Giuseppe Lippi appointed Chair of international  Joint Task Force on Covid-19

The University of Verona Professor has been appointed Chair of the Joint Task Force on Covid-19, established by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

Giuseppe Lippi, full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences at the University of Verona, and Director of the ‘Unità operativa complessa di Laboratorio analisi’ at the University Hospital of Verona (AOUI – Azienda ospedaliera universitaria integrata di Verona), has been appointed Chair of the Joint Task Force on Covid-19 established by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC).

“I would like to warmly congratulate Prof. Lippi, both personally and on behalf of the University’s governance, on his appointment, which demonstrates the excellence of our University at the international level” said the Rector of the University of Verona, Prof. Pier Francesco Nocini.

IFCC, the world’s leading organisation for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, comprises more than 100 national laboratory medicine societies from all over the world, with almost 50,000 members.

The main functions of the IFCC Joint Task Force on Covid-19 include disseminating information to improve the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency of coronavirus diagnostics, providing physicians and the general public with useful information on the importance of diagnostic tests, and issuing recommendations and guidelines for diagnostic protocols and bio-security in the management of samples used for virus diagnosis and monitoring.