Clinical Microbiology

CME Accredited

23 June 2021
Dubai Room, Dubai World Trade Centre

Scientific Chairs:


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

Dr Wael Faroug Mohamed Elamin, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, G42 Healthcare, Honorary Debit Lecturer, Queen Mary University London, Abu Dhabi, UAE


The conference will focus on the latest developments in microbiology and immunology and the role of the medical laboratory in both the management of infectious diseases and epidemiology of infections. It provides a unique platform for the clinical scientists, young researchers, and consultants in medical microbiology to exchange their knowledge and views on the current developments in this field.

Key topics:

  • An update and review for global Microbiology: 2021 and beyond
  • Sequencing COVID-19
  • How can the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) help the microbiology labs in the UAE

Benefits of attending:

  • Analyze the latest in global and regional surveillance updates in antimicrobial resistance
  • Review an update on AMR resistance levels and trends in the UAE
  • Understand the latest in rapid diagnostics and identification

Key speakers and topic area:


MDR & TB: What’s new?
Dr Katharina Kranzer,
Clinical Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, LSHTMe, Honorary Clinical Consultant Microbiologist, University College London Hospital, London, UK

Revival of robust manual solutions for sepsis diagnostic and AMR surveillance in low-resource settings: Case study of Médecins Sans Frontières Mini-Lab 
Professor Jean-Baptiste Ronat,
Scientific and Technical leader, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), France

Virtual Session: Parasite diagnostics: past, present and future
Professor Peter Chiodini
 Consultant Parasitologist, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Director of the Public Health England (PHE) Malaria Reference Laboratory and the PHE National Parasitology Reference Laboratory, London, UK

Virtual session: What’s the latest in rapid diagnostics and identification?
Dr Robin Patel, Consultant, Infectious Disease and Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Past President, American Society of Microbiology