Message from the conference chairs – a new vision for ASLM2016

The conference co-chairs welcome you to attend the ASLM2016 conference. The conference will bring together leaders and professionals from Africa and across the world to discuss current global health threats, and the contribution laboratories can make in accelerating the development of solutions. Our vision is clear: we aim to combat global health threats together, and [...]

A Celebration of African Women in Science and Global Health

ASLM convenes people from different countries, sectors, and disciplines to find local solutions for global health threats. At ASLM2016 we are committed to combatting common global health threats together. In order to be successful, we need to continue to work together, on both a local and global scale, and make sure both men and women [...]

ASLM to Convene International Conference to Address Global Health Security in Africa

ASLM2016 scientific conference to identify health threats and accelerate local solutions; abstract submission period opens 4 March 2016. PRESS RELEASE: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (9 February 2016): Laboratory services are a cornerstone of health systems and indispensable to global health security. Medical laboratories play a pivotal role in disease diagnosis and management, surveillance, and outbreak investigation. [...]

Introducing the ASLM2016 Conference Chairs

Laboratory services, networks and systems are indispensable to global health security and effective health systems. Medical laboratories play a pivotal role in global disease diagnosis, surveillance, outbreak investigation, initiation and monitoring of therapy, as well as research and development. Medical laboratories in Africa are unfortunately underdeveloped and cannot meet the testing demands of health priorities [...]

Special Profile: Prof. Anthony Emeribe, Nigeria

Prof. Anthony Emeribe, Registrar/CEO of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, recently spoke with ASLM about his role as the ASLM2016 conference co-chair and the importance of laboratories in Africa. "Diagnoses contribute 60 to 85% of clinical decisions; without the laboratories, modern healthcare becomes mere guess work. A strong national health system cannot exist [...]

Special Profile: Prof. Wendy Stevens, South Africa

Prof. Wendy Stevens of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, recently spoke with ASLM about her role as the ASLM2016 conference co-chair and her hopes for the future of laboratory medicine in Africa. "Strong laboratory networks coupled with good surveillance strategies are needed to combat global health threats." [...]

Bio: ASLM2016 Chair, Prof. Anthony Emeribe

Prof. Emeribe, Registrar/CEO, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, was born in Makurdi, Benue State of Nigeria. He attended Community Secondary School Adazi, Awka Anambra State where he graduated with distinction in 1974. He became an Associate of the then Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology (IMLT) in 1981, earned an MSc from the University of [...]

Bio: ASLM2016 Chair, Prof. Wendy Stevens

Prof. Stevens qualified as a medical doctor from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with cum laude in 1989 and pursued a career in laboratory Medicine. She received a best pathology registrar award in 1995 and a distinction for a degree during her specialization in haematology which she completed in 1995. She [...]

Bio: ASLM2016 Scientific Chair, Prof. Rosanna Peeling

Professor Rosanna Peeling is the Chair of Diagnostics Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and founder and Director of the International Diagnostics Centre (IDC) where she facilitates the development and evaluation of point-of-care tests for the detection of multiple diseases. Trained as a medical microbiologist, Prof. Peeling was the Research [...]

Bio: ASLM2016 Scientific Chair, Dr. John Nkengasong

Dr. John Nkengasong is the Associate Director of Laboratory Science and Chief of the International Laboratory Branch at the Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States. He also co-chairs the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) Laboratory Technical Working Group. Between 1993-95 he [...]