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AACC Middle East is a two-day conference held in partnership with Life Dx. 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 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.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss state-of-art research and technologies in laboratory medicine.
  • Incorporate laboratory management strategies that enhance workflows and support accurate and effective testing to improve treatment decisions and patient outcomes.
  • Implement up-to-date laboratory testing methods, technologies, and data-driven approaches in preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical phases of sample handling.
  • Describe applications and considerations of data analytics and machine learning in clinical laboratories.
  • Summarize advances in biomarkers and screening for neurological disease, assessment of kidney function, preeclampsia, and newborn screening.
  • Review lessons.
  • Demonstrate the value and role of laboratory medicine in treatment decisions and patient outcomes.

DAY 1

Saturday
November 5, 2022
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09:30 – 10:00
Opening and Welcome
@ Main Hall

Opening and Welcome

Mark J. Golden, FASAE, CAE | CEO, AACC
Hosam Fouad, MHA, BSc | CEO, Life Dx
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

A Laboratorian’s Perspective: Mark A. Cervinski, PhD, DABCC
A Clinician’s Perspective: Mondy Abdel Hamid Hammad, MSc, MD
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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