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AACC
Middle East

A partnership between AACC and Al Borg Medical Laboratories

✓ 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 Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, 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.

Topics

Schedule

DAY 1

Friday
November 1, 2019
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08:30 - 09:30
Registration
Registration Desk
Pre-Function Area

Registration

10:00 - 11:45
Session
@ Main Hall

Quality and Lab Management

Moderator: Dr. Nashaat Elnafoury
Chair, Healthcare Interest Group.
Executive Officer, Saudi Quality Council.
Chair, Saudi Lab Management Conference.
10:00 - 10:30
Joely Straseski
Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, FAACC is the Section Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Medical Director of Endocrinology and Automated Core Laboratories at ARUP Laboratories Associate Professor of Pathology the University of Utah School of Medicine

Jumping the Pediatric Reference Interval Hurdles

10:30 - 11:00
Joe El Khoury
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University and Co-Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program at Yale-New Haven Health

Biological Variation: Improved Interpretation of Lab Results and Reduced False Rejections for QC

11:00 - 11:30
Ola Elgaddar
MD, Ph.D., MBA is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Pathology, Alexandria University, Egypt, and the Medical Director of Al Borg Medical Laboratories in the UAE

Strategies for Improving Laboratory Utilization Management

11:30 - 11:45
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

11:45 - 12:00
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

12:00 - 12:45
Rooms LH4 and LH5

Industry Workshop
supported by Snibe Diagnostic in LH4 room

Industry Workshop
supported by Al Borg Medical Laboratories in LH5 room

12:45 - 13:30
Lunch
(Exhibit Area)

Lunch (Exhibit Area)

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DAY 1

Friday
November 1, 2019
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13:30 - 15:45
Session
@ Main Hall

Updates on Cardiovascular System

Moderator: Dr. Ali Al Othaim
Chairman of Basic Medical Science at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science.
Head, Division of Toxicology / Biochemical Metabolic Lab, Department of Pathology, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Consultant in Chemical Pathology.
13:30 - 14:00
Amy Saenger
Ph.D., DABCC, is the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories Director, Clinical Chemistry & Point-of-Care Hennepin County Medical Center Associate Professor | Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Minnesota

Real Global News: It’s Time to Embrace High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays with Cost Benefit Strategies for Early Rule‐Out and Rule‐In of MI

14:00 - 14:30
Marc Steven Penn
MD, Ph.D., FACC is the Medical Director, Cardio Metabolic Endocrine Franchise Cleveland Heart Lab / Quest Diagnostics

Role of Inflammation and Genetic Markers for Cardiovascular Risk

14:30 - 15:00
Laila Abdel-Wareth
MBBCh, FCAP, FRCPC, EMHCA is the Chair, Clinical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Standardization of Traditional and New Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers – Addressing Cholesterol and Beyond

15:00 - 15:15
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

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DAY 1

Friday
November 1, 2019
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15:45 - 17:30
Session
@ Main Hall

Updates on Gastrointestinal System

Moderator: Dr. Ola Elgaddar
Assistant Professor of Chemical Pathology, Alexandria University, Egypt, and the Medical Director of Al Borg Medical Laboratories in the UAE.
15:45 - 16:15
Amy Saenger
Ph.D., DABCC, is the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories Director, Clinical Chemistry & Point-of-Care Hennepin County Medical Center Associate Professor | Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Minnesota

Biomarkers of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Focus on Utilization of Calprotectin

16:15 - 16:45
Rania Bedair
MD, P.hD. is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Pathology in the Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Egypt, and the Head of Molecular Diagnostics and Newborn Screening Units at Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Celiac Disease and Beyond: Insights into Serological and Molecular Bases

16:45 - 17:15
Christopher McCudden
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, FCACB is the Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa

Survival of the FitTest: Colon Cancer Screening in the Laboratory

17:15 - 17:30
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

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DAY 2

Saturday
November 2, 2019
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09:00 - 09:45
Registration Desk
Pre-Function Area

Registration

10:00 - 11:45
Session
@ Main Hall

Updates on Molecular Genetics

Moderator: Dr. Saeed Alamoudi
Consultant Hematologist.
King Saud board in Hematology.
Subspecialty in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cord Blood Banking, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.
General Manager of Al Borg Medical Laboratories.
10:00 - 10:30
Hisham Shams
MD, Ph.D. is the Chief Medical Officer at Al Borg Medical Laboratories, Saudi Arabia

