Laboratory informatics conference

6 February 2019

 4.75 CME Points Total

Dubai World Trade Centre


Theme: Discussing the future technologies in the laboratory space

Optimal use of pathology services will depend on greater involvement of IT to manage demand and to encourage appropriate test requesting. The Laboratory Informatics Conference at MEDLAB will discuss better solutions on optimal use of pathology services to improve services in the medical lab. The conference will focus on genetic sequencing, informatics, and digital pathology

Key Topics:

  • Maintaining data integrity
  • Data management and system landscape strategies in times of digitalisation
  • Automation and data handling
  • integrating IT platforms
  • Lab of the future and LIMS
  • Optimising processes in the storage of data
  • Digitised, automated, planning process
  • Integrated lab platform

Benefits of attending:

  • Review genomic sequencing and IT tools and their implementation in the lab
  • Evaluate laboratory information management system and its role in integrating the healthcare network
  • Discuss IT literacy amongst all pathology staff


Chair: Gagan Goel, IT Director, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, 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:


AlBhara El Khani, Director, Technical Operations, Laboratory Management, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hessa Ahemd Abdulla Mohd Bastaki, Head of Lab Information System Unit Development & Follow-up Section- Pathology & Genetics Department, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Khaled Al Hammadi, Senior Assistant Manager, Investment Technology Division, Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Liubov Stankevich, Group Medical Director, GM More Solutions LLC, Moscow, Russia

Mark Hoffman, Chief Research Information Officer, Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Mercy Hospital; Assoc. Professor, Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Nizar Drou, Core Bioinformatics Lead Developer, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology NYU, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Pit Pichappan, Editor-in-chief, Journal of Digital Information Management; Senior Scientist, Digital Information Research Labs, Ilford, UK & Chennai, India

Stuart Carney-Graham, LIS Coordinator, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, 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 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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