Immunology

3 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:00

Opening remarks

Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Zain Ali Al Yafei, Senior Clinical Scientist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

Session 1: Autoimmunity

Moderators :

Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Zain Ali Al Yafei, Senior Clinical Scientist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

09:10

Encephalitis and beyond – The expanding spectrum of neural autoantibodies

Dr Dominik Jaeger, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Euroimmun Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Lubeck, Germany

09:40

Systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease diagnostics: Where are we today?

Dr Daniele Ielo, Clinical and Scientific Manager Autoimmunity, Instrumentation Laboratory, Werfen, Milan, Italy

10:10

SPA/AS and the HLA-B27/HLA-HLA-51 story: Anti-CD74 assay as a possible biomarker?

Dr Torsten Matthias, Chairman of the Board, Aesku Kipp Institute, Wendelsheim, Germany

10:40

Novel biomarkers in the management of liver autoimmunity

Dr Daniele Ielo, Clinical and Scientific Manager Autoimmunity, Instrumentation Laboratory, Werfen, Milan, Italy

11:10

 Coffee break

Session 2: Primary Immunodeficiency

Moderator: Prof Dr Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Professor of Paediatrics, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, UAE
University, Al Ain, UAE

11:40

Approaching a diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency

Dr Salim Al Tamimi, Senior Consultant Paediatric Immunology, Clinical Immunology & Allergy, Sultan Al Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

12:10

Gene studies in PID: Single center experience

Prof Dr Hamoud Al-Mousa, Professor and Consultant, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Director of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program, Paediatric Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, KSA

12:40

Keynote address: Haploidentical T cell/CD19 B cell depleted HSCT at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital: Preliminary data on high risk acute leukemias and complex genetic disorders

Prof Dr Alice Bertaina, Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Stem Cell Transplantation, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Children’s Health, Palo Alto, California, USA

13:10

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3: Allergy and Transplant Immunology

Moderators : Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Zain Ali Al Yafei, Senior Clinical Scientist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

14:30

Challenges in overcoming immunological barrier in ABO incompatible renal transplantation

Dr Ashraf Dada, President Elect, Arabian Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenomics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Jeddah, KSA

15:00

Molecular based allergy diagnostics

Dr Mohamed Abuzakouk, Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:30

Transplant Immunology: Workup for solid organ transplant

Dr Ashraf Dada, President Elect, Arabian Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenomics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Jeddah, KSA

16:00

Coffee break

Session 4: Molecular Immunology

Moderators : Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Zain Ali Al Yafei, Senior Clinical Scientist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

16:30

Panel discussion: Hot topics in molecular immunology

Dr Ashraf Dada, President Elect, Arabian Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenomics, King  Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Jeddah, KSA

Dr Daniele Ielo, Clinical and Scientific Manager, Autoimmunity, Instrumentation Laboratory, Werfen, Milan, Italy

Dr Dominik Jaeger, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Euroimmun Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Lubeck, Germany       

Dr Torsten Matthias, Chairman of the board, Aesku Kipp Institute, Wendelsheim, Germany

 

17:30

End of conference