This year’s conference, the 56th in sequence, is termed SALT CITY 2020. The conference is so named because of the location of the venue of this edition in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Ebonyi State is in the Eastern part of Nigeria. It is known as the Salt of the Nation because of the huge deposits of salt in the State, especially around the Okposi and Uburu Salt Lakes.
Theme: Misdiagnosis and Patient Safety in Nigeria Health System: The Medical Laboratory Priority
The centre focus of the 56th Conference of our dear Association is Misdiagnosis and Patient Safety in Nigeria Health System: The Medical Laboratory Priority. This topic, which speaks to errors in diagnosis and the safety of patients has become necessary for discussion at such a forum as misdiagnosis impacts negatively on patient management; affecting patient safety, patient economy and overall patient satisfaction. The incidences of false positive or false negative results prevail in practice and requires the attention of all health care professionals, researchers and policy makers.