JOB OPPORTUNITY – AiBST

About AiBST: We are biomedical research and education institute, www.aibst.com,  which specializes in Molecular Sciences, hence our focus on molecular diagnostics. Our diagnostics platforms include PCR, RT-PCR and DNA sequencing.

Job Opportunity: We are looking for a young Medical Laboratory Technologist to work on projects that validate and apply cutting edge molecular diagnostics.

Specific requirements for a suitable candidate:

  1. They must be a qualified Medical Laboratory Technologist and have a registration  with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council to practice
  2. They must have completed their medical laboratory technologist degree NOT more than 3 years ago
  3. They must be interested in and ready to work in molecular diagnostics
  4. They should be ready to start work at AiBST on the 1st of July or the 1st of August, 2015

Application process:

  1. Application must be electronic and include the following documents:
  2. a motivation letter for the job,
  3. current CV
  4. copy of degree certificate,
  5. copy of degree transcript
  6. Copy of registration (practicing) certificate
  7. Submit these documents to Human Resources,  info@aibst.com
  8. Deadline for the application is 20th June 2015
  9. Interviews will be conducted the last week of June 2015.

Sincerely

 

Collen

 

Collen Masimirembwa (DPhil, PhD)

Prof. of Clinical Pharmacology

President and Chief Scientific Officer

African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology

Wilkins Hospital

Cnr J. Tongogara/R.Tangwena

P.O.Box 2294

Harare

Zimbabwe

www.aibst.com

Tel: +263 4 740433

Mobile: +263 772 422 951

Email: collen.masimirembwa@aibst.com

collenmasimirembwa@yahoo.com

Election Ballot Papers

Please Download the Election Ballot papers below.

Members are advised to vote for candidates on the same registers as themselves.

Last date of receipt of ballot papers 29 May 2015 at 16:00 hours.

BALLOT PAPER SCMLT FINAL

BALLOT PAPER HISTOLOGY FINAL

BALLOT PAPER GENERAL MEMBER FINAL

BALLOT PAPER MED MICRO FINAL

BALLOT PAPER CLINICAL CHEMISTRY FINAL

BALLOT PAPER IMMUNOLOGY FINAL

BALLOT PAPER BB & HAEMATOLOGY FINAL

Registrar

A.Chigora

ELECTION UPDATE

NOMINATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS CLOSES ON 30 APRIL 2015 AT 1300HRS

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL LABORATORY AND CLINICAL SCIENTISTS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE

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Health Professions Act

    (Chapter 27:19)

 

NOTICE is hereby given that in terms of Section 51(1)(a)-(f) of the Health Professions Act [Chapter 27:19], an  election shall be held for 10 members from each of the classes of practitioners mentioned below to serve for a period of five years as members of the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe:

 

(i)         Clinical Biochemistry

(ii)         Haematology and Blood Transfusion

(iii)        Histopathology

(iv)        Cytology

(v)        Immunology and or Virology

(vi)        Medical Microbiology

(vii)       three General (core laboratory) medical laboratory Scientists

(viii)      State Certified Medical Laboratory Technician

Nominations to fill the vacancies are hereby invited.  Attention is drawn to the requisites for validity of nomination papers as set out in section 4 of the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe (Election of Members of Council) Regulations 2005.)

Every nomination paper must reach The Registrar, Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe, P O Box A1620, Avondale, Harare or 71 Suffolk Road, Avondale West, Harare on or before 1600 hours on 30 April 2015 which is the day appointed for receipt of nomination papers.

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This is not the Election Paper but Nomination Paper therefore only one Nomination paper must be send to Council, or encourage them to phone council offices on 04-303348/334370.

Nomination papers may also be obtained from the office of the Registrar, or upon application.



MEDICAL LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS CONGRESS 2015 ANNOUNCEMENT

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We are pleased to announce that the 23rd Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa (SMLTSA) National Congress will take place in Port Elizabeth, with an expected attendance of 500 participants.

 

The theme of the congress is: “The Heart of Laboratory Medicine”

 

Dates: 15 – 17 May 2015

Venue: Boardwalk Convention Centre

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

 

For more information please visit: www.medlabpro.co.za

 

Call for Abstracts for 4th Congress of AFCC MedLab Victoria 2015, ZIMBABWE

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AFCC invites colleagues from Africa and from all over the world to present their experiences, researches and projects at the 4th AFCC Congress in April 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Participants wishing to submit abstracts can do so only in electronic format by sending a MS Word document with their abstract by e-mail to:

4th AFCC CONGRESS MANAGEMENT at congress.zacb@gmail.com .

 

The authors will receive an official confirmation within 3-5 days after submitting their abstract. If authors do not get an official confirmation within 5 days, please send the abstract again to Kudzai Mutsaka at kmutsaka@gmail.com or to Alfred Makura at  makuraalfred78@gmail.com

 

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 28 February 2015

 

Congress Themes for Oral presentation .

