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IFCC Hybrid FORUM webinar took place in two different days:
25th and 26th June






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IFCC TF-YS Symposium at

ACBICON- 13-15 December 2021, Kolkata, India




Role of Laboratory Medicine in Emerging and Re-emerging Infections


Prof L M Srivastava (President, ACBI)
Dr Jitender Sharma (Corresponding member, IFCC TF-YS)





Prof Pradeep Kumar Dabla (Consultant, IFCC TF-YS)




Opening Remarks

Dr Santiago Fares Taie, Chair, IFCC TF-YS



Emerging role of Extracellular Vesicles in HIV infection: from Immunopathogenesis to therapeutics

Dr Himanshu Sharma, Assistant Professor, AIIMS Bathinda, India



Genomics in controlling infections: Understanding the promises and hurdles of NGS

Dr Ankita Singh, CSIR-Senior Research Associate

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, India



Non-coding RNAs in viral infections: Implications for disease diagnosis and treatment

Dr Roopali Rajput, CSIR-Research Associate

School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India





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We hope you enjoyed the IFCC TF-YS Educational Webinar:

"Emerging Clinical Mass Spectrometry Applications"
10th June, 2021

A recording of the webinar is included for your reference: 

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Thank you!

Welcome to IFCC Task Force Young Scientists’ tenth educational webinar for scientists and laboratorians, brought to you by the IFCC Task Force Young Scientists.

In this exciting four-part webinar program, designed for beginners and experts in the field of clinical mass spectrometry, attendees will first be introduced to mass spectrometry and how it made its way into clinical laboratories. Followed by a review of the current stats of automation for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and how that is improving its access to more clinical laboratories. Finally, we explore emerging applications for the analysis of volatile compounds in breath, and for COVID-19 detection.

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Moderator: Dr. Joe El-Khoury
Director, Clinical Chemistry, Yale-New Haven Health, USA

Evolution of Mass Spectrometry: From the Bench to Bedside

Dr. Paul Janetto
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Implementation of Automated LC-MS in 24/7 diagnostics

Prof. Rainer Lehman
University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Mass Spectrometry for detection of COVID-19: An alternative to PCR

Dr. Katleen Van Uytfanghe
Ghent University, Belgium

Emerging Applications of Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Breath

Dr. Ilaria Belluomo
Imperial College London, UK

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The TF-YI is happy to announce a video promoting contribution of
laboratory medicine professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

Links to the video : Youtube and facebook

Laboratory medicine professionals, including young scientists, have a central contribution during the current health crisis. With their professional commitment, they are at the forefront during COVID-19 pandemic, adding value to patient care, well-being, and protection of the population. In this context, the need of improving visibility and promoting involvement of laboratory medicine professionals at an international level was identified. In this common and global objective, young scientists from IFCC-TF-YS participated in making a video underlying their role during the crisis. This initiative, as well as the edition of the video, was conducted by a union of young medical biologists from France SJBM, with the support of the national representative society SFBC and IFCC-TF-YS.

Each participant recorded a 5 seconds video, under laboratory environment, with masks and white coats, with the name of their country, or a part of the following sentence : “Today, as tomorrow, the creative and scientific force of the laboratory medicine professionals is mobilizing for your health. All over the world, we are devoting all our energy to fight COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and safety, our priority."  All 5 seconds videos were then gathered in a final 2 minutes video, that is viewable following this link on Youtube or facebook.

Young scientists made a significant contribution in that project. Young private, public biologists and university researchers from twenty different countries participated in this collective and dynamic initiative. The video was promoted on different networks, with the attached text message: «You may not see lab workers, but all over the world, they are devoting all of their energy to fight COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and security, our priority.». Its dissemination was a success, with currently more than 140 000 views.

IFCC-TFYS would like to thank and congratulate all the participants, that made it possible with their involvement. IFCC-TFYS is thankful to all senior members and authorities for this unconditional support to young scientists’ projects. That contribution permitted to enhance communication between young scientists all over the world, and to make the Task Force a stronger group. Other YS projects are under development. Among others, the TFYS has planned to organize first of its own kind “Young Scientist Forum” at “IFCC WorldLab Seoul” for participation, networking & education supported by IFCC-EB. Looking forward to meeting you at WorldLab Seoul.


Registration form

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“IFCC Young Scientists FORUM”

programme will be available in short

in conjunction with IFCC WorldLab Seoul 2022
Coex, Seoul, Korea 
26 - 30 June 2022


Young Scientists (YS) are the future of laboratory medicine and comprise the major workforce of laboratory professionals. Future leaders need to be trained and encouraged to succeed in their role, ideally with the support of experienced leaders. To make this feasible, YS must have activities that encourage their participation, offer opportunities of training and improve communication and networking.

