Milan, 5 August, 2019 - The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) is happy to announce its next 24th International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC WORLDLAB SEOUL 2020) that will be held at Coex, Seoul, Korea from May 24 to 28, 2020.

This triennial Congress is the most significant international scientific congress in its field: it hosts the IFCC Council and serves as the focal point for the activities of IFCC and its working relationships with its Full Member Societies. It is normal practice for the WorldLab to be hosted by one or more of the Full Members.

Most recent WorldLab Congresses were held in Durban, South Africa in 2017, Istanbul, Turkey (2014), Berlin, Germany (2011), Fortaleza, Brazil (2008), Orlando, USA (2005), Kyoto, Japan (2002),  Florence, Italy (1999).

The IFCC WORLDLAB SEOUL 2020 Organizing Committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative symposium programme including plenary lectures, educational workshops, satellite meetings and poster sessions. The Congress will cover all the scientific and technological aspects of Laboratory Medicine.

Under the theme, “Value-based Laboratory Medicine”, IFCC WORLDLAB SEOUL 2020 will offer a highly dynamic and stimulating scientific programme and will be a great occasion to gather together to discuss emerging issues and cutting-edge techniques coming from the field of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.

The chance to combine leading world experts with the unique art treasures of Seoul represents a valuable opportunity to allow people coming from all over the world to gather and exchange ideas. This will be a special conference held in the modern COEX conference centre, an ideal location to participate to very advanced scientific presentations, along with the largest exhibition of in vitro diagnostic products.

Prof. Maurizio Ferrari, IFCC President, says: “We are expecting thousands of participants from all over the world and a great contribution from exhibitors. IFCC WORLDLAB SEOUL 2020 will be a rewarding and unforgettable experience for all participants attending from around the world”.

Whether you work in a hospital, a university, in private practice or in the diagnostics industry IFCC WORLDLAB SEOUL 2020 in Seoul will be the place to come.

We look forward to meeting you at IFCC WORLDLAB SEOUL 2020 in Korea!

All information to plan attendance are available on the Congress website at:



IFCC advances excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide.

The IFCC is the leading organization in the field of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine worldwide. Through leadership and innovation in science and education, IFCC strives to enhance the scientific level and the quality of diagnosis and therapy for patients throughout the world. IFCC builds on the professionalism of its members to provide quality services to patients. IFCC is a Federation of 91 Full Member and 16 Affiliate member Societies of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine representing more than 45.000 individual clinical chemists, laboratory scientists, and laboratory physicians and 46 Corporate Members covering the major areas of clinical laboratory developments. For further details, please contact: [email protected].

Register for reporter access to contact details