Welcome Note

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great honor that we invite you to participate in the Point of Care Testing Advances Conference to be held on September 30, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population. The facilities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi combine state-of-the-art amenities and world-class service standards, representing more than 30 medical and surgical specialties.

With a global trend towards standardization of POCT, healthcare facilities must implement greater clinical governance and begin leveraging accreditation for compliance with international standards. The Point of Care of Testing Advances Conference will feature best practices and ideas towards that end.  We will have lectures and panel discussions on ISO 22870 standards for POCT, utility of POCT for critically-ill patients and POCT best practices and latest innovations. Our distinguished faculty includes experts from USA, Europe and the UAE. The conference will be accredited with CME units from Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

We look forward to your participation at Point of Care Testing Advances Conference, and welcoming you to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.


Imran Mirza, MBBS, MSc
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Laila Abdel Wareth, MD
Chief, Clinical Pathology
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Jonathan Harris, BSc., BSC. (Biochem), MSc., FACLMS
Point of Care Testing Manager
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi