28 October 2019 18:00-19:00

The IFCC committee on EQA and Proficiency Testing (IFCC C-PT) - Major Objectives and New Projects


Dr Alexander Haliassos, MD, PhD, EuSpLM

Doctor Alexander Haliassos obtained his MD diploma and his thesis (PhD) at the school of Medicine, National University of Athens, Greece. He pursued his scientific education at the Faculty of Medicine, Claude Bernard University, Lyon I (FR) where he gained a thesis (DEA) on electronics applied in the medical field, and one in human genetics and completed his curriculum in France as post-doctoral fellow (1987-1991) at the “Institute of Molecular Biology” of Paris-Descartes University (FR). He is registered as European Clinical Chemist (EurClinChem, now EurSpLM) since 2003.

Dr Alexander Haliassos is currently the President and CEO of DIAMEDICA, a Greek reference laboratory specialized in Prenatal Diagnostics based in Athens since 2005. He also acts as Scientific Director of the Greek External Quality Assessment Scheme (ESEAP).

At the national level, Doctor Haliassos has held a number of professional representative roles in Greece including GSCC-CB Executive Board member and General Secretary from 1996 until today. He is elected president of the GSCC-CB since November 2017. He is a founding Member of the Scientific and Educational Committee of the GSCC-CB and a founding Member of the Greek National Registration Committee for Clinical Chemistry. He represents Greece at EQALM, and he is an elected member of HellasLab Executive Board, the Greek section of EuroLab.

At the international level, Doctor Alexander Haliassos is member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the leading Editor of the website www.labtestsonline.gr. He is the IFCC National Representative of Greece since 2005.

During the last decade, he has been involved in various scientific and professional International/European committees and/or working groups. He served as member of the IFCC-WG on Standardization of Troponin I (WG-TNI) and he is a member of the IFCC Analytical Quality Committee (C-AQ). In 2014, he was appointed as Chair of the IFCC-Task Force on Proficiency Testing (TF-PT) now Committee on Proficiency Testing (C- PT), a multidisciplinary effort of IFCC in the analysis and the exploration of the Proficiency Testing and External Quality Control issues.

For several years now, he intensified its engagements with the IFCC conferences and congresses acting as the Greek leader for the organization of the 10th IFCC-General Conference, Corfu in 2010 and as Member of the EuroMedLab Paris 2015 Congress Organizing Committee (COC). Dr Haliassos is the President of EuroMedalb Athens 2017.

Dr Alexander Haliassos published more than 56 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals cited 1009 times, made more than 110 oral presentations in international congresses, participated in 155 posters in international meetings and chaired one international, two national congresses and several seminars on laboratory medicine subjects.



Congress Venue

Papillon Zeugma Convention Centre, Belek Antalya - TURKEY

October 27-31, 2019