ASLM2021 (www.ASLM2021.org) was held virtually from 15-18 November 2021 and centred around the theme ‘Responding to outbreaks through resilient laboratory systems: Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic’. It was the 5th biennial ASLM international conference, bringing together laboratory, public health and clinical experts, health care providers as well as public and private sector leaders, non-profit and multilateral organisations, academia and health care practitioners to discuss the latest technical and policy developments, and share their experience in the field of laboratory medicine in Africa.
To read the ASLM2021 Conference Report, click here.
ASLM2018 (www.ASLM2018.org) was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 10-14 December 2018. It was the fourth biennial ASLM international conference centred around the theme ‘Preventing and Controlling the Next Pandemic: The Role of the Laboratory’. ASLM2018 aimed to serve as a platform for the international laboratory medicine community to share best practices, acquire knowledge and debate innovative approaches for combatting global health threats.
To read the ASLM2018 Conference Report, click here.
ASLM2016 (www.ASLM2016.org), was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 3-8 December 2016. The conference theme was ‘Laboratory Medicine in Africa: Combatting Global Health Threats’. ASLM2016 aimed to serve as a platform for the international laboratory medicine community to share best practices, acquire knowledge, and debate innovative approaches for meeting modern day global health priorities.
To read the ASLM2016 Conference Report, click here.
ASLM2014 (www.ASLM2014.org), was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 30 November-4 December 2014. The conference convened more than 1,100 healthcare professionals around the theme ‘Innovation and Integration of Laboratory and Clinical Systems: Reshaping the Future of HIV, TB, Malaria, Flu, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Emerging Pathogens in Africa.’
To read the ASLM2014 Conference Report, click here.
ASLM2012 was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 1-7 December 2012. The conference convened more than 1,000 healthcare professionals and policy makers around the theme ‘Accurate Laboratory Diagnostics: A Pillar of Quality Healthcare.’ Attendees presented and discussed the latest developments and initiatives for strengthening national laboratory health systems and networks, diagnostics and their impact on healthcare delivery and disease surveillance.