Roundtable Discussions New

3 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

Providing focused group scientific discussion on selected administration and technical topics in the medical laboratory, these round table discussions will allow participants to learn in depth and directly from a facilitator and share amongst each other challenges and best practices.

Morning session: 11:00 – 13:00
Afternoon session: 14:00 – 16:00

 

Table 1

Quality Control

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

Key topics: Quality control basics, calculations & statistics, rules, charts, product awareness

Table 2

Body Fluid Evaluation

FacilitatorsBashir Ahmed and Gerald Cox, Supervisors, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Lubna Harim, Haematology Pathologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Key topics: Types, methods, analysis

Table 3

Method Validation

Facilitators: Dr Jay Murthy, Technical Director, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Agatha Sto Domingo, QA Analyst, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Key topics: Replication, linearity (reportable range), comparison of methods, interference, recovery, detection limit, and transference of reference

Table 4

Reference Intervals

Facilitator: Dr Sushma Umrao, Specialist, Clinical Pathology, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu
Dhabi, UAE


Key topics: Methods, standardisation, auditing

Table 5

Reporting of HPV

Facilitators: Dr Val Zvereff, Head of Molecular and Diagnostic Department, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Basel Altrabulsi, Chief Medical Officer, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Manar Al Ramahi, Supervisor, Molecular Laboratory, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Key topics: Ordering HPV test, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results

Table 6

Career development in the laboratory

Facilitator: Nael Soudi, Chief Quality Officer, MedLabs Consultancy Group, Amman, Jordan

Key topics: Career journey, continuing education opportunities, research opportunities

Table 7

Mitigating pre-analytical errors

Facilitator: Dr Shweta Uppal, Head of Laboratory Services, Consultant, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Key topics: Outcome variables: indicators, data collection, statistical analysis

Table 8

Test utilisation: Choosing wisely

Facilitator: Dr Rana Nabulsi, Consultant & Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Key topics: Selecting the right test for the right patient at the right time