ASCP 2017
 

Dubai: 14 - 15 November 2017

DUBAI - Tuesday 14/11/2017
07:30 - 08:30Registration
08:30 - 09:00Welcome and Overview of the Day
09:00 - 10:00A Path Towards Optimal Integration of the Clinical Laboratories [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship
Workflow, Automation, Analytics, Algorithms, System-Level Orchestration and the LIS
10:00 - 10:20Opening Ceremony [More Info]
Dr. William E. Schreiber M.D, Director, Clinical Chemistry, BC; Professor, Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine, UBC, LifeLabs Medical Laboratories, Canada
10:20 - 11:00Additional Opening Ceremony Activities
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:30 - 12:30Lab Management & Leadership
11:30 - 12:00Burnout and Stress Management in Laboratory Environment [More Info]
Dr. Laila Abdel Wareth M.D, BMMCh, FRCPc, FCAP, EMHCA, Chief of Clinical Pathology, Medical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
12:00 - 12:30Effective Test Utilization in the Pathology Laboratory [More Info]
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch and Prayer
13:30 - 15:30HematologyMicrobiologyRoundtables/LeadershipPathology Informatics
13:30 - 14:00Myelodysplastic Syndromes Diagnostic Challenges, Benign Mimickers and Helpful Hints [More Info]
Dr. Rania Medhat Seliem M.D., Consultant Hematopathology, Head of Pathology Section, Rashid Hospital, Pathology and Genetics Department, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
The Impact of Modern Diagnostic Tests on Patient Care [More Info]
Dr. Zulfa Omar Al Deesi PhD, Consultant Microbiologist, Head of Microbiology & Infection Control Department, Rashid Hospital, Pathology and Genetics Department, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Leadership Workshop - Reacting to Change [More Info]
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
Catherine Stakenas, Senior Director of Organization Development, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Pathology Informatics Workshop [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship
14:00 - 14:30Optimal Utilization of Thrombophilia Testing [More Info]
Dr. Rand Adnan Hussein M.D., Specialist Pathologist, Head of Pathology Department and Laboratory Director, Ain Al Khaleej Hospital, UAE
IGRA: TB [More Info]
Dr. Adnan Alatoom M.D, PhD, ABMM, FCAP, Consultant, Clinical Pathology and Microbiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
14:30 - 15:00Spurious Results on Hematology Analyzers: Challenges for the Hematology Laboratory [More Info]
Dr. Shalinder Kaur Hooda MBBS, M.D., Clinical Pathologist, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Applications of (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometry and BioFire in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory [More Info]
Dr. Marthinus Pitout MBBCh, Consultant Microbiologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
15:00 - 15:30Utility of Peripheral Film Findings and its Correlation with Automated Analyzer [More Info]
Dr. Lamya Ibrahim M.D., Consultant Pathologist and Laboratory Director, Advanced Center for Day Care Surgery, UAE
All Aspects of Antibacterial Resistance in Microbiology Laboratory [More Info]
Dr. Anju Nabi M.D., Senior Specialist Registrar, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
16:00 - 17:30Hematology WorkshopTransfusion MedicineRoundtables/LeadershipPathology Informatics
16:00 - 16:30Challenges Facing Scientists in the Hematology and Coagulation Laboratory [More Info]
Dr. Shalinder Kaur Hooda MBBS, M.D., Clinical Pathologist, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Lamya Ibrahim M.D., Consultant Pathologist and Laboratory Director, Advanced Center for Day Care Surgery, UAE
Dr. Doaa Elsawy M.D., Clinical Pathologist Specialist, Hatta Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Rand Adnan Hussein M.D., Specialist Pathologist, Head of Pathology Department and Laboratory Director, Ain Al Khaleej Hospital, UAE
Benchmarking in Blood Transfusion Services [More Info]
Dr. May Yassin Raouf MBBCh, MSc, M.D, Head, Dubai Blood Donation Centre, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Leadership Workshop - Conflict Prevention & Resolution [More Info]
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
Catherine Stakenas, Senior Director of Organization Development, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Pathology Informatics Workshop [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship

