Laboratory Management

3 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

08:45

Opening remarks

Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE

Session 1

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

09:00

Speaking of pathology: The art and science of professional communication

Dr Eric Glassy, Board of Governor and Trustee, College of American Pathologists; Director of Pathology, Providence Little Company, Mary Medical Center; Past President, Digital Pathology Association, Los Angeles, California, USA

09:30

Leadership in the laboratory: The quest for excellence

Professor Rajiv Erasmus, President Elect, African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC), Emeritus Professor, Division of Chemical Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Director, Quality First Training Academy, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

10:00

Coffee break

Session 2

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

10:45

Managing the laboratory in a value-based model of healthcare

AlBarah El Khani, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Strategic laboratory leadership in a disruptive healthcare environment

Robert L. Michel, Editor-in-Chief, DARK Daily and The Dark Report, Austin, Texas, USA

11:45

Linking laboratory testing to patient outcomes – maximising the value of laboratory medicine

Mike Hallworth, Consultant Biochemist, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, UK

12:15

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3

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

13:45

Quality control for infectious diseases using laboratory IT

Wayne Dimeck, General Manager, NRL, Melbourne, Australia

14:15

Panel Discussion: Global challenges for laboratory management

Moderator: Robert L. Michel

Panelists: Dr Eric Glassy, Professor Rajiv Erasmus, Mike Hallworth, Prof Praveen Sharma

15:00

Coffee break

Session 4

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

15:30

Managing quality and quality metrics in the laboratory

Prof Praveen Sharma, Professor, AIIMS Jodhpur, Chair, APFCB Communication Committee, Member, IFCC C-CLM, Jodhpur, India

16:00

Harnessing the power of laboratory informatics

Speaker to be confirmed

16:30

Panel Discussion: Local challenges for laboratory management

Moderator: Dr Rania Medhat Seliem, Consultant Haematopathology, Head of Pathology Section, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Panelists: To be confirmed

17:15 

End of conference