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
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.
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
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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
Ken Landgraf, MSc, Director:
Key Note Speaker
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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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
Virology & Microbiology
Transfusion Science & Haematology
Histopathology & Cytology
Quality Assurance & Management
Management of Medical Laboratory Services
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