It is my great pleasure to welcome all attendees of the XXVI IFCC WorldLab Congress, jointly hosted by the IFCC, Arab Federation of Clinical Biochemistry, Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry, and the UAE Genetics Association. This is the first time the WorldLab is being held in the Middle East, bringing experts from around the world together in the opulent city of Dubai, now one of the most vibrant and technologically advanced cities in the world. The Dubai 2024 WorldLab Congress will bring together laboratory professionals and scientists from the UAE and countries across the Arab Federation, as well as all other regional federations within IFCC including Africa, Europe, North America, Central/South America, and Asia-Pacific. It promises to be the most successful IFCC WorldLab ever held outside Europe.
This is a fast-evolving time for the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, as we face many scientific and technological advancements that allow for a much greater role for our professionals as partners at the centre of healthcare. This timely congress is an excellent opportunity to gather in an international forum to discuss these advancements and foster collaboration with other colleagues. Without a doubt, the biannual WorldLab congress has proven to be one of the leading forums to bring together scientists, laboratory specialists, clinicians, and industry colleagues in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Bringing all of us together in forums like this enables scientific exchange and ensures that our organization and the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine remain at the cutting edge.
During the congress, attendees will experience an outstanding scientific program, featuring innovative and diverse educational opportunities that incorporate the best of clinical laboratory medicine and in vitro diagnostics, including lectures, symposia, recent advancements in clinical practice and science, poster presentations, and much more. Special emphasis will be placed on technological advancements, as this meeting aims to connect the latest technological breakthroughs in diagnostic laboratory technology with the best minds in laboratory medicine to help attendees learn and implement the latest and greatest in clinical laboratory science, technology, and medicine. In addition to the scientific program, the cosmopolitan metropolis of Dubai has something to offer for every visitor, and excellent social opportunities have been organized for attendees to enjoy its many attractions.
I hope you all enjoy the excellent scientific and social programs curated by the congress organizing and scientific committees, and I wish you all a productive conference and a pleasant stay in Dubai.
Prof Khosrow Adeli