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ACP College Corner

Recruit-a-Colleague has a Winner

Japan Chapter member Hidetaka Yanagi, FACP, was selected as the winner in the 2009-2010 ACP Recruit-a-Colleague Program. Dr. Yanagi has won the grand prize of a trip to Internal Medicine 2011 in San Diego, California. For more information about the Recruit-a-Colleague program, visit the program website.

Rodolfo Armas-Merino, MD, MACP Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Armas Merino

Dr. Rodolfo Armas-Merino, MACP and past Governor of the Chile Chapter received the National Award in Medicine from Dr. Alejandro Goic, FACP, President of the Chilean Academy of Medicine. This is the most important recognition in Medicine in Chile. The award was given during a special meeting of the Chilean Academy of Medicine.

ACP MLE in Turkey

The National X. Clinical Biochemistry Conference was organized by the Turkish Clinical Biochemistry Association. The conference took place at the Oludeniz / Fethiye Lykia World Hotel in Turkey April 15-18, 2010. The conference was about current topics on Clinical Biochemistry and the challenges faced on applications. The attendance was about 500 participants from Turkey. Onkogen, the Turkey distributor of MLE was an exhibitor. The MLE External Quality Control Program booth was among other market dominating instrument companies.

MLE Global Network
As a service of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Medical Laboratory Evaluation (MLE) program provides Proficiency Testing (PT) service to a wide array of public and private clinical laboratories in 20 countries while continuing to explore opportunities around the world.

This external form of multilaboratory comparison makes a cost effective and safe mechanism for checking performance. MLE provides three testing events over the course of the year to challenge the laboratory’s assays with unknown samples. The samples provided contain analyte levels that range from normal to abnormal.

Meeting Market Needs through Innovation and Collaboration
MLE works with Ministries of Health and other international regulatory agencies to introduce PT in a particular country or to expand PT service options. We would like to work with you to bring this valuable service to your country.

For more information, contact Connie Laubenthal, Director, MLE Program, at:
E-mail: claubenthal@acponline.org
Phone: +202-261-4511 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ET)

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