The ASLM2023 Conference was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town from 12 - 15 December. 


About ASLM2023

Welcome to the 2023 ASLM Conference, the premier gathering of laboratory medicine and healthcare professionals dedicated to transforming African healthcare.

Join us at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, from 12 – 15 December 2023 for this groundbreaking in-person event—the first post-Covid-19 and together let’s discover the transformative power of laboratory medicine and redefine the future of healthcare in Africa. Our theme this year is “Shaping laboratory systems and diagnostics services for the 21
st Century: embracing the change”.

Since its launch in 2012, ASLM conferences have played a vital role in emphasizing the significance of laboratory medicine and professionals in the healthcare sector in Africa. This year’s conference brings together leading experts from laboratories, public health, and clinical fields to discuss the latest technical advancements, policy developments, and shared experiences in laboratory medicine in Africa.

The ASLM 2023 conference will discuss challenges and opportunities facing laboratory medicine's evolving landscape. Debates will pave the way for a modernised approach to laboratory medicine in the 21st century by scrutinising cutting-edge innovations and advancements that are molding its future.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be part of the leading event shaping laboratory medicine in Africa. Register now for the 2023 ASLM Congress in Cape Town, South Africa and secure your place among the continent's leading healthcare visionaries.

By becoming a member of ASLM, you'll gain exclusive access to a unique community of professionals committed to elevating the quality of laboratory services across Africa. In addition to networking opportunities and south-to-south learning, ASLM membership offers a range of benefits designed to enhance your professional growth and development:

  • Discounted registration fees at ASLM conferences, including ASLM2023
  • Access to ASLM Academy Courses and Certificate
  • An opportunity to contribute to the "Member Spotlight"
  • Access to the ASLM individual member listserv emails
  • Exclusive entry to the Member Forum, fostering connections and collaboration with fellow members

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Daily Topics

Day 1: A changing landscape for laboratory medicine: challenges & opportunities       

Day 2: Meeting the challenge and taking the opportunity: The good, the bad and the unexpected           

Day 3: The road to transforming laboratory medicine for the 21st century


Amb Dr John Nkengasong
Topic: Opening Keynote

Renzo R. Guinto, MD DrPH St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine, PhilippinesTopic: Planetary Health and Diagnostics

Dr Yenew Kebede
Africa CDC
Topic: Laboratory governance for responsive and coordinated laboratory systems in Africa

Dr Karen Heichman
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Topic: Innovation and disruptive technology for diagnostics 

Dr George Alemnji
State Department Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (SGAC)
Topic: Adapting the PEPFAR strategies to the new needs of diagnostics in Africa 

Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka
Makerere University School of Public Health
Topic: Adapting the lab workforce for the 21st century 

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu
Topic: Emerging infections and health threats: introducing the new kids on the blocks

Prof Thirusha Naidu
Department of Behavioural Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Topic: Diagnostic and Laboratories to Achieve Health Equity

Prof Hassan Sefrioui
Topic: Africa as a pole of excellence for diagnostic research and development



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Recent News


ASLM Announces 6th Biennial Conference in South Africa:  

Shaping Laboratory Systems and Diagnostic Services for the 21st Century

Cape Town, South Africa: 17 July 2023 – The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) (, a premier pan-African organization dedicated to advancing laboratory medicine and healthcare, is pleased to announce its highly anticipated ASLM2023 conference (

ASLM2023 announces first line-up of key speakers for ground-breaking conference in Cape Town

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Meet the Conference Co-Chairs

The ASLM2023 Conference Co-Chairs are Dr Kamy Chetty, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa and Prof Abderrahmane Maaroufi, Director of the Institut Pasteur, Morocco.

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Meet the Scientific  Co-Chairs

This year’s Scientific Co-Chairs are Dr Pascale Ondoa, Director of Science and New Initiatives, ASLM and Prof Iruka Okeke, Professor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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