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