Medical science has undergone a substantial revolution in recent years, wherein the traditional approach to diagnosing and treating many human diseases has gradually evolved from a generalized conception of health and disease to an individualized approach entailing decisions and interventions tailored to the single patient according to individual responses or risk of disease.
This axiom has evolved from concept to practice, and has been translated into the notion of “personalized” or “precision” medicine. Although personalized medicine will be the core opportunity for effective care in the anticipatable future, many political, economic and cultural challenges need to be overwhelmed, and these include some ongoing healthcare reforms around the globe, cost containment strategies, consolidation of laboratories and in vitro diagnostic testing, as well as the impact of new technologies and tests on the existing laboratory organization.
Annual Scientific Session – 2020 of CMLS.SL and Lab Expo 2020 will offer a highly dynamic scientific program stimulating laboratory professionals and offer a great opportunity to discuss emerging issues and cutting-edge techniques coming from the field of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine to enhance the laboratory process towards a quality healthcare delivery through personalized medicine in industrial 5.0.
Aim of this conference is to empower laboratory professionals on changes which may ultimately drive or challenge the future of laboratory medicine in the era of personalized medicine towards future landscape of medical laboratories. It is with great pleasure we welcome you to the Annual Scientific Session – 2020 of the College of Medical Laboratory Science Sri Lanka (CMLS.SL) and Lab Expo 2020 at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka.