Congress President message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

on behalf of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), it is my distinct pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 26th International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ICCCLM) – IFCC WorldLab Congress organized jointly with the 17th Congress of the Arab Federation of Clinical Biology (AFCB); 10th Annual Meeting of the Saudi Society for Clinical Chemistry (SSCC) and 8th International and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Genetic Disorders Conference in partnership with MZ Events held in Dubai World Trade Centre (WTC) from May 26 to May 30, 2024.

WorldLab Congress stands as a pinnacle event within the realm of laboratory medicine, bringing together scientists, researchers, clinicians, and experts from the In Vitro Diagnostics industry for a rewarding five-day experience of scientific exploration and education. The 3rd IFCC FORUM for Young Scientists and IFCC Council meeting are organized before the main Congress.

The Scientific Program Committee has prepared an exceptional, thought-provoking, and inspirational multidisciplinary program encompassing fundamental concepts, advanced diagnostics, and cutting-edge techniques in laboratory medicine. Esteemed international speakers and key opinion leaders will address various topics including healthcare, recent diagnostic technologies, scientific breakthroughs, and challenges.

Renowned for its comprehensive program, the congress features a dynamic array of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, and poster presentations, covering a wide spectrum of subjects. It serves as a vital platform for collaboration, innovation, and exchange of cutting-edge knowledge within the field.

WorldLab 2024 serves as a platform to showcase the latest technologies and innovations in laboratory medicine and explore their potential applications in healthcare. This gathering foster collaboration among researchers and clinicians, ultimately advancing patient care and outcomes. The Congress is accredited by the EFLM CPECS®, a quality assurance mechanism to provide Continuing Professional Development for participants.

My heartful thanks for In Vitro Diagnostic Sector, their continuous support and contribution have made possible the accomplishment of this Congress. The In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Sector plays a vital role in the Congress by organizing two essential activities. High-level Educational Workshops on important topics with eminent speakers presenting the latest scientific advances in all disciplines relevant to laboratory medicine. The IVD Sector also organizes a great exhibition, providing attendees with a prime opportunity to explore recent technological advancements, products, and services aimed at enhancing laboratory operations. These customized solutions address the specific requirements of clinical laboratories, ensuring attendees acquire valuable insights and access to state-of-the-art tools in the field.

The objective of this meeting is not only to contribute to the advancement of laboratory medicine and to the dissemination of advanced knowledge, but also to foster the creation of an opportunity to establish professional and scientific links/bridges among the participants.

I would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all those who have made it possible for this congress to become a reality, especially I would like to thank all the eminent speakers, IVD industry representatives, and all the participants attending the Congress from different countries all around the world. I would like to thank the Professional Congress Organizer (MZ) for their efforts to organize the congress successfully.

I extend my heartfelt wishes to all participants for a delightful stay in Dubai, where the 26th WorldLab promises to be an unforgettable congress. It offers an extraordinary opportunity to engage with leading experts and scientists, enjoy an inspiring scientific program, explore the exhibition, and take part in networking and social activities. May your time here be both rewarding and worthwhile.

Prof. Dr Tomris Ozben, EuSpLM, Ph.D., Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry
IFCC, President
WorldLab Dubai 2024, Congress President

Conference Co-Chair message

It gives me immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all participants 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 marks the inaugural occasion of WorldLab being held in the Middle East, congregating experts from across the globe in the vibrant city of Dubai, now recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic and technologically advanced cities.

The 2024 WorldLab Congress will unite laboratory professionals and scientists from the UAE, various Arab Federation countries, and other regional federations within IFCC including Africa, Europe, North America, Central/South America, and Asia-Pacific. Anticipated to be the most successful IFCC WorldLab outside Europe, this event arrives at a pivotal moment in the evolution of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. We are amidst significant scientific and technological progressions, empowering our professionals to play an increasingly pivotal role in healthcare.

This timely congress provides an exceptional platform for international discourse on these advancements and facilitates collaboration among peers. The biannual WorldLab congress has consistently served as a premier forum, fostering dialogue among scientists, laboratory specialists, clinicians, and industry professionals in the field. Such gatherings facilitate scientific exchange, ensuring that our organization and the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine remain at the forefront of innovation.

Throughout the congress, attendees will engage in a stellar scientific program, featuring a diverse range of educational opportunities encompassing the latest developments in clinical laboratory medicine and in vitro diagnostics. From lectures and symposia to poster presentations, the program promises to be both innovative and comprehensive. Notably, a significant focus will be placed on technological advancements, aiming to bridge the gap between cutting-edge diagnostic laboratory technology and clinical practice.

Beyond the scientific agenda, Dubai offers a cosmopolitan backdrop, providing ample opportunities for social engagement and exploration. I trust that you will relish both the enriching scientific discourse curated by the organizing and scientific committees, as well as the vibrant social experiences awaiting you in Dubai.

I extend my best wishes to all of you for a memorable stay in Dubai and look forward to seeing and meeting many of you soon!

Prof Khosrow Adeli
Co-Chair, Conference Organizing Committee
Past President, IFCC

Conference Co-Chair message

Dear esteemed attendees,

as a co-chair of the 26th Worldlab Meeting of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC), I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all participants of the upcoming event in the Arab world for the first time. The meeting will be jointly hosted with the 17th Arab Federation of Clinical Biology (AFCB), the 10th Annual meeting for the Saudi Society for Clinical Chemistry (SSCC), and the 8th UAE Genetic Disorders Conference, in cooperation with the Emirates Clinical Chemistry Society (ECCS).

