The ASLM2016 scientific conference will focus on enhancing partnerships to improve the clinical-laboratory interface, harmonise laboratory networks and regulatory processes, and improve laboratory management via QMS (quality management systems).

Partnership-centred scientific plenary sessions, symposia, and round table discussions will contribute valuable information to the ASLM2016 scientific programme. Your partnership-focused oral or poster abstract can bring even more value to the programme.

Partnership speaker highlights

Quality Management Systems and Patient Care in Africa (Symposium #5 Co-Convener)
Ms. Joyce Mogale, CEO, National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa
Ms. Mogale is a dynamic leader with a solid leadership and management track record. She has displayed practical people management and financial skills during her collective 18 years as manager in the public and private sectors. Ms Mogale’s passion for financial management and performance measurement is attested by the positive state she left the Northern Branch of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), as well as the success of the businesses she started. Her recent accomplishments are displayed in her appointment by the Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NHLS in November 2014 and in her appointment as the CEO of the NHLS as effective from 1 September 2015.

Strengthening the Interface between Diagnostics and Care: Scaling up HIV Viral Load (Symposium #6 Co-Convener)
Dr. Shannon Hader, Director of the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC)
Dr. Hader has an extensive background in international HIV/AIDS and has worked in challenging socio-economic and political environments, emphasising accountability, scale, and impact for sustainable responses. She is currently the Director of the Division of Global HIV and TB at the US CDC. Dr. Hader has served as a medical epidemiologist for the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC Country Director and DGHA lead in Zimbabwe, and a senior scientific advisor to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the Department of State’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. In 2007, Dr. Hader left the federal government to work for the District of Columbia Department of Health, where she served as Director of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration for three years. Prior to her return to CDC, Dr. Hader served as Vice President and Director for the Center for Health Systems and Solutions at the Futures Group, as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, where she served on the health policy staff of Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts.

Quality Management Systems and Patient Care in Africa (Symposium #5 Co-Convener)
Dr. Fausta Mosha, Director, National Public Health Laboratory, Tanzania
Dr. Mosha is a medical microbiologist and epidemiologist working for the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) Tanzania since 2005, currently as the Director for the National Public Health Laboratory since 2010. Before that she has been coordinating laboratory based trainings and also a Resident Advisor for the Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (FELTP). She is a Principal Investigator for the international Co-operative agreement between the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) on a project “Proficiency testing for HIV Rapid Tests, Biological safety cabinet certification” in several African countries and the Caribbean region; and Business Official for the cooperative agreement between CDC and MOHCDGEC on Global Health Security Agenda. She is also a Project Manager for the East African Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) in Tanzania and serves on different Boards for various organisations.

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