• Best Practice in Laboratory Medicine Award, ASLM2018

    The deadline for accepting nominations is Friday, 30 November 2018.

    The ASLM2018 Best Practice in Laboratory Medicine Award seeks to promote and recognise a sustained laboratory improvement/best practice leading to tangible and replicable outcomes for enhanced quality in laboratory systems and patient care. Nominations from any resource-limited setting are acceptable, including from outside Africa.

    For more information, please visit the ASLM2018 Awards webpage.

    Nominations for the Best Practice Award should include the following documented evidence as criteria for submission:

    1. Contributes towards improvement in outcomes for laboratory medicine in areas like diagnosis, surveillance, turn-around time, quality assurance, referral systems, biosafety or biosecurity, receiving specimens, developing guidelines, contribution to policy, or other improvement projects.
    2. Nominated practice is the best way, one of the best ways, or a proven way to achieve or contribute toward achieving the improvement in outcomes for laboratory medicine (which is replicable and worthy of adoption by others).
    3. Has tangible positive impact, or the practice captured improvement in a newly introduced method over a course of time in comparison to the baseline data.
    4. If applicable, illustrates the use of quality assurance (including compliance self-assessment) methods and/or continuous quality improvement principles to develop, check, or prove that a practice is the best practice.
    5. Practice is replicable and can be (or has been) widely adopted or adapted.
    6. Demonstrates leadership by example.
    7. Optional attachments: List of relevant publications, presentations (PowerPoint), newspaper clippings, photographs, flowcharts, diagrams, testimonials, links to guidelines, proof of replicability, etc.

    Nomination criteria:

    1. To ensure that your nomination form is reviewed in a timely manner, it is critical to submit your completed nomination form (along with required and optional attachments) before Friday, 30 November 2018.
    2. Email nominations are not accepted, only nominations submitted via this online submission form will be considered.
    3. For inquiries, contact the ASLM2018 awards organising committee via awards@aslm2018.org.
  • “Best Practice in Laboratory Medicine Award” nomination form:

    Complete the nomination form below and select “Submit” to finalise your nomination. All fields are required unless otherwise noted.
  • Section 1: Contact Information of the Nominator

  • Section 2: Details of Nominated Laboratory

  • Section 3: Selection Criteria

    In the following fields, describe the nominated laboratory’s best practice and supporting information.

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  • Section 4: Declaration of Intent