Under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Research Affairs inaugurated today, Wednesday the 8th of March 2023, the activities of the Thirteenth International Conference of the Department of Clinical Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University (Alexmed Lab 2023), under the title "Opportunities and Challenges Facing Laboratory Medicine", which extends over two days, from 8 to 9 March 2023, in the presence of Major General Dr. Saria Hawam, Director of the Medical Complex at Mustafa Kamel Military Hospital, Dr. Ayman El-Shayeb, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Dr. Abla Ahmed Abu Zeid, Head of the Clinical Pathology Department at the Faculty of Medicine, and Chairman of the Conference, and Dr. Basant Moez, Professor at the Clinical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine and Vice President of the Conference.
In his speech, Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour praised the presence of many experts and international companies specialized in clinical pathology within the conference, which confirms its success from the beginning. He pointed out that the Department of Clinical Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, is one of the important departments in the faculty due to the contributions and medical services it provides. He added that the department has many accredited laboratories that provide excellent services to patients. El-Ghandour added that he hopes that the conference will come out with recommendations that benefit the research community in the field of clinical pathology, especially since the sub-sessions of the conference will witness discussion of important topics in modern methods of diagnosis. El-Ghandour stated that Alexandria University is keen to encourage this type of conference to exchange experiences between different research schools, raise the efficiency of doctors and improve the level of medical services provided to patients. He praised the efforts of the organizers of the conference and their great role in advancing laboratory medicine in university hospitals at Alexandria University.
While Dr. Abla Abu Zeid confirmed that the conference will discuss the problems and challenges faced by blood banks, as well as the latest technologies in diagnosing blood tumours and noncommunicable diseases. It also includes a workshop on quality management and crisis management. Abu Zeid confirmed that a group of clinical pathology experts from Alexandria, Cairo, Ain Shams, Zagazig, Assiut, Mansoura and Tanta universities, research centres affiliated with the Egyptian Armed Forces and central laboratories at the Ministry of Health will participate in the lectures at the conference, with the participation of more than 20 local and international companies specialized in the field of clinical pathology around the world. She indicated that an exhibition will be held on the side-lines of the conference for laboratory devices and chemicals, noting that the inauguration will witness the handing over of honorary shields to the former heads of the department in gratitude for their contribution to the success of the department and the conference, where Dr. Salah Marzouk, Professor of Clinical Pathology and Honorary President of the Conference, and Dr. Dalal Abdelgelil El-Geziri, Professor of Clinical Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, will be honoured.