CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY CONFERENCE

7 February 2018

6.25 CME Points

Za’abeel Hall 6, Conference Room 1

Overview

The conference will focus on the latest developments in microbiology and immunology and the role of medical laboratory in both the management of infectious diseases and epidemiology of infections. It provides a unique platform for the clinical scientists, young researchers, and consultants in medical microbiology to exchange their knowledge and views on the current developments in this field.

Key topics:

  • Susceptibility testing in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
  • Control of Carbapenemase - producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Screening for multi-drug resistant organisms
  • Lessons from Influenza and Zika
  • Efficient management of Hepatitis C Virus

Benefits of attending:

  • Understand prevalence, detection, and management of infectious diseases
  • Review interesting cases in clinical microbiology
  • Identify new approaches in non-invasive assays
  • Examine the role of lab in infection control and spread of multi-drug resistant organisms
  • Evaluate comprehensive competency programmes for Microbiologists

Chair: Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE

Activity Director: Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Centre for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from: 
Abbott Diagnostics | Beckman Coulter | Siemens Healthineers

Supported by:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Centre for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from: 
Abbott Diagnostics
Beckman Coulter
Siemens Healthineers

09:20

Opening remarks by the chair and moderator

Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE

Session 1

Moderator: Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE

09:30

Emerging bacterial zoonoses in the Arabian Peninsula: Epidemiology and challenge in diagnosis

Prof Niranjan Nayak, Professor, Department of Microbiology and in charge Clinical Microbiology Training, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

10:00

Changing epidemiology pattern of invasive fungal infections

Dr Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Professor and In-Charge, Center of Advance Research in Medical Mycology, Head, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

10:30 Coffee Break


Session 2

Moderator: Dr Eiman Mokaddas, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait

11:00

Epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic studies on the 21st century viruses in the Philippines

Prof Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio, Professor, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines

11:30

Outbreak of superbug candida auris: Asian scenario and intervention required by the laboratories

Dr Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Professor and In-Charge Center of Advance Research in Medical Mycology, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference & Research of Fungi of Medical Importance, National Culture Collection of Pathogenic Fungi; Head, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

12:00 Lunch Break


Session 3

Moderator: Dr Debadatta Panigrahi, Chief Academic Officer cum Associate Vice Chancellor, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University Ras Al Khaimah UAE

13:00

Movement from culture-based to molecular microbiology testing

Dr Elizabeth Wagar, Chair, Laboratory Medicine, The University of
Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

13:30

The gut microbiome in infectious disease: From bench side to bed side

Dr Abiola Senok, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE

14:00

Polymyositis

Dr Gehad El Tayeb El Ghazali, Consultant and Service Lead Immunologist, Pathology and Lab Medicine Services, Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:30

Autoimmune neuropathy

Dr Wolfgang Schlumberger, Vice Chairman, EuroImmun, Lubeck, Germany

15:00 Coffee Break


Session 4

Moderator: Dr Pallab Ray, Professor, Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

15:20

Diagnosis of ebola virus infection: Past, present and future

Dr Bansidhar Tarai, Principal Consultant  & Head Microbiology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India

15:40

Anti-microbial Resistance – A Global Burden

Prof Dr Abhay Sadashiv Chowdhary, Professor and Head of Department of Microbiology, Grant Govt. Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

16:00

Diagnosis of blood transmitted viruses – quality assessment for standardization and traceability

Prof Dr Heinz Zeichhardt, Professor of Virology (retired), Charité – University Medicine Berlin,
Campus Benjamin Franklin, Institute of Virology, Berlin, Germany

16:30

New WHO Guidelines for prevention of CRE, CRAB, CRPsA

Dr Pallab Ray, Professor, Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

17:00

Revolution in bacterial identification and microbiology efficiencies – MALDI-TOF

Albarah El Khani, Director, Technical Operations, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi,
UAE

17:30

Role of IGRA in the management of Tuberculosis

Dr Jean Pierre Zellweger, Medical Adviser, TB competence Centre, Swiss Lung Association, Switzerland

18:00 End of conference

Supported by:

ACTIVITY DIRECTORS:

Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE

Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Lab Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Abiola Senok, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE

Prof Dr Abhay Sadashiv Chowdhary, Professor and Head of Department of Microbiology, Grant Govt. Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Albarah El Khani, Director, Technical Operations, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Professor and In-Charge, Center of Advance Research in Medical Mycology, Head, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

Dr Bansidhar Tarai, Principal Consultant  & Head Microbiology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India

Dr Debadatta Panigrahi, Chief Academic Officer cum Associate Vice Chancellor, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Dr Eiman Mokaddas, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Dr Elizabeth Wagar, Chair, Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

 Dr Gehad El Tayeb El Ghazali, Consultant and Service Lead Immunologist, Pathology and Lab Medicine Services, Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof Dr Heinz Zeichhardt, Professor of Virology (retired), Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Institute of Virology, Berlin, Germany

Dr Jean Pierre Zellweger, Medical Adviser, TB competence Centre, Swiss Lung Association, Switzerland

Prof Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio, Professor, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines

Prof Niranjan Nayak, Professor, Department of Microbiology and in charge Clinical Microbiology Training, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

Dr Pallab Ray, Professor, Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Dr Wolfgang Schlumberger, Vice Chairman, EuroImmun, Lubeck, Germany

Supported by: