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 [...]

ASLM2016 helps to answer United Nations call to tackle threat of antimicrobial resistance

Last week, ASLM2016 scientific co-chairs Rosanna Peeling and John Nkengasong attended the one-day high-level meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on antimicrobial resistance. It was only the fourth time the General Assembly has held a high-level meeting for a health issue, emphasising the severity of the global threat posed. The primary objective of [...]

Speakers to Provide Solutions for Combatting Health Threats

Identifying Global Health Threats and Accelerating Local Solutions ASLM2016 speakers will provide scientific plenary sessions, symposia, and round table discussions on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), promoting global health security, and expanding partnerships to identify health threats and accelerate local solutions. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ASLM2016 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME ASLM2016 Speaker Highlights ASLM2016 Opening Keynote Speaker [...]

Plenary Speakers to Focus on NCDs at ASLM2016

The New Tidal Waves of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa: Are the Laboratory Systems Prepared? ASLM2016 will dedicate a full-day of scientific oral abstract presentations, symposia, and round table discussions focused on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. NCDs are rising rapidly and are projected to exceed communicable, maternal, perinatal, and nutritional diseases as the [...]

Speakers to Focus on Enhancing Partnerships

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 [...]

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 [...]