ASLM2014 Conference: Letter from the ASLM CEO

ASLM2014 Conference Activities Begin:

Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open!

Letter from the ASLM CEO, an excerpt from Issue 9 of Lab Culture

Dr. Tsehaynesh Messele, ASLM CEO

In addition to the valuable partner features and ASLM programmatic updates within the ninth issue of Lab Culture, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight ASLM’s upcoming second international biennial conference, ASLM2014.

Strengthening the laboratory profession throughout Africa remains a key priority of the ASLM2020 strategy. The relationships built, the ideas generated and the connections made conference, ASLM2012, remain positive outcomes that strengthen and expand professional networks and opportunities.

Since ASLM2012, this network of action brought about changes and increased awareness of not only gaps in African laboratory networks but also the accomplishments and best practices presented to the more than 1,000 conference attendees. Additionally, recognition of laboratory successes through the biennial ASLM Awards Ceremony remains a highlight.

ASLM2014 – themed “Innovation and Integration of Laboratory and Clinical Services: Shaping the Future of HIV, TB, Malaria, Flu, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Emerging Pathogens in Africa” – will continue this discussion among health professionals, policy makers and the private sector in order to expand upon the latest developments and initiatives for strengthening national laboratory health systems, regional networks and diagnostics.

Early registration and abstract submission are now open, and I encourage our ASLM members to again become involved with making our international conference interactive, informative and a unique venue for expanding collaborations among global laboratory medicine professionals.

Please visit our conference website,, to learn more about abstract submissions, registration rates, exhibitions, keynote speakers, travel scholarships, partner airfare discounts and more! Your participation would be a tremendous honour.

Dr. Tsehaynesh Messele, CEO, ASLM


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Originally published in the February 2014 issue of Lab Culture newsletter.