Haematology

6 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:00

Opening remarks

Dr Ziad Peerwani, Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Consultant, Hematopathologist, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Session 1

Moderator: Dr Ziad Peerwani, Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Consultant, Hematopathologist, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:10

From epidemiology to treatment decisions in Sickle Cell Disease

Prof Soad Khalil Al Jaouni, Hematology, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Deputy Chair of Hematology Department, Head Division of Pediatric Hematology /Oncology, Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, President & Founder, Saudi Society of Hematology, Jeddah, KSA 

09:40

TAM/Transient leukemia in Down Syndrome

Dr Ziad Peerwani, Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Consultant, Hematopathologist, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Coffee break

Session 2

Moderator: Dr Ziad Peerwani, Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Consultant, Hematopathologist, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:40

PDL-1 in primary mediastinal diffuse large Bcell lymphoma and/or classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Dr Mohamed Salama, Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Hematopathology, Rochester, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, USA 

11:10

Interactive Session: Pathology and role of EBV or role of viruses in classic Hodgkin lymphoma

12:10  

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3

Moderator: Dr Ziad Peerwani, Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Consultant, Hematopathologist, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:40

Plenary address: The haematology department and management: Quality without compromise

Dr Barbara De La Salle, Director, UK National External Quality Assessment Haematology (NEQAS), Director, WHO Collaborative Centre for Quality Assurance in Haematology, Board Member, International Society of Laboratory Haematology, Watford, UK 

14:10

Validation and application of flow cytometry CAP checklist

Dr Rania Medhat Seliem, Consultant Hematopathologist, Head of Pathology Laboratory, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE 

14:40

Defining burn-out: physician and technical productivity measurements in the hematology lab

Dr Ahmed Alduaij, Staff Physician, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:10

Coffee break

Session 4

Moderator: Dr Ziad Peerwani, Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Consultant, Hematopathologist, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:40

Role of molecular diagnostics in plasma cell neoplasms

Dr Chethan Belludi, Attending Physician, Consultant Pathologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

16:10

Heparin induced thrombocytopenia- mechanism and approach to diagnosis

Dr Maher Sughayer, Head of Hematopathology, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan

16:45

Closing remarks

Dr Ziad Peerwani, Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Consultant, Hematopathologist, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

End of conference