Purpose: 

The Pediatric and Perinatal Biochemistry Focus Group exists as a necessary forum for the CSCC membership to raise, identify, and discuss pediatric issues in laboratory medicine, and a forum to engage people with pediatric interests in order to develop ideas for solutions and research collaborations.

Objectives:
1. Discuss current issues in pediatric clinical chemistry.
2. Develop plans for harmonization across pediatric clinical chemistry laboratories in Canada.
3. Initiate and implement projects that enhance standardization of laboratory operations and methodologies across pediatric clinical laboratories.

   
Co-Chairs: Vilte Barakauskas and Benjamin Jung
   
Chair Term of Office: Vilte Barakauskas: 2016 – present
Benjamin Jung: 2012 – present
   
Members:  Khosrow Adeli
Dana Bailey
Vilte Barakauskas
Lori Beach
Lawrence DeKoning
Matthew Henderson
Victoria Higgins
Benjamin Jung
Nathalie LePage
Martha Lyon
Ed Randell
David Seccombe
Li Wang
   
General Activities:

1. Meeting held every year during CSCC Annual Meeting.
2. Draft Position statements/Consensus documents
3.  Listserv (under development)
4. Newsletter articles.

The primary purpose of the annual meeting is to identify and stimulate discussion of pediatric clinical chemistry issues and to encourage collaboration of members/attendees to solve them. Members and attendees are expected to collaborate independently and report back updates at the annual meeting.

   
Minutes & Meeting Materials: Minutes of the Pediatric and Perinatal Biochemistry Interest Group June 2018 in Ottawa
Agenda for the Pediatric and Perinatal Biochemistry Interest Group June 2018 in Ottawa
Minutes of the Pediatric and Perinatal Biochemistry Interest Group June 2014 in Charlottetown