DIABETES TESTING AND MANAGEMENT

5 FEBRUARY 2018

Overview

Clinical‐laboratory correlations are the most important part of everyday practice in the era of modern clinical medicine. Laboratory or other diagnostic tests do not define specific clinical entity or disease; however, they are very useful to make decision related to complicated diagnostic procedures and therapies, especially for diabetes.

To establish a successful functioning of the patient‐physician laboratory triangle in interpreting lab tests, MEDLAB brings you the Diabetes Testing Conference which will focus on clinical‐laboratory correlations and communication diagnostic process.

Key topics:

Assessing beta cell function
Challenge in HbA1c measurements
Genomics in diabetes

Benefits of attending:

  • Identify causes of diabetes beyond type 1 and 2 to improve diagnosis and patient outcome
  • Discuss the genetics behind diabetes to review use of predictive genetic tests
  • Understand evidence-based recommendations for the use of laboratory testing for patients with diabetes
  • Understand basic pathology of Diabetes Mellitus for rapid interpretation and analysis of lab report
  • Strengthen communication and professional relationships between clinicians and laboratory workers to improve reliability of diagnostic tests

Chair: Dr Fayha S Ahmed, Consultant and Head of Routine Biochemistry Unit, Pathology & Genetics Department, Dubai Hospital, 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