  • Effective specimen tracking methodologies, including 2D barcoding
  • Whole slide imaging workflow
16:30 - 17:00Transfusion Medicine Genomics of Blood Group Antigens [More Info]
Dr. Hiba AlHumaidan M.D., Consultant Pathologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
17:00 - 17:30Open DiscussionLaboratory Testing for Stem Cell Banking [More Info]
Dr. Theofanis Chatzistamatiou PhD, Director, Dubai Cord Blood & research Center (DCRC), Pathology and Genetics, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
17:30 - 17:45Closing Remarks

DUBAI - Wednesday 15/11/2017
07:30 - 08:30Registration
08:30 - 09:00Welcome and Overview of the Day
09:00 - 10:00A Deeper Dive into Deep Learning: Introducing Computational Pathology [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship
10:00 - 11:00Opening Ceremony
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:30 - 12:00Conflict Resolution and Managing Change in Pathology Laboratories [More Info]
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
12:00 - 12:30Pre Certification Program of ASCP Advisory Board Award [More Info]
Jennifer Young, Director of Business Development and International Partnerships, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch and Prayer
13:30 - 15:30ChemistryMolecular PathologyRoundtables/LeadershipPathology Informatics
13:30 - 14:00A Brief Overview of Forensic Toxicology [More Info]
Dr. William E. Schreiber M.D, Director, Clinical Chemistry, BC; Professor, Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine, UBC, LifeLabs Medical Laboratories, Canada
An Overview on Preimplementation Genetic Diagnosis, Services and Diagnostic Update [More Info]
Dr. Ali Hellani PhD, Founder and Managing Director, Viafet Genomic Center, UAE
Leadership Workshop - Team Dynamics [More Info]
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
Catherine Stakenas, Senior Director of Organization Development, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Pathology Informatics Workshop [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship

  • Do's and Don'ts of Analytics and Automation
  • What are the components of an LIS
  • What do we mean by Analytics?
14:00 - 14:30Newborn Screening Program [More Info]
Dr. Fahya Salah Ahmed MBBS, MSc, FRCPath, CCST, IFCAP, Head of Biochemistry Unit, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry (Laboratory Medicine), Dubai Health Authority, UAE
The Use of Next Generation Sequencing in Clinical Diagnostics [More Info]
Dr. Hemad Yasaei M.D., Specialist Geneticist, Dubai Genetics Center, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
14:30 - 15:00Glycated Albumin; More than a Biomarker of Glycemic Control [More Info]
Dr. Shereen Atef M.D., Consultant Clinical Pathologist, National Reference Laboratory, UAE
Method Verification and Validation of Molecular Pathology Testing [More Info]
Dr. Imran Mirza MBBS, MS, FRCPC, Chief of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
15:00 - 15:30TBCThe Medical, Social, Psychological and Economic Aspects of PND vs PGD in the Region [More Info]
Dr. Erol Baysal M.D., Consultant and Head of Molecular Genetics Department, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
16:00 - 17:30ImmunologyCytopathology WorkshopSMART Applications in PathologyPathology Informatics Workshop [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship

  • Effective specimen tracking methodologies, including 2D barcoding
  • Whole slide imaging workflow
16:00 - 16:30Biomarkers of Autoimmune Diseases [More Info]
Dr. Gehad ElGhazali, Consultant and Service Lead Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
Cytology 101 - Practice and Current Status [More Info]
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
SMART Application in Point of Care Testing [More Info]
Dr. Fahya Salah Ahmed MBBS, MSc, FRCPath, CCST, IFCAP, Head of Biochemistry Unit, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry (Laboratory Medicine), Dubai Health Authority, UAE
16:30 - 17:00Recent Development in HLA Typing Techniques: Which Technology is Best for My Laboratory? [More Info]
Dr. Ali Hajeer, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Clinical and Economic Benefits of Co-Testing vs Primary HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer ScreeningSMART Applications of Laboratory Information System [More Info]
Dr. May Yassin Raouf MBBCh, MSc, M.D, Head, Dubai Blood Donation Centre, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
17:00 - 17:30The Contemporary Challenges Associated with the Implementation of Point-Of-Care Diagnostics: The Simplicity, Simplexity and Complexity of ISO 22870:2016 [More Info]
Dennis Mok MAIMS MNZIMLS CAHRI FAIM FNZIM, Medical Laboratory Scientist , Medical Management Consulting, Australia
Open DiscussionSMART Electronic Applications for Diabetic Patient Monitoring [More Info]
Dr. Hamzeh Awad PhD, Associate Professor, Health Science Department, Al Khawarizmi International College (KIC), Adjunct Faculty Member, Public Health Department, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
17:30 - 17:45Closing Remarks

