Upcoming Events

ASLM encourages medical lab professionals to participate in a myriad of global health conferences that provide opportunities to engage with policy makers, global health leaders, and network with their counterparts from across Africa and the world to learn about new technologies, advances in laboratory medicine, and best practices. Here you will find information about some of the most prominent global health conferences and links to register to attend.

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25/04/2023 - 27/04/2023

ASLM co-sponsors this conference that aims to serve as a platform for West Africa laboratory professionals to share best practices, acquire knowledge and debate innovative approaches for better diagnostic outcomes for Africans.

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09/05/2023 - 12/05/2023

This conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents and showcases cutting-edge knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and the prevention of the HIV-1 infection.

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ASM Microbe

ASM Microbe

15/06/2023 - 19/06/2023

ASM Microbe connects scientists with their science, producing a forum that allows for the sharing of new ideas and knowledge. ASM Microbe will be jam-packed with opportunities to hear the latest advances in microbiology, connect with peers on new collaborations, meet people with similar interests and gain exposure to new techniques in your field.

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12/12/2023 - 15/12/2023

ASLM’s 6th biennial conference returns to Cape Town, South Africa 12-15 December 2023, for a face-to-face meeting. ASLM2023 is a unique event in Africa, offering the opportunity to learn the latest updates and to debate about hot topics concerning the science, practice and innovations in laboratory medicine, diagnostics, clinical science and public health in Africa. It is the perfect opportunity to share your research, experiences and opinions with the medical laboratory community, clinical experts and public health leaders from around the world. Stay tuned for more info about abstracts and registration.

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ASLM Publications

ASLM produces a variety of publications to keep you informed about global health news, the latest medical laboratory research, advancements in laboratory systems technology, best practices, and ASLM's activities and initiatives.

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ASLM Strategic Pillars

ASLM strives to achieve its goals and objectives by coordinating and synergizing partnerships, and advocating for and facilitating cost-effective interventions for laboratory strengthening. ASLM brings together programs, expertise, institutions and laboratory professionals to catalyse new initiatives and processes toward improved laboratory capacity on the continent.

ASLM Strategic Pillars
Laboratory Networks
  • Assist countries with GIS localisation for lab network optimisation
  • Scorecard to measure lab system functionality
  • Tool to establish integrated sample transport systems
  • Freetown Declaration on lab network optimisation
Laboratory Workforce
  • Conducting dozens of in-service trainings annually with partners
  • 200+ members in a laboratory system strengthening community of practice (LabCoP
  • Offering fellowship programs in HIV and AMR
  • 5,000+ ASLM members
Quality of Laboratory Services
  • Secretariat of the WHO-AFRO SLIPTA programme
  • 23 SLIPTA-participating countries
  • 503 labs engaged in SLIPTA
  • 153 certified SLIPTA auditors
  • 80+ publications on QMS in the AJLM
  • Stakeholder of AFRAC
  • Liaises with ISO TC 212
Data and Communication
  • 1,500+ attend ASLM conferences
  • 50,000+ AJLM readers
  • 3,000+ Lab Culture readers
  • 20,000+ listserv subscribers
  • 5,000+ experts in ASLM’s database 
  • 75+ website resources
  • 10,000+ social media followers