Dubai International Laboratory and Diagnostics Congress 2017

Dubai International Laboratory and Diagnostics Congress 2017

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The Dubai International Laboratory and Diagnostics Congress, taking place from 8-10 December 2017 in Dubai, UAE, is one of the top leading platforms worldwide. The event is designed to provide the experts in this industry with recent practices, global advances in diagnostics, haematology and laboratory practice, discussing the latest challenges in this field worldwide.

This congress aims to cover various areas related to laboratory and diagnostics including clinical areas such as haematology, pathology, immunotherapy medicine, infectious disease detection, as well as the technical and leadership areas such as accreditation of medical laboratories, and laboratory management.

You will have the chance to meet and connect with the leading experts from all over the world in this leading platform, from pathologists, laboratory directors, quality professionals, biologists, and other health allied professionals.

Dubai International Laboratory and Diagnostics Medical Congress is a unique platform where experts and key opinion leaders share their experience about key issues and controversial topics in medical laboratory work.

This year's programme will facilitate insightful debates on the most strategic issues regarding laboratory operations and management, validation and verification of clinical molecular genetic testing, and clinical diagnostic cases.

The conference will offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit Hours to its delegates as well as a truly unique opportunity to network, meet and build relationships with their peers in medical laboratory field.

The Dubai International Laboratory and Diagnostics Award

The Dubai International Laboratory and Diagnostics Congress wishes to recognise individuals who have exhibited outstanding research in the field of pathology, haematology, microbiology and other related medical laboratory areas by presenting the Dubai International Laboratory and Diagnostics Award. If you have done research in progress or an interesting case study, submit your abstract today to join the awards. Email your abstract to [email protected]

Who should attend

  • Laboratory Directors
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Pathologists
  • Haematologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Quality Professionals
  • Laboratory Technologists
  • Immunologists
  • Molecular Biologists
  • Infection Control Specialists
  • Infectious Diseases Specialists
  • Industry Scientists
  • Research Scientists
  • Oncologists
  • Allied Healthcare Professional
  • Students

Benefits of attending

  • Hear from top regional and international experts discussing the most pressing topics in the field of diagnostics, pathology, clinical microbiology and laboratories
  • Receive the latest updates regarding common issues and challenges in laboratories
  • Learn about the recent practices in diagnostics and improving laboratory performance
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit hours by attending this conference
  • Review and discuss the current challenge in analytics and infection control detection
  • Network, meet and build relationships with peers in the field of laboratory and diagnostics practice to exchange knowledge
  • Participate in the practical workshops

Conference Prices

Bronze PackageEarly Bird 5 August 2017Standard Price
DoctorsUSD 399USD 499
Residents and Medical StudentsUSD 299USD 399
Pharma Companies & Solution ProvidersUSD 1799USD 1999
*2-day conference *Networking coffee breaks
*Lunch *Post-congress presentation access *Certificate of attendance
NOTE: Students fee is applicable ONLY for undergraduate students. A valid student ID must be presented at the Registration Desk during the Congress. Otherwise, discounted fee will not apply.

Gold PackageEarly Bird 5 August 2017Standard Price
USD 499USD 599
Residents and Medical Students
USD 399USD 499
Pharma Companies & Solution Providers
USD 1999USD 2199
*2-day conference *Networking coffee breaks *Access to workshops
*Lunch *Post-congress presentation access *Certificate of attendance

1 WorkshopUSD 99
2 Workshop USD 149
3 Workshop USD 199

Registration and Payment Policy

• All participants must register prior to congress admission.
• Pre-registered participants are advised to present a copy of their registration/payment slip at the onsite registration desk.
• Payment is due at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshments, conference materials and certificate of attendance.
• Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received in full.
• Cheque payment may only be made from UAE and in AED. Kindly contact us at [email protected]
to discuss.
• EFT / Direct Deposit to be effected as per bank details on the invoice.
• Payment should be made within 7 days of invoice date.
• Payment can also be done through credit card or Paypal.


