Leading pathologists in the UAE were honored and the latest trends in pathology were discussed at the Pathology Society Meeting, a gathering of renowned experts in pathology organized by Thumbay Labs in association with Emirates Medical Association (EMA). The event was held at Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman.
Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the presentation ceremony which honored distinguished experts in the field of pathology, for their contributions to the field. The awardees were:
- Dr Mouza Abdulla Al Sharhan – President of Emirates Pathology Society and UAE Council member Arab Division at IAP
- Dr Aaron Han – Senior Pathologist, American Hospital, Dubai
- Dr Hassan Yousef Hotait – Senior Pathologist, Government Histopathology Lab, DHA
- Dr Ahmed Albarkouki – Senior Pathologist, Al Baraha Hospital, MOHAP
- Palat Krishna Menon – Director & COO, Thumbay Labs
- Dr Fatheya Bayoumi – Senior Pathologist, Dept of Pathology, Dubai Medical College for Girls
- Dr Mohamad Al Homssi – Dept of Pathology, College of Medicine, Sharjah University
Discussions included a variety of topics covering the latest trends in pathology as well as the challenges and future prospects of the field. Expert pathologists presented various topics before the participants. Topics discussed included:
Molecular Pathology of Colorectal Cancer – Dr. Byoungkwon Kim M.D., Consultant Physician, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Transcription Factor Disease: Homozygous POU1F1 (PIT1) mutation detected by Next Generation Sequencing in a case of Multiple Pituitary Hormone deficiency – Dr. Palat K Menon, MD PhD, CPHQ, Dir & COO – Thumbay Labs
Laboratory Errors: Concerns & Reality in modern day medicine – Dr. M. Panicker, Lab Director – Lifecare Hospital, Musaffah
Granulomatous Lesions in Breast: Our Experience In Thumbay Labs – Dr. Kalpana Golani – Specialist Anatomical Pathologist – Thumbay Labs
Interesting Rare Hematology Cases – by Dr.Mahammad Al Thahyabat-Senior Specialist Clinical Pathologist – Hematopathologist, University Hospital Sharjah
Three Unusual Case Reports – by Dr. Shakeel Akhtar -Specialist Anatomic Pathology, NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai
Prevalence of HPV Genotypes and Correlation with a Possible HPV Vaccination Strategy for the UAE – Dr Palat K Menon, MD PhD, CPHQ, Dir & COO – Thumbay Labs
Dr. Mouza Al Sharhan delivered the concluding remarks. She lauded Thumbay Labs for taking the initiative to organize the program, and said that the event was an excellent scientific program, with the best selection of topics, to keep pathologists updated about the challenges and trends in the field. “I was particularly happy to see many young medical students among the audience. For them, I’m sure the discussions were an ideal opportunity to understand pathology better and in depth,” she said. Touring the central lab of Thumbay Labs at Gulf Medical University as well as the University’s advanced research facilities, Dr. Mouza said that she was impressed by the “dramatic” advancement. “I am happy to see that Thumbay Labs has significantly developed its facilities, technology and scope of services,” she said.
Dr. P. K. Menon, Director & COO of Thumbay Labs said that the brand was poised to be an important player in the diagnostics industry of UAE and the MENA region. “We are undertaking our next phase of expansion by introducing new technologies which will position us as the best-equipped lab in the MENA region. We are looking for collaboration so as to enhance lab quality, productivity and profitability of partnering laboratories,” he added.
About Thumbay Labs
Thumbay Labs is the leading network of private diagnostic labs in the region. Owned and operated by Thumbay Group, Thumbay Labs offer a wide portfolio of advanced tests, and is regarded as one of the most trusted names in diagnostic testing. It is the largest chain of private diagnostic labs in the UAE, and is among the largest service providers in terms of the range of tests available, the number of diagnostic tests done and revenue. With College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratories in Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah, Thumbay Labs has become one of the largest chains of CAP accredited private labs in the region. In addition to the UAE, Thumbay Labs also operates in Hyderabad, India. Thumbay Labs has plans to further expand to new locations in the Middle East, Africa and India. According to the strategic plans of Thumbay Group, 25 Thumbay Labs would be operational worldwide by 2022, making it the biggest chain of private diagnostics labs in the region.