Blood Transfusion Medicine New

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

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

Transfusion challenges in patients with hereditary hemoglobinopathies

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

10:40

The clinical significance of Allo–antibodies

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

11:10 

Coffee break

Session 2: Adverse events Transfusion transmitted infections

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 

11:40

Hidden viral infections in blood donors

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 

12:10

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

Dr Priyanka Chadha, Pathologist, Janakpuri Superspeciality Hospital Society, New Delhi, India

12:40

Case Report: Confirmed false Negative HCV blood donor

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

13:10 

Lunch break and visit exhibition

Session 3: Donors health and retention I

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

14:10

Blood donor recruitment and retention strategies

Dr Suzanne Bakdash, Clinical Pathologist, Cleveland Clinic Ohio, Ohio, USA

14:40

Iron deficiency and ferritin screening in regular blood donors

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

15:10

Coffee break

Session 4: Donors health and retention II

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

New technologies and donor retentions

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

16:10

Q & A

17:10

Closing remarks

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

17:20

End of conference