Molecular Diagnostics & Gentics

5 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:00

Opening remarks

Prof Ray Iles, Dean – College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Session 1

Moderator: Prof Ray Iles, Dean – College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:15

Keynote presentation: The growing importance of molecular “omic” technologies in modern pathology

Prof Jo Martin, President, Royal College of Pathologists; Clinical Director of Diagnostics and Therapeutics Directorate, Barts & The London NHS Trust, London, UK

09:45

Plenary address: Arab Genome Project

To be confirmed – Dubai Health Authority (DHA) representative

10:15 

Coffee break

Session 2

Moderator: Prof Ray Iles, Dean – College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:45

Utility of clinical genomics

Dr Ahmad Abou Tayoun, Head of Genomic Diagnostics, Al Jalila Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

11:15

'Phenomics' and the contribution of biological mass spectrometry to clinical diagnostics

Prof Ray Iles, Dean – College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:45

Sequencing of tumours in clinical genomics

Dr Val V. Zvereff, Head of the Molecular Diagnostic Department, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3

Moderator: Prof Ray Iles, Dean – College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:45

What Asia & Africa needs: Advancing diagnosis through innovation in testing and technologies

Dr Masafumi Inoue, Senior Research Scientist & Group Leader, Molecular Diagnostics Group, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, Nanos, Singapore

14:15

Genetics and heterogeneity of type 2 diabetes

Prof Leif Groop, Senior Professor, Lund University, Sweden; Research Director, Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) Helsinki, Finland

14:45

Coffee break

Session 4

15:15

The next generation of monoclonal protein measurement

Prof Stephen Harding, Chief Scientific Officer, The Binding Site Group, Birmingham, UK

15:45

Imaging molecular expression within tissues by scanning mass spectrometry

Speaker to be confirmed

16:15

The bioinformatics and automated processing of phenomics data in Personalised Diagnostics - a working example of mass spectral pattern recognition

Prof Ricardo Pais, Data Scientist, MAPSciences, Lisbon, Portugal

Session 5

Moderator: Prof Ray Iles, Dean – College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:45

Panel discussion: Changing clinical pathology, new techniques, new answers new ways of thinking

Participants will discuss new tools, what can be done now, what is needed to address grand challenges in clinical pathology?

Moderator: Prof Ray Iles, Dean – College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Panelists:

  1. Prof Jo Martin, President, Royal College of Pathologists; Clinical Director of Diagnostics and Therapeutics Directorate, Barts & The London NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. Prof Leif Groop, Senior Professor, Lund University, Sweden; Research Director, Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) Helsinki, Finland
  3. Dr Ahmad Abou Tayoun, Head of Genomic Diagnostics, Al Jalila Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  4. Prof Stephen Harding, Chief Scientific Officer, The Binding Site Group, Birmingham, UK

17:15

End of conference