Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

Best of AACC is a program aimed at providing highlights of AACC’s scientific and educational symposia around the world. I invite you to join us March 23–24, 2017 at our next stop for the Best of AACC Middle East  in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. AACC provides essential content, conducts advocacy and outreach, and stimulates collaboration to help lab professionals adapt to change and provide vital clinical insight and guidance so patients get the care they need. Delivering high quality education and knowledge resources is integral to this mission. AACC offers more than 60 educational programs annually, including the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, which is attended by 20,000 laboratory medicine professionals and healthcare leaders, and features more than 730 exhibitors, 200 educational sessions, and nearly 800 scientific abstracts.
In 2016, Best of AACC held conferences in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China, that explored topics ranging from cardiac markers to HIV testing. The upcoming conference in the UAE will feature a selection of AACC’s latest groundbreaking laboratory medicine content, presented by internationally recognized speakers. I am pleased to share that this will be the first time AACC has offered educational programing in the Middle East.
We at AACC hope to see you in Abu Dhabi and look forward to continuing to expand our educational programs in laboratory medicine to benefit healthcare professionals throughout this region.
Michael J. Bennett, PhD
2017 AACC President 
Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of Alborg Medical Laboratories, it is my pleasure to welcome you to “The Best of AACC 2017 Middle East” scheduled to be held on March 23-24, 2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab of Emirates. This program has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of selected relevant topics in the field of clinical laboratory medicine presented by renowned international and national speakers.

This will be the first time for the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) to offer such an educational program in the region of Middle East. This is considered a great chance for the attendees to update their knowledge, stimulate collaboration with each other and exchange experiences with distinguished line-up of experts.

The Best of AACC 2017 Abu Dhabi is expected to be an exciting venue to hear and discuss the latest scientific advances in all disciplines pertinent to the field of laboratory medicine including laboratory quality management and accreditation, clinical chemistry, newborn screening, genetics, oncology and many other interesting and emerging topics.

Alborg Medical Laboratories are committed to making a major contribution to excellence in patient care by using modern techniques inside the lab and modern concepts of management. The Best of AACC 2017 is considered a great chance for Alborg laboratories to advance and support the competency in medical knowledge, practice-based learning, communication skills and safety to laboratory professionals throughout the Middle East.

We hope that this meeting will be of great benefit to all participants in the region, we also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab of Emirates, and a vibrant and fast-growing city that combines state of the art facilities and infrastructure, as well as a glimpse into an ancient and endlessly fascinating past.

We wish you all a great event.

Dr. Hisham Elbanawy, MD, PhD
Conference Chairman
Al Borg Medical Laboratories,
Regional manager, Qatar