With only one year to go before its date of application, there is a serious concern about the status of implementation of the In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) and its potentially disastrous consequences for diagnostic practice in the EU.

The European Society of Pathology (ESP), in close collaboration with ESP-affiliated National Societies, plans to establish special activities that will ensure better understanding of the current challenges as well as will help to avoid or to reduce the risks of poor IVDR implementation in the Pathology laboratories.

ESP is inviting the National Societies of Pathology across Europe to nominate one quality expert per Society, whose participation in such activities is indispensable. The experts are urgently invited to fill in the attached survey whose outcome will be analysed by ESP (Profs. Gerald Höfler and Aurelio Ariza) and subsequently discussed in a special virtual meeting for the ESP National Societies, which will be organised in September 2021.

Please complete the survey by 30 July 2021 and send it back to admin@esp-pathology.org. Should you have any question or comment, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.