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Lab management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Heads of lab from Asia, Europe and Middle East will discuss the extended role of laboratory diagnostics in managing COVID-19, an overview of their current situation and management lessons

Session Chair

Carlo Kaabar, Lab Manager, Al Qassimi Women & Children Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Januario D. Veloso, Consultant hematopathologist, Department of Pathology, UP College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  • Prof. Nattiya Hirankarn, Chair of Clinical Microbiology Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr Tjan Sian Hwa, Head of Clinical Laboratory Department Premier Jatinegara Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Prof Abderrazek Hedhili, Regional Federation Representative, AFCB; Professor of Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Monastir and at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis and Health Institutes, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Dr Joris R. Delanghe, Past president of the Royal Belgian Society for Clinical Chemistry; In charge of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

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Panel: Cancer care delivery challenges and solutions in the pandemic

What are the immediate priorities to improve the quality and resiliency of cancer care?

Session Chair

Prof Dr Solange Peters, President, European Society for Medical Oncology, Lausanne, Switzerland

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Abhishek Shankar, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India; Founder Secretary, Indian Society of Clinical Oncology; Associate Editor, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
  • Dr Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Chairman, NCD Alliance, UK
  • Dr Humad Al-Shamsi, President, Emirates Oncology Society, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Kiran K. Turaga, Vice Chief, Section of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program, Director, Regional Therapeutics Program, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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SPOTLIGHT: COVID-19 testing lessons learned in the US

Pathologist from the USA shares his experience on how his lab handled the massive testings and what the next measures are when the pandemic slows down

Session Chair

Dr Robert Sautter, Consultant, RL Sautter Consulting LLC, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr James Snyder, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Chief of Microbiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Staying safe & staying sane: Sustaining and maintaining the mental health needs of healthcare workers

Sharing insight on how to protect the wellbeing of healthcare staff in the COVID-19 crisis and in general

Session Chair

Dr Atiya Mosam, Public Health Medicine Specialist and Researcher, PRICELESS SA, Executive Board Member, Public Health Association of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College London, London, UK

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Panel: World-class quality management within multidisciplinary health services

This panel will explore:

  • Biggest challenges for Quality Management at this time
  • Is it possible to still push for quality improvement in a time like this?
  • The effect of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Maintaining quality and patient safety in resource restricted environments
  • How to ensure staff motivation and safety?
  • The role of innovation and telemedicine of COVID : What have we learnt and thoughts for the future?
  • What does the future of quality in healthcare look like?

Session Chair

Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Caregiver, Senior Cardiovascular Consultant, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Jacqui Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Rola Hammoud, Chief Medical Officer, Clemenceau Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE, President, Lebanese Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Jimi Coker, Board Member and Chairman, Technical Committee, Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN), Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dr Karen Luxford, CEO, The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and ACHS International, New South Wales, Australia

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COVID-19: Peri-operative considerations

Reviewing how COVID-19 has impacted surgical procedures, considering ward admission, anesthesia, surgery and recovery.

Session Chair

  • Dr Ammar Salti, Consultant, Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Arun Kumar, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist & Clinical Associate Professor in Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Medical Director, Transplant Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Paul Barach, Clinical Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Patient Safety Committee Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Validating testing during a novel pandemic

American Hospital’s Dr Aaron Han reviews overarching challenges in COVID-19 test validations and shares potential solutions, as experienced in the UAE.

Session Chair

Dr PK Menon, Director, Healthcare Management, CALM Worldwide FZE, Dubai, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Aaron Han, Consultant Pathologist and Director of Haematology and Flow Cytometry, American Hospital Dubai; Vice President, Emirates Pathology Society, Dubai, UAE

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Panel: Women's health care in the era of COVID19

This panel will share expert perspectives on

  • COVID19 infection and pregnancy care
  • COVID19 obstetric preparedness
  • Covid19 and gynaecological care
  • Considerations for inpatient obstetric healthcare settings
  • Mental health in a pandemic
  • What’s the research saying?

