Sustainability in the Laboratory


Live & in-person

6 February 2023
Dubai World Trade Centre

Sustainability in the Laboratory

CME accredited


For the 1st time at MEDLAB, we are introducing the Sustainability in the laboratory. In this agenda, we will explore how clinical labs can make the switch to green and reduce the environmental impact of their labs. We will also delve into workforce diversity and inclusion and discuss the roadmap for building a culture of sustainability within clinical labs in the GCC. 

Key topics:


  • Green labs- how to get started 
  • Harnessing a network of stakeholders for sustainable laboratory response to a public health concern 
  • Future-proofing labs through smart technology and innovation 
  • Holistic approaches to reducing the environmental impact of clinical laboratories 
  • Promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workforce of clinical laboratories 

Benefits of attending:


  • Discuss how to engage clinical laboratories in greener and sustainable practices 
  • Measure key sustainability metrics in clinical laboratories 
  • Determine how to build a culture of sustainability within the lab – roadmaps for success 
  • Leverage workforce diversity, equality and inclusion to deliver high quality care for patients 

Scientific co-chairs:


  • Prof Damien Gruson, Head - Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Rana Nabulsi, Head – Operations & Quality-Pathology & Genetics, DHA, Dubai, UAE

Key speakers:


  • Dr Bernard Gouget, Assistant Professor, Fédération Hospitalière de France, Paris, France 
  • Dr Ismail Said, Director - Qatar Genome Program, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar 
  • Dr Fouad Hassan Al-Dayel, Chairman of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research, Riyadh, KSA 
  • Prof Sergio Bernardini, Chair, IFCC Division on Emerging technology, Rome, Italy 
  • Dr Naser Ammash, Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi, UAE 
  • Dr Laila AbdelWareth, Acting Executive Director, National Reference Laboratory (NRL); Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE