..... This year’s conference will focus on the major diseases that are affecting the region—diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases.
Medical doctors, laboratory technicians and other scientists are gathering in Abuja this week to talk about ways to improve the quality of laboratory management in the region.
The ninth annual CelebrateLab® West Africa will run from April 26 to 28 at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Center.
This year’s conference will focus on the major diseases that are affecting the region—diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Africa comprises 17 percent of the world’s population but represents 50 percent of global diseases-infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Conference participants will discuss the theme: ‘’Empowering the Laboratory for Surveillance Research and Early Detection of Emerging and Remerging Diseases.’’ The goal is to underscore the importance of strengthening clinical diagnostic and research to ensure the region responds adequately to health conditions facing its people.
CelebrateLAB® West Africa’s CEO, Clarine Simpson Vaughn, said “the critical value of the event is the opportunity for collaboration and sharing knowledge among professionals.’
The conference hopes to develop public-private partnerships to enhance clinical labs, and research environments, and increase the number of professionals working in the field of laboratory science. The goal is to continue providing education to medical and research laboratory professionals, network, and share best practices across the region.