Haematology

5.5 CME Credits

6 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

10:00

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

10:10

TAM/Transient leukemia in Down Syndrome

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

10:40

Coffee break

Session 2

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

11:10

Flow cytometric analysis in Myelodysplastic syndrome

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 

11:40

The role of Next Generation Sequence Minimal Residual Disease (NGS-MRD) in predicting Event Free Survival (EFS) of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Dr Hisham Abdel-Azim, Director of BMT Fellowship Program, Attending Physician; Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Investigator, Hematology-Oncology, Associate Professor
of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California, USA    

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

13:10

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 

13:40

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 

14:10

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

14:40

Coffee break

Session 4

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

15:10

Immunohematology Case Studies: Unexpected Findings in the Blood Bank

Dr Suzanne Bakdash, Clinical Pathologist, Cleveland Clinic Ohio, Ohio, USA

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, Chairman of pathology and laboratory medicine, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan

16:40

Closing remarks

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

16:50

End of conference