Microbiology

6.75 CME Credits

4 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:00

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 

09:10

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

09:40

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 

10:10

Process and technology improving direct detection

Prof Dr Pavel Drevinek, Department of Medical Microbiology, Head of department, Department of
Paediatrics, Director of cystic fibrosis centre, Charles University, Motol University Hospital, Praha, Czech Republic

10:40

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 

11:10

Panel: Interesting cases in clinical microbiology

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

Panellists:

Dr Kavita Diddi, General Secretary, Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology, Specialist Microbiologist, Prime Healthcare Group, Dubai, UAE

Dr Hafiz Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Clinical Microbiologist Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, RAK Hospital, Ras al Khaimah, UAE

Dr Stefan Weber, Consultant Microbiologist, SKMC, Clinical Services - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:00

Advancing TB control with IGRAs

Dr Giovanni Sotgiu, Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Statistics Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

12:30

Hepatitis B therapy: A cure of tomorrow?

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

13:00

Updates in mycology

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

13:30

Transforming laboratory practices with total automation

Theo Liebregts, Head of Bacteriology, Pamm Laboratories, Veldhoven, Netherlands

14:00

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 

15:00

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

15:30

Molecular methodology for susceptibility testing in Gram positive bacteria

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

16:00

 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 

16:30

New frontiers and technologies improving patient safety and infection control

Dr Wael Faroug Mohamed Elamin, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, King's College Hospital, Dubai, UAE 

17:00

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 

17:15

Mitigating antimicrobial resistance with linalyl anthranilate

Lim Erin, Program Academic Committee Chair, Medical Laboratory Science, Higher Colleges of Technology, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Division, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:30

Closing remarks

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

17:40

End of conference