Blood Transfusion Medicine Conference - Medlab Middle East Congress

Blood Transfusion Medicine

4.75 CME Credits

Live edition

5 - 8 February 2024

Dubai World Trade Centre


22 Jan - 22 Feb 2024


Blood Transfusion Medicine Conference

5.25 CME Credits



The 5th edition of the Blood Transfusion Medicine Conference will be the region’s platform to discuss new strategies and innovations to address challenges faced by blood banks and hospitals. This expert led agenda, features a host of renowned international blood specialists who will share novel insight that will transform your breadth of expertise, update your diagnostic skills, and ultimately support the provision of excellent care to every patient. 

Key topics:


  • Development & innovation in emergency transfusion 
  • Autoantibodies induced by blood transfusion
  • Cold storage platelets clinical use
  • Adapting LEAN as a framework in improving blood donor waiting time 
  • CART cell therapy for B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia  

Benefits of attending:


  • Examine the latest updates on Thalassemia management   
  • Critique COVID-19 related challenges in blood donation centers 
  • Discuss the local experience of Stem Cell Transplantation cellular     
  • Review the management of blood services during emergencies 



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

Activity Director:  


  • Dr Ziad Peerwani, Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute-PLMI, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 


  • Dr Arwa Z. Al Riyami, Senior Consultant Hematopathologist, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Seeb, Oman
  • Prof Salwa Hindawi, Professor in Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA 
  • Dr Fatma Sajwani, Hematology & Transfusion Specialist, Department of Laboratories, Health Support Service Sector, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
  • Hiba al Humaidan, Head of Transfusion Services, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi, UAE 
  • Dr Heidi Doughty, Consultant in Transfusion Medicine, NHS Blood, Birmingham, UK 
  • Dr Jasem Albasri, Chief of Blood Bank Lab, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA 
  • Dr Miquel Lozano, Chief Hemotherapy, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 
  • Dr Reem Ameen, Immunohematology and Transplant Immunology, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait 
  • Dr Rehab Mohamed Alblooshi, Medical Director, Dubai Cord Blood Center, DHA, Dubai, UAE 
  • Dr Rita Feghali, Director, Lebanese Red Cross Blood Transfusion Services, Beirut, Lebanon 
  • Dr Suha Hejres, Head of Pathology, Blood Bank and Lab Medicine, Al Sayh, Bahrain