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:



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 or to Alfred Makura at


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.




AFCC USD 150 USD 200

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