WASPaLM - World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


  • Join WASPaLM in Kyoto in November 2017 for the 29th World Congress
  • Opening Ceremony, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 9th Bulgarian National Conference of Clinical Laboratory
  • Bureau on Skype with Officials from the World Health Organization
  • Opening Ceremony, World Congress, Cancun, Mexico 2015
  • ICPaLM Opening
    WASPaLM Bureau Members with Hosts at ICPaLM Opening in 2014

Committees (2015 - 2017)

COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION

FINANCE AND CORPORATE SPONSORS COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference: The Finance and Corporate Sponsors Committee is responsible for fund-raising through corporate sponsors and foundations.

Chair
Dr. Michael Oellerich, Germany

Members
Dr. Jagdish Butany, Canada
Dr. Masami Murakami, Japan
Dr. Murilo Melo, Brazil
Dr. Marilene Melo, Brazil
Dr. Jose Luis Hernandez Montiel, Mexico
Dr. Theresa Rusli, Indonesia
Dr. David Wilkinson, USA
Administrative Office, Japan

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference: The Education Committee organizes the WASPaLM symposium at World Congresses, organizes educational programmes for countries-in-need, develops and maintains panels of experts and contributors to educational content, responds to Constituent Societies' requests for educational content and develops and enhances WASPaLM's presence in professional and scientific activities of Constituent Societies.

Chair
Dr. Lai Meng Looi, Malaysia

Members
Dr. Gamze Mocan Kuzey, Turkey
Dr. Jagdish Butany, Canada
Dr. Dobrin Svinarov, Bulgaria
Dr. Hallgrimur Benediktsson, Canada
Dr. Indrojit Roy, Canada
Dr. Klever Saenz, Ecuador
All Regional Directors

POLICY, GUIDELINES AND ADVOCACY

Terms of Reference: The Policy, Guidelines and Advocacy Committee develops position statements and call-for-action statments on pertinent pathology issues (one statement per year).  Examples include (a) the need for medically-qualified professionals in the clinical laboratory and (b) pathology content of medical education.

Chair
Dr. Jagdish Butany, Canada

Members
Dr. George Fiedler, USA
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INTERNATIONAL LIAISON

Terms of Reference: The International Liaison Committee is responsible for representing WASPaLM in international bodies (WHO, IHTSDO, ISO) and participating with other professional bodies (IFCC, APFCB) in projects of mutual interest through memoranda of understanding.

Chair
Dr. David Wilkinson, USA

Members
Dr. Roberto Verna, Italy (WHO)
Dr. Alfred Hartmann, USA (ISO)
r. Michael Oellerich, Germany (IFCC)
Dr. Lia Partakusuma, Indonesia (APFCB)

PUBLICATION AND INFORMATICS

Terms of Reference: The Publication and Informatics Committee manages and updates the WASPaLM web site, the WASPaLM Bulletin and the Green Book as well as other publications of the organization.

Chair
Dr. Henry Travers, USA (Temporary)

Members
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COMMITTEES OF THE BUREAU

NOMINATING (ELECTIONS) COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference: The Nominating Committee manages nomination and elections for members of the Bureau.

Chair
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Members
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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference: The Constitution and Bylaws Committee reviews and certifies new member application, recruits new member societies and proposes changes to the Bylaws.

Chair
Dr. Jagdish Butany, Canada

Members
Dr. Annie Cheung, Hong Kong
Dr. David Wilkinson, USA
Dr. Paul Raslavicus, USA

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

LABS-ARE-VITAL COMMISSION

Terms of Reference: The Labs-are-Vital Commission represents WASPaLM on the Labs Are Vital Board

Representative
Dr. Michael Oellerich, Germany

Alternate
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WASPALM/IFCC JOINT TASK FORCE ON RENAL FUNCTION

Terms of Reference: The Task Force develops recommendations for the evaluation of kidney function.

Members
Dr. Jack Eckfeldt, USA
Dr. Mario Flavio Alcantara, Brazil

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference: The Awards Committee proposes adwardees for WASPaLM Honors

Chair
Dr. Robero Ruiz Arenas, Mexico

Members
Dr. Gamze Mocan Kuzey, Turkey
Dr. Michael Oellerich, Germany
Dr. Henry Travers, USA
Dr. Roberto Verna, Italy

HISTORY OF WASPaLM

Chair
Dr. Utz Merten, Germany

Members
Dr. Mikio Mori, Japan
Dr. Marilene Melo, Brazil