Laboratory Accreditation Workshop

6 February 2019

Update on Laboratory Standards and Accreditation Requirements

Hosted by National Reference Laboratory

Chair: Dr Basel Altrabulsi, Chief Medical Officer, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Co-Chair: Faisal Ibrahim, Director of Quality Assurance, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:30 - 14:00

EIAC Accreditation Role Towards Healthcare Quality

Dr. Qasim Humoud Al-Shamsi, Deputy Head of Laboratories Accreditation Section Accreditation Department, Emirates International Accreditation Centre, Dubai, UAE

14:00 - 14:30

Development and Use of Quality Indicators: CLSI QMS 12 Guidelines

Glen Fine, MS, MBA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer,  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute 

14:30 - 15:00

Challenges facing new medical laboratory professionals in the UAE

Dr.Kathleen Meehan, Director of Academic External Relations, Khwarismi International College  

15:00 - 15:15

Q & A

15:15 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:00

Method Validation and Best Laboratory Practice

Dr Bharati Jhaveri, Clinical Professor of Pathology, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, International Deputy Regional Commissioner, Inspector, College of American Pathologists (CAP) Springfield, Illinois, USA

16:00 - 16:30

Emerging challenges of national and international laboratory regulations: Keys to survival

Faisal Ibrahim, MBA, MT (ASCP), Director of Quality Assurance, National Reference Laboratory, UAE

16:30 - 16:45

Q & A