In this December 2019 issue:

♦ UNIVANTS of HCE Awards

♦ IFCC Secretary and Treasurer positions

♦ IFCC Open Positions

♦ ICPLM congress: programme updates and SSIEM Scholarships

UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award reveal NEW OPPORTUNITIES for recognition in 2020

Since 2018, the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Program has been inspiring integrated clinical care teams to submit best practices to for recognition associated with measurably better healthcare. Inaugural winners for 2019 were announced earlier this year (click here for details).

The current application cycle for the 2020 winners has begun with a submission deadline of February 28, 2020. Five new categories were announced this month to recognize the highest ranked applications from key regions of the world including:

Best of Asia Pacific, Best of Europe, Best of Latin America and Caribbean, Best of North America, and Best of Middle East and Africa.

Rectángulo: esquinas redondeadas:         Read here the full details of the initiative.

IFCC Secretary and Treasurer positions

The IFCC Nominations Committee having completed its assessment of nominations, presents the following authorized slate of candidates for the election of the IFCC Secretary and Treasurer to commence his/her time in office on January 1st ,2021. 

The e-booklet containing full details of each candidate’s nomination, including a personal statement is available by clicking here.

IFCC Open Positions

Many open positions are available on IFCC Committees and other functional units: are you interested in working with your colleagues on a specific topic? Visit the IFCC Call for nominations page at:

For any further information on nominations, please refer to your National or Corporate Representative - contacts are available at:

Preliminary programme of the XV ICPLM Congress in Seoul in 2020


22-24 May 2020 - SEOUL – KOREA

The Congress will focus on the Emerging Technologies in all areas of paediatric clinical and diagnostic laboratory medicine.

Click here to download your copy of the Preliminary Programme, with details of the congress.

20 travel grants (500EURO each) are generously offered by the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism ( Selection criteria and application form are available on the congress website at: Award and Scholarship.

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