Point of Care Testing 

6 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:20

Opening remarks

Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief, Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Session 1: Management of Point of care testing

Moderator: Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief, Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:30

Quality control and quality assurance for POCT

Joanne Lee, Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Laboratory Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General               Hospital, Singapore

10:00

New frontiers in POCT innovation

Dr James H. Nichols, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Medical Director,               Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing, Vanderbilt University School of MedicineNashville, Tennessee, USA

10:30

Coffee break

Session 2: Hot topics in Point of care testing

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

11:00

The life cycle of a POCT test

Dr Marcia Zucker, Consultant, Point of Care Diagnostics; President, ZIVD, Plaistow, New Hampshire, USA 

11:30

Molecular POCT in microbiology: The power to disrupt

Dr Wael Elamin, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, Kings College Hospital London, Dubai, UAE

12:00  

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3

Moderator: Jonathan Harris, Point of Care Testing Manager, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:00

POCT & healthcare transformation

Jonathan Harris, Point of Care Testing Manager, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:30

Managing POCT nursing competencies: Past, present and future

Shilpa Kudekar, Clinical Instructor Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:00

Glucometrics: Inpatient Glycemic Management

Niamh Breen, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:30

 Coffee break

Session 4: Point of care in the ICU

Moderator: Dr Laila Abdel Wareth, Chief, Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:00

Electrolytes disturbances & Performance in the ICU

Dr Yusra Shehadeh Othman, Senior Clinical Scientist, Clinical Chemistry
(Lab Med) - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

16:00

Blood gas measurement in the neonatal unit

Onismos Chinengo, Senior Medical Laboratory Supervisor, Clinical
Services - Medical Affairs,  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:30

End of conference