Microbiology

4 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:50

Opening remarks

Dr Eiman Mokaddas, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University
Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Session 1

Moderator: 

Dr Eiman Mokaddas, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait 

10:00

Keynote Address: The role of microbiology laboratory in strengthening AMR surveillance

Dr Walaa Khater, Laboratory Consultant, World Health Organisation (WHO), Associate Professor, Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt

10:30

Ensuring excellence and reducing errors UAE

Dr Adnan Alatoom, President, Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Pathologist, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

11:00

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs): An update, surveillance and monitoring

Dr Diane C. Halstead, President, Global Infectious Disease Consultants, Jacksonville, Florida, USA 

11:30

Coffee break

Session 2

Moderator: Dr Adnan Alatoom, President, Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Pathologist, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

12:00

Hepatitis B therapy: A cure of tomorrow?

Prof Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Professor of Medicine, University of Paris-Est, Creteil, France

12:30

Updates in mycology

Prof Ziauddin Khan, Faculty of Medicine, Microbiology, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

13:00

Q&A

13:30

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3

Moderator: Dr Eiman Mokaddas, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait 

14:30

Solving the challenges of POCT in Microbiology: People, sites and devices

Dr James H. Nichols, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Medical Director, Clinical
Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, Tennessee, USA

15:00

Molecular methodology for susceptibility testing in Gram positive bacteria

Dr Edet Udo, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

15:30

 Coffee break

Session 4

Moderator: Dr Adnan Alatoom, President, Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Pathologist, Pathology &
Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

16:00

Medlab 2019 poster winner

Case Study: The antibacterial effect of gold nanoparticles against E. Coli strains Hadeel Alrashedi, Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Public Health, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, Qassim University, Buraydah, KSA 

16:30

Q&A

16:45

Closing remarks

Dr Adnan Alatoom, President, Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Pathologist, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

16:50

End of conference