Session Chair

Dr Paul Bosio, Chief Medical Officer, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Patrick O'Brien, Vice President: Membership, Royal Cllege of Obstetrics & Gynaecoogists (RCOG); Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
  • Prof Salome Maswime, Head of Global Surgery, University of Cape Town, President, South African Clinician Scientists Society; Specialist OBGYN, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof Juan M. Acuña, Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health & Assistant Dean for Research, Khalifa University, Dubai, UAE
  • Prof Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Senior Consultant & Chair Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, Director -WHO Collaboration Centre For Research In Human Reproduction, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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Panel: Key decision points around imaging in COVID-19 patients

This panel will review:

  • Where AI Radiology software can go wrong and what Radiologists worldwide need to be wary of
  • Triage with imaging for COVID-19 patients – indications
  • Portable Ultrasound chest imaging of COVID-19 patients: pearls and tips for the non-Radiologist
  • Diagnostic work-up to avoid possible thromboembolic complications in patients with COVID-19
  • Standardizing reporting for Chest CTs
  • CT pulmonary angiography indications

Session Chair

  • Prof Dr Michael Fuchsjaeger, President, European Society of Radiology, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  • Prof Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Chair, RSNA COVID-19 Task force, Associate Professor, Vice Chair of  Clinical Operations, Chief of Radiology, UW Medical Center , Montlake and Northwest Campuses, Medical Director of MRI, Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, University of Washington
  • Prof Dr Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, WHO Taskforce for Imaging in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Professor and Chairman of Radiology, German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Director, Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg (TLRC), Executive Board, Medical Director, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Prof Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Chair, RSNA COVID-19 Task force, Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Chief of Radiology, UW Medical Center , Montlake and Northwest Campuses, Medical Director of MRI, Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, University of Washington
  • Prof Dr Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Member, WHO Taskforce for Imaging in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Professor and Chairman of Radiology, German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Director, Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg (TLRC), Executive Board, Medical Director, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Prof Dr Valentin Sinitsyn, President, Russian Society of Radiology (RSR), Head of Radiology at Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, University Hospital, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Blood donor recruitment and retention strategies

How to sustainably overcome challenges associated with blood donor recruitment

Session Chair

Dr May Yassin Raouf, Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Pathology & Genetics Department, Expert Member for Transfusion Safety, WHO, Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region, ISBT, Dubai, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Justina Kordai Ansah, Chief Executive Officer; Expert Member for Transfusion Safety; Regional Director for African Region; Chairperson, ISBT Working Party Blood Supply Management, National Blood Service Ghana, WHO, ISBT; Accra, Ghana

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Enabling effective infection control across the Arab Gulf region

Best practice to contain and control infectious disease spread across the Arab region

Session Chair

Dr Aaron Han, Consultant Pathologist and Director of Haematology and Flow Cytometry, American Hospital Dubai; Vice President, Emirates Pathology Society, Dubai, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Wael Faroug Mohamed Elamin, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, King's College Hospital, Dubai, UAE

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Panel: New frontiers and innovations in Patient safety

Panellists will share their thoughts and perspectives on how COVID19 has impacted patient safety key issues including;

  • The expedited role of digital technology & AI in Patient Safety
  • How to maintain the safety of our patients and the health worker: lesson learned from Covid-19
  • The new face of patient advocacy
  • Advances in IPC – monitoring, surveillance & tracking
  • Tools and strategies for quality and safety improvement during a public health crisis

Session Chair

Dr Mike Ramsay, Board Chairman – 2020, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Texas, USA

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Mike Durkin, Senior Advisor on Patient Safety Policy and Leadership, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Dr Brenda Kubheka, Managing Director, Ethics and Clinical Risk Lead, Health IQ Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Abdulelah Hawsawi, Director General, Saudi Patient Safety Center, Riyadh, KSA

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Panel: Availability and safety of blood supply during the pandemic of COVID-19

Various heads of blood donation centres gather to discuss WHO perspectives and actions in collecting convalescent plasma and maintaining safety during the pandemic

Session Chair

Dr May Yassin Raouf, Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Pathology & Genetics Department, Expert Member for Transfusion Safety, WHO, Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region, ISBT, Dubai, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Reem Al Radhwan, Head, Blood Transfusion, The Kuwait Central Blood Bank, Kuwait
  • Dr Naima Oumeziane, Medical Director, Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Birgit S Gathof, International Society of Blood Transfusion, Regional Director Europe; Director of Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

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Having difficult conversations on end of life and palliative care

Advice on how to conduct this difficult conversation

Session Chair

Dr Dan Levitt, Ted Speaker, Executive Director, Tabor Village, Adjunct Professor, Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Sessional Instructor, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Board Member, Global Aging Network, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Mayur Lakhani, Chairman, The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, Immediate Past President, The Royal College of General Practitioners, NHS portfolio GP (Principal), CCG Lead, Past Chair, The National Council for Palliative Care, London, UK

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Emergency preparedness & top tips for emergency medicine practitioners and pre-hospital care professionals

Led with the support of the Gulf Federation for Emergency Medicine, expert panelists will share updates to equip delegates on the latest best practice in emergency care from the scene to the hospital

