Clemson professor travels to Ghana and Scotland as keynote speaker on biomedical laboratory sciences and healthcare

Vincent Gallicchio, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences and Public Health Sciences, and Past-President of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science, recently visited Ghana and Scotland to address National Congresses on the topic of biomedical laboratory science, access to healthcare, and health education.
 
Accompanied by his wife, Linda Gallicchio, Associate Director of the Clemson University Rutland Institute for Ethics, their first stop was in Ghana. In Accra, the capital of Ghana, Gallicchio met with the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education, as well as university and hospital officials. Their next stop was in the royal city of Kumasi, seat of the King of the Ashanti Kingdom, where Gallicchio gave the keynote address to the Ghana National Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science. A highlight of the visit to Kumasi was a meeting with the High Prince of the Ashanti Kingdom, where Gallicchio presented a drawing of Clemson University by President James Barker.
 
From Ghana the Gallicchios traveled to Scotland where he was keynote speaker at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Professional Association of Biomedical Laboratory Science for the United Kingdom.
 
While in Ghana, Linda Gallicchio made a presentation to the Ghana National Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science describing the Rutland Ethics Toolbox Approach and decision framework as it can relate to biomedical laboratory science circumstances.
 
Both Ghana and the United Kingdom are also members of the International Federation of Biomedical Science.
 
Vincent Gallicchio served as President of the International Federation of Biomedical Science from August 2010 to August 2012, and is Vice President, International Centers for Trace Element Study for UNESCO, and Director of Education and Research, Satellite Center in Trace Elements for UNESCO at Clemson University.
 
About the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science

The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science is an international organization with 165,000 members from 40 countries that develops and makes recommendations regarding education and practice standards for professional laboratory scientists in the United States and worldwide.