Program

Day 1 - Thursday, December 13
TimeProgram
7:30 - 8:30 AMRegistration
8:30 - 8:45 AMOpening Remarks and Welcome, Imran Mirza
8:45 - 10:30 AMSession 1: POCT Coordinator Track
Moderator: Imran Mirza
8:45 - 9:30 AMKey Note Address, The Point-of-Care Coordinator: Manager, Educator and Resource for Quality in Near-Patient Testing, James Nichols
9:30 - 10:00 AMThe Essential Skills of Being an Effective POCT Coordinator, Jonathan Harris
10:00 - 10:30 AM“Clinician versus Laboratorian”: Conflict versus Collaboration, James Nichols
10:30 - 10:50 AMCoffee Break
10:50 - 12:15 PMSession 2: Nursing and POC Teams: Working for the Same Goal
Moderator: Jonathan Harris
10:50 - 11:05 AMAddressing the Limitations of Glucometers In ICU Patients, Halim Ghafari
11:05 - 11:20 AMPOCT INR for the Management of Stroke Patients, Ann O'Sullivan
11:20 - 11:35 AMPOCT Glucose Testing: Effective Management of Diabetic Patients, Niamh Breen
11:35 - 11:50 AMQuestions and Answers
11:50 - 12:15 PMPanel & Group Discussion: How POCT Coordinators and Nursing/Allied Health Can Work More Effectively Together
Vertrice Daniels, Halim Gharfari, James Nichols, Laila Abdel Wareth, Najwa Adlan & Annette Thomas
12:15 - 2:00 PMLunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 PMSession 3: Competence and Clinical Effectiveness
Moderator: Shreen Atif
2:00 - 2:30 PMClinical Effectiveness of POCT, Annette Thomas
2:30 - 3:00 PMEvolution of a Training and Recertification Program: The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Experience, Jonathan Harris
3:00 - 3:15 PMCoffee Break
3:15 - 5:15 PMSession 4: POCT Coordinator Training Workshop Part 1
Day 2 - Friday, December 14
TimeProgram
8:00 - 8:30 AMRegistration
8:30 - 10:15 AMSession 5: Essential Topics in Coagulation
Moderator: Najwa Adlan
8:30 - 9:00 AMCoagulation Testing at the POC, Annette Thomas
9:00 - 9:30 AMStandardising INR Testing in a Non-Standard Environment, Laila Abdel Wareth
9:30 - 10:00 AMThe 123s of ACT: What It Is, Where It’s Used, Which Instruments are Available and Why the ACT Numbers Are So Different?, James Nichols
10:00 - 10:15 AMQuestions and Answers
10:15 - 10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 PMSession 6: Data Management
Moderator: Laila Abdel Wareth
10:30 - 11:00 AMInformatics: Using Data to Reduce Error, Standardize Practice and Improve Patient Outcomes, TBA
11:00 - 11:30 AMSetting Up a Connectivity Solution for Management of POCT Devices, Salman Pasha
11:30 - 11:45 AMQuestions and Answers
11:45 - 12:15 PMCase Studies in POCT (Poster Presentations x 3)
12:15 -2:30 PMFriday Prayer & Lunch Break
2:30 - 4:30 PMSession 7: Ensuring Quality & Compliance
Moderator: Jonathan Harris
2:30 - 3:15 PMUnderstanding Human Factors to Minimise Errors in POCT, Najwa Adlan & Heba
3:15 - 3:45 PMPOCT Auditing: Meeting the ISO Requirements, Leanne Mangan
3:45 - 4:15 PMDifferent Approaches to Internal Quality Control Management: Best Practices, Annette Thomas
4:15 - 4:30 PMQuestions and Answers
4:30 - 4:45 PMCoffee Break
4:45 - 6:15 PMSession 8: POCT Coordinator Training Part 2
6:15 - 6:30 PMClosing Remarks & Gratitude

*The scientific program is subject to change