Immunology

5.75 CME Credits

3 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:00

Opening remarks

Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician and Service Lead Clinical Immunologist, 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 and Service Lead Clinical Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

09:10

Novel biomarkers in the management of liver autoimmunity

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

09:40

Anti-nuclear antibody test: Clinical practice guidelines

Prof Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician and Service Lead Clinical Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:10

 Coffee break

Session 2: Primary Immunodeficiency

Moderators: Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician and Service Lead Clinical Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

 

10:40

Workup for patients suspected to have primary immunodeficiency

Dr Rabab Al Attas, Consultant and Chair of Immunology, KFMC-S, Dammam, KSA

11:10

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

11:40

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

12:20

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3: Allergy and Transplant Immunology

Moderators : Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician and Service Lead Clinical Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

13:40

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

14:10

Molecular based allergy diagnostics

Dr Fulvio Salvo, Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:40

Immunological risk assessment in solid organ transplantation

Prof Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician and Service Lead Clinical Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:10

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 

15:40

Panel discussion: Hot topics in molecular immunology

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 

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 Fulvio Salvo, Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE      

Dr Rabab Al Attas, Consultant and Chair of Immunology, KFMC-S, Dammam, KSA

 

17:30

End of conference