Dear Delegate,

Welcome to the first "Seeding the Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Laboratories 2013" series, held this year in the Intercontinental Hotel in Jeddah. Thank you for being here.

This symposium and the pre- symposium satellite courses are unique gathering of the national senior laboratory professionals and world-class leading experts who joined their efforts to shape the future quality roadmap of Clinical laboratories. By attending the event you get most up-to-date regional and international market intelligence, the body of knowledge of future laboratories, super excellence culture, and leadership paradigm.

The clinical laboratory practice is well established in the kingdom for decades and backed-up with strong academia, technical expertise and industry. The time has come to amalgamate the laboratory sciences with services management concept to open the horizon for the knowledge lab era with focus on stakeholders, quality outcomes, community impact and increasing market share. I strongly believe that the introduction of the Saudi Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) membership will be instrumental to all Laboratory Managers in the region in the near future.

On the other hand, the modern laboratory business depends on motivation, empowerment and inspiring leadership. Therefore, to seed the quality culture it gives me the pleasure to announce the launch of the “Laboratory Excellence Award” during the event sponsored by ABBOTT Diagnostics, the leading industry which will drive each laboratory leadership to hop-on the excellence journey!

I would like to thank our partners, collaborators, speakers for their generous efforts and time. I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Abbott and Quality Logic teams for their support.

“Seeding the Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Laboratories 2013” is a comprehensive platform for you to network with peers and colleagues, learn from experts, develop affective program for your lab and prepare the lab for the excellence award in 2014.

I look forward to meeting with you all in person. Enjoy the event with Jeddah twist!

Truly yours,

Nashat Nafouri, PhD, BD, MLS (ASCP), B.Sc.
Project Leader
Seeding the Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Laboratories 2013