Abu Dhabi: 16 - 17 November 2017

ABU DHABI - Thursday 16/11/2017
07:30 - 08:45Registration
08:45 - 09:00Welcome and Overview of the Day
09:00 - 09:30Opening Ceremony [More Info]
Dr. William E. Schreiber M.D, Director, Clinical Chemistry, BC; Professor, Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine, UBC, LifeLabs Medical Laboratories, Canada
09:30 - 10:30A Path Towards Optimal Integration of the Clinical Labs: Workflow, Automation, Analytics, Algorithms, System-Level Orchestration, and the LIS [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:00 - 11:40Interpretative Comments in Laboratory Reports [More Info]
Dr. Samia Hassan Sobki MBBS, FRCPath, Consultant and Head of Clinical Chemistry Division, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
11:40 - 12:20A Brief Overview of Forensic Toxicology [More Info]
Dr. William E. Schreiber M.D, Director, Clinical Chemistry, BC; Professor, Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine, UBC, LifeLabs Medical Laboratories, Canada
12:20 - 12:30Q&A
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch and Prayer
13:30 - 15:30Hematology & ImmunologyMicrobiologyLeadership
13:30 - 14:15Investigations of Autoimmune Disorders [More Info]
Dr. Gehad ElGhazali, Consultant and Service Lead Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
Dr. Zain Al Yafei MSc, PhD, Deputy Service Lead Immunologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
Inteferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) - Blood Tests for TB Infection [More Info]
Dr. Adnan Alatoom M.D, PhD, ABMM, FCAP, Consultant, Clinical Pathology and Microbiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Leadership Workshop - Reacting to Change [More Info]
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
Catherine Stakenas, Senior Director of Organization Development, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
14:15 - 15:00Hemoglobinopathies: Overview and Interesting Case Discussion [More Info]
Dr. Shereen Atef M.D., Consultant Clinical Pathologist, National Reference Laboratory, UAE
Andrew Turner, Manager - Clinical Pathology, PLMI, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Epidemiology [More Info]
Dr. Stefan Weber, Consultant Pathologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
15:00 - 15:30Investigations of Hypercoagulation Disorders [More Info]
Michael Taylor, Associate Vice President, LabCorp, USA
Antimicrobial Stewardship [More Info]
Dr. Marthinus Pitout MBBCh, Consultant Microbiologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
16:00 - 17:30Hematology WorkshopMicrobiology WorkshopQuality & Accreditation
16:00 - 17:30Myelodysplastic Syndrome (Morphology, Flow & Molecular) [More Info]
Dr. Ahmad Alduaij M.D, FACP, Staff Physician, Anatomical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Rania Medhat Seliem M.D., Consultant Hematopathology, Head of Pathology Section, Rashid Hospital, Pathology and Genetics Department, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Imran Mirza MBBS, MS, FRCPC, Chief of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Eiman Al Zaabi M.D., Head of Pathology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
Dr. Lois Richard M.D, FRCPC, Head of Hematopathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
Interesting Case Discussion on Microbiology [More Info]
Dr. Adnan Alatoom M.D, PhD, ABMM, FCAP, Consultant, Clinical Pathology and Microbiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Marthinus Pitout MBBCh, Consultant Microbiologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
The Accreditation Journey [More Info]
Faisal Ibrahim MBA, MT(ASCP), Director of Quality Assurance, National Reference Laboratory, UAE
Fasila Pallinalakam BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Cert, FIBMS, Quality Manager, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Edna Parker, Vice President - National Office of Quality, LabCorp, USA
Dr. Laila Abdel Wareth M.D, BMMCh, FRCPc, FCAP, EMHCA, Chief of Clinical Pathology, Medical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
17:30 - 17:45Closing Remarks

