COVID-19 Special Edition

CME Accredited

22 June 2021
Dubai Room, Dubai World Trade Centre

Scientific Chairs:

 

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

Overview:


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.

Key topics:


  • COVID-19 the pandemic (Global and regional effects, enhanced knowledge)
  • Laboratory diagnostics: Learnings and discoveries on different types of tests
  • COVID-19 variants: What we know, what we don’t know
  • Vaccines: Research and development
  • Vaccine roll-out distribution
  • Pandemic prevention

Benefits of attending:


  • Review COVID-19 management strategies in the lab
  • Identify latest updates in diagnostic testings
  • Discuss post COVID-19 preventive measures
  • Appraise research & development on vaccines
  • Discuss updates on immunity

Keynote speakers and topic area:

 

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
Topic: Serology

Prof Jean Laurent Casanova, Levy Family Professor, Investigator, Howard Hughes medical institute, Rockefeller University, USA
Topic: Genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19