AACC serves as one of the largest representative members of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), a society comprised of organizations as its members. As a part of AACC’s role within IFCC, we support the Federation’s efforts to help laboratory medicine professionals address challenges worldwide. We do this by nominating individuals to serve on select IFCC committees and task forces.
If you are interested in applying to become the AACC nominee for a particular IFCC committee or task force, you can learn more about the application and nomination process below:
How do I find out which IFCC committees/task forces are seeking nominees?
IFCC submits requests for nominations to AACC’s Science, Policy & Global Affairs Department. We will then share these calls for nominations on the Artery and in direct communication to Division members. If you are unsure whether we are seeking nominations for a particular position, please contact Kerry Cosby or Caitlin Ondracek.
How do I apply to become a nominee for a particular committee/task force?
Interested applicants are asked to send their CV and a brief statement about the IFCC committee/task force they are interested in applying for to Caitlin Ondracek.
What happens to my application once I submit it?
AACC’s Science, Policy & Global Affairs Department will submit all applications to AACC's Science & Practice Core Committee (SPCC) for review. After reviewing the applications, SPCC will forward the nomination to the AACC President for consideration.
If you are selected as the AACC nominee, AACC staff will reach out to you for further documentation required for the IFCC selection process. IFCC typically requests the following supporting documents:
- Your CV
- AACC letter of support
- A completed application form
- A nominee’s letter of acceptance
- A statement of interest
If you are not selected as the AACC nominee, or if the IFCC does not approve your nomination, AACC staff will notify you as soon as possible.
AACC member Dr. Van Leung-Pineda shares his experience with serving on the IFCC Task Force on Global Newborn Screening:
"Through this task force I have learned the value of newborn screening, something that can be taken for granted in the U.S., where an amazing program has been working for years improving the lives of newborns. Most children born globally do not have this benefit. It has been illuminating to see that the laboratory plays a central role in a NBS program, but it needs strong partnership to make it a successful one. It has been rewarding meeting champions from other countries striving to make this happen, from laboratorians to policymakers, and being part of the support they need to make these advancements occur in their regions."