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The Global Laboratory Initiative for Africa (GLI Africa) “Call for applications”


The Global Laboratory Initiative for Africa (GLI Africa) is pleased to announce a “Call for applications” for new members of the GLI Africa Core Group for the 2018-2020 term.

Further details on the requirements for application are included in the downloadable document below. Interested individuals are invited to send their applications to the GLI Africa Secretariat at: Email

Download the GLI Africa Call for Participants (PDF)

Closing date for applications: 23 April 2018

ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting

When: 3-5 October 2018
What: Annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pathology
Where: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
International Travel Grants Available!:

To be considered for a travel grant, attendees must submit an abstract by 21 March 2018 and register for ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting by 30 April 2018.

Download the meeting & travel grant flyer
For more information or to submit an abstract and register

The International Conference on (Re-)Emerging Infectious Diseases

When: 12-14, March 2018
What: The International Conference on (Re-)Emerging Infectious Diseases
Where: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The African Union Commission Conference Center

For more information and registration



When: 11-22 June 2018
Where: Montreal, canada

Do you need a visa to attend the Summer Institute? If so, to have enough time for the process, make sure you apply for the courses you want by February 28! Get started now: 


Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course

Johannesburg, South Africa

When: 28 May – 1 June  2018 
What: Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course
Where: Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Why: To kick-start implementation of a quality management system towards accreditation in your laboratory!

For more information:
E: Email

Or apply now!

Call for Communication (English)

Date: 26- 28 February 2018

Venue : Hotel Laico Amitié Bamako, Mali

Theme : Antimicrobial Resistance: which challenges for Africa?


1) Abstracts of communications

Abstracts submitted in French or in English should not exceed 350 words (Times New Roman, police 12). They must be presented as follows: Title in bold format; Name and first name initials of authors in capital letters; Full address of authors (e-mail compulsory); the presenter author in bold. Abstract’s text should be structured as follows: Introduction including objectives, Methodology, Results/Discussion and Conclusion; keywords: maximum 6 words.

2) Presentation          

Oral presentation will be 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Poster presentation should be prepared with the framework of 90 cm x 120cm.

3) Abstract submission

All the abstracts should be sent by email to the congress secretariat

4) Submission address: Email

5) Abstracts submission deadline: 31 January 2018

6) Notification to the authors of accepted communication: 09 February 2018

7) Congress’s languages:

The official language of the congress is French, but the presentations translation in French or in English will be available. Presentations can be made in both English and French.

8) Presentation preference: Oral or Poster (Please specify)

9) Congress fees: 20.000 FCFA for Lecturers and researchers and 5.000 FCFAfor Students (student ID required)

10) Website :

Appel à Communication (French)

Date: 26- 28 Février 2018

Lieu : Hôtel Laico Amitié Bamako, Mali

Thème : Résistance Antimicrobienne: Quels challenges pour l’Afrique?


1) Résumés de communications

Les résumés soumis en Français ou en Anglais ne devraient pas excédés 350 mots (Times New Roman, police 12). Les résumés devraient être présentés comme suit : Mettre le titre en gras; Initiales des Noms et Prénoms des auteurs en lettre Majuscule; Adresses complètes des auteurs (email obligatoire pour l’auteur soumissionnaire); le nom et prenom du présentateur en gras. Le résumé devrait respecter le format IMReD (Introduction-Méthodes-Résultats et  Discussion. Mots clés: 6 au maximum.

2) Présentation          

Pour les présentations orales le temps de parole est limité à 10 minutes suivies de 5 minutes de discussion.  Les présentations sur Poster seront faites sur une surface de 90 cm x 120cm.

3) Soumission des résumés

Les résumés doivent être soumis par courrier électronique au Secrétariat du congrès

4) Adresse de Soumission: Email

5) Date limite de soumission des résumés: 31 Janvier  2018

6) Notification aux auteurs des communications acceptées: 09 Février  2018

7) Langue du Congrès :

La langue officielle du congrès est le Français. Cependant, des traductions en Français et Anglais seront disponibles. Les présentations pourront être faites en Anglais ou en Français..

8) Type de présentation souhaitée : Orale ou Poster (Veillez préciser)

9) Frais d’Inscription an Congrès : 20.000 FCFA pour les enseignants, chercheurs et professionnels et 5.000 FCFA pour les étudiants (Identité requise)

10) Site web:


ASLM is an independent, pan-African professional body that coordinates, galvanises and mobilises relevant stakeholders – local, national and international – so that together, we improve local access to world-class laboratory services and ensure healthy African communities now and for the long-term.

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