Blood Transfusion Medicine New

6.5 CME Credits

5 February 2020
Dubai Room, Za'abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre

Supported by the International Society of Blood Transfusion and the Saudi Society of Transfusion Medicine, this expert led agenda, features a host of renowned international blood specialists. They will present guidelines and regulatory updates on safe and effective collection, preparation and transfusion of blood products tailored for lab and transfusion specialists, that will transform your breadth of expertise, update your diagnostic skills and ultimately support the provision of excellent care to every patient. 

Key topics:

  • Donor considerations: Screening, health and retention
  • Adverse Events: Transfusion Transmitted Infections      
  • Transfusion medicine clinical considerations 

Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss key technological breakthroughs in haematology and blood transfusion to improve patient outcomes 
  • Identify the latest guidelines and regulatory updates in the field of blood transfusion to ensure the safe and effective collection, preparation and transfusion of blood products
  • Debate global and regional challenges associated with the recruitment and retention of blood donors whilst reviewing new best practice to assess donor suitability 
  • Compare new innovations and advanced techniques for the diagnosis of infectious diseases 
  • Review key principles of clinical transfusion medicine and identify improve collaborative working between clinicians and transfusion specialists


Dr May Yassin Raouf, Head & Medical Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Pathology & Genetics Department, Expert Member for Transfusion Safety, WHO, Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region, ISBT, Dubai, UAE 
Dr Naema Omeziane, Medical Director, Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Activity director:

Dr Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Speaker faculty:

Dr Arwa Al-Riyami, Senior Consultant Hematopathologist, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman
Dr Eiman Al Zaabi,  Chairperson, Department of Clinical Pathology, SKMC, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Fatma Sajwani, Haematologist, Ministry of Health, Dubai, UAE
Dr Justina Kordai Amsah, Chief Executive Officer, National Blood Service Ghana; Expert Member for Transfusion Safety, WHO; Regional
Director for African Region, ISBT; Chairperson, ISBT Working Party Blood Supply Management; Accra, Ghana
Dr José Eduardo Levi (Dudi), Virology Lab, Tropical Medicine Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Dr Hiba Alhumaidan, Consultant Blood Bank Pathologist, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA, Abu Dhabi, Dubai 
Dr Hind Al-Humaidan, Consultant and Director, Blood Bank & Stem Cell Cord Blood Bank, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, KSA 
Dr Khawla Belhol, Director of Thalassemia Centre, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE 
Dr Manuel Algora, Staff Physician, Clinical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Dr Mariem Rabeh, Specialist Immunologist/Allergist, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE 
Marion Vermeulen, Head, The National Virology Reference Laboratory and Biorepository laboratories, South African National Blood Service, Roodepoort, South Africa
Dr Priyanka Chadha, Pathologist, Janakpuri Superspeciality Hospital Society, New Delhi, India
Dr Rania Medhat Seliem, Consultant Hematopathologist, Head of Pathology Laboratory, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE 
Dr Ranjita Sharma, Physician, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
Dr Saad Muhallab, Consultant Physician, Hematology&Transfusion Medicin - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Dr Salwa Ibrahim Hindawi, Professor in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Chief Scientific Officer, Saudi Society of Transfusion Medicine, Jeddah, KSA
Dr Shubha Allard, Consultant Haematologist, NHS, London, UK