24th Conference

The 24th AKMLSO CONFERENCE
Boma Hotel, Eldoret .
10th to 13th October 2017.

About Conference

The AKMLSO Conference is a great scientific platform for scientists, scholars, doctors and students to exchange new research results and theories face to face. We are devoted to provide the most upto-date scientific program in the conference. You will not only gain insights to clinical application but also get the opportunity to discuss your research with experts. PLAN TO ATTEND

DATES: 10th to 13th October 2017, MARK THE DATES

Eldoret is a principal city in western Kenya. It also serves as the capital of Uasin Gishu County. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills, the local elevation varies from about 2100 metres above sea level at the airport to more than 2700 metres in nearby areas (7000–9000 feet). The population was 289,380 in the 2009 census,and it is currently the fastest growing town in Kenya.

Key Information

The Conference will be held in Eldoret at the Boma Hotel, Eldoret from the 10th to 13th October 2017.Feel free to browse this congress website where you will find all the information you need including congress venue, registration process and more.

  • Register by Thursday, 31st August 2017 to receive the early-bird rates.

  • Early Exhibition Fee: Kshs 100,000

  • All Payments should be made to A/C Name: Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers, A/C No. 0170297717441, Pay bill No.247247 Equity Bank

THEME

  • Empowering Medical Laboratory Professionals in Response to Antibiotic Resistance, Cancer and Other Emerging Health Threats

SUB THEMES

  • a. Continuous Quality Improvement in Laboratory Testing

  • b. Enhance Access to Laboratory Services through Point of Care Testing

  • c. New Advances in Laboratory Science

  • d. Role of Biosafety and Biosecurity in Response to Health Threats

Dr Ali Biography

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    Key Note Speaker

      Dr. Elbireer is the Chief Executive Officer of ASLM. Before joining ASLM in November 2016, he was a faculty member of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, Baltimore in the United States. He worked in East Africa for over a decade as the Country Director for a JHU non-governmental organization in Uganda. He was the Laboratory Administrative Director for Makerere University-JHU at the Infectious Diseases Institute (MU-JHU/IDI) in Kampala, Uganda. He was also the Chairman of the American Society for Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Advisory Board of Certification in Uganda. In 2003, MU-JHU/IDI Core Laboratory was the first medical laboratory in East Africa to be accredited by the College of American Pathologist (CAP). Under Dr. Elbireer’s leadership the MU-JHU/IDI Core Laboratory was selected in 2008 and 2010 by the “Medical Laboratory Observer” magazine as Laboratory of the Year (second & first runner-up, respectively). This was the first international laboratory to be selected for this honor. In December 2012, his laboratory was also selected by ASLM as one of the “Best Practice Laboratories in Africa”.

      Dr. Elbireer holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a doctoral degree in healthcare administration (PhD). He brings a strong history of leadership, having held positions in several healthcare establishments, including medical laboratories, research facilities, centers of excellence, and hospitals in the United States and Africa. He is a dedicated advocate for laboratory systems strengthening. He has published several manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals on clinical laboratory science and the quality of laboratory services in Sub-Saharan Africa.

      Von G. Samedi, M.D., Ph.D.

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        Key Note Speaker

          Dr. Von G Samedi, MD,PHD, is a Pathology specialist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended and graduated from University Of Florida College Of Medicine in 2005, having over 12 years of diverse experience, especially in Pathology. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Unm Hospital, Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center. Dr. Von G Samedi also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Unm Medical Group Inc.

          Doctoral Candidate, Dept of Pharmacology, U of Florida, Gainesville, FL, July 1st, 1998- Aug 11th, 2001
          Investigated the anticancer properties of two potent soy-derived isoflavonoids, genistein and biochanin A;
          Shown that these 2 compounds inhibit cell cycle progression at specific checkpoints in human prostate
          cancer cells by altering the protein and gene expression of key cell cycle regulators; Developed study
          designs that reveal the reducing effects of isoflavonoids on implanted tumors in athymic mice

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          Ken Landgraf, MSc, Director:

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              Ken Landgraf, MSc, Director: Mr. Landgraf did his undergraduate studies in biology and international relations. After two years as a research associate at the George Washington University Department of Experimental Medicine, Mr. Landgraf completed a Masters in Public Health Microbiology & Emerging Infectious Diseases in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a specialist in domestic HIV programs with the Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL) planning a multi-site evaluation of HIV diagnostic algorithms before moving into the global health sphere. From 2011-2014, he served as a senior global health specialist with APHL working in Zambia, Sierra Leone, Angola, Haiti and Tanzania. Before joining ASCP in the fall of 2016, Mr. Landgraf served as the QED Group’s technical advisor on laboratory informatics, biosafety, and biosecurity assigned to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Through all of these positions, Mr. Landgraf has worked extensively with international, governmental and nongovernmental partners to lead PEFPAR and Global Health Security projects. He has authored six manuscripts, presented his work at eight meetings. Mr. Landgraf is responsible for the scientific, technical and programmatic aspects of ASCP’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He provides leadership and overall direction to the ASCP Center for Global Health

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              PROGRAM OVERVIEW.

              Scientific paper presentation, student forum,Posters, Trader Exhibition, Symposia, Panel Discussions, Free Papers by commercial firms,Excursions/Entertainment & Round table discussions.

              ABSTRACTS/PAPERS ON ANY MEDICAL LABORATORY DISCIPLINE SUCH AS

              • Genetics & New Biomarker

              • Molecular Diagnosis

              • HIV/AIDS

              • Virology & Microbiology

              • Immunology

              • Clinical Chemistry

              • Parasitology & Entomology

              • Education,Training Law & Ethics

              • Transfusion Science & Haematology

              • Histopathology & Cytology

              • Quality Assurance & Management

              • Management of Medical Laboratory Services

              NB:STRICTLY SOFT COPIES ON OR BEFORE 31st AUGUST 2017.

              REGISTRATION

              ALL PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO A/C NAME: ASSOCIATION OF KENYA MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIFIC OFFICERS ,A/C NO.0170297717441,EQUITY BANK OR MPESA PAYBILL NO .247247 (strictly no cash payment on site)

              STATUSEARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE 31ST AUGUST 2017(NON-REFUNDABLE)LATE REGISTRATION AFTER AUGUST 31ST 2017(NON-REFUNDABLE)
              MEMBERSKshs 8,000Kshs 10,000
              NON-MEMBERSKshs 12000Kshs 14000
              STUDENTS(Basic Training)Kshs 5000Kshs 5000
              INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTSUSD 250USD 400
              INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORSUSD 1200USD 1500
              EXHIBITION FEEKshs 100000 kshs 120,000

              Conference Sponsors

              Conference Exhibitors

              Conference Venue

              The Boma Hotels are designed to be a haven from the hustle and bustle and an ideal place for people from all over the world to come together. The ‘O’ in The Boma logo, is a circle to symbolise a group of people meeting together as well as our holistic values. At The Boma Hotels, you become part of a circle of humanitarian values and social responsibility. All profits fund the Kenya Red Cross Society’s Humanitarian activities. We call this inspiring concept ‘hospitality with a conscience’.

              • Free wireless internet available in all rooms

              • Meetings & Events Facilities

              • Business Centre

              Go To Website

              To avoid being charged twice, please submit your registration using only one method.If you have any questions about the registration process and other Inquiries:Call 0726 340 462, 0726 765 860 or E-mail: akmlso.akmlso@gmail.com