For this event, the scientific committee worked hard to create an exciting program covering the most relevant and recent aspects of clinical laboratory medicine and patient care. To achieve this, outstanding local and international experts in clinical laboratory were selected as speakers and moderators for the scientific program. This will provide an opportunity to develop new personal relationships within the region and other parts of the world, facilitating the exchange of experience, knowledge, and skills.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s meeting has received more than 1600 accepted abstracts from all over the world. This number reflects the enthusiasm of laboratory professionals to engage in the event.

As we gather in Dubai for the IFCC meeting, let us take advantage of this unique opportunity not only to enrich the scientific discussions but also to explore and experience all that this remarkable city has to offer. Dubai, where innovation meets tradition, offers a wealth of attractions and experiences during the stay of our attendees, including its cultural heritage, world-class amenities, warm hospitality, and accessibility from all over the globe.

SSCC is dedicated to making Worldlab 2024 an unforgettable meeting for all attendees, and I look forward to welcoming you to Dubai for what promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Warm regards,

Prof. Anwar Borai
Co-chair, IFCC Worldlab 2024
SSCC Representative to the IFCC

President Arab Federation of Clinical Biology

Dear attendees, colleagues, and friends,

Welcome to IFCC Worldlab 2024 in Dubai, an event organized jointly with the Arab Federation of Clinical Biology, the Saudi Society for Clinical Chemistry, and the United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association.

This promising partnership heralds’ new insights in the field of biology, fostering collaborations and exploring new horizons.

It’s the first time such a congress is held in an Arab country, and everything has been orchestrated to ensure its tremendous success. This collaboration between nations aims to exchange expertise and knowledge, while also providing young individuals the opportunity to explore their future careers, gain valuable insights, and forge professional networks that will enable collaborative work across various countries.

We take pride in the enthusiastic hosting of this event by the Arab countries, accompanied by active participation from their scientists in various activities. This congress aims to open a window to the international community for our colleagues from the Arab world.

The venue for this congress is no ordinary one. Dubai, a true melting pot of cultures, provides the perfect backdrop for the emergence of brilliant enterprises and futuristic projects. Beyond its unparalleled tourist attractions, Dubai embodies a bustling hive, working tirelessly to make this corner of the world a platform for a different worldview, uniting people from around the globe driven by the need for peace, stability, and a desire to contribute positively to society. This is complemented by the traditional Arab hospitality, making everyone feel at home in a country known for its warmth and welcoming nature.

As we embark on this journey together, let us seize the opportunities presented by this congress to exchange knowledge, forge collaborations, and chart a course towards a future where healthcare knows no bounds.

The IFCC, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and all Arab countries join together to wish everyone a successful congress, fostering a sense of fraternity in a world torn apart by wars and intolerance. Let us gather here for a better world, improved patient care, and a bright future for our profession. And may this congress be a catalyst for transformative change, empowering us all to make significant strides in the realm of clinical biology.


Christian Haddad
AFCB President

Founder and Chairperson of UAE Genetic Disease Association

Dear Esteemed Attendees, Colleagues, and Friends,

please allow me to extend my warmest welcome to Dubai, UAE, for the first International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) WorldLab conference in the Middle East. It is our sincere honor to co-host this event with the Saudi Society for Clinical Chemistry (SSCC) in partnership with the IFCC and the Arab Federation of Clinical Biochemistry (AFCB). Together, we have delivered a dynamic program that offers a unique blend of insights across academia and industry. We are thrilled to welcome to our stage, renowned speakers from a wide variety of disciplines. For our UAEGDA sessions, we have intentionally focused on spotlighting talent within the UAE, as well as supporting our international friends. On this special occasion, the UAEGDA celebrates its 20th Anniversary, a fitting event to highlight our continued commitment to our mission. We nurture innovation and education to prevent challenges faced by individuals with genetic disorders in the UAE and the region. At present, the medical field is ever evolving and changing at a rapid pace. Now is the time to focus and understand the future of Medicine. With new technologies emerging, and paving the way for breakthrough after breakthrough, we must keenly share our findings for the benefit of humankind. We cannot wait to share our knowledge and city with you, as we embark on this exciting journey of learning and growth! Our vibrant city of Dubai awaits you!

Dr. Maryam bin
Matar, M.D, PhD
Founder and Chairperson of UAE Genetic Disease Association

Invitation Scientific Program Committee co-Chairs

We are delighted to welcome you at the IFCC WorldLab in Dubai from May 26 through May 30, 2024.

Along with the organizing committee, the scientific program committee for the conference is eager to create a stimulating scientific agenda that covers the most important trends and innovations in clinical laboratory medicine and patient care. The fundamental goal of the conference has been to globalize medical knowledge in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine through a carefully structured system of ongoing scientific education. The Scientific Committee worked hard to create an amazing, challenging, and inspiring program. A scientific program addressing the present and future developments in clinical laboratory science, novel emerging lab technologies, updated diagnostic methodologies, discussion of global health issues, contemporary quality applications, and digitalization of clinical laboratories. The congress will provide lots of educational opportunities as renowned international speakers, inventors and innovators will update you on the state-of-science in laboratory medicine. Attendees will enjoy an amazing scientific program. The titles and speakers of the plenaries are displayed; the symposia are balanced and will specifically cover the themes of Emerging Technologies & Biomarkers, Data Science and Medical Leadership, among others. These educational opportunities will combine the best of clinical laboratory medicine and in vitro diagnostics. The congress will provide the attendees opportunity to make significant improvements, refresh their scientific knowledge with our excellent specialists, and build new personal ties within the area and throughout the world via the sharing of experience, information, and skills. As well, the congress will promote the development of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. We sincerely hope you will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, to network, and to participate in the most cutting-edge research in laboratory medicine.
All of our international and national participants attending IFCC WorldLab will undoubtedly have a rewarding and memorable experience.

Professor Christa Cobbaert
Dr Samia Sobki
Co-Chairs Scientific Program Committee