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Partners with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria to launch Medlab West Africa at the event

Medic West Africa Exhibition and Conference, the largest
gathering of healthcare trade professionals in West Africa, will be making its highly-anticipated
return to Landmark Center in Lagos, Nigeria from 26 – 28 September 2023. The event which
hosted 3,260 healthcare professionals from 84 countries in its 2022 edition and facilitated USD
30 million in business deals, returns to bridge the gap by providing an unmatched platform for
leaders to debate and shape the future of our region’s healthcare landscape. The upcoming
Medic West Africa conferences will include sessions presented by notable organizations such as
the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, the Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners,
and the Society for Quality in Health Care in Nigeria.
Organised by leading global exhibitions organiser Informa Markets, this year will mark the 10 th
anniversary of Medic West Africa and will also play host to the official launch of Medlab West
Africa in partnership with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). Medlab
West Africa is the ideal medical laboratory event, offering manufacturers the exclusive
opportunity to meet a diverse audience of buyers. From distributors to senior end-users, it will
connect the entire West African healthcare and medical laboratory community to create
unparalleled networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Tom Coleman, Exhibition Director, Medic West Africa, in his comments about the mission to
transform the healthcare infrastructure in the region, said: “With its rapidly growing
population, West and Central Africa has an ever-increasing demand for quality healthcare
services. Whilst governments have made significant investments to improve healthcare
infrastructure and expand access to medical facilities, Medic West Africa is instrumental in
driving the progression of the healthcare industry by creating a conducive environment for
businesses and stakeholders to connect, discourse, and explore the latest healthcare
advancements in healthcare technology and solutions.
We are also very excited about the launch of Medlab West Africa, alongside the 2023 Medic
West Africa event. After 20 years of being a successful global event brand, Medlab will be the
one-stop event where innovation, collaboration, and growth converge to shape the future of
the laboratory industry in West Africa. It will foster connections within the medical laboratory
community, making it the region’s largest multi-disciplinary laboratory congress and
The Medlab Congress at the 2023 Medic West Africa event will launch laboratory conference
tracks focusing on laboratory management, clinical microbiology, immunology, and molecular
diagnostics. The sessions will feature expert voices in the industry as facilitators including Dr

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Donald I. Ofili, Director & Deputy Registrar, MLSCN Accreditation Service; Dr Akyala Ishaku,
Director, Global Health and Infectious Diseases Centre, Nasarawa State University; and Dr
Abdul Karim Sesay, Head of the Genomics Strategic Platform at the Medical Research Council
Unit The Gambia, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The sessions will also be
eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation by MLSCN.
Dr Tosan Erhabor, Registrar and CEO, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN),
explains: “As a regulator, the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria is committed to
strengthening health laboratory systems and professional practice for quality services. In this
regard, we have developed the Quality Tripod to drive our processes for excellent service
delivery to the stakeholders. We see this partnership with Medic West Africa to launch
Medlab as a veritable platform to promote dialogue within the stakeholders in furtherance of
our mandate to bequeath a culture of accurate and reliable medical laboratory test results to
the entire citizenry. We look forward to enriching the conference’s scientific program by
sharing our expertise in medical laboratory science and invaluable insights with the vast
network of professionals who will be in attendance”.
Medic West Africa 2023 will feature 150+ exhibiting companies and an expected 4500+
healthcare professionals in attendance, representing 32 countries. Products and services to be
exhibited at the three-day event include state-of-the-art medical equipment & devices,
disposables & consumer goods, IT systems & solutions, and healthcare infrastructure & assets,
among others. The congress will feature clinical and lab conferences for physicians and medical
professionals, and healthcare business seminars. The congress includes a healthcare leadership
conference, an imaging workshop, a leaders’ forum, a digital and tech conference, and a
women-in-healthcare luncheon. The 2023 edition of Medic West Africa is set to unlock the
potential of West Africa’s thriving healthcare and laboratory sector.
Supported by numerous trade associations, governmental agencies, and industry partners such
as Abbott, Randox, Erba Manheim, Qiagen, and many more, Medic West Africa is free to
attend. For more information, please visit www.medicwestafrica.com.

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