  1. Clinical Chemistry of Infectious Diseases and Nanotechnology and Laboratory Medicine
  2. Cancer and Cytomics Research.
  3. Clinical Laboratory Quality Management
  4. Point Of Care Testing (POCT) in Africa
  5. PCR, Tocophoresis , Technological Advances in Laboratory Medicine.
  6. P4 (Personalised , Predictive, Preventative and Participatory) Medicine in AFCC.
  7. Recent Advances to Kidney Disease in Africa.
  8. Advances in Automation in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in AFCC.
  9. Genomics and Metabolic Medicine and Emerging biomarkers.

 

Any topic in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine can be presented on a poster.

 

General Information on Abstract Submission

Participants are invited to submit original scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentation.

Authors have to conform to the following guidelines for abstract submission. Those not conforming to the guidelines will not be considered for reviewing.

    Abstracts must be submitted in English and must be presented in English.

     Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts and may be selected for oral or poster presentations, or may be rejected.

    Notification of acceptance (for oral or poster presentation) or rejection by the AFCC

     Detailed information, guidelines and recommendations for oral or poster presentation, as well as day, time and room will be sent in due time to duly registered presenting authors.

     Accepted abstracts will be published in official journals of the ZACB,AFCC and IFCC.

 

 

The abstract should be typed as follows:

    Use font that is easy to read such as Arial, Times Roman, Helvetica or Courier fonts.

     The abstract must not be more than 500 words long or must not fill more than one A4 page, using type in 12-point font.

     A brief title, which clearly states the nature of the investigation, with the entire title in capital letters

     Abbreviations should, if possible, be avoided in the title, but may be used in the text if they are defined on the first usage

     The  authors´  names  (full  first  name,  surname)  and  the  institution  (hospital,  university, organization, city and country, e-mail and fax number) where the research was carried out,

with the name of the presenting author underlined.

     Use single line spacing

     Include tables if necessary

     The abstract should be as informative as possible

     The  abstract  should  have  a  logical,  scientific  structure  (introduction,  mains  &

objectives, method, results, conclusion, summary, references, learning outcomes for audience)

     Statements such as “results will be discussed “or “data /information will be presented” cannot be accepted

     Please ensure that your abstracts do not contain any spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted

     The  abstract  should  have  a  clinical laboratory medicine relevant  content  and  should  add  to  existing knowledge.

     The abstract should have a minimum of 2 relevant References

     The abstract should state 2 things the delegates could learn from your presentation

 

Three workshops will be offered : Bioinformatics “ Hands On”, QA,QC & Laboratory  Management and Scientific Writing.

 

 

Register now for the 4th Congress of AFCC MedLab Victoria in Zimbabwe.

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE -31 MARCH 2015

 

 

ORGANISATION  EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE LATE REGISTRATION PRICE
AFCC USD 150 USD 200
NON-AFCC USD 180 USD 230
OUTSIDE AFRICA USD 200 USD 250

NOTE:Registration for workshops will be at USD 60 per day.

Account Details

 

Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemists

Barclays Bank

Msasa Branch

A/c No.2186-1031276

 

Swift Code:BARCZWH

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL LABORATORIES

Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council underscores the need for strong personnel standards and the requirement that laboratories must have the appropriate accreditation, or are in the process of accreditation or meet minimum requirements as per MLCSCZ guidelines being implemented by HPA. All Laboratories must participate in mandatory Proficiency Testing (PT) programs and results must be posted in the laboratory. PT is an important educational and quality assurance tool used “to assist laboratories to identify and solve problems, evaluate personnel, and improve test results.”

 

  1. Patient Safety and the Quality of Laboratory Testing

The Benefit of Higher Quality Testing Standards

The justification for “licensure” is to protect the public from significant harm caused by incompetent or poorly trained members of an “occupational group.”  Since laboratory tests form the basis for most medical diagnosis, treatment and patient management, the potential exists for serious harm from laboratory testing errors.

 

  1. Professional Recognition

The general adherence to laid down good Clinical Laboratory Practice by laboratory personnel is an opportunity to increase professional recognition for the professionals who work in our nation’s laboratories.  All Laboratory personnel as expected to display copies of their practicing licences in their laboratories, however, in large institutions only the practicing certificates of the Practitioner in Charge should be displayed next to the HPA Licence to  promote a positive image beyond the walls of the laboratory to educate other health care providers, the public, and legislators about the value of laboratory tests in facilitating medical diagnosis, treatment, patient management and about the essential role of the entire laboratory team, e.g., pathologists, clinical scientists, graduate medical laboratory scientists, Diploma Medical Laboratory Scientists, Cytologists, and State Certified Medical Laboratory Technicians.