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Global Preanalytical Scientific Committee



Mission: Raise awareness of specimen quality and safety issues in the Asia Pacific region via publications and presentations at scientific and medical conferences, symposia and related forums. Provide educational support to healthcare professionals in the region to improve compliance with best practices in the preanalytical phase.

Dr. Tan It Koon, Ph.D., M.C.B., FRSC, FACB, FRCPath, PPA, PBM

Dr. Tester Framroze Ashavaid, Ph.D., FACB*

Dr. Hyun-Sook Chi, M.D., Ph.D.



Mission: To identify, evaluate and promote the application of better practices in all aspects of the preanalytical phase of laboratory testing in clinical medicine.

Dr. Steve Kitchen, Ph.D. 

Nick Lench

Prof. Giuseppe Lippi, M.D.

Prof. Vladimir Palicka, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Mario Plebani, M.D.

Dr. Ana-Maria Simundic

Dr. Anne J. Vassault, Ph.D.

Dr. Pieter Vermeersch

Dr. Andreas Weimann


EMA (Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa):

Mission: To advance the quality of healthcare services across a very diverse region by providing education and scientific support, in order that the preanalytical and analytical phases are well understood and the quality of laboratory results is improved.

Dr. Ghassan Shannan, B.SC, Ph.D. 

Prof. P. J. D. Bouic, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexander Gilmanov, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Ana Stavljenic-Rukavina, M.D., Ph.D.



Mission: To develop educational support to improve preanalytical phase into clinical lab and to conduct clinical studies and literature review on preanalytical variables and their impact.

Prof. Henry Portugal

Dr. Christiane Oddoze

JM Gianolli

Thierry Avellan



Mission: To identify, evaluate and promote the application of better practices in all aspects of the preanalytical phase.

Dr. Fernando Rodríguez Cantalejo

Ana García Raja, M.D.

Dra. Ma Carmen Mugueta Uriaque, Ph.D.

Rubén Gómez Rioja, M.D.

Joao Toago Guimaraes, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Santiago Valor



Mission: Improve laboratory practice in the Latin American region through the broad educational activities of health professionals and the generation and dissemination of relevant clinical and technical information to promote quality and safety in the preanalytical phase of laboratory testing.

Dr. Nairo Massakazu Sumita, M.D. 

Dr. Ludwig Albornoz, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Claudia Cardozo, M.D.

Dr. Alejandro Ruiz-Argüelles, M.D.

Dr. Amilcar Tanuri, M.D., Ph.D.



Dr. Sol Green, Ph.D., FACB

Aparna Ahuja, M.D.

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