Clinical/CME Sessions

This activity has been approved for 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

By collaborating with global thought leaders and innovators, Omnia Health Live aims to give back to our global community of healthcare professionals by providing free CME resources and insights into the latest best practices, techniques and technologies to healthcare's most pressing challenges.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Day one


Lab management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Heads of lab from Asia, Europe and Middle East will discuss the extended role of laboratory diagnostics in managing COVID-19, an overview of their current situation and management lessons

Session Chair

Carlo Kaabar, Lab Manager, Al Qassimi Women & Children Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Januario D. Veloso, Consultant hematopathologist, Department of Pathology, UP College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  • Prof. Nattiya Hirankarn, Chair of Clinical Microbiology Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr Tjan Sian Hwa, Head of Clinical Laboratory Department Premier Jatinegara Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Prof Abderrazek Hedhili, Regional Federation Representative, AFCB; Professor of Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Monastir and at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis and Health Institutes, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Dr Joris R. Delanghe, Past president of the Royal Belgian Society for Clinical Chemistry; In charge of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium


Panel: Cancer care delivery challenges and solutions in the pandemic

What are the immediate priorities to improve the quality and resiliency of cancer care

Session Chair

Prof Dr Solange Peters, President, European Society for Medical Oncology, Lausanne, Switzerland

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr Abhishek Shankar, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India; Founder Secretary, Indian Society of Clinical Oncology; Associate Editor, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
  • Dr Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Chairman, NCD Alliance, UK
  • Dr Humad Al-Shamsi, President, Emirates Oncology Society, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Kiran K. Turaga, Vice Chief, Section of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program, Director, Regional Therapeutics Program, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA


SPOTLIGHT: COVID-19 testing lessons learned in the US

Pathologist from the USA shares his experience on how his lab handled the massive testings and what the next measures are when the pandemic slows down

Session Chair

Dr Robert Sautter, Consultant, RL Sautter Consulting LLC, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Dr James Snyder, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Chief of Microbiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA


Staying safe & staying sane: Sustaining and maintaining the mental health needs of healthcare workers

Sharing insight on how to protect the wellbeing of healthcare staff in the COVID-19 crisis and in general

Session Chair

Dr Atiya Mosam, Public Health Medicine Specialist and Researcher, PRICELESS SA, Executive Board Member, Public Health Association of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Speaker/ Panelists

  • Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College London, London, UK

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

Grantor Acknowledgement
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support on this activity from: Masimo