GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine

 
  Share

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 February 2018 –   Delegates at the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world's leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, which continues until 8th February at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, today engaged in the array of CME accredited conferences. A special emphasis was placed on Cardiology, Endocrinology, Tumour Markers and Clinical Microbiology. Attendees also had the opportunity to join leading companies, including Accelerate Diagnostics and National Reference Laboratory, for their workshops to hear first-hand about the latest medical laboratory innovations.

Clinical conferences continued to address today's key healthcare issues. Cardiovascular disease has been the centre of attention in the healthcare sector for several years now as it is the leading cause of death globally. In addition, the complexity of cardiovascular diseases presents cardiology professionals with a myriad of challenges when considering disease prevention, evaluation and treatment. Opened by Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Dean – College of Medicine, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Cardiology Conference provided an engaging opportunity for cardiovascular specialists to expand their knowledge and enhance their expertise. MEDLAB offered global and regional field leaders an opportunity to present a comprehensive review of new guidelines in the prevention and management of the disease and share contemporary and novel clinical techniques and strategies.

As most endocrine diseases are considered chronic disorders requiring life-long diagnostic testing to monitor and manage the disease, the medical specialty of endocrinology is more dependent on laboratory testing than any other specialty. New to MEDLAB for 2018, the Endocrinology Conference, a must-attend for everyone involved in the diagnoses and development of endocrine disorders, provided an interactive interpretation of complex endocrine disorders relevant for both specialists and non-specialists. Opening the conference, Dr Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic stated: “Clinical path and laboratory path should interact more. In my experience, many clinicians don't know the basics of laboratory medicine, so exchange of knowledge between these two groups of healthcare professionals can only bring benefits to clinical outcomes. MEDLAB has recognised this need and it is on the right path to address this issue, but we all need to do more.”

The third day of MEDLAB saw significant attendance to the Clinical Microbiology Conference which focused on the latest developments in microbiology and immunology and the role of a medical laboratory in both the management of infectious diseases and epidemiology of infections. Leading the conference, Dr. Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, stated: “Clinical Microbiology conference welcomed distinguished international speakers that presented their latest research, thus directly impacting field advancements in the UAE and the region. Delegates attending MEDLAB are very keen to understand these findings and I hope they have learned how they can apply this knowledge in their laboratories.”

Laboratory conferences at MEDLAB were enhanced this year with the addition of the Tumour Markers Conference which deals with the advances in biomarkers used in oncology to help detect the presence of cancer. This extraordinary conference, chaired by Dr. Mohanad Diab, Head, Medical Oncology, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, was designed to gather oncologists and lab professionals to better understand the application of research findings related to cancer.

Assessing the achievements of MEDLAB 2018, Tom Coleman, Group Exhibition Director of MEDLAB Series said: “From both the exhibition and congress aspect, our goal was to present the latest innovations, new clinical and laboratory advancements, and most importantly to showcase how the collaboration between clinicians, laboratory professionals and the industry can advance the healthcare sector and improve the value of services that the laboratory delivers to end-users such as patients and physicians. The number of delegates and exhibitors, and quality of their presentation at this year's edition has demonstrated that MEDLAB not only merits to be a standalone event, but also brings exceptional value to the healthcare community.”

The exhibition also continued to see ground-breaking products on show. Accelerate Diagnostics hosted a symposium on ‘Fast phenotypic antibiotic susceptibility testing, where distinguished speakers shared their experiences and perspectives on analytical performance, clinical value and implementation in sepsis management initiatives using the Accelerate Pheno™. On the side-lines of the Symposium chair Dr Tariq Al-Musawi, King Fahad University Hospital, KSA stated: 'Scientific events such as MEDLAB bring educational activities to the region and this can only enhance quality and standard of care for patients.'

Workshop co-chair Dr Wail Ali Bajhmom, King Fahd Hospital Jeddah added: 'Clinicians and laboratory professionals should be one team. We need to collaborate because patient health is the more important than cost of care.'