ABU DHABI - Friday 17/11/2017
07:30 - 08:30Registration
08:30 - 09:00Welcome and Overview of the Day
09:00 - 10:00A Deeper Dive into Deep Learning: Introducing the Computational Laboratory [More Info]
Dr. Ulysses G. Balis MD, Professor, Informatics; Director, Division of Informatics, Director, Informatics Fellowship
10:00 - 10:30ASCP Pre Certification Program [More Info]
Jennifer Young, Director of Business Development and International Partnerships, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
10:30 - 11:00ASCP Awards [More Info]
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:30 - 12:30Diagnostics Innovation & Education
11:30 - 12:00Whole-Genome Sequencing in Healthy People [More Info]
Dr. Imran Mirza MBBS, MS, FRCPC, Chief of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
12:00 - 12:30Status of Laboratory Medicine Education in the UAE [More Info]
Dr. Kathleen Meehan MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Health Sciences , Khawarizmi International College, UAE
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch and Prayer
13:30 - 15:30ChemistryTransfusion MedicineLeadership
13:30 - 14:00Non Fasting Lipids [More Info]
Dr. Jay Murthy PhD, Technical Director, National Reference Laboratory, UAE
Informatics in Transfusion Medicine [More Info]
Dr. Manuel Algora M.D., Consultant, Transfusion Medicine and Hematopathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Leadership Workshop - Listening With A Purpose [More Info]
Dr. Rana Nabulsi PhD, FACHE, CPHQ, SSGB, Head of Quality, Pathology and Genetics Department , Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
Catherine Stakenas, Senior Director of Organization Development, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
14:00 - 14:30Westgard Sigma Verification Program: Tools & Concepts [More Info]
Fasila Pallinalakam BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Cert, FIBMS, Quality Manager, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
14:30 - 15:00Analysis of Body Fluids [More Info]
Dr. Waleed Tamimi PhD, SC(ASCP), Head, Clinical Chemistry Lab and POCT, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Transfusion Medicine Genomics of Blood Group Antigens [More Info]
Dr. Hiba AlHumaidan M.D., Consultant Pathologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
15:00 - 15:30Hemovigilance Program [More Info]
Dr. Naima Oumeziane M.D., Specialist Physician, Clinical Services - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
16:00 - 17:30Chemistry WorkshopCytopathologyTransfusion Medicine
16:00 - 16:30Serum Protein Electrophoresis Workshop [More Info]
Dr. Laila Abdel Wareth M.D, BMMCh, FRCPc, FCAP, EMHCA, Chief of Clinical Pathology, Medical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. William E. Schreiber M.D, Director, Clinical Chemistry, BC; Professor, Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine, UBC, LifeLabs Medical Laboratories, Canada
Dr. Shereen Atef M.D., Consultant Clinical Pathologist, National Reference Laboratory, UAE
Cytology 101 - Practice and Current Status [More Info]
Nael M. Soudi MS, CT(ASCP)(MAC), CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer (CQO), MedLabs Consultancy Group
Interesting Case Discussions in Transfusion Medicine [More Info]
Dr. Manuel Algora M.D., Consultant, Transfusion Medicine and Hematopathology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
James Gibbs, General Lab Technologist - Blood Bank, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Nada Nsier BSc(MLS), MLS(ASCP)CM, RT(CSMLS), MLT(CMLTA), Transfusion Safety Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
16:00 - 17:30The Clinical and Economic Benefits of Co-Testing vs Primary HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening
17:00 - 17:30Cytopathology Examination of Body Fluids [More Info]
Dr. Priti Joshi MD, FRCPath, Consultant Anatomic Pathologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
17:30 - 17:45Closing Remarks