Happenings

FNAC, Gynae, and Fluids Tutorial in Johannesburg, January 4th-7th, 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Foundation, the University of the Witwatersrand, Lancet Laboratories, and National Health Laboratory Services will be hosting a Fine Needle Aspiration, Effusion, and Gynaecological Cytology Tutorial in Johannesburg from January 4th-7th, 2018.

This tutorial offers some excellent speakers at Witswaterrand University, and will give participants the opportunity to visit South Africa and nearby countries.

ASAP is now a member of Global Giving!

ASAP is proud to announce that we are now vetted and approved members of Global Giving! We successfully completed the March Accelerator program, raising $5,525.61 from 52 donors! Check out the press release!

In addition, our project on Global Giving will continue to receive donations! Check out our project!

ASAP at CUGH

Alexia Eslan, Mike Wilson, and Shahin Sayed presented a poster on the final results of ASAP's NCI PAR 15-155 Project, Improving Anatomic Pathology in sub-Saharan Africa to Support Cancer Care, at the CUGH Conference in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 8th!

ASAP's Global Giving Campaign is NOW LIVE!

March 13th marks the first day of ASAP's Global Giving campaign!

The accelerator campaign will run from March 13th to March 31st. During this time, ASAP needs to raise $5,000 for our project, Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis, from 40 different donors. If we are successful, we will become permanent members of Global Giving, and we will be able to continue to fundraise for one or more of our projects through this platform.

Third NCI PAR 15-155 Workshop

ASAP recently completed the third workshop in its workshop series titled “Improving Anatomic Pathology in Sub-Saharan Africa to Support Cancer Care”. This workshop, held at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi from January 6th-8th, featured a teaching style that blended case-based teaching methods with traditional lectures. The workshop had 21 participants from Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, and Botswana.

AJCP's "An Essential Pathology Package for Low- and Middle-Income Countries"

Check out the recent publication from the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, "An Essential Pathology Package for Low- and Middle-Income Countries"!

This publication reviews the current status of pathology services in LMIC's and provides guidance to policy makers as countries move toward universal health care systems. Four of the authors, Mike Wilson, John Flanigan, Ken Fleming, and Modupe Kuti, are ASAP members!

ASLM 2016

ASAP will be presenting at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine’s 2016 Conference in Cape Town, “Laboratory Medicine in Africa: Combatting Global Health Threats”.

Make a Donation!

ASAP is now taking donations! We are a volunteer-based organization, and your donations go a long way to help us implement the strategies we set forth. If you would like to make a donation, please use the following link:
 
 

Presentation to the Committee on the Comprehensive Review of Resolution 1540

ASAP member Akin Abayomi presented on biosecurity to the Committee on the Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of Resolution 1540 from June 20th - 22nd at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. He discussed the lack of skilled manpower and infrastructure for healthcare in Africa.