Welcome to PathReD 2019 Congress

Prof Johnny Mahlangu: Chairperson Scientific Committee

It is a great honour to welcome all delegates and speakers – from South Africa, our continent Africa and across the globe to this prestigious scientific event, the “3rd Pathology Research and Development Congress – PathReD 2019”, to be held from 18th to 21st July 2019 in Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme of the PathRed 2019 Congress is “Driving Innovation and Diagnostic Laboratory Excellence”. The programme will incorporate Keynote Presentations, Satellite Sessions, Oral and Poster Presentations, Workshops and Exhibitions. The Congress is being fully organized by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). The PathReD Congress brings together experts across the full spectrum of diagnostic pathology and public health sciences, including pathologists, technologists, technicians, medical scientists, public health specialists, clinicians and public health managers, who have an interest in laboratory medicine.

Scientific Workshops

PathReD Congress is designed to actively develop, strengthen and support young and emerging researchers by incorporating programmes that will promote collaboration, learning and skills development. Our interactive workshops are presented by prestigious scholars and experts. Previous workshops proved to be a great success and included topics such as Examination techniques and skills for pathology disciplines, Biobanking, Grant Writing, Research Ethics, Scientific Writing and Basic Data Management and Basic Statistics. Watch the space for the Scientific Workshop and Specialized Lectures Programme.


PathReD Congress recognizes the important role that exhibitors play in exposing and informing the pathology community about emerging and state-of-the-art technologies which enhance the future of pathology. We are looking forward to working with our exhibitors to bring an exciting and engaging programme.

Looking forward to your participation at the PathReD 2019 Congress

Yours Faithfully,
Prof Johnny Mahlangu
Chairperson Scientific Committee
PathReD 2019 Congress

Dr Babatyi Malope-Kgokong: Chairperson Organising Committee

Welcome to PathReD 2019 Congress! This is an exciting moment for the organizing committee and the NHLS to provide an opportunity for our researchers, staff, collaborators and stakeholders to come together and understand what the NHLS is up to.

PathReD 2019 is designed to be the perfect platform for the NHLS community to share expertise, collaborate, network, and understand the existing opportunities within our organization. It has proven to be a tremendous opportunity for NHLS researchers, especially young emerging researchers, medical scientists and technologists, registrars, and pathologists to come together and experience the diverse culture of research excellence that is growing within the NHLS.

We are excited about the support that is offered by NHLS scholars across the 10 medical universities and are hoping to attract the Universities of Technologies to participate in this exceptional event. We are looking forward to the collaboration and support from our sponsors and informative exhibitions by industry leaders.

PathReD 2019 is designed for you to learn, interact, network and understand the existing opportunities within our institution. We invite delegates to engage with us on our social media platforms and share their ideas of topics that they would like to be included in the PathReD 2019 program. We will be launching our mentorship program, AARMS system, and other exciting programmes that will be taking place within the NHLS.

The NHLS is proud of the standard that has been set by previous PathReD initiatives and PathReD 2019 will continue this trend. The PathReD 2019 Organizing Scientific Committee promises an exciting scientific program which will be led by renowned NHLS scholars. Please browse through the list of Scientific Advisory Committee members and our distinguished PathReD Scientific Committee members. This is also an opportunity to obtain CPD points offered to all PathReD delegates, and additional points for speakers, presenters, workshop facilitators and reviewers.

On behalf of the PathReD 2019 Organizing Committee, I wish you an enriching and inspiring PathReD 2019 experience.

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18 March 2019 Early Bird Registration: opens

07 April 2019 Early Bird Registration: closes

10 May 2019 Standard Registration: closes

05 June 2019 Late registration: closes

31 May 2019 Abstract submission: closes