Artificial intelligence

4 February 2019

 5.75 CME Points Total

Dubai World Trade Centre


Theme: Harnessing the power of AI to advance medical efficiency

With over 65% of the GCC region ready to support the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an integral healthcare solution1, it is a pleasure to welcome the highly anticipated and brand new Artificial Intelligence conference to MEDLAB 2019.

Across the entire healthcare field, AI presents profound and promising prospects for improved efficiencies in relation to streamlined and automated care provision and services.

The medical laboratory particularly demonstrates the transformative effect of AI, with improved quality of care already being delivered. The Artificial Intelligence conference comprehensively explores the impact of AI within this field, as regional and international experts explore different applications of AI in healthcare through practical and insightful interactive presentations.

Key topics:

  • The future of the medical laboratory and development of AI-powered healthcare systems
  • Global approaches to AI within the lab
  • AI in healthcare research and diagnostics
  • Ethical considerations

Benefits of attending:

  • Explore the potential for AI to transform the medical laboratory, considering the benefits and current challenges
  • Review the key technological breakthroughs currently trailblazing the AI field
  • Appraise how international hospitals are currently employing AI within their laboratories and analyse the effect on financial management, quality and efficiency
  • Review the ethical aspects surrounding AI utilisation


Dr P. K Menon, Medical Director & COO, Thumbay Labs, Thumbay Group, Dubai, UAE
Dr Najat Rashid, Chief of Laboratory services, SKMCA, Ministry of Presidential Affair, Dubai, UAE

Activity Director:

Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Speaker faculty:

Professor Ahmed Morsy, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, Chairman, Nebras Technology, Editor in Chief, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New Jersey, USA

Dr (Lt Gen) CS Narayanan, VSM, President's Honorary Surgeon, Head, Department of Neurology, Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi, India 

Dinny Peter, President, Government Blockchain Association, IBM Software Growth Business Leader, Saudi Business Machines, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Harpreet S Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England, Clinical Doctor, University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Dr Immanuel Azaad Moonesar, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Health Policy Research Leader, MPA Program Coordinator, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, President, Academy of International Business - MENA Chapter, Dubai, UAE

Jose Pedro Almeida, Director of Data Intelligence, Unilabs, Porto, Portugal

Luis Menezes, Chief Executive Officer, Unilabs, Porto, Portugal

Mark Hoffman, Chief Research Information Officer, Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Associate Professor, Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Accreditation statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

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