ASLM would like to congratulate the organisers of the AIDS 2016 conference this past week. More than 18,000 delegates from around the world descended on Durban to attend the 21st International AIDS conference and discuss the global HIV response.

ASLM had a strong presence, hosting two satellite sessions on ‘Scaling-up Access to Viral Load Testing’ and ‘Implementing Point-of-Care for Early Infant Diagnosis’.

Another global health-related conference this year is ASLM2016.

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.

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

Upcoming important dates:

  • 15 August: Late-Breaker Abstract Submission Period OPENS
  • 15 September: Late-Breaker Abstract Submission Period CLOSES

Learn more about submitting a late breaker abstract.