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Welcome Note:

It is with great honor that we invite you to participate in the 2nd Point of Care Testing Advances Conference 2018 to be held on December 13-14, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Finding candidates with the right academic qualifications is probably the easiest part to identifying the best person to run a POCT program. But not all of these will be right for this job. Selecting a candidate with the correct personality and aptitude is crucial. Identifying these qualities are more difficult to determine.

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Scientific Committee:

Imran Mirza, MBBS, MSc
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

Laila Abdel Wareth, MBBCh, FRCPc, FCAP, EMHCA
Chief, Clinical Pathology
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

Jonathan Harris, BSc., BSc (Biochem), FACLMS
 Senior Manager, Point of Care Testing & Quality
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Reveal the technical and soft skills required to be an effective POCT coordinator
  • Describe the setting up of a middleware solution in a new setup or established hospital
  • Learn how Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi POCT department manages its training and recertification of staff
  • Review how POCT solutions can contribute to the clinical management of patient
  • Discuss & review the different POCT Coagulation solutions that are available in a hospital setting
  • Paint a picture of different Quality control management solutions available for POCT coordinators
  • Challenge and empower POCT personnel to perform an effective audit in POCT
  • Warn of the common errors in POCT and its consequences
  • Learn about limitations and potential for POC coagulation testing
Target Audience
Target Audience
    • Healthcare professionals from the following departments:

      • Physicians
      • Nurses
      • Laboratory Technologists
      • Point of Care Coordinators and Managers
      • Laboratory Managers and Technical Directors
      • Phlebotomists
      • Respiratory Therapists
      • Paramedical Caregivers
Program Topics
Program Topics
      • Soft skills needed for POCT Coordinators
      • Clinical effective of POCT
      • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi approach to training and recertification of nursing and allied health professionals
      • Coagulation solution in POCT: Focus on activated clotted times and PT/INR
      • Data management approaches and how to set up new systems
      • Quality control management solutions for POCT
      • Training workshops for new staff entering POCT

CME Accreditation:

CME accreditation for this educational activity is under process.