• All early bird discounts require payment at the time of registration and before the early bird deadline in order to receive any discount.
• Discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer.

Cancellation Policy

• Registration cancellations must be notified in writing by email to Maarefah’s office in Dubai. Email: [email protected]

• Cancellations received 30 working days prior the event will receive a refund of the registration fees, less an administration charge of 100 USD of the congress fee.

• Cancellations made after, as well as 'no shows', are not eligible for a refund.
• Refunds will be processed 2 months after the event completion date.

Conference Day One


Registration, coffee and networking


Welcome from Maarefah Management


Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

SESSION I: Laboratory Management


Innovation and leadership skills in laboratory management


How to motivate your staff including laboratory technologists?


Interactive Panel Discussion: Recent updates in lab accreditations: Comparison and Similarities


Current challenges in staff competency


Networking coffee break

SESSION II: Key Performance Indicators & Quality Management


Clinical laboratory quality performance: How to avoid poor quality


Quality indicators with six sigma applications


Laboratory safety: Achieving safety excellence


Networking lunch break

SESSION III: Blood Bank Laboratory Management


Special paediatrics transfusion needs


Cross matching difficulties


Networking coffee break


Blood banking laboratory safety


Recent updates and guidelines in the Middle East


Closing and end of day one

Conference Day Two


Registration, coffee and networking


Chairman's welcome and opening remarks

SESSION IV: Current Challenges in Clinical Laboratory


Common pre-analytical issues in laboratories


Laboratory risk assessment: Safety rules & regulations


Interactive Panel Discussion: Data-driven solutions to common pre-analytical issues


Networking coffee break

SESSION V: Updates on Clinical Pathology


Test method validation: Recent updates


Application of point care of testing


Friday prayer and networking lunch break


Antimicrobial Resistance

Hala Fouad Ismail


The role of clinical microbiology lab in antimicrobial stewardship

Zulfa Al Deesi

SESSION VI: The Era of Personalised Medicine


New standards and guidelines in genomic testing


Networking coffee break


Clinical laboratory advances in oncology testing


Immune-oncology of breast cancer

SESSION VII: Clinical Diagnostic Cases


Cardiac biomarkers: Failures and promises


Clinical diagnostics in infectious diseases: Detection & Screening


Poster Presentations


Closing remarks and end of day two

  • Ahmed Hani Al Barkouki, Head of Laboratory, Al Baraha Hospital, UAE
  • Amira Fayez Hammouda, Head of Laboratory Department, Kuwait Hospital, UAE
  • Asif Abdul Malik Quadri, MD, Head of Pathology Laboratory, Consultant Physician, Anatomic Pathology & Cytopathology Department, Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, UAE
  • Carlo Kaabar, CEO, Future Lab Medical Laboratories, KSA
  • Hala Fouad Ismail, Consultant, Microbiology and Immunology, Head of Microbiology Laboratory, Al Baraha Hospital, UAE
  • Hala Obaid Al Teneiji, Head of Clinical Laboratory, Al Qassimi Hospital, UAE
  • Hisham Shams Maher, MB, PhD, Group Medical Director, Al Borg Medical Laboratories, KSA
  • Rajesh Saroday, MD, Consultant Clinical Pathologist, Zulekha Hospital, UAE
  • Rania Nabil Bedair, MD, PhD, Molecular Biology Unit Head, Al Borg Medical Laboratories, KSA
  • Saeed Al Amoudi, Head of Laboratories & Blood Banks, King Abdullah Medical Complex, KSA
  • Shahinaz Bedri, MD, FCAP, Adjunct Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
  • Ziad Peerwani, Head of Laboratory Department, Consultant Physician, Anatomic Pathology & Cytopathology, Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, UAE
  • Zulfa Omar Al Deesi, MSc, PhD, Consultant Microbiologist, Head of Microbiology & Infection Control Department, Rashid Hospital, UAE

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