In order to achieve these aims, IFCC Executive Board has approved an initiative entitled “IFCC Young Scientists FORUM” to be held just ahead of and in conjunction with the WorldLab 2022 Congress in Seoul, Korea.

The scientific program at the FORUM will provide the young scientists an excellent opportunity and open discussion platform for a scientific and personal experience, exchanging ideas with colleagues and establishing new acquaintances. Young Scientists will present and discuss their activities in laboratory medicine, benefit from career skills development. Following the FORUM, the participants will attend the Worldlab Congress to be held in Seoul, Korea from 26 to 30 June 2022.

YSF grants will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the selected participants with a lump sum corresponding to EUR 1.500. Young Scientists can apply 0f fulfilling the selection criteria indicated in the application form. 

Young Scientists interested in applying should contact their National Representative (see IFCC Full and Affiliate members Representatives contacts at to obtain all necessary information and application form. 

Organizing Committee:

Task Force for Young Scientists: Santiago Fares Taie (AR); Giulia Sancesario (IT); Joe El-Khoury (US); Ashlin Rampul (ZA); Intanti W. Masfufa (ID); Claudia Imperiali (ES).

IFCC Young Scientist FORUM (YSF) Consultant: Tomris Ozben (TR).


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Complimentary Educational Webinar:
Role of Artificial Intelligence in Laboratory Medicine

Welcome to IFCC Task Force Young Scientists’ tenth educational webinar for scientists and laboratorians, brought to you by the IFCC Task Force Young Scientists. This educational program focuses on the role of Artificial Intelligence in Laboratory Medicine.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expert systems that can use algorithms to learn, evaluate features from a large amount of healthcare data, and then use the insights to assist clinical practice. AI in automated lab and all its implications of Machine Learning are major technological innovations which are described as augmented intelligence. It will lead to the development of new diagnostic and prognostic models. However that will require shift of laboratory infrastructure with workforce training requirements.  Thus, automation and artificial intelligence will help to support the move for personalized medicine in modern era.

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Program Agenda

Presentation Title: Role of Artificial Intelligence in Laboratory Medicine


Damien Gruson, Ph.D
Head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc.
Brussels, Belgium.


Dr. Pradeep K. Dabla, Professor, MD
Dept of Biochemistry, G.B.Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (GIPMER), Associated to MAMC, Delhi, India

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Brought to you by IFCC TFYS/IFCC Task Force Young Scientists

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Name Position Country Term Time in Office
S. Fares Taie  Chair AR 2nd 2023 01 - 2025 12
to be nominated Member      
C. Imperiali Member ES 2nd 2023 01 - 2025 12
to be nominated Member      
A. Rampul Member ZA 2nd 2022 01 - 2024 12
S. Campbell Member US 1st 2022 05 - 2024 12
P. Kumar Dabla Consultant IN    
T. Ozben Forum Consultant TR    
B. Das SD Liaison IN    


The aim of TF-YS is to ensure that young scientists make a significant and growing contribution to the activities of IFCC and to the promotion of laboratory medicine at the centre of healthcare.


  • To identify young scientists amongst IFCC Full and Corporate Members
  • To use modern information technology to establish formal and informal networks to facilitate the communication between young scientists who are involved in laboratory medicine.
  • To link with national society young scientist initiatives.
  • To encourage young scientists to share experience of laboratory medicine and other healthcare practice around the world
  • To disseminate and promote innovation and high quality scientific and clinical practice standards
  • To facilitate opportunities for young scientists to train in modern, state of the art laboratory practice
  • To enable young scientists to participate in scientific, clinical and educational meetings and other learning sessions
  • To encourage young scientists to participate in national and international programmes to promote the essential contribution of laboratory medicine to healthcare
  • To make young scientists aware of the existence and role of IFCC and to encourage their participation in IFCC activities
  • To assure the future of IFCC through the identification of young scientists who may develop into future experts capable of leading IFCC Divisions, Committees and Working Groups and becoming IFCC Officers


  • For the purposes of definition, a young scientist is a medical or science graduate working or training in laboratory medicine. He/she will normally be aged less than 40y at the time of appointment to work with TF-YS. The term of office of any young scientist involved with TF-YS is three years with renewal for a maximum of one further three year term of office.
  • TF-YS will comprise a Chair and, normally, a maximum of four other core members. Core membership of TF-YS will ensure geographical representation and linkage to national societies that have experience of working with young scientists. TF-YS will also have an extensive number of corresponding members. All IFCC Full Members and Corporate Members will be invited to nominate young scientists to serve as core or corresponding members of TF-YS. Membership of TF-YS will be confirmed by the IFCC Executive Board on the recommendation of the TF-YS Chair.
  • TF-YS will communicate mainly through modern electronic and social networking media. Communication will include all core and corresponding members of TF-YS and may develop into other networks as agreed by TF-YS.
  • TF-YS may organise regular workshops for young scientists within the framework of existing IFCC international or regional meetings. With the permission from the organisers TF-YS may also hold occasional workshops within national society or specialist society meetings. No expenses will be paid by IFCC for attendance at these workshops.
  • TF-YS will be able to communicate with and request support from other IFCC functional units.


