Theme: Shaping laboratory systems and diagnostic services for the 21st century:  embracing the change

ASLM2023 is the sixth biennial international conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 12 to 15 December 2023.

ASLM2023 serves as a platform for the international laboratory medicine community to share best practices, acquire knowledge and debate innovative approaches for combatting global health threats.

Daily Topics

Day 1
A changing landscape for laboratory medicine: challenges & opportunities
Description: To discuss the epidemiological, socio-economical, demographic and environmental changes affecting medical laboratories and diagnostics for health care delivery in Africa     

Day 2
Topic: Meeting the challenge and taking the opportunity: The good, the bad and the unexpected
Description: To discuss what works and what does not. Are current priorities and strategies to respond to the changes effective?  

Day 3
The road to transforming laboratory medicine for the 21st century
Description: To conceptualise what laboratory systems and diagnostic networks should look like and discuss how we will overcome the challenges and bridge the gaps

Specifically, ASLM2023 will:

•  Provide information on the laboratory medicine landscape and needs in Africa
•  Increase awareness of opportunities to invest in laboratory medicine amongst private, public and philanthropic donors
•  Facilitate networking among participants, particularly for newcomers to African healthcare settings and markets
•  Promote the creation of public-private partnerships to ensure further development of both African laboratories and 
   African diagnostics companies

Who Should Attend ASLM2023?

  Programme managers 
•  Epidemiologists 
•  Pathologists 
•  Diagnostic companies and private industry 
•  Laboratory scientists
•  Policy makers 
•  Researchers 
•  Clinicians

Why Attend ASLM2023?

•  Learn to select appropriate medical devices
•  Discover how to provide access to laboratories to those who need it
•  Participate in training on how to provide evidence-based public health response
•  Network with colleagues and leaders in the field
•  For more information on submitting abstracts, visit the ASLM2023 Abstracts page.
•  For more information on the Scientific Programme, visit the Programme page.

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