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Working to advance the laboratory medicine profession and associated networks throughout Africa


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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Celebrate Lab 2020

Celebrate Lab 2020

21/04/2020 - 23/04/2020 Accra, Ghana

This conference 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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Interest Conference

Interest Conference

05/05/2020 - 08/05/2020 Windhoek, Namibia

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 2020

ASM Microbe 2020

18/06/2020 - 22/06/2020 Illinois, USA

ASM Microbe connects scientists with their science, producing a forum that allows for the sharing of new ideas and knowledge. It 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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06/07/2020 - 10/07/2020 California, USA

As the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS, it sits uniquely at the intersection of science, advocacy and human rights, bringing together scientists, policy makers, healthcare professionals, people living with HIV, funders, media and community, and serves as an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to HIV and related epidemics.

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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.

ASLM Publications

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