Laboratory management

4 February 2019

 6.25 CME Points Total

Dubai World Trade Centre


The conference provides unique opportunity to understand the laboratory workforce, highlighting the roles of the pathologists and technicians in the improvement of medical lab of any size, scope, or specialty.

Sessions on laboratory management and leadership will be covered and a break out session for technical and operational skills will also be featured as aiming to strengthen the collaboration of administrative and medical lab leadership.

Key topics:

  • Medical lab in 2020
  • Leadership culture
  • Total Laboratory Automation: challenges and effects
  • Attributes of a successful medical laboratory team
  • Laboratory financial management
  • Test utilisation management tools
  • Guide to test method validation / verification
  • Risk management

Benefits of attending:

  • Interpret key technological breakthroughs in managing a laboratory
  • Identify pre-analytical factors affecting laboratory results
  • Identify commonly cited accreditation deficiencies
  • Understand laboratory financial management to improve quality
  • Review basic method validation for technicians


Carlo Kaabar, Laboratory & Quality Manager, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

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:


Dr Ashish Bhatia, Specialist, Pathology, NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Bharati Jhaveri, Chair, Council on Accreditation, College of American Pathologists (CAP); Clinical Professor, Pathology, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Deepinder Singh, Manager, Quality & Performance Improvement Department, Al-Zahra Sharjah Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

Dr George Sahyoun, Reference Lab Director, MedLabs, Amman, Jordan

Glen Fine, CEO, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

Jose Pedro Almeida, Director of Data Intelligence, Unilabs, Porto, Portugal

Linda B. Baughn, Co-director, Genomics Laboratory; Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Genetics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Luis Menezes, Chief Executive Officer, Unilabs, Porto, Portugal

Associate Professor Michaela Jaksch, Managing and Medical Director, Freiburg Medical Laboratory, Dubai, UAE

Nam K. Tran, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA

Dr Nashat Nafouri, Chair, Healthcare Interest Group, Executive Officer, Saudi Quality Council, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Patrick Godbey, President-Elect, College of American Pathologists (CAP); Founder, CEO, and Laboratory, Director, Southeastern Pathology Associates, Brunswick, Georgia, USA

Rand Ataya, Section Supervisor, QA/QI, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Ronaldo Puno, National President, Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET), Manila, Philippines

Dr Robert Sautter, Retired former Director of Microbiology, Carolinas Pathology Group, Carolinas Healthcare, Charlotte, North Carolina; Past Chair of Division C, American Society for Microbiology, USA; Consultant, RL Sautter Consulting LLC, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA

Dr Sushma Umrao, Specialist, Clinical Pathology, Danat Al Emarat Hospital Women & Children, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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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