Head of lab masterclass

7 February 2019

Dubai World Trade Centre


Theme: Laboratory Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities (Featuring exceptional leaders in the lab)

A valuable exclusive discussion on clinical laboratory management challenges and questions that arise in the everyday operation of the clinical lab. This masterclass focuses on practical solutions to the most common, but not necessarily easy-to-solve, problems encountered both in public and private laboratories. This covers procedures and policies, planning, continuing education, establishing quality control, and financing issues to be discussed, debated and analysed. The masterclass aims to strengthen collaboration and cooperation amongst regional leaders in the lab to better and improve patient services.

Key topics:

  • Shortage of reagents
  • Process issues
  • Auditing
  • Safety in the lab
  • Disaster management
  • Expired reagents
  • New technologies, how is it to be reported
  • How to order new tests, efficiency, versus test send outs
  • Human Resources – challenges
  • Retention of staff, training and head hunting
  • Technical competence, EI & Patient awareness
  • Understanding Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials

Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss current and anticipated healthcare developments that may affect the future of laboratory medicine and how to deal with these changes
  • Asses global and regional competition
  • Discover technologies and solutions for the operational organisation of clinical laboratory services: consolidation, integration, networks
  • Review core competencies of old and new generation laboratory professionals
  • Find new effective methods for a cost-effective laboratory testing



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

Speaker faculty:


Accreditation statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

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