3rd POCT Advances Conference | 11 - 12 March 2023 | Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

3 rd POCT Advances Conference

Decentralized Patient Care.
Delivering on the Promise of
Point of Care Testing

11 - 12 March 2023

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 3rd POCT Advances Conference. The conference will address the key topics and issues around POCT in the decentralized patient care setting, i.e. Primary Care, Community Care, Urgent and Home Care.

The use of POCT in the acute care setting is widespread and accepted. However, the utilization of this disruptive technology outside of the traditional hospital environment is poor and fragmented. There are many reasons for this including:

  • Inadequate reimbursement from insurance companies
  • Lack of awareness of POCT solutions available
  • Insufficient confidence in the technology
  • Governance issues

This conference will explore these issues and more to understand why this transformative technology is not being universally adopted in primary, urgent, community and home care.

In the right circumstances POCT can deliver cost efficiencies to healthcare organizations and deliver improved patient outcomes.

11 - 12 March 2023

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

CME Accredited Event

Event Timings

Saturday 11 March: 09:00 - 17:00
(Registration opens at 08:00)

Sunday 12 March: 09:30 - 15:30
(Registration opens at 09:00)

Key Topics

  • Where is POCT in Primary Care Strategies
  • POCT Reimbursement Issues
  • Clinical Effectiveness of POCT in the Decentralized Environment
  • Oversight and Management of POCT Outside of the Hospital Setting
  • POCT Digital Health Applications
  • POCT in Home and Community Care


Scientific Committee

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris

Senior Manager, POCT & Quality
National Reference Laboratory
Dr. Laila AbdelWareth

Dr. Laila AbdelWareth

Acting Executive Director
National Reference Laboratory
Dr. Shweta Narang

Dr. Shweta Narang

Medical Director & Director of Clinical Operations
National Reference Laboratory
Dr. Ola Jarad

Dr. Ola Jarad

Associate Staff Physician, Endocrinology
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Dr. Heba Kary

Dr. Heba Kary

Consultant, Chemical Pathologist at
King Faisal Specialist Hospital
Research Center – Madinah
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Annette Thomas

Dr. Annette Thomas

POCT Strategy Group Chair & National POCT Clinical Lead, NHS Wales


Our distinguished faculty include experts from the UAE, Middle East and Europe.

Who Should Attend

  • Department of Health Management and Leadership across the GCC
  • Public Health Officials
  • Department of Health Regulators
  • Laboratory Technologists
  • Healthcare Finance and Insurance Reimbursement
  • Medical, Clinical and Nursing Staff Employed in the Non-Acute Care Setting
  • Insurance Companies
  • Laboratory and Pathology Leadership
  • Mobile Health Companies
  • Primary, Community and Urgent Care CenterManagement

Why Attend?

POCT is the fastest growing discipline in laboratory medicine, both in the acute and non-acute care setting. In many cases, it is seen as a key component in the delivery of sustainable healthcare in the future.

In the primary care setting, POCT is poorly resourced, poorly managed and poorly understood. This is hampering the full potential of the technology to deliver improved patient outcomes and deliver financial efficiencies. Why is this the case? The 3rd POCT Advances Conference will address these important issues.

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