Blood Transfusion Medicine New

6.5 CME Credits

5 February 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre

09:00

Opening remarks

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 

Session 1: Clinical considerations in Transfusion Medicine I

Moderators: Dr Hiba Alhumaidan, Consultant Blood Bank Pathologist, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA, Abu Dhabi, Dubai 

Dr Rania Medhat Seliem, Consultant Hematopathologist, Head of Pathology Laboratory, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE 

09:10

Guidelines for Therapeutic Apheresis

Dr Hind Al-Humaidan, Consultant and Director, Blood Bank & Stem Cell Cord Blood Bank, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, KSA 

09:40

How to start Patient Blood Management (PBM)?

Dr Shubha Allard, Consultant Haematologist, NHS, London, UK

10:10 

Coffee break

Session 2: Clinical considerations in Transfusion Medicine II

Moderators:  Dr Hiba Alhumaidan, Consultant Blood Bank Pathologist, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA, Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Dr Rania Medhat Seliem, Consultant Hematopathologist, Head of Pathology Laboratory, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

10:40

Transfusion challenges in patients with hereditary hemoglobinopathies

Dr Khawla Belhol, Director of Thalassemia Centre, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE 

11:10

The clinical significance of Allo–antibodies

Dr Manuel Algora, Staff Physician, Clinical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

11:40 

Q&A

Session 3: Adverse events: Transfusion transmitted infections I

Moderators: Dr Eiman Al Zaabi, Director, Dept of Clinical Pathology, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Saad Muhallab, Consultant Physician, Hematology & Transfusion Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:50

Hidden Viral Infections in Blood donors

Marion Vermeulen, Head, The National Virology Reference Laboratory and Biorepository
laboratories, South African National Blood Service, Roodepoort, South Africa

12:20

Challenges in Screening Blood Donors

Dr José Eduardo Levi (Dudi), Virology Lab, Tropical Medicine Institute, University of São Paulo,
Brazil

12:50    Q&A

13:00 

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 4: Adverse events: Transfusion transmitted infections II

Moderators: Dr Eiman Al Zaabi, Chairperson, Department of
Clinical Pathology, SKMC, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Saad Muhallab, Consultant Physician, Hematology & Transfusion Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:00

Sero-prevalence and changing trends in Transfusion Transmitted Infections (TTIs) among blood donors

Dr Priyanka Chadha, Associate Consultant, Action Cancer Hospital, New Delhi, India

14:30

Case Report: Confirmed false Negative HCV blood donor

Dr Mariem Rabeh, Specialist Immunologist/Allergist, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE 

15:00

Q&A

15:10

Coffee break

Session 5: Donors health and retention

Moderators: Dr Salwa Ibrahim Hindawi, Professor in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Chief Scientific Officer, Saudi Society of Transfusion Medicine, Jeddah, KSA

Dr Fatma Sajwani, Haematologist, Ministry of Health, Dubai, UAE

15:40

Blood donor recruitment and retention strategies

Justina Kordai Ansah, Chief Executive Officer, National Blood Service, Ghana, Chairperson, ISBT Blood Supply Management Working Party, ISBT, Accra, Ghana 

16:10

Iron deficiency and ferritin screening in regular blood donors

Dr Arwa Al-Riyami, Senior Consultant Hematopathologist, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

16:40

New technologies and donor retentions

Dr Ranjita Sharma, Physician, Dubai Blood Donation Center, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

17:10

Q & A

17:20

Closing remarks

Dr Naema Oumeziane, Medical Director, Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:30

End of conference