Laboratory Medicine Conference

28 - 29 May 2019


Gallagher Convention Centre


Overview:

Until recently, the health problems in Southern Africa have mainly comprised of infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV and TB.   With the recent developments and changes in lifestyle, this region is also reflecting global trends in the increases of obesity leading to the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease and placing a burden on the healthcare system.  

Increased occurrences like this are leading to more research in the field of laboratory medicine, such as trying to enhance screening tests for the early detection of diabetes. Laboratory medicine plays an important role in maintaining a healthy population, and this is reflected in many laboratory services. This new two-day Laboratory Medicine Conference will bring together clinical laboratory professionals from all disciplines covering topics ranging from molecular diagnostics to haematology to microbiology.

Looking to cover the latest developments and initiatives in diagnostics, disease surveillance and laboratory management, this conference will feature several well-rounded sessions targeted towards professionals in the field.  The program will bring together experts from around the region to ensure necessary discussions that will lead to further research and development in key diagnostic areas. 

Main sessions:

  • Laboratory Management
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Histopathology
  • Haematology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Risk management in the clinical laboratory
  • New diagnostic probes for laboratory medicine
  • New developments in point-of-care testing and technologies
  • Latest updates in personalized patient diagnostics
  • Regulation of diagnostics around the Southern Africa region
  • Discuss the importance of laboratory accreditation in ensuring quality of results
  • Review strategies to increase the number of clinical decisions based on laboratory results
  • Analyze new methodologies to diagnosing malaria
  • Evaluate the latest innovations in clinical diagnostics