Our
Speakers

Meet our exclusive group of distinguished speakers where you can update your knowledge, stimulate collaboration and exchange experience.

David Grenache

Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director of the Automation Lab at TriCore Reference Laboratories

Dr. Grenache is the chief scientific officer and scientific director of the automation lab at TriCore Reference Laboratories and a clinical professor of pathology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Joe El Khoury

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University

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.

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez

Chair of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Department of Pathology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, Ph.D. is Chair of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Department of Pathology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in July 2008. She is also the director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the VCU Health System.

Hisham Shams

Chief Medical Officer at Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Dr. Hisham Shams, MD, Ph.D. obtained his Bachelor degree of medicine and surgery from Kasr El-Aini School of Medicine in Cairo University, followed by a residency of Clinical Pathology, and subsequently a Clinical Master’s degree and Clinical Ph.D. in Clinical Chemistry.

Ola Elgaddar

Medical Director, UAE at Al Borg Medical Laboratories

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.

Rania Bedair

Head of Molecular Diagnostics and Newborn Screening Units at Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Dr. Rania Bedair, MD, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics at Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Egypt. She is currently the Head of Molecular Diagnostics, Histocompatibility, and Newborn Screening Departments at Al Borg Medical Laboratories, HQ, Jeddah, KSA.

Laila Abdel-Wareth

Chair, Clinical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Laila Abdel Wareth, MBBCh, FCAP, FRCPC, EMHCA is currently the Chief of Clinical Pathology at the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Graduated as a medical doctor from Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt she then went ahead and did her post-graduate training at the University of British Columbia- Canada and obtained the Canadian and American boards in Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology respectively. She also obtained a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration (EMHCA) from Zayed University, UAE.

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.

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. Before joining AACC, Dr. Doan was Director of Science Policy for the Endocrine Society, where she built the Society’s influential global science-policy portfolio.

Ahmed Alfares

Assistant Professor at Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Alfares completed medical school in Saudi Arabia and joined the medical genetics residency program at McGill University, Canada. Subsequently, he joined Harvard Medical School in 2011 and completed two fellowships training in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics.

Amy K. Saenger

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

Dr. Amy K. Saenger, Ph.D., DABCC, Dr. Saenger is the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories, Director of Clinical Chemistry & Point-of-Care at the Hennepin County Medical Center. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota.

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

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.

Marc Steven Penn

Medical Director, Cardio Metabolic Endocrine Franchise Cleveland Heart Lab / Quest Diagnostics

Dr. Marc Penn is a practicing cardiologist, Director of Research and Program Director for the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at Summa Health Heart and Vascular Institute (Akron, OH). He is a Professor of Medicine and Integrative Medical Sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University (Rootstown, OH).