‘Adopt a Professional’ Report: Dr. José Guillermo Pereira Brunelli
Dr Brunelli from Paraguay completed a a two-month internship at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in the city of Rome, Italy, under the supervision of Professor Sergio Bernardini. He learned diagnostic techniques in Molecular Microbiology, spending one month in the Molecular Virology Laboratory and the other month in the Molecular Bacteriology Laboratory, where they also make mycological diagnosis. Dr Brunelli’s report is available here.
The ‘Adopt a Professional’ programme is a collaboration between the FEN and the Societá Italiana di Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica (SIBioC).
Annual Report for 2017
The FEN Annual Report for 2017 has been approved. It may be accessed here. The report includes details of:
• Completed projects
• Ongoing projects
AACC Workshop for Newborn Screening in Colombia
October 2017 Board meeting
A summary of the Board meeting may be found HERE
The latest FEN Newsletter is available HERE
Two New Projects Supported
At its July 2017 the FEN Board was delighted to confirm funding for two more projects
The ‘Lab Surfing’ project has presented its final report, which may be found in full in the Projects section of this website.
‘Adopt a Professional’ scholarships awarded
The FEN Board is delighted to announce the award of two scholarships to enable trainees from emerging nations to receive three months advanced training in scientific and quality management practice in laboratory medicine:
• Ms Lumbani Phiri from Zambia will train in the laboratory of Prof Marcello Ciaccio in Palermo, Sicily
• Mr José Pereira Brunelli from Paraguay will train in Rome in the laboratories of Prof Sergio Bernardini and Dr Letizia Angiolella
Call for project applications
Applications for project support are invited. The closing date for applications is 31st March 2017. Details of the application process are available from the ‘Apply for a Grant’ section of this website.
The latest FEN Newsletter is available here
The first Annual Report of the FEN has been approved and is available here
Meeting of Board of Directors
The FEN Board met on 1 February to review projects, to approve the annual report and to agree the content of the latest Newsletter.
This first Newsletter describes the three projects for FEN support at its June 2016 meeting. Two of these projects are grants for specific projects whilst the third is a positive collaboration with a national society of laboratory medicine. Support for further projects will rely on the level of donations received by the FEN and/or collaborations with partner organisations.
The FEN Board met (by Skype) on 23 June.
The FEN Board met on 27 April to review progress.
First call for applications for a project grant
The FEN Board is pleased to announce the first call for applications for project grant funding. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31 May 2016.
Reaction to Launch of FEN
The FEN was launched at the IFCC General Conference in Madrid over the weekend 19-21 March. The meeting was well attended and included representatives from 71 different nations. There was a positive reaction to the launch of FEN, both from potential sponsors and from the representatives of emerging nations.