Microbiology conference

6 February 2019

Dubai World Trade Centre

Overview:

Theme: Encouraging clinical microbiology excellence through innovation

The highly anticipated Microbiology conference returns to the MEDLAB with an all new conference agenda that features engaging expert-led sessions aiming to address new innovations and the complex challenges concerning microbiology within the region, and globally. This forum presents delegates with an unparalleled opportunity to liaise with the leaders in the field, all whilst gaining important CME credits.

From the effective use of new technology, to advanced techniques in diagnosis, detection and prevention, the conference will cover an extensive range of topics guaranteed to educate and enlighten all.

Key topics:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Fungal infections
  • Mycology
  • STD’s
  • Enteric Diseases
  • Molecular based microbiology 

Benefits of attending:

  • Review common challenges concerning parasitology and consider how best to overcome these for improved efficiency
  • Identify new and advanced techniques to diagnose and prevent infection
  • Discover innovative molecular tools and techniques 
  • Discuss how to improve pathogen detection for more rapid results and improved turn-around times

 

08:50

Opening remarks

Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE


Session 1

09:00

What we should not be doing in microbiology

Dr Robert Sautter, Retired former Director of Microbiology, Carolinas Pathology Group, Carolinas Healthcare, Charlotte, North Carolina; Past Chair of Division C, American Society for Microbiology, USA; Consultant, RL Sautter Consulting LLC, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA

09:30

Prevalence of various genes encoding Carbapenemase and MIC profile to Meropenem in Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

Prof Ida Parwati, President, Indonesian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Jakarta, Indonesia

10:30 Coffee Break


Session 2

11:00

Topic tbc

Prof Manaf M. Alqahtani, Associate Professor of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- MUB, Vice President, Bahrain Medical Society, Infectious Diseases Consultant, Clinical Microbiologist - Head Of Microbiology, Head of Infection Control Unit, BDF Hospital - Royal Medical Services, Riffa, Bahrain

11:30

Reliable high multiplex testing for sexually transmitted pathogens

Dr Daniel Langenstroth-Roewer, Product Manager for Molecular Diagnostics, Euroimmun, Lübeck, Germany

12:00 Lunch Break


Session 3

13:30

Tuberculosis: Diagnostic challenges

Dr Camilla Rodrigues, Consultant Microbiologist & Chairperson Infection Control Committee, P. D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India

14:00

New cutting-edge diagnostics for direct detection and identification of fungi infecting skin, hair or nails

Dr Daniel Langenstroth-Roewer, Product Manager for Molecular Diagnostics, Euroimmun, Lübeck, Germany

14:30

Interactive Q & A

15:00 Coffee Break


Session 4

15:30

Movement from culture to molecular based microbiology

Dr Jennifer Hunt, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, USA

16:00

Updates in mycology

Dr Arunaloke Chakrabarti, President, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, Professor and In-Charge, Center of Advanced Research in Medical Mycology, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference & Research on Fungi of Medical Importance National Culture Collection of Pathogenic Fungi, Head, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,Chandigarh, India

16:30 End of conference

Chairs:

Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), 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:

 

Dr Arunaloke Chakrabarti, President, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, Professor and In-Charge, Center of Advanced Research in Medical Mycology, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference & Research on Fungi of Medical Importance  National Culture Collection of Pathogenic Fungi, Head, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,Chandigarh, India

Dr Camilla Rodrigues, Consultant Microbiologist & Chairperson Infection Control Committee, P. D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Dr Daniel Langenstroth-Roewer, Product Manager for Molecular Diagnostics, Euroimmun, Lübeck, Germany               

Dr G. Balakrish Nair, Microbiologist, Executive Director, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Gurugram, India

Dr Jennifer Hunt, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, USA

Prof Ida Parwati, President, Indonesian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Jakarta, Indonesia

Prof Manaf M. Alqahtani, Associate Professor of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- MUB, Vice President, Bahrain Medical Society, Infectious Diseases Consultant, Clinical Microbiologist - Head Of Microbiology, Head of Infection Control Unit, BDF Hospital - Royal Medical Services, Riffa, Bahrain

Dr Robert Sautter, Retired former Director of Microbiology, Carolinas Pathology Group, Carolinas Healthcare, Charlotte, North Carolina; Past Chair of Division C, American Society for Microbiology, USA; Consultant, RL Sautter Consulting LLC, Lancaster, South Carolina, 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 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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