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Leading UAE Pathologists Honored at ‘Pathology Society Meeting’ Jointly Organized by Thumbay Labs and EMA

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
Dr. 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.