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CLSI Staff Members Travel to South Africa for 2014 African Society of Laboratory Medicine Meeting


CLSI CEO, Glen Fine; VP, Global Health Partnerships (GHP), Karen McClure; GHP Directors Connie Adams and Fran Ingersoll; and GHP Senior International Program Manager, Patrick Mateta, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, from November 30-December 5, 2014, to attend the 2014 African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) Meeting.

With approximately 1,500 people in attendance, representing 60 countries, the 2014 ASLM Meeting was the perfect opportunity for the CLSI team to showcase the organization’s most recent global efforts to implement CLSI’s standards to improve health care. Staff spoke with attendees at the exhibition booth, presented posters on CLSI’s hands-on support and outreach services, gave oral presentations on their work, and met with key contacts from various countries to help coordinate upcoming GHP activities. CLSI staff was also able to attend various informational sessions and highlighted a speech by Patrick H. Gaspard, the US Ambassador to South Africa, on the importance of a strong laboratory infrastructure and how it can help ensure public health.

In addition to networking with colleagues, staff was able to speak with international customers in person about their experiences with implementation of CLSI standards. The meeting helped staff to further CLSI’s mission to develop clinical and laboratory practices and promote their use worldwide.


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