Point of Care Testing 

5.25 CME Credits

6 February 2020
Riyadh Room, Za'abeel Hall 3, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Point of Care Testing Conference will focus on the important elements of integrating quality management into POCT, creating strong multidisciplinary team communication and integrating POCT connectivity. Conference will also incorporate the role of nurses for a successful POCT delivery, integration, quality implementation, regulatory aspects, validation and its clinical applications.

Key topics:

  • Quality control and quality assurance for POCT 
  • The life cycle of a POCT test 
  • POCT for nursing practice
  • POCT in the ICU 
  • POCT regulations: What will it mean for your lab?
  • Significance of digital innovations for POCT
  • POCT for nurses
  • How to perform quality control for each instrument used
  • What to do when an instrument fails
  • POCT requirements for JCI, CAP & new ISO accreditation

Benefits of attending:

  • Assess training and competency of POCT professionals to comply with the latest developments in regulatory requirements and certification of POCT
  •  Examine how implementation of POCT can improve patient outcomes, lead to advanced care and faster diagnosis
  • Discuss Point-of care (POC) systems in different stages of their development, from early stage to established diagnostic systems in the clinical routine 
  • Discuss connectivity between POCT instruments and electronic medical records to ensure quality of results


Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Deputy CEO & Chief Scientific Officer, National Reference Laboratory; Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jonathan Harris, Senior Manager, Point of Care Testing & Quality, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Fayha Ahmed, Consultant and Head of Routine Biochemistry Unit, Pathology & Genetics Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Activity director:

Dr Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Speaker faculty:

Dr James H. Nichols, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Joanne Lee, Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Laboratory Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore
Dr Marcia Zucker, Consultant, Point of Care Diagnostics; President, ZIVD, Plaistow, New Hampshire, USA 
Niamh Breen, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Shilpa Kudekar, Clinical Instructor Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Theresa Reyes, Neonatologist, Kings College Hospital London, Dubai, UAE
Dr Wael Elamin, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, Kings College Hospital London, Dubai, UAE