20th Annual HuQAS Scientific Conference

The HuQAS Annual Scientific Conference draws a wide audience of key decision makers from the public & private hospitals, research laboratories, and institutions of higher learning, Ministry of Health, representatives from accreditation and regulatory bodies, key suppliers in the medical sectors as well as funding partners.



  2:00 – 2:10 pm

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Leonard Ndegwa


Session 1: Laboratory Systems Pillars: Governance & Stewardship
  2:10 – 3:10 PM

Critical Role of Clinical Laboratories in the Fight against the COVID-19 Global Crisis: The Leadership Role of the IFCC Organization.

Prof. Khosrow Adeli,

President of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC).

Public Private Partnerships, policies, and regulations in improving access & quality diagnosis.

Ndlovu Nqobile the CEO of African

Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)

National Public Health Laboratories Equipment Calibration.

Charity Maina,

Ag Quality Manager, National Public Health Laboratory,


Prof. Angela Amayo

HuQAS Advisory Board member

  3:10 – 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion Along with a Q & A
Session 2: Standardization of Laboratory Processes for Laboratory Improvement.
  3:30 – 4:50 PM

Effective Utilization of External Quality Assessment Reports.

Felix Omondi

Human Quality Assessment Services (HuQAS)

Environmental Stability of Hemoglobin Samples for HPLC Analysis on the Bio-Rad D10 Platform.

Mr. Silas Ogutu,

MLT Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu.

Principles of Malaria Microscopy Reporting.

Michael Watene

Human Quality Assessment Services (HuQAS)


Paul Kahara

HuQAS Quality & Technical Manager

  4:50 – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion Along with a Q & A
Session 3: Exploring the technological advances in Clinical Chemistry.
  5:00 – 6:00 PM

Trust, but Verify: Getting the Most Out of Method Verification Protocols in the Laboratory

Francis Ndungu,

Quality Manager, The Nairobi Hospital.

Procalcitonin Testing and Antibiotic Stewardship.

Dr. Simon Onsongo,

Consultant Pathologist, The Aga Khan Hospital - Kisumu

Standardization / Harmonization of Procalcitonin Assays.

Dr. Fredrick Kiigu,

Pathologist Consultant at The Nairobi Hospital


Jackson Wambua,

Shenzhen New Industries Biomedical Engineering Co., Ltd. (SNIBE)

  6:00 – 6:10 PM

Panel Discussion Along with a Q & A


Session 4: Leadership in Laboratory Quality Management Systems.
 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Utilization of Quality Management Systems in addressing Diagnostic Errors

Patrick Mateta - VP,

Global Health Partnerships (CLSI).

ISO 15189 Accreditation mentorship models – HuQAS case study

Paul Kahara

Human Quality Assessment Services

Management Review Meetings in sustenance of Quality Management Systems

Turkana County

James Marcomic Maragia (County Medical Lab Coordinator).


Patrick Ogwok,

National Laboratory Quality Assurance Coordinator, Central Public Health Laboratories, Ministry of Health Uganda.

  3:00 – 3:10 PM

Panel Discussion Along with a Q & A
Session 5: Clinical Microbiology Meets Today's Total Quality Management.
  3:20 – 4:20 PM

Top-down approach to determining measurement uncertainty for quantitative microbiological methods.

QuoData Quality & Statistics based in Berlin.

Advances and Trends in Clinical Microbiology

Joshua Odero

USAID Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance project

Profile of Antimicrobial Resistance at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital between January to July 2021

A Global Healthcare Public Foundation (Uganda)


Philemon K. Chebii,

Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital.

  4:20 – 4:30 PM

Panel Discussion Along with a Q & A
Session 6: Health and Safety Regulations in In vitro Diagnostics.
  4:40 – 5:40 PM

CE-Mark under the new IVD regulations - impact on products and quality in laboratory diagnostics.

Alfons Krug,

HUMAN Gesellschaft für Biochemica und Diagnostica mbH

Serological detection strategy and prevalence of HIV and Viral Hepatitis B and C in Yaoundé Cameroon.

Diderot Fopa,

Hematology &Transfusion Service, Yaounde University Teaching Hospital.


Edwin Ochieng,

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)

  5:40 – 6:00 PM

Panel Discussion Along with a Q & A
  6:00 – 6:10

Closing Remarks

HuQAS CEO or Advisory Board Member.



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Frequently Asked Questions

No. This event is absolutely free for all attendees..
Yes. All participants will receive a participation certificate in their email after the conference is done.
All sessions will begin at 2:00pm GMT+3 (East African Time EAT) and end at 6:00pm GMT+3 (East African Time EAT).
The conference will last 2(two) days from 23rd September to 24th September 2021.
To attend the conference you have to register. You will need a laptop or a smart phone with a stable internet connection. Make sure you have enough mobile data if you have no access to a wi-fi connection.
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