Dr. Arturo Manlio Terrés Speziale.
Born in Mexico City on February 20, 1953. Graduated at the Faculty of Medicine UNAM in 1978. Revalidated Title in ECFMG-USA. Post Graduate Specialty in
Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at CMN-IMSS with the recognition of UNAM and Clinical Pathology Specialty Board. Postgraduate Thesis dealt with
Septicaemia, Blood Culture and Mechanisms of Resistance to Antibiotics. Revalidated Postgraduate studies at NBME-USA. Training Courses at Max Finland Institute, Boston
Massachusetts, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota and Baylor University Medical Centre Dallas, Texas. Including Diplomas on Strategic Management of Health Services,
Quality Assurance and Accreditation (JCAH), Advanced Six Sigma Biostatistics, Reengineering, Analytical Quality Control, Information Technology and Telematics,
Founder of the Clinical Laboratory and the Blood Bank as well as the Specialty and the Pathology Division at American British Cowdray Hospital, with recognition of UNAM.
Former Director and Advisor of several National Clinical Laboratories including Hospitals, Reference Laboratories and Private Laboratories as well as Research and
Development Advisor of several Transnational Companies of Diagnostics and Health Informatics. Leading member of the Coordinating Group of the Mexican Program for
Certification of Clinical Laboratories that gave rise to the Official Mexican Standard NOM-166. Collaborator of the Project of "Quality Improvement of Clinical
Laboratories of Latin America" developed by AMBC-IFCC-COLABIOCLI-PAHO. Member of the Technology Committee of NCCLS-USA. Has represented WASPaLM
at PAHO collaborating in the promotion of het Ethics Code for Clinical Laboratories of Latin America.
Awarded with the National Research Prize "Dr. Luis Rodríguez Villa "in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Author and Co-Author of three books and more than one hundred scientific
articles published in national and international medical journals. Editor of Anales Médicos del Hospital ABC 1989-1992. Co-Editor of the Latin American Journal of
Clinical Pathology. Has lectured innumerable courses and conferences inside and outside the Mexico.
Currently holds the position of General Director of the External Quality Assessment Scheme www.qualitat.cc ISO / IEC 17043: 2010,
serving more than 2000 laboratories throughout Mexico.
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