XIVth International Congress of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

XIV International Congress of
Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
Durban, South Africa
20-22 October 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the XIVth International Congress of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (ICPLM) and the Task Force on Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (TF-PLM) of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), we invite you to the Congress in Durban, South Africa on October 20-22nd 2017. The Congress will be organized in cooperation with the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry. The Congress will focus on the latest scientific and technological achievements in all areas of paediatric clinical and diagnostic laboratory medicine and we are certain that all participants will be enthused by the program. Taking place immediately before the IFCC World Lab Durban 2017, the congress offers you the unique opportunity to gather the latest information in laboratory medicine for children as well as for adult patients.

The scientific program will cover a wide range of topics and includes sessions on genetically determined diseases in children, metabolic disorders, newborn screening, allergy testing, nutrition, endocrinology, paediatric reference intervals, infectious diseases, challenges of the paediatric laboratory, and many other topics. We would also like to encourage you to submit your latest scientific research results to be presented in scientific poster sessions. The program will attract a wide variety of participants including laboratory physicians, pathologists, scientists and technologists, as well as practicing clinicians in paediatrics, neonatology, infectious disease and family medicine.

Durban which is the third largest city in South Africa is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous, safe swimming beaches and subtropical climate, warm Indian ocean, variety of restaurants and rich cultural diversity. Durban is situated on the eastern coast of Africa in Kwazulu Natal province where summer is all year long. 

Please save these dates in your calendar – we look forward to hosting you in Durban in October 2017.
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