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2022 AACC
Middle East

A partnership between AACC and Life Dx.

✓ Mobile Health
✓ Molecular Diagnostics
✓ Point-of-care

✓ Mass Spectrometry
✓ Next-Generation Sequencing
✓ Automation

Delivering the latest scientific advances in all disciplines pertinent to the field of laboratory medicine. Leaders in laboratory science and management from countries throughout the region including United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Cyprus, and the entire African continent will be invited to participate. Attendees will include laboratory directors and managers, government officials, and representatives of the diagnostics industry.

Schedule

DAY 1

Saturday
November 5, 2022
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10:00 – 10:30
MD

Plenary: Machine Learning in Lab: Opening Opportunities for Laboratory Stewardship

↪ Machine Learning in Lab: Opening Opportunities for Laboratory Stewardship

10:30 - 12:15
@ Main Hall

Session 1: Everyday Testing Challenges in Laboratory Medicine

10:30 – 11:00
PhD, DABCC, FAACC

↪ Dealing with Everyday Testing Emergencies: Examples and Practical Solutions

11:00 – 11:30
PhD, DABCC, FAACC

↪ Impact of Preanalytical Phase in Laboratory Medicine

11:30 – 12:00
MHA, BSc

↪ COVID-19 Testing: Challenges We Faced, and Lessons We Learned

12:00 – 12:15
Panel Discussion

↪ Panel Discussion

12:15 – 13:45
Industry Workshops, Exposition, and Lunchbreak
(Exhibit Area)

Industry Workshops, Exposition, and Lunchbreak

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DAY 1

Saturday
November 5, 2022
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13:45 – 15:30
@ Main Hall

Session 2: Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance

13:45 – 14:15
MBChB, PhD

↪ Establishing Local Accreditation Standards: An Egyptian Experience

14:15 – 14:45
PhD, DABCC, MT (ASCP), FAACC

↪ Lifecycle of a Mass Spectrometry Test: From Development to Discontinuation

14:45 – 15:15
PhD, DABCC

↪ Development, Implementation, and Validation of Moving Averages in a Hospital-Based Laboratory

15:15 – 15:30
Panel Discussion

↪ Panel Discussion

15:30 – 16:00
Exposition Continued and Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Exposition Continued and Break

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DAY 1

Saturday
November 5, 2022
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16:00 – 17:45
@ Main Hall

Session 3: Advances in Noncommunicable Disease and Biomarkers

16:00 – 16:30
MD, PhD

↪ Interpretation Toolkit for Hemoglobin A1c Testing

16:30 – 17:00
PhD, DABCC, FCACB

↪ Alzheimer’s Biomarker Testing Improves Clinical Management: Findings from the IMPACT-AD Study

17:00 – 17:30
PhD, DABCC

↪ Retrospective Analysis of the Antibody Prevalence in Epilepsy and Encephalopathy (APE2) Score to Triage Autoimmune Encephalopathy Profile Use

17:30 - 17:45
Panel Discussion

↪ Panel Discussion

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DAY 2

Sunday
November 6, 2022
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10:00 – 11:00
PLENARY
@ Main Hall

Plenary: Providing Value Beyond Values: The Role of the Clinical Biochemist as a Consultant and a Coach

Moderator: Samia H. Sobki MBBS, MSc, FRCPath. President of the Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry (SSCC). EX- Head Clinical Chemistry Prince Sultan Military Medical City. KSA.
11:00 – 14:15
@ Main Hall

Session 4: Big Data and Machine Learning in Clinical Laboratories

11:00 – 11:30
MD

↪ A Path to Sharing and Integrating Traceable, Clinical Laboratory Data

11:30 – 12:00
MD, PhD, MScHQ, PMP

↪ Clinical Decision Support Software

12:00 – 12:30
MD

↪ The State of Interoperability and External Laboratory Results

12:30 – 12:45
Panel Discussion

↪ Panel Discussion

12:45 – 14:15
Industry Workshops, Exposition, and Lunchbreak

Industry Workshops, Exposition, and Lunchbreak

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DAY 2

Sunday
November 6, 2022
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14:15 – 16:30
@ Main Hall

Session 5: Emerging Biomarkers and Technologies: The Future of Lab Medicine

14:15 – 14:45
PhD, DABCC, FACB

↪ Updates to Biomarkers and Equations in the Assessment of Kidney Injury and Disease

14:45 – 15:15
PhD, DABCC, MT (ASCP), FAACC

↪ Future Sample Matrixes: Oral Fluid and Breath Testing for Cancer Screening

15:15 – 15:45
PhD, DABCC, FCACB

↪ Proteoforms and Their Expanding Role in Laboratory Medicine

15:45 – 16:00
Panel Discussion

↪ Panel Discussion

16:00 – 16:30
Exposition continued and Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Exposition Continued and Break

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DAY 2

Sunday
November 6, 2022
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16:30 – 18:30
@ Main Hall

Session 6: Women and Children’s Health

Moderator: Samia H. Sobki MBBS, MSc, FRCPath. President of the Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry (SSCC). EX- Head Clinical Chemistry Prince Sultan Military Medical City. KSA.
16:30 – 17:00
MD, PhD

↪ NIPT in the Middle East: Is it the Nexgen Marker?

17:00 – 17:30
MD, PhD

↪ Newborn Screening Programs in the Middle East: Current Successes and Future Opportunities

17:30 – 18:00
PhD, DABCC, FACB

↪ Pediatric Reference Intervals: CALIPER and Beyond

18:00 – 18:15
Panel Discussion

↪ Panel Discussion

18:15 – 18:30
Closing Comments
@ Main Hall

Closing Comments

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Location

VENUE

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Dubai, UAE

Get to the Venue

TAXI

Grand Hyatt Dubai.

BUS / METRO

Grand Hyatt Dubai.

WALK

Grand Hyatt Dubai.

Grand Hyatt Dubai
Grand Hyatt Dubai

Grand Hyatt Dubai

All reservations received via the online link will be considered guaranteed by individual guests.

Gallery

“Very good experience at AACC ME 2018 conference; highly informative and cutting edge, innovative sessions, speakers were extremely good and content also new. Overall, happy and glad to attend this event, thanks to the organizers and exhibitors.”

Mohamed Zunaid ( Medical Technologist, Aster Hospital )