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Dr Eiman Ahmed Al Zaabi, Chair of Department, Physician-Laboratory Medicine Services, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Gehad Eltayeb ElGhazali, Consultant Physician and Service Lead Clinical Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
This special edition on COVID-19 is a unique opportunity for global experts and leading voices in SARS-CoV-2 virology, immunology, vaccines, clinical care, therapeutic guidelines and trials to help shape development and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference programme was designed to include the latest science on COVID-19 and its impact on health in the region – with perspectives on different types of tests, vaccines, ongoing research – in addition to deliberations on how lab professionals join forces for tomorrow.
Dr Farida Al Hosani, Official Spokesperson for Health Sector, MBBS, MPH, MA, DrPH. Manager, Communicable Diseases, Department of Health Abu dhabi, Adjunct Asociate Professor, UAEU
Topic: UAE experience during COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Nawal Ahmed Mohamed Al Kaabi, UAE Principal Investigator, Shaikh Khalifa Medical City CMO and Chairperson of the National Covid-19 Clinical Management Committee
Topic: Overview of the UAE experience with the vaccine trial
Dr Elitza S. Theel, Director, Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory, Co-Director, Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Service Line, Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, USA
Prof Jean Laurent Casanova, Levy Family Professor, Investigator, Howard Hughes medical institute, Rockefeller University, USA
Topic: Genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19