The ASLM2016 Scientific Programme Committee invites late breaker abstracts that contain new data not available during the original abstract submission period.

These late breakers should have a focus on laboratory medicine and global health security for ASLM2016, in accordance with the designated tracks and categories. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed for scientific content and current relevance to the clinical, public health, and scientific laboratory community.

Laboratory professionals, clinicians, policy makers and programme managers, epidemiologists, researchers, and students will assemble to address combatting global health threats through strengthening national laboratory health systems and networks, diagnostics, and healthcare delivery and disease surveillance.

ASLM2016 is scheduled for 3-8 December 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the third ASLM biennial conference and builds on the massive success from ASLM2014 attended by over 1,200 delegates from 60 countries.

ASLM2016 aims to serve as a platform for the international global health community to share best practices, acquire knowledge, and debate innovative approaches for combatting global health threats.

This year, ASLM2016 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

Click here to view the full ASLM2016 scientific programme.

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