How Targeted Therapies and Pharmacogenomics Individualize Cancer Treatment

10:30 - 11:00
Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez
Ph.D., Chair of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Department of Pathology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Emerging Clinical Applications of Circulating DNA Analysis

11:00 - 11:30
Ahmed Elfares
Assistant Professor at the Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Next Generation Sequencing and Inherited Disorders in Saudi Arabia

11:30 - 11:45
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

11:45 - 12:00
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

12:00 - 12:45
Rooms LH4 and LH5

Industry Workshop
supported by Roche Diagnostics in LH4 room

Industry Workshop
supported by Abbott in LH5 room

12:45 - 13:30
Lunch
(Exhibit Area)

Lunch (Exhibit Area)

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DAY 2

Saturday
November 2, 2019
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13:30 - 15:15
Session
@ Main Hall

Updates on Women’s Health

Moderator: Dr. Mouza Al Sharhan
Consultant and Head of Pathology Section.
Pathology Section, Dubai Hospital.
Pathology & Genetics Department.
13:30 - 14:00
Joely Straseski
Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, FAACC is the Section Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Medical Director of Endocrinology and Automated Core Laboratories at ARUP Laboratories Associate Professor of Pathology the University of Utah School of Medicine

Assessing Ovarian Reserve: From FSH to AMH

14:00 - 14:30
David Grenache
Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director of the Automation Lab at TriCore Reference Laboratories

Update on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Current National and International Diagnostic Criteria

14:30 - 15:00
Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez
Ph.D., Chair of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Department of Pathology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Noninvasive prenatal testing by cell free Fetal DNA: Translating innovation into clinical practice

15:00 - 15:15
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

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DAY 2

Saturday
November 2, 2019
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15:45 - 17:30
Session
@ Main Hall

Clinical Chemistry’s Hot Topics

Moderator: Dr. Samia Sobki
Head of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory. Prince Sultan Medical Military City, Riyadh, KSA.
Head of Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry.
15:45 - 16:15
David Grenache
Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director of the Automation Lab at TriCore Reference Laboratories

The Quantified Self and Wellness Monitoring: Actionable Data or Harmful Information?

16:15 - 16:45
Christopher McCudden
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, FCACB is the Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa

Application of Data Science to Laboratory Medicine

16:45 - 17:15
Joe El Khoury
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University and Co-Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program at Yale-New Haven Health

A Dirty Assay: Challenges of PTH Estimation and Progress in PTH Harmonization

17:15 - 17:30
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

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Speakers

Loretta L. Doan

Vice President of Policy and Global Affairs at AACC

Loretta L. Doan, Ph.D., is Vice President of Science, Policy, & Global Affairs at AACC, where she oversees advocacy, education, scholarly publishing, scientific affairs, and global outreach.

Sameh El Sheikh

Chief Executive Officer at Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Dr. Sameh obtained his Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from Kasr El-Aini school of medicine at Cairo University. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Al Borg Medical Laboratories.

Christopher McCudden

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa

Dr. Christopher McCudden, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, FCACB, Dr. McCudden is a Clinical Chemist at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Joely Straseski

Section Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Medical Director of Endocrinology and Automated Core Laboratories at ARUP Laboratories Associate Professor of Pathology the University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Joely A. Straseski, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, FAACC, Dr. Straseski is an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Pricing

PHYSICIAN

650 AED November 1-2, 2019
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

ALLIED HEALTH

400 AED November 1-2, 2019
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

STUDENT

150 AED November 1-2, 2019
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)
FAQ

What is AACC Middle East?

AACC Middle East will feature AACC’s globally-renowned education and scientific programs paired with a dynamic exposition and will showcase the latest developments in clinical laboratory medicine, innovations from the in vitro diagnostics industry, and best practices from experts in the field.

What are the conference dates?

AACC Middle East will be held on November 1-2, 2019.

How do I register

You can register for our conference here.

What is the payment policy?

A credit card is the method of payment for AACC Middle East. If an alternate method for payment is needed contact us

Location

VENUE

Mohammed Bin Rashid University

Dubai Healthcare City

Get to the Venue

TAXI

Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center.

BUS / METRO

Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center.

WALK

Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center.

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HOTEL

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

Link is valid for dates of stay 30th October 2019 – 03rd November 2019. 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 )