One of the pioneers in the laboratory industry, Snibe Diagnostics, a biomedical company specialised in immunoassay product, showcased its latest innovations during MEDLAB., including MAGLUMI™ 800 CLIA system providing the most comprehensive chemiluminescence immunoassay test menu around in the world with more than 154 parameters such as Thyroid, Fertility, Tumour markers, Cardiac, TORCH, and Bone metabolism. Commenting on Snibe's participation at MEDLAB, Vice President Lucy Liu stated: “We believe this is a good beginning, as increasing number of Snibe's high-quality products are continuing to be declared FDA cleared.”

Beckman Coulter, which develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, to is sharing at MEDLAB updates in the technologies used as well as upcoming industry trends with its customers. This year's Platinum Sponsor displayed the latest innovations, such as the Power express laboratory automation, the AU 5800 high volume chemistry analyser, the DXC 700 AU chemistry analyser and the DXH 900 haematology analyser.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 7070 times
Posted on : Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Pink Caravan Ride Launches Mobile Mammography Clinic to Offer Specialised On-the-spot Screenings
Next Story : Hologic Inc announces eight new innovations at Arab Health 2018 to empower women's health
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design
Safilo Group Reveals Its Spring/ Summer 2018 Collection
Bridal Glow is Skin Deep: Tips for every bride-to-be in 2018
Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows with Filorga
Redefining the Skin Clinic Experience. #allnewkaya opens in Muscat City Centre!
Mealtop, Introducing a Whole New Dessert Experience
Catch Some Zzz's in the IKEA Nap Truck
Kate Spade New York Spring 2018 Collection
NEZO launches new identity to guide consumers in selecting the best salt for the...
South African artisans of fine leather products look to make big impression at L...
Dual Investments Brand LE66 to Relocate from City Walk to New Dubai Location in 2018
Global Expansion in sight for ICONS© Coffee Couture
Raymond Weil's Freelancer Ladies
Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02
Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an...
Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Event on ‘Graduating Work Ready Youth' Unvei...
15,000 participate in the Dubai Cares' annual Walk for Education 2018 in support...
DAMAC Properties deliveries surpass 20,000 unit milestone as it reports net prof...
Al Qattara Investments reveals expansion plans for Al Ain
Dealing with Diabetes: What German Medical Center's doctors say about the incura...
Indian FMCG Conglomerate Hamdard Laboratories brings “The Drink of India” - Rooh...
Jaguar Land Rover Awarded as Company of the Year
Galderma's “Leave Your Mark” Mobile Clinic heightens awareness of skin diseases ...
Dubai Culture Launches ‘My Environment My Responsibility' Initiative in Hatta
Name of New High-sided Vehicle to Be Rolls-royce Cullinan
Middle East Fuji LLC exhibits the Gold medalist of Japanese branded “Kobe Beef” ...
Pink Caravan Ride Launches Mobile Mammography Clinic to Offer Specialised On-the...
The Allure of Mars: Making humans an inter-planetary species
Preparing the perfect table setting with Bits & Pieces
Keys Ready to Make Her Mark at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
WGS 2018: Teaching altruism, empathy, self-control will drive success, say educa...
Finnair and the Finnish Paralympic Committee agree to a partnership agreement
Arianna Huffington calls for a Third Women's Revolution to redesign a world focu...
WGS 2018: DEWA Is Shaping the Future of Utilities with an Innovative and Holisti...
Dubai Festival City marks successful first ever Nike+ Run Club edition
The Future of Food: What's on your dining table in 2118
Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence
Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google
Feast and famine: Bridging the gap between food abundance and malnutrition
His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi Chairs First Meeting of UAE Council for Clima...
Tommy Hilfiger celebrates the essence of ‘Classic American Cool'
WGS 2018: Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former P...
WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist
Etihad Aviation Group Launches Humanitarian Aid Mission for Rohingya Refugees
Classically elegant and stylish, the titanium mechanical NJ0090-13P makes a defi...
WGS 2018: World Trade Organization relevant even as global trade alliances give ...
Sharjah Police Workshop Emphasises Innovation Benefits for All
Get Your Weekend Entertainment Fix at Boxpark
Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?
‘First Aid Training' for Mental Health at The LightHouse Arabia