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13 November 2017

JCTLM membership reaching across the globe

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26 September 2017

JCTLM workshop December 2017: invitation to attend

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11 September 2017

New series of JCTLM webinars – freely available

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06 September 2017

Two New JCTLM Stakeholder Members

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02 August 2017

Traceability in laboratory medicine: a global driver for accurate results for patient care

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20 July 2017

Analytical performance specifications for external quality assessment

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14 July 2017

In Vitro Diagnostic Device Regulation (IVDR)

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05 July 2017

Harmonization: its time has come

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27 June 2017

Three new stakeholder members

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22 June 2017

Four PowerPoint presentations from JCTLM symposium

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07 June 2017

Invitation to participate in the JCTLM conference: 4-5 December 2017

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31 May 2017

Standardization and harmonization of methods: a new webinar provides clarity

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25 May 2017

Glossary of terms used in traceability in laboratory medicine

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23 May 2017

The pillars of standardization: a new freely available webinar

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12 May 2017

The central role of EQA in harmonisation and standardisation for laboratory medicine

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29 March 2017

JCTLM Newsletter 2017

The 2017 JCTLM Newsletter is now available.

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14 March 2017

Laboratory medicine training should include method standardization

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10 March 2017

Traceability in laboratory medicine makes an impression in Latin America

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01 March 2017

Risk, error and uncertainty: laboratory quality management in the age of metrology

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21 February 2017

Metrological traceability of assays and comparability of patient test results

A review article entitled ‘Metrological traceability of assays and comparability of patient test results’ has been published in the March 2017 issue of ‘Clinics in Laboratory Medicine’. The author is David Armbruster from Abbott Diagnostics, who is an acknowledged expert in the field. The review explains traceability in laboratory medicine and its importance to patients. It also highlights the challenges of method harmonization, both in general and from the perspective of the diagnostics industry. The article may be viewed here

 

06 February 2017

Getting the Right Answer – The Importance of Traceability

A plenary lecture with this title was delivered by Graham Jones from Australia at the recent Asia-Pacific Congress in Taipei. The plenary lecture is available as a pdf from the Publications section of this website or from here

 

01 February 2017

Standardization of Laboratory Tests in Korea:

A symposium with this title is being held during the 2017 KSLM Spring Symposium Organized in April 2017 by the Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine.

The symposium has the following speakers:

  • Laboratory test standardization in clinical chemistry (Dr. Vincent Delatour, LNE, France)
  • Reference Measurement Procedures in Cytometry and for Particle Counting in Laboratory Medicine (Dr Rainer Macdonald, PTB, Germany)
  • Laboratory test standardization in molecular biology (Dr Inchul Yang, KRISS, South Korea)

Further details are available from www.kslm.org/conference

 

27 January 2017

Traceability in Athens

A seminar entitled ‘Traceability in Laboratory Medicine: what is it and why does it matter?’ is included in the programme for EuroMedLab 2017 to be held in Athens in June. Congress details are available at www.athens2017.org

Date for your diary

The JCTLM Members & Stakeholders Meeting will be held at BIPM, Sevres near Paris on 4/5 December 2017. Programme details will be published shortly.

 

25 January 2017

Webinar on traceability published

A webinar entitled ‘Traceability in laboratory medicine: a driver for accurate results for patient care’ has been published on the IFCC e-Academy. The webinar is freely available and may be accessed at:

https://ifcc.present.me/view/52331-traceability-in-laboratory-medicine

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19 January 2017 

Why Become a JCTLM Member Organization?

Some 40 organizations are already Members of JCTLM. However, JCTLM is keen to expand this figure. JCTLM Membership is free of charge and is open to organizations which are authorities in their fields of professional and technical competence. There are three categories of Membership:

  • National and Regional Members
  • Stakeholder Members
  • Executive Committee Members

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18 Jan 2017

Launch of ‘JCTLM TEP website’

The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) today launches its Traceability, Education and Promotion (TEP) website. The purpose of the website is to provide information and resources to demonstrate the importance of traceability in laboratory medicine (TLM) as a driver for accurate patient results

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11/13/2017
JCTLM membership reaching across the globe

09/29/2017
JCTLM workshop December 2017: invitation to attend

09/11/2017
New series of JCTLM webinars – freely available

09/06/2017
Two New JCTLM Stakeholder Members

08/02/2017
Traceability in laboratory medicine: a global driver for accurate results for patient care

07/21/2017
Analytical performance specifications for external quality assessment

07/14/2017
In Vitro Diagnostic Device Regulation (IVDR)

07/05/2017
Harmonization: its time has come

06/27/2017
Three new stakeholder members

06/22/2017
Four PowerPoint presentations from JCTLM symposium

06/07/2017
Invitation to participate in the JCTLM conference: 4-5 December 2017

05/30/2017
Standardization and harmonization of methods: a new webinar provides clarity

05/29/2017
Glossary of terms used in traceability in laboratory medicine

05/23/2017
The pillars of standardization: a new freely available webinar

05/12/2017
The central role of EQA in harmonisation and standardisation for laboratory medicine

03/29/2017
The 4th JCTLM Database Newsletter was published in March 2017

03/15/2017
Laboratory medicine training should include method standardization

03/10/2017
Traceability in laboratory medicine makes an impression in Latin America

03/02/2017
Risk, error and uncertainty: laboratory quality management in the age of metrology

03/01/2017
Metrological traceability of assays and comparability of patient test results

02/06/2017
Getting the Right Answer – The Importance of Traceability

02/01/2017
Standardization of Laboratory Tests in Korea

01/27/2017
Traceability in Athens

01/25/2017
Webinar on traceability published

01/19/2017
Why Become a JCTLM Member Organization?

01/01/0001
Launch of ‘JCTLM TEP website’

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Webinars on traceability published 

A series of webinars on traceability in laboratory medicine and method standardization/harmonization have been published on the IFCC e-Academy. The webinars are freely available from the RESOURCES section of this website

 

 

Become a JCTLM Member organization

Some 40 organizations are already Members of JCTLM. However, JCTLM is keen to expand this figure. JCTLM Membership is free of charge and is open to organizations which are authorities in their fields and interested in global harmonization of clinical laboratory results. Further details are available here