Misdiagnosis and Patient Safety in Nigeria Health System: The Medical Laboratory Priority

The centre focus of the 56th Conference of our dear Association is Misdiagnosis and Patient Safety in Nigeria Health System: The Medical Laboratory Priority. This topic, which speaks to errors in diagnosis and the safety of patients has become necessary for discussion at such a forum as misdiagnosis impacts negatively on patient management; affecting patient safety, patient economy and overall patient satisfaction. The incidences of false positive or false negative results prevail in practice and requires the attention of all health care professionals, researchers and policy makers.


This year’s conference, the 56th in sequence, is termed SALT CITY 2020. The conference is so named because of the location of the venue of this edition in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Ebonyi State is in the Eastern part of Nigeria. It is known as the Salt of the Nation because of the huge deposits of salt in the State, especially around the Okposi and Uburu Salt Lakes.

  1. To provide a platform in a conducive ambience for experts to network, socialize and share experiences on varied aspects of medical practice and health care and therefore generate solutions to health challenges confronting mankind.
  2. To bring together health professionals and experts with vast knowledge in medical practice and diagnosis to provide much desired information necessary in dealing with the challenge of Misdiagnosis.
  3. To provide opportunity to enable participants build capacities for recognizing those actions that lead to misdiagnosis and effectively deal with them.
  4. To enable policy makers, meet with health experts and technocrats and create policies vital to minimizing or totally eliminating misdiagnosis and better serve the populace.
  5. To enable participants, gain information from relevant policy makers with mandate to monitor the implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and other government policies geared towards improved patient care and safety.
  6. To provide a meeting arena for manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, innovators and quality customers for the purpose of profitable business interplay and long lasting relationships.
  7. To ensure that participants and visitors enjoy the touristic beauties and scenic splendours of eastern Nigeria and Ebonyi State, the Salt of the Nation.
Meet Our Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science Usamu Danfodiyo Univerisity, Sokoto
    IFBLS Board Member, Chair Scientific Committee
      Director for African Center of Excellence for Genomics of infectious Diseases (ACEGID)
        Distinguished Panel Speakers

        Team Lead of the Flaming Fund
          Molecular diagnostics technologies: New Frontiers in Bio-Entrepreneurship
            Primers development
              PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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              The conference venue has a wide space to accommodate various scientific and trade exhibitions local or international.


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              Ecumenical Centre
              53 Enugu-Abakaliki Rd, Abakaliki, Ebonyi