POINT OF CARE TESTING CONFERENCE

6 February 2018

 6.0 CME Points

Overview

Point of Care Testing: Redefining the laboratory through faster diagnosis, increased efficiency and improved patient outcomes

Revolutionising diagnostics through bedside testing

The POCT conference is taking place on 6th February at MEDLAB and is the the only point of care event in the Middle East that brings together international and regional speakers to provide a global consensus on the key challenges and best practices for all POCT users. Discuss regulatory aspects, validation and clinical applications to develop your skills and enhance knowledge needed for successful application of POC in a variety of settings.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Implement technologies & methodologies that reduce operational costs while maintaining quality and volume of required testing
  • There are currently no teams in the UAE that can carry out the necessary accreditation of POCT practices 
  • Discover innovative ways to help test utilisation management programs that provide zero diagnostic errors
  • Assess best practices surrounding management of POCT from the central laboratory to ensure quality and reliability of results
  • Improve patient outcomes through the instant nature of test results facilitating the movement of patients through the system faster
  • Improve the turnaround time of test results through bedside devices which increases efficiency

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

Theme: ‘Point of care testing: standards and clinical management’ 

09:50

Opening remarks by the chair

Dr Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO POCT AND ACCREDITATION

Moderator: Dr Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

10:00

Global overview of POCT: Past, present, future

Philip Weihser, Point of Care Coordinator; Project Manager, James Paget University Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK

10:30

ISO 22870 POCT accreditation experience in a hospital setting

Jonathan Harris, POCT Manager, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief, Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

11:15

How fast can be safe: craft a robust competency

Najwa Adlan, CPHQ Medical Laboratory supervisor, POCT Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, KSA

11:45 Coffee Break


Session 2: CONNECTIVITY

Moderator: Dr Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

12:15

POCT Connectivity - A new era of central management and control

Ahmed Abdullah Zahrani, HealthCare Technology Management, Health Affairs, Ministry of National Guard, Riyadh, KSA

12:45

Connectivity requirements and challenges

James Moore, POCT Coordinator, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:15 Lunch Break


Session 3: POCT IN MANAGING DISEASE AND INFECTION

Moderator: Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief, Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

14:15

Role of POCT in managing infections in primary care and hospital settings

Dr Moeena Zain, Infectious Disease Specialist, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

14:45

Pre-analytical shortcomings in diagnosing diabetes – Point of Care to the rescue?

Prof Maria Fitzgibbon, Consultant Clinical Biochemist; Clinical Professor, Mater University and Mater Private Hospitals, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

15:15

A new, fast, sensitive and specific molecular diagnostic test for Malaria, its performance and place in routine clinical diagnosis

Dr T van Gool, Department of Clinical Parasitology, Academic Medical Center, The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:45 Coffee Break


Session 4: POCT USE THROUGHOUT THE HOSPITAL

Moderator: Najwa Adlan, CPHQ Medical Laboratory supervisor, POCT Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, KSA

16:15

Quality specifications for POC glucose and HbA1c testing

Dr Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

16:45

POC creatinine testing in radiology setting

Carlo Kaabar, Director of Laboratory Services and Outreach, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

17:15

A to Z of point of care diagnostics in critical care

Prof Maria Fitzgibbon, Consultant Clinical Biochemist; Clinical Professor, Mater University and Mater Private Hospitals, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

17:45 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


PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Conference Chair: Dr Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

Dr Abubaker Mohammed Elfatih, Consultant Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief, Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Najwa Adlan, CPHQ Medical Laboratory supervisor, POCT Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, KSA 


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Ahmed Abdullah Zahrani, HealthCare Technology Management, Health Affairs, Ministry of National Guard, Riyadh, KSA

Carlo Kaabar, Director of Laboratory Services and Outreach, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE 

James Moore, POCT Coordinator, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

Jonathan Harris, POCT Manager, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof Maria Fitzgibbon, Consultant Clinical Biochemist; Clinical Professor, Mater University and Mater Private Hospitals, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland  

Dr Moeena Zain, Infectious Disease Specialist, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Phillip Weihser, Point of Care Coordinator; Project Manager, James Paget University Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK               

Dr T. van Gool, Department of Clinical Parasitology, Academic Medical Center, The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Supported by: