BLOOD TRANSFUSION MEDICINE CONFERENCE

8 February 2018

6.25 CME Points

Za’abeel Hall 6, Conference Room 2

Overview

The CME- accredited Blood Transfusion Medicine conference discusses these global challenges in transfusion transmitted infections and effective tools for improving these practices in the hospital setting.

Key topics:

  • Transfusion transmitted infections /pathogen inactivation
  • Management and organisation
  • Clinical aspect of transfusion - transfusion reactions to blood products: clinical and lab aspects

Benefits of attending:

  • Identify effective tools for improving transfusion practice
  • Discuss blood transfusion in an emergency and disaster
  • Understand global challenges in transfusion transmitted infections
  • Appraise the role of the lab in blood supply safety

Chair: Dr. May Yassin Raouf, Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Activity Director: Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Centre for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from: 
Abbott Diagnostics | Beckman Coulter | Siemens Healthineers

Supported by:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Centre for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from: 
Abbott Diagnostics
Beckman Coulter
Siemens Healthineers

09:20

Opening remarks by the chair

Dr May Yassin Raouf, WHO Expert Member for Transfusion Safety; Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Session 1: UPDATES ON TRANSFUSION TRANSMITTED INFECTION (TTI)

Moderator: Dr May Yassin Raouf, WHO Expert Member for Transfusion Safety; Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

09:30

New emerging pathogen /Zika virus

Dr Jose Eduardo Levi, Researcher, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paolo, Brazil

09:55

Malaria and blood transfusion safety

Prof Sandrine Houze, Head, Reference Lab, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France

10:20

Q&A

10:30 Coffee Break


Session 2: CLINICAL ASPECT OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Moderator: Khadeja Lahjouji, Deputy Director, The National Blood Transfusion Centre, Morocco    

11:00

Adding life to years: Thalassemia major blood transfusion programme

Dr Khawla Belhol, Head, Thalassemia Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

11:15

Safe transfusion practice in patients with haemoglopinopathies

Dr Arwa Al Riyami, Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

11:30

Patient blood management programme

Dr Hiba Saud Al Humaidan, Consultant Physician, Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:45

Q&A

12:00 Lunch Break


Session 3:NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN BLOOD TRANSFUSION PRACTICE

Moderator: Abdullah Mashi, Consultant- Blood Transfusion, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA

13:00

Red cell genotyping and future pre-transfusion testing

Stefan Meyer, Group Leader, Blood Transfusion Service Zurich, Swiss Red Cross, Bern, Switzerland

13:25

Updates on pathogen inactivation

Dr Andreas Buser, Head of the Blood Center, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

13:50

The use of mart applications to improve blood donours recruitment and retention

Dr May Yassin Raouf, WHO Expert Member for Transfusion Safety; Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

14:15

Q&A

14:30 Coffee Break


Session 4: MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY

Moderator: Salwa Hindawi, Director Blood Transfusion Services, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA

15:00

The Role of the Transfusion Nurse or Transfusion Practitioner in Patient Transfusion Safety

Rachel Moss, Transfusion practitioner, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital; Member, International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), London, UK

15:25

Haemovigilance: More than just collecting data

Dr Jo Wiersum, National Medical Coordinator, TRIP Hemovigilance and Biovigilance Office, Leiden, The Netherlands

15:30

Donor haemovigilance system

Naima Omeziane, Director, Blood Bank, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:05

Managing Quality in transfusion medicine; Is it more than compliance?

Dr Rana Nabulsi, Head of Quality Unit, Department of Pathology & Genetics, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

16:20

Q&A

16:30 End of conference

Supported by:

ACTIVITY DIRECTORS:

Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE

Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Lab Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Dr May Yassin Raouf, WHO Expert Member for Transfusion Safety; Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Andreas Buser, Head of the Blood Center, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Dr Arwa Al Riyami, Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Dr Hiba Saud Al Humaidan, Consultant Physician, Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jo Wiersum, Vigilance Expert, Sub-group to the Commission's Expert Group on Substances of Human Origin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr José Eduardo Levi, Researcher, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Dr Khawla Belhol, Head, Thalassemia Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Naima Omeziane, Director, Blood Bank, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rachel Moss, Transfusion practitioner, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital; Member, International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), London, UK

Dr Rana Nabulsi, Head of Quality Unit, Department of Pathology & Genetics, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE Sandrine Houze, Coordinator, CNR Paludisme, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France

 

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