific or management skills and introduce new or improved scientific or management skills to the applicant’s laboratory.

Applicants should be nominated by their own national societies. The PEP consists of two distinct programs:

  • Professional Scientific Exchange Programme (PSEP) to exchange or develop high-level scientific information or skills
  • Professional Management Exchange Programme (PMEP) to develop appropriate quality management skills to improve the performance and quality of service offered to patients by the base laboratory

Therefore, to facilitate this endeavour and to help applicants find the most suitable hosting laboratory, we wish to develop a list of potential hosting laboratories. In addition to providing a description of the actual facility, the hosting laboratories should indicate the areas of expertise in which they wish to share with the visiting scientist. The host laboratory for a PMEP is usually in the same IFCC region as the applicant. For additional information on PSEP and PMEP, please click on this link.

Hosting Laboratories should ensure:

  • Availability of ample scientific expertise to train a visiting scientist
  • Availability of space and time to provide training
  • Access to laboratory facilities and resources
  • Access to lab scientists and lab managers/supervisors

Please submit your expression of interest to host visiting scientists:

complete the form

and submit to the IFCC Office by July 15, 2022.

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