Dear Colleagues,

  On behalf of the Moroccan Society of Clinical Chemistry (SMCC) and the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC), we are pleased to invite you to the 6th AFCC Regional Meeting we are organizing jointly at the 19th Moroccan Congress of Clinical Biology to be held in the famous Congress Center (Palais des Congrès) of Marrakech, Morocco from 25 to 28 September 2019.
The congress is organized under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God glorify Him. It is designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest developments in management and research in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
This international conference is a very important event for Africa, as it will bring together many laboratory professionals from around the world focusing on three areas, encompassing innovation, internationalization and interdisciplinary research.
The meeting will take place over three and a half days and will include several symposia, plenary lectures, industry-sponsored educational workshops and research papers presented by young and experienced scientists from the Africa region.
The Arab Federation of Clinical Biology (AFCB) is thanked for its collaboration in the preparation of this event which is under the auspices of the IFCC. In addition, the IFCC supports the meeting by sponsoring two symposia. We are very grateful for this support. We are also grateful to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) which will participate for the first time in an AFCC meeting on the African continent. The AFCC will offer several travel grants to young scientists from the African region. We would also like to thank the large number of worldrenowned speakers from around the world who have agreed to participate in the scientific animation of the Congress. The Moroccan Society of Clinical Chemistry (SMCC), host and organizer, will done its best to make this meeting a great success and that it meets the aspirations of our local and international delegates.
  We hope you enjoy the Congress and that your interaction with colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas that will be rewarding for all. We also hope you enjoy your visit to the beautiful and historic city of Marrakech in September 2019.
  On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we have the great pleasure to welcome you to Marrakech, Morocco, as well as to the African continent, land of various cultures.

Prof. Layachi Chabraoui

Congress President

SMCC President

Prof. Rajiv Erasmus

AFCC President