Histopathology & Cytology

5 February 2019

Dubai World Trade Centre

Overview:

Theme: Transforming the future of histopathology & cytopathology

To provide the participants a comprehensive review of the latest histopathological, cytological and related technical advances, the Histopathology & Cytology Conference provides the opportunity to exchange views regarding the latest research on cell biology using molecular tools and genomic data to aid in the diagnosis of diseases and other conditions.

Key topics:

  • Approach to diagnostic immunohistochemistry in soft tissue pathology
  • Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid: diagnostic challenges
  • Pearls and pitfalls in prostate biopsy diagnosis
  • Updates in pathologist’s approach to malignant lung biopsies
  • Molecular classification of melanoma

Benefits of attending:

  • Evaluate integration and innovation in the histopathology lab
  • Describe practical approach to diagnostic immunohistochemistry in soft tissue pathology
  • Describe practical approaches in histopathology
  • Discuss updates in the examination of a surgical specimen

09:20

Opening remarks

Dr Mouza Al Sharhan, Head of Laboratory, Dubai Hospital, DHA, Dubai, UAE

Session 1

9:30

A practical approach to diagnostic immunohistochemistry in soft tissue pathology

Dr Brian Rubin, Professor and Chairman, Robert J. Tomsich Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

10:30

Q&A

10:45 Coffee Break


Session 2

11:15

Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid: diagnostic challenges

Dr Yasin K Ahmed, Consultant Pathologist and Cytopathologist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

11:45

Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas: A brief review

Dr Martine McManus, Staff Physician, Anatomical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Q&A

12:30 Lunch Break


Session 3

13:30

Gyne cytology; Atypical squamous and glandular cells with histology-cytopathology correlation

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

13:50

Pearls and pitfalls in prostate biopsy diagnosis

Dr Basel Altrabulsi, Chief Medical Officer, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:10

Ovarian borderline tumours – the good, the bad and the ugly

Dr Asif Quadri, Consultant Physician, Anatomic Pathology & Cytopathology - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

14:30 Coffee Break


Session 4

15:00

The Milan system for salivary gland cytology: Did you start using it?

Dr Mousa Al Abbadi, Professor of Pathology & Cytopathology, University of Jordan - School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan

15:20

Updates in pathologist’s approach to malignant lung biopsies

Dr Hanaa Bamefleh, Consultant Anatomic Pathologist / Pulmonary Pathology; Deputy Chairman (Lab Operations), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, KSA

15:40

Molecular classification of melanoma

Dr Ibrahim Khalifeh, Associate Professor, Arab School of Pathology; Chair, Head of Immunohistochemistry Unit; General, Cytopathology and Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Centre, Beirut, Lebanon

16:00 End of conference

Chairs:

Dr Mouza AlSharhan, Head of Laboratory, Dubai Hospital, DHA, Dubai, UAE
Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA


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:

Dr Asif Quadri, Consultant Physician, Anatomic Pathology & Cytopathology - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Basel Altrabulsi, Chief Medical Officer, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Brian Rubin,
Professor and Chairman, Robert J. Tomsich Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr Hanaa Bamefleh, Consultant Anatomic Pathologist / Pulmonary Pathology; Deputy Chairman (Lab Operations), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Ibrahim Khalifeh, Associate Professor, Arab School of Pathology; Chair, Head of Immunohistochemistry Unit; General, Cytopathology and Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Centre, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr Martine McManus, 
Staff Physician, Anatomical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Mousa Al Abbadi, 
Professor of Pathology & Cytopathology, University of Jordan - School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan

Dr Yasin K Ahmed,
Consultant Pathologist and Cytopathologist, Department of Pathology And Laboratory Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE













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 31.25 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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