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IFBLS 2022

Invited Speakers

Keynote Lectures

Keynote Lecture
Maria VAN KERKHOVE Maria VAN KERKHOVE      Ph.D., USA COVID-19 Technical Lead
World Health Organization
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove is an infectious disease epidemiologist who currently serves as the technical lead for the COVID-19 response at WHO. Her focus includes developing prevention and control programs around high threat respiratory pathogens. Prior to COVID-19, she was serving as the MERS-CoV technical lead.
Keynote Lecture
Dong-Seon Chang Dong-Seon CHANG      Ph.D., Korea Neuroscientist
CEO, Curious Brain Research Institute
Dr. Chang received his Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics & University of Tübingen (Department of Human Perception, Cognition and Action). He won the German National Champion in Science Slam 2014 and is a global expert in neurotechnology & science communication. Before founding his lab, he served as the Head of Future Technology Strategy Team at Hyundai Motor Group.
Keynote Lecture

New Waves of Clinical Laboratory in Future Revolution
Mi-Na KIM Mi-Na KIM      M.D., Korea Department of Laboratory Medicine, Organ Transplantation Center
Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine
Prof. Kim’s specialties are in clinical microbiology and nosocomial infection. Her research focuses on bacteriology, mycology and parasitology, especially in regard to the diagnosis of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, identification of resistance mechanisms and infection control. At this congress, Prof. Kim will give an incredible presentation on “New Waves of Clinical Laboratory in Future Revolution”.

Plenary Lectures

Plenary Lecture

Past, Present and Future of IFBLS
Marie CULLITON Marie CULLITON      MSc MBA FAMLS, Ireland President-Elect
International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science
Marie Culliton served two terms as the President of the Council of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, and also served as the President of the European Association for Professions in Biomedical Science during 2004-2018. Based on her extensive experience and as the President-Elect of IFBLS, she will present on the “Past, Present and Future of IFBLS”.
Plenary Lecture

New Normal, New Lab
Kyoko KOMATSU Kyoko KOMATSU      Ph.D., Japan Chairman of Board and President
Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research
Having served as the first Japanese President of IFBLS, Dr. Komatsu has been extensively involved in the development of the biomedical laboratory science in the global community. She will give a plenary lecture on the theme of the congress, “New Normal, New Lab”.
Plenary Lecture

K-Quarantine in Pandemic
Hyukmin LEE Hyukmin LEE      M.D., Korea Department of Laboratory Medicine and Research Institute of Bacterial Resistance
Severance Hospital Yonsei University College of Medicine
As a Korea’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Lee has received the Prime Minister’s Award in 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the prevention and management of infectious disease. His research interest is on clinical microbiology and will talk about “K-Quarantine in Pandemic” at this congress.
Plenary Lecture

How to Prepare for the ‘New Normal’
Yong LIM Yong LIM      Ph.D., Korea Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Dong-Eui University
Having received his Ph.D. in Pharmacy, Prof. Lim conducts his main research in life pharmacy and has been specializing and teaching in General Chemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis and Fluid Testing, and Nuclear Medicine Laboratory at Dong-Eui University. He will give a plenary lecture on the post-COVID-19 health care with a topic, "How to Prepare for the New Normal".
Plenary Lecture

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Inspection: Why, what and how to prepare
Myong Ho NAM Myong Ho NAM      M.D., USA Department of Pathology / Laboratory Medicine
Inova Central Laboratories & Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Inova Health System
George Mason University Teaching Faculty
Dr. Nam’s specialties lie in the areas of Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine and Hematology. Her clinical interest focuses on Blood Disorders.

Special Lectures

Special Lecture

An Overview of Initiatives and Activities of Korea's Blood Safety Project
Young Ae LIM Young Ae LIM      M.D., Ph.D., Korea Department of Laboratory Medicine
Ajou University School of Medicine
Special Lecture

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy: Current and Future
Dae-Hyun KO Dae-Hyun KO      M.D., Ph.D., Korea Department of Laboratory Medicine
Asan Medical Center
University of Ulsan College of Medicine
Special Lecture

Approaches to Scrub Typhus Vaccine Development
Na-Young HA Na-Young HA      Korea Biomedical Research Institute
Chungnam National University
Special Lecture

Study on Production of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies after COVID-19 Vaccination
Dohsik MINN Dohsik MINN      M.D. Ph.D, Korea Department of Diagnostic Immunology
Seegene Medical Foundation
Special Lecture

Insights from Fieldwork; Guillain-Barre Syndrome Associated with SARS-CoV-2 vaccination
Jongmok HA Jongmok HA      M.D., M.S., Korea Department of Neurology ,
Infectious Disease Control Center
Yeoncheon-gun Health Medical Center,
Gyeonggi Provincial Government


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