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ABOUT ICSH

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The International Council for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH) was initiated as a standardization committee by the European Society of Haematology (ESH) in 1963 and officially constituted by the International Society of Hematology (ISH) and the ESH in Stockholm in 1964.

The ICSH is a not-for-profit organisation Non-Governmental Organisation that aims to achieve reliable and reproducible results in laboratory analysis in the field of diagnostic haematology.

The ICSH coordinates Working Groups of experts to examine laboratory methods and instruments for haematological analyses, to deliberate on issues of standardization and to stimulate and coordinate scientific work as necessary towards the development of international standardization materials and guidelines.

OFFICERS - President (Sam) - Officer or Mgmt Board?

MANAGEMENT BOARD - Order? Updated positions?

President

Professor Samuel J. Machin, MBChB, FRCP, FRCPath
University College, London, UK

Chair

Professor Wendy Erber, MD (Syd), DPhil (Oxf), FRCPA, FRCPath

The University of Western Australia and PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Perth, Australia

ICSH Chair Elect ?

Professor Wendy Erber, MD (Syd), DPhil (Oxf), FRCPA, FRCPath
The University of Western Australia and PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Perth, Australia

Scientific Secretary

Professor Gina Zini, MD

Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy

 

Vice-Chair (Haemostasis)

Dr Steve Kitchen, PhD, FIBMS

Sheffield Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, UK

 

Treasurer
Professor Alexander Kratz, MD, PhD, MPH
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

 

Finance Officer (UK)
Dr Ian Mackie, BSc PhD FRCPath
Emeritus Reader in Haemostasis and Thrombosis Research Haematology Dept
University College London

 

Member
Robert C. Gosselin, CLS
Hemophilia Treatment Center, University of California, Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA, USA

 

Member
Dr Paul Harrison, BSc, PhD, FRCPath
University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, UK

 

Member
Associate Professor Cornelis Harteveld, PhD
Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

 

Member
Richard McCafferty MSc, FIBMS, FACSLM
Department of Haematology, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

 

Member
Professor Amrom Obstfeld, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

ICSH Administrator
Terry Fawcett
Email
Tel:
Int +61 417 549 927
UK +44 7852 545084

WORKING GROUPS

ICSH Guideline for Internal Quality Control Policy for Haematology Cell Counters

Chair: Richard McCafferty (IRL)

ICSH Hemostasis Guidance Document on the Performance of aPTT Mixing Studies

Chair: Dorothy Adcock (USA)

 

Standardization of the Immature Reticulocyte Fraction

Chair: Amrom E. Obstfeld (USA)

 

Primary Care Point of Care testing in Haemostasis

Chair: David Fitzmaurice (UK)

 

ICSH Guidelines on Pre-analytic Variables in Haemostasis

Chair: Steve Kitchen (UK)

 

ICSH Guideline for Laboratory testing of FVIII and FIX inhibitors
Chair: Piet Meijer (NL)

 

ICSH Standardization of HbA2
Chair: Cornelis Harteveld (NL)

 

ICSH Guideline for Internal Quality Control Policy for Haematology Cell Counters
Chair: Richard McCafferty (IRL)

 

ICSH Guidelines for Standardization of Detection and Reporting of CD34-Positive Blasts in Bone Marrow Biopsies
Chair: Emina Torlakovic (CAN)

 

ICSH Guideline for the Standardization of Peripheral Blood Film Review and Reporting by Physicians
Chair: Maria Proytcheva (USA)

 

ICSH Guidelines for MPV Standardization
Chair: Paul Harrison (UK)

 

ICSH Guideline for the Extended Differential Reference Method
Chair: Brent Wood (USA)

HAEMOTSTASIS GROUP

Dr Steve Kitchen (UK), ICSH Vice-Chair, Haemostasis


Robert C. Gosselin (USA)

 

Dr Piet Meijer (NL)

 

Dr Ian Mackie (UK)

 

Professor Flora Peyvandi (ITA)