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The Laboratory Medicine Conference is back at Africa Health, with a new concept. Spread across two days, the first day will be focused on clinical pathology, with the second on anatomic pathology. Using these two streams, this conference will feature several well-rounded sessions targeted towards all professionals in the field. The program will bring together experts from around South Africa and the greater region to ensure necessary discussions that will lead to further research and development in key diagnostic areas.
Focuses on laboratory and quality management with emphasis on the growing challenge of non- communicable diseases in Africa such as Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes and Prostate Cancer. Little is known about Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young on the African continent and delegates will have the unique opportunity of hearing about it from a leading researcher. Point of Care Testing and its challenges in Africa on improving patient outcomes feature prominently. It further delves into the important role of connectivity in managing and integration of POCT results. Ebola and other pathogens have attracted global attention and their propensity to be highly contagious and this will be discussed by a leading authority on the African continent as a plenary lecture.
Infections and antibiotic resistance continue to plague Africa and this will be the focus of this track. Great advances are being made in the field of microbiology using molecular techniques and will be discussed in the session on Medical Microbiology and followed up by a slide seminar on Infectious Diseases. Syndromic Testing is gaining widespread attention and delegates will be informed on how this is making an impact in laboratory diagnostic testing. Glandular lesions of the cervix are encountered frequently and need to be diagnosed early and will be addressed from both a cytology and histology perspective. The final talk in this track will be on preanalytical errors that can lead to diagnostic errors and how these errors can be prevented will be discussed.
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