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IFBA Collaborates with Latin American Medical Technologists

The IFBA is pleased to have recently participated in the IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Actualización y Educación Continua en Medicina de Laboratorio y Traslacional held on October 11-13, in Quito, Ecuador www.sotemelab2017.com . IFBA Communications & Project Officer, Dionysis Vourtsis, delivered a presentation to participants on the International Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in the 21st Century – Certification and Global Challenges. He discussed biosafety as a professional path for medical technologists in Latin America and the need for certifying the competency of individuals in the safe and secure handling of infectious disease agents. Participants included technologists, scientists and medical doctors from around the region including Ecuador, Mexico, El Salvador, Panama, Columbia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Following the congress, Mr. Vourtsis was invited to visit and speak to microbiology students and professors at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador www.puce.edu.ec. The IFBA is looking forward to further collaboration in the region to build awareness and competency in the management of biological risks.

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Dionysis Vourtsis Meets with Henry Alvarez (Ecuador) and Latin America Medical Technologist Community

 

 

 

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