Tom Coleman, Exhibition Director, Medic West Africa, in his comments about the mission to transform the healthcare infrastructure in the region, said: “With its rapidly growing population, West and Central Africa has an ever-increasing demand for quality healthcare services. Whilst governments have made significant investments to improve healthcare infrastructure and expand access to medical facilities, Medic West Africa is instrumental in driving the progression of the healthcare industry by creating a conducive environment for businesses and stakeholders to connect, discourse, and explore the latest healthcare advancements in healthcare technology and solutions.
We are also very excited about the launch of Medlab West Africa, alongside the 2023 Medic West Africa event. After 20 years of being a successful global event brand, Medlab will be the one-stop event where innovation, collaboration, and growth converge to shape the future of the laboratory industry in West Africa. It will foster connections within the medical laboratory community, making it the region's largest multi-disciplinary laboratory congress and exhibition”.
The Medlab Congress at the 2023 Medic West Africa event will launch laboratory conference tracks focusing on laboratory management, clinical microbiology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics. The sessions will feature expert voices in the industry as facilitators including Dr Donald I. Ofili, Director & Deputy Registrar, MLSCN Accreditation Service; Dr Akyala Ishaku, Director, Global Health and Infectious Diseases Centre, Nasarawa State University; and Dr Abdul Karim Sesay, Head of the Genomics Strategic Platform at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The sessions will also be eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation by MLSCN.
Dr Tosan Erhabor, Registrar and CEO, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), explains: “As a regulator, the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria is committed to strengthening health laboratory systems and professional practice for quality services. In this regard, we have developed the Quality Tripod to drive our processes for excellent service delivery to the stakeholders. We see this partnership with Medic West Africa to launch Medlab as a veritable platform to promote dialogue within the stakeholders in furtherance of our mandate to bequeath a culture of accurate and reliable medical laboratory test results to the entire citizenry. We look forward to enriching the conference’s scientific program by sharing our expertise in medical laboratory science and invaluable insights with the vast network of professionals who will be in attendance”.
Medic West Africa 2023 will feature 150+ exhibiting companies and an expected 4500+ healthcare professionals in attendance, representing 32 countries. Products and services to be exhibited at the three-day event include state-of-the-art medical equipment & devices, disposables & consumer goods, IT systems & solutions, and healthcare infrastructure & assets, among others. The congress will feature clinical and lab conferences for physicians and medical professionals, and healthcare business seminars. The congress includes a healthcare leadership conference, an imaging workshop, a leaders’ forum, a digital and tech conference, and a women-in-healthcare luncheon. The 2023 edition of Medic West Africa is set to unlock the potential of West Africa’s thriving healthcare and laboratory sector.
Supported by numerous trade associations, governmental agencies, and industry partners such as Abbott, Randox, Erba Manheim, Qiagen, and many more, Medic West Africa is free to attend. For more information, please visit www.medicwestafrica.com