Live in-person:

6 - 9 February 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre

 16 Jan - 9 Mar 2023


​The role of the novel hematological diagnosis technologies in enhancing patient's care
Program submitted for CPD Accreditation

 Tuesday 7th February I 13:00 - 14:00



The improvement in technology in the Hematology automated cell counters greatly improved the diagnosis of blood diseases that is reflected on the patient's management.​ Hematology automated blood cell counters have a differential counting capacity, providing either a three-parts or a five- to seven-parts differential count with the ability to measure nucleated red cells and immature granulocytes. They can also flag and reject abnormal cells.​ With the use of the advanced technology, anemias can now be accurately detected and classified using the MCV and RDW. These new technologies allowed the emergence of new parameters like, the Hemoglobin Distribution Width (HDW) indicative of the degree of hypochromia, and the Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) that identifies and classifies Infections and Sepsis.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how technological advancement improves diagnosis in blood disorders​
  • Know how the use of RDW with MCV improves the classification of anemias​
  • Explain how the platelet count together with the use of MPV aid in the diagnosis of congenital platelet disorders​
  • Appreciate the use of Monocyte distribution width (MDW) in early diagnosis of sepsis



Prof. Nevine Kassim
Professor of Clinical Pathology,  Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt​
Head of Hematology Department, Alfa Lab, Cairo, Egypt

Nevine A. Kassim an Emeritus professor and ex-head of department of Clinical Pathology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Her main interest is in research and teaching Automation in Hematological laboratories, Thrombosis and Hemostasis. Many publications in the same topics are found in many local and international journals. Professor Kassim is the President of the Egyptian Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis which hold annual scientific meetings and also responsible for the awareness with World Thrombosis Day. Professor Kassim is the counselor of Egypt for the European and Mediterranean league on Thrombosis (EMLTD) Head of Hematology Department in Alfa Lab Egypt.


  • President of the SSC meeting of ISTH in 2010 In Cairo
  • President od Educational Seminar of ISTH, Cairo, 2005
  • President of Educational Seminar of ISTH, Dubai, 2017