Prof. Dr. Karl J. Lackner

Congress President

Dear colleagues, dear friends,
On behalf of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL), I am pleased to welcome you to EUROMEDLAB 2021 in the International Congress Center of Munich. As we are all aware, the Corona pandemic has forced us to postpone the congress for half a year. During this time, the situation has changed fundamentally for the better due to the successful vaccination programs in Europe and worldwide, which were not foreseeable at the end of last year. Therefore, we as organizers consider it justifiable to offer again a traditional congress supplemented by numerous virtual offers and in compliance with relevant measures to protect against infection.
With this format, we therefore hope to build on the so successful EUROMEDLAB congresses of the past and enable the very much missed direct scientific exchange and discussion. For those participants who cannot travel to Munich for a variety of reasons, an appropriate digital offering is planned, but in our opinion this can never fully replace the direct experience of a congress.
The organizing committee and the scientific program committee have worked continuously during the pandemic and, in my opinion, have once again put together a wide-ranging, extraordinary scientific program which consists of plenary lectures, symposia including 4 DGKL-symposia, viewpoint sessions, educational workshops, and poster sessions. This will be complemented by a large exhibition showcasing the latest developments in the diagnostic industry. We are particularly grateful that there was consensus between the organizing committee and the industrial partners to organize an exhibition in the traditional format in compliance with local regulations supplemented by innovative virtual offerings.
I am sure that after a tremendously difficult time this congress in the hospitable city of Munich will provide the forum for fruitful scientific and personal exchange among the participants from all over Europe and the World as we know it from previous EUROMEDLAB congresses.
With my very best regards,

Professor Karl Lackner
Congress President

Prof. Dr. Michael Neumaier

Chair of Organizing Committee

Dear colleagues and friends,
it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the EuroMedLab 2021 – the XXIV IFCC-EFLM European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine going to be held in Munich, Germany (http://www.euromedlab2021munich.org/) as a joint conference by EFLM, IFCC and the national hosting German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL).
By the time the congress will be held between November 28th and December 2nd, the world looks back at two years of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that has impeded direct person-to-person and social interactions through isolation and quarantine. Over the last several months, we have witnessed the efficacy of world-wide population vaccination programs in protecting against COVID-19. Together with efficient public health precautions, safety measures and testing programs, travel restrictions are now continuously being lifted by health authorities as a consequence.
The organizers have closely monitored these developments and, after diligent deliberations, have decided to run EUROMEDLAB 2021 as an in-presence meeting. Accordingly, we encourage you to attend the EUROMEDLAB 2021and join us in Munich. You will witness an innovative scientific and educational program around the congress and can enjoy a diverse spectrum of activities around the vibrant city of Munich with opportunities for social interactions and networking with colleagues from Europe and beyond. As you can expect from a leading forum for our profession, a broad range of international speakers, key opinion leaders and stakeholders will bring front-edge topics in health care, diagnostic technologies, scientific advances and professional matters to life. Also, you can expect a lively industry exhibition floor featuring the latest products and developments in diagnostic technologies brought to you by the leading manufacturers that look forward to your visit.
We like to invite you to visit the EUROMEDLAB website for more information on the program and an early registration (http://www.euromedlab2021munich.org/registrations/). Undoubtedly, your presence will add to the success of this EUROMEDLAB and we are looking forward to seeing you in Munich and thank you for your continued support.
With best regards

Prof. Dr. Michael Neumaier
EFLM Past President
Chair of Organizing committee

Prof. Dr. Khosrow Adeli

IFCC President (2020-2023)

It is my great pleasure to welcome all attendees of the XXIV IFCC-EFLM European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EuroMedLab Congress 2021), jointly hosted by IFCC, EFLM, and the German Society. This is the first major IFCC/EFLM conference held following a long delay caused by the pandemic and an excellent opportunity to bring together laboratory specialists from many national societies both physically and virtually.
This is a fast-evolving time for the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, as we face many scientific and technological advancements that allow for a much greater role for our professionals as partners at the centre of healthcare. This timely congress is an excellent opportunity to gather in an international forum to discuss these advancements as well as meet colleagues from across Europe and many other countries around the globe. Without a doubt, the biannual EuroMedLab congress has proven to be one of the leading forums to bring together scientists, laboratory specialists, clinicians, and industry colleagues in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Bringing all of us together in forums like this enables scientific exchange and ensures that our organization and the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine remain at the cutting edge.
During the congress, attendees will get to experience the outstanding scientific program, which features innovative and diverse educational opportunities that incorporate the best of clinical laboratory medicine and in vitro diagnostics, including lectures, symposia, recent advancements in clinical practice and science, poster presentations, and much more. Special emphasis will be placed on technological advancements, as this meeting aims to connect the latest technological breakthroughs in diagnostic laboratory technology with the best minds in laboratory medicine to help attendees learn and implement the latest and greatest in clinical laboratory science, technology, and medicine. In addition to the scientific program, excellent social opportunities have been organized for attendees to enjoy many attractions in Munich.
I hope you all enjoy the excellent scientific and social programs curated by the congress organizing and scientific committees, and I wish you all a productive conference and a pleasant stay in the beautiful city of Munich.

Khosrow Adeli PhD, FCACB, DABCC, FAACC
IFCC President-Elect (2020-2023)

Prof. Ana-Maria Šimundić

EFLM President (2020-2021)

Dear colleagues, dear friends, let me welcome you on behalf of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM), to the 24th EuroMedLab, the IFCC-EFLM European Conference for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine organized together by IFCC and EFLM in collaboration with the German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL).
It is sad and regrettable that this conference comes in such unusual times, when the whole World is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also unfortunate that many of our colleagues are therefore not able to attend the conference due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To those who are fortunate enough to attend the conference in person, on site, I wish an enjoyable experience, good and inspirational lectures. I hope you will enjoy networking and meeting old colleagues and friends and possibly even making some new friends.
To those who are staying at home, who will participate in the conference remotely, from a distance, I hope that this conference will also offer a plenty of opportunities to further expand their knowledge and grow. Virtual participation is far from ideal, but given the circumstances and current challenges, this is the best we can. I trust you will take the most of it.
My true wish is that World is never again faced with what we have experienced during the past two years and that we will get back to our “old normal” sometime soon and certainly before the next EuroMedLab.
Your sincerely,

Prof. Ana-Maria Šimundić
EFLM President (2020-2021)