The TF-YS will report directly to the IFCC Executive Board. A nominated member of the Executive Board will act as a liaison person for TF-YS. The TF-YS will prepare an update report for each meeting of the Executive Board and may contact the Board, through the designated liaison person, at other times. Any additional finance raised by TF-YS will be accounted for through normal IFCC accounting procedures and will be subject to financial audit.

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

May Siew Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (AACB)
Matthijs Oyaert Royal Belgian Society of Laboratory Medicine (RBSLM)
Alvaro Justiniano Cortez Sociedad Boliviana de Bioquímica Clínica (SOBOBIOCLI)
Nafija Serdarevic Association of Medical Biochemists in Bosnia-Herzegovina
William Tadao Shinohara Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica / Medicina Laboratorial
Vathany Kulasingam Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Qing Li Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine (CSLM)
Cristian Layton Colegio Nacional de Bacteriologia (CNB) - Colombia
Ivana Lapic Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (HDMBLM)
Pavel Broz Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Rami Samir Asaid Egyptian Association of Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
Anna Velts Estonian Society for Laboratory Medicine
Belay Tessema Ethiopian Medical Laboratory Association (EMLA)
Mikko Helenius Finnish Society of Clinical Chemistry (SKKY)
Marie Lenski Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Tamar Ramishvili Laboratory Medicine Association of Georgia (GLMA)
Ana Sofia Duarte Acuña Asociación de Químicos Biólogos de Guatemala - AQBG
Miklós Fagyas Hungarian Society of Laboratory Medicine
Jitender Sharma Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
Babu Vinodh Kumar Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
Miswar Fattah  Indonesian Association for Clinical Chemistry (HKKI)
Karen Heverin Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland
Marco Perrone Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC) 
Kohki Okada Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Ahmad M. Ibrahim Salah Society for Medical Technology & Laboratories - Jordan (SMTL)
Geoffrey Omuse Clinical Chemists Association of Kenya
Valdas Banys Lithuanian Society of Laboratory Medicine (LLMD)
Elias Chipofya Malawi Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (MAMLS)
Jorge Hernández-Bello Mexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CMCLABC)
Marina Jakšić Montenegrin Association of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Rebecca Vicente Steijn Nederlandse Vereniging voor Klinische Chemie en Laboratoriumgeneeskunde (NVKC)
Rajesh Kumar Gupta Nepal Association for Medical Laboratory Science (NAMLS)
Vivek Pant Nepalese Association for Clinical Chemistry (NACC)
Ifeyinwa Dorothy Osegbe Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Kristin Viste The Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry (NSMB)
Jorge Luis Castillo Tejeira Colegio Nacional de Laboratorístas Clínicos de Panamá  (CONALAC)
Lena Jafri Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists (PSCP)
Sarah Jane L. Datay-Lim Philippine Council for Quality Assurance in Clinical Laboratories (PCQACL)
Mariana Fragão Marques Sociedade Portuguesa de Química Clínica, Genética e Medicina Laboratorial  (SPML)
Alexey Bugrov Association of Laboratory Specialists and Organizations «Federation of Laboratory Medicine» Russia - (FLM)
Jelena Munjas Society of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (DMBS)
Verena Gounden South African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Udara Senarathne Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka (ACBSL)
Thathsarani Vithana Pathirana College of Chemical Pathologists of Sri Lanka (CCPSL)
Mohamed Yassine Kaabar Tunisian Society of Clinical Biology (STBC)
Kamil Taha Ucar Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Tetyana Kheylomska Association of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine of Ukraine (ACCLMU)
Maria Eugenia Shroeder Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Svitsai Chigonda Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemists (ZACB)
Nyepetsi Naledi Gape Botswana on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"
Pierrot Lundimu Tugirimana Rwanda on behalf of "African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC)"

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate Member
Xing Gao ABBOTT Laboratories


List of addresses


Dr Santiago FARES TAIE
Laboratory of Endocrinology
Department of Clinical Chemistry
Laboratorio Bioquímico Mar del Plata, Rivadavia 3343 B7600GNY
Mar del Plata, Argentina


Dr Ashlin RAMPUL
RK Khan Hospital 
Church of Scotland Hospital
Chemical Pathology Steve Biko Academic Hospital
South Africa 

Clinical Laboratory
Viladecans Hospital
Barcelona, Spain

Dr Intan Wibawanti MASFUFA
Villa Kecapi Mas,
West Java 45144

Chemistry and Immunology
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York - US


Prof. Pradeep KUMAR DABLA
Department of Biochemistry
G.B. Pant Institute of Postgraduate
Medical Education & Research (GIPMER)
Delhi - 110002 - India

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