About
2021 AACC Middle East

A partnership of AACC and Al Borg Medical Laboratories.
To be held in Dubai, UAE, November 3-4, 2021.

Planning Committee

AACC Representing Faculty

Co-Chair: Mark A. Cervinski, Ph.D., DABCC
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Geisel School of Medicine

Patricia (Patti) M. Jones, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern Medical Center

Joe El-Khoury, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Yale School of Medicine

Middle East Representing Faculty

Co-Chair: Ola Elgaddar, MD, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Chemistry, Alexandria University/Group CMO, Al Borg Medical Laboratories GCC

Zuhier Awan, MBA, MSc, Ph.D., FACB, FNLA, FRCPC, FAHA, FACE, MedEdu
King Abdulaziz University / Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Laila Abdel Wareth, MBBCh, FCAP, FRCPC, EMHCA
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Program at a Glance

AACC Middle East is a two-day conference held in partnership with Al Borg Medical Laboratories to bring the latest in laboratory medicine to the Middle East region. The conference covers a range of timely topics from infectious disease to big data to prenatal emerging technology as well as core laboratory areas in sample transport, lab management, and quality assurance. Each session is presented by experts in in AACC’s scientific leadership to bring the latest in laboratory medicine and build new networks among attendees. Hear from experts, visit the expo, and grow your network.

Topics/Sessions

DELIVERING THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES IN ALL DISCIPLINES PERTINENT TO THE FIELD OF LABORATORY MEDICINE.

PLENARY DAY 1

Overcoming the Challenges of Emerging Infectious Diseases: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Experience

SESSION 1: Everyday Testing Challenges in Laboratory Medicine

SESSION 2: Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance

SESSION 3: Advances and Biomarkers in Neurological Disease

PLENARY DAY 2

Value of Laboratory Medicine: Fostering Mentorship and Demonstrating Value in Healthcare Delivery

SESSION 4: Big Data and Machine Learning in Clinical Laboratories

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

SESSION 6: Women and Children’s Health