International Association of
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology
Fostering education, research and practice in TDM and CT

Alternative Sampling Strategies Committee

Jan-Willem Alffenaar   Rafael Linden   Contact Us





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Jan-Willem Alffenaar
University of Sidney, Australia
  Rafael Linden
Universidade Feevale, Brazil
  Scientific Committee
Alternative Sampling Strategies Committee

Committee Purpose

  • To bring together scientists who work in the field of alternative sampling / working with alternative samples;
  • To promote the exchange of information via providing a platform for easy, informal exchange of information;
  • To enhance collaboration between groups working on related subjects via extending the professional network; and
  • To encourage discussion on the latest developments in the field.

Committee Initiatives & Activities


Scientific Contributions

2021 Delahaye L, Veenhof H, Koch BCP, Alffenaar JC, Linden R, Stove C. Alternative Sampling Devices to Collect Dried Blood Microsamples: State-of-the-Art. Ther Drug Monit. 2021 Jun 1;43(3):310-321. doi: 10.1097/FTD.0000000000000864. PMID: 33470777.
2019 Capiau S, Veenhof H, Koster RA, Bergqvist Y, Boettcher M, Halmingh O, Keevil BG, Koch BCP, Linden R, Pistos C, Stolk LM, Touw DJ, Stove CP, Alffenaar JC. Official International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology Guideline: Development and Validation of Dried Blood Spot-Based Methods for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Ther Drug Monit. 2019 Aug;41(4):409-430. doi: 10.1097/FTD.0000000000000643. PMID: 31268966.
Veenhof H, Koster RA, Brinkman R, Senturk E, Bakker SJL, Berger SP, Akkerman OW, Touw DJ, Alffenaar JC. Performance of a web-based application measuring spot quality in dried blood spot sampling. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2019 Nov 26;57(12):1846-1853. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2019-0437. PMID: 31373896.

Additional Committee Resources

Minutes of Committee Meetings

2019 – Foz do Iguazu
2013 – Salt Lake City