Laboratory Medicine Conference

Tuesday, 26 October | Online

Online: 25-29 October 2021 | from your office or home

Laboratory Medicine Conference

(1 Ethical & 4 Clinical Points)


This one-day track for Laboratory Medicine has been designed to integrate the sub-specialties of pathology into
one concise day.  These include haematopathology, chemical pathology and anatomical pathology, while also incorporating infectious diseases related topics and ethics. 

Scientific committee

Conference chair:

Prof Rajiv Erasmus,
President, African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC), Emeritus Professor, Division of Chemical Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Director, Quality First Training Academy, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

Speaker faculty

  • Professor Andrew Whitelaw, Clinical Microbiologist, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Professor Annalise Zemlin, Head of Division, Chemical Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Cecil J Weale, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the SAMRC/CPUT Cardiometabolic Health Research Unit, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Professor Colleen Wright, Anatomical Pathologist, Lancet Laboratories, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Geoffrey Omuse, Associate Professor, Consultant Clinical Pathologist, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Ian Machingura, Senior Lecturer, Chairman, The Department of Laboratory Diagnostic and Investigative Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe 
  • Professor Jaya George, Head of Department, Chemical Pathology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Professor Lynnette Tumwine Kyokunda, Head, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Dr Olayemi Dawodu. MD and CEO, Clina-Lancet Laboratories, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dr Sean Currin, Chemical Pathology Registrar, University of Witwatersrand, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Dr Siyabonga Khoza, Chemical Pathologist, National Health Laboratory Service, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Key topics:


  • Ethics in the medical laboratory
  • Biorepositories for COVID-19
  • The microbial resistome – current research and potential applications


Benefits of attending:

  • Demonstrate the necessity to improve how to assess GFR
  • Learn about the anatomical and clinical pathology training in Botswana
  • Evaluate how to do a macroscopic examination and cut up of placenta 

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