CAP Brings Laboratory Expertise to Dubai Conference
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world’s leading provider of laboratory quality solutions, will be providing classes and hosting an exhibit at Medlab Middle East, the world’s biggest laboratory and in-vitro diagnostics exhibition and conference.
More than 19,000 laboratory experts and 600 exhibiting companies are anticipated at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, February 3-8, 2020.
Laboratories in more than 100 nations rely on the CAP for external quality assurance (EQA) programs or proficiency testing (PT) and laboratory accreditation. More than 22,000 laboratory sites use CAP PT and more than 8,000 are CAP inspected and accredited.
“The CAP’s complete vary of laboratory quality solutions is continuously evolving to hold in step with modifications in laboratory medicine, enabling more time for what matters most—accuracy in the laboratory, resulting in better patient outcomes,” stated CAP President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP. “The CAP has a lengthy and proud records in the Middle East, and we are glad that 64 additional laboratories in the region are now CAP accredited.”
The CAP and the Dubai Health Authority are hosting a workshop centered on accreditation, which includes topics such as understanding and keeping off common quality deficiencies and, management of contemporary methods in molecular pathology.
“I have worked with many laboratory experts who have been via other inspections and they all agree the CAP is special in its breadth and scope,” stated Rana Nabulsi, PhD, FACHE, Dubai Hospital Authority head of Pathology Quality Department and a CAP inspector. “The CAP proficiency checking out program is the most comprehensive external quality assurance program available. What this means is that laboratories and regulatory bodies can have significant comparisons and benchmarks for quality and performance.”
The CAP will recognize Dr. Nabulsi and Aaron Han, MD, FCAP, consultant pathologist at American Hospital Dubai and the CAP’s newly appointed Deputy Commissioner for United Arab Emirates (UAE), for their excellent service and ongoing commitment to the CAP and laboratory accreditation.
“I anticipate to facilitate the growth of new approved services and training of UAE inspection team leaders,” stated Dr. Han. “Exciting days are ahead of us and I know with the can-do spirit of the Middle East CAP family; we will proceed to acquire our aspirations to benefit our patients and improve the field of pathology.”
The CAP exhibit (booth Z6 B30), thematically focusing on “Partner with us to reap non-stop quality improvement,” will feature the CAP’s latest developments including:
New PT programs
Updated Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists
The Performance Analytics Dashboard tailored for laboratories enrolled in CAP programs.