Session Chair

Saad AlQahtani, Clinical Researcher, National Ambulance, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Dr Asaad Shujaa, Consultant of Emergency Medicine, ICU, Trauma, EMS and Disaster Medicine, Lead of Research, Johns Hopkins Aramco Health Care Centre, Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, Editor in Chief of Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, General Secretary, Gulf Federation of Emergency Medicine, Riyadh, KSA

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Nisreen Maghraby, EM/Trauma & Disaster Management Consultant, Chairperson Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Unit, Chairperson EM certifying exam Committee, Saudi Council for Health Sciences, King Faisal Hopstial University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, KSA
  • Dr Saleh Fares, President, Emirate Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Salah Alghanem, President of Bahrain Society of Emergency Medicine, Manama, Bahrain
  • Dr Muneera M. Al-Asfoor, Chief of emergency department, Amiri hospital, Deputy chief of emergency medicine council, Head of exam committee of Kuwait board of emergency medicine, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Panel: Future surgery: which technologies will make the biggest impact?

In the current crisis, which technologies will make the biggest impact on Surgery in the near and distant future?

This panel will review:

  • Stories and highlights from different disciplines in rolling out new surgery tools for their practice
  • What does the near and distant future look like for robotic surgical systems, remote systems, AR, VR technologies and minimally invasive tools?
  • What would the appropriate training and credentialing standards be for surgeons to use robotic surgery?
  • Changing patient perceptions and public fear around robotic and remote surgery. What will it take?
  • Future training and education – when and how will virtual training be widely accepted?

Session Chair

Dr Bijendra Patel, Editor in Chief, Journal of Surgical Simulation, Consultant Upper GI & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust, Clinical Lead for General Surgery, Network Director for Upper GI Surgery, Director of Surgical Skills and Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Prof Dr Alfred Cuschieri, Pioneer, Minimally Invasive Therapies
  • Prof Dr Chung Ngai Tang, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, the University of Hong Kong, Council Member & Chairman, Robotic Subcommittee of International Laparoscopic Liver Surgery (ILLS) , Founding President, Hong Kong Society of Robotic Surgery (HKSRS), Past President , Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), President-elect, Asia-Pacific Association of Robotic Surgeons (APARS), Hong Kong
  • Dr Stanley W. Ashley, Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; General, Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Panel: Operating through the endoscope: The new minimally invasive surgery revolution

This panel will review:

  • Diagnostic endoscopy before any bariatric surgery procedure.
  • Bariatric endoscopy as a new subspecialty of both advanced endoscopy and bariatric surgery
  • Will primary endoluminal procedures be more common than primary bariatric surgical procedures in the next ten years?
  • POEM as the procedure of choice for Types 1,2,3 achalasia in 2020
  • Intramural endoscopy as additional fellowship training beyond an advanced endoscopy fellowship
  • Routine use of advanced imaging for potentially neoplastic lesions of the GI tract

Session Chair

Dr Matthew Kroh, Institute Chair, Surgery, Digestive Diseases Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Prof Alessandro Repici, Director of Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Prof Dr Barham K Abu Dayyeh, Director of Advanced Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Prof Dr Gontrand Lopez-Nava, Head of Bariatric Endoscopy, Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Vice Chair, Bariatric Endoscopy Committee, International Federation for Surgery of Obesity-IFSO, Madrid, Spain Dr Maryam Alkhatry, President, Pan Arab Gastroenterology Society, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of GI Endoscopy Department – Gastroenterology, Ibrahim bin Hamad Obaid Allah Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Prof Dr Manoel Galvao Neto, Director of Innovation, International Bariatric Club - IBC, Oxford, UK, Affiliated Professor of Surgery, ABC Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Medical Technologists Versus COVID-19: The Philippine Experience

COVID-19 is changing the face of healthcare at an unprecedented pace. PAMET’s president, Ronaldo Puno, highlights the key role of med tech in tackling the virus, discusses the issues impacting medical technologists, and its effect in the future of healthcare in the Philippines and laboratory medicine in Asia.

Session Chair

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Freida Z. Hapan, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santo Tomas; Executive Secretary, PAMET, Manila, Philippines

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Ronaldo E Puno, President, National President of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET), Manila, Philippines

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Primary care recovery post-COVID19 – how to rejuvenate the system for the future

This talk will cover:

  • Current fundamental issues impacting primary care
  • Strategies to reboot and reopen the primary care system
  • Preparing for a second wave
  • The new normal in primary care

Session Chair

Dr Atiya Mosam, Public Health Medicine Specialist and Researcher, PRICELESS SA, Executive Board Member, Public Health Association of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Prof Salman Rawaf, Professor of Public Health; Director, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK

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