Scientific Program

Day one: Thursday 12th April 2018
07:00 - 08:00Registration
ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATION
(Plenary Hall)
Evidence-based Nursing Practice Workshop
(Capital Suite 10)
08:00 - 08:05
Opening and Welcome Remarks
08:05 - 08:20
Emirates Oncology Nursing Society
Tahani Dweikat
08:20 - 08:45
Recent development in the palliative
care treatment of hematology patients
Safa Elkhidir
08:45 - 09:00
Navigating Hematology/Oncology patients,
Lubna Saleh
09:00 -10:00
PARALLEL SESSION: ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATION
Clinical Benign Haematology
Chairpersons: Ahmed Soliman, Amer Lal
09:00 - 09:20
Unavoidable pressure ulcer among
terminally ill cancer patients
Hasan Nigim
09:20 - 09:25
Panel Discussion
10:00 – 11:00
PARALLEL SESSION: ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATION
Clinical Oncohematology
Chairpersons: Amna Al Mehairi & Laila Alreyami
09:25 - 11:00
Hemophilia hands-on training workshop:
Overview of Hemophilia
Hemophilia patient physical assessment
Handling Factor VIII & IV preparation
&venous access devices.
11:00 -11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Roche Industry - Symposium
Chairperson: Asma Sultan Al Olama
Dr.Maroun Khoury
12:00 - 12:30          Apo Pharma Industry - Symposium
Chairperson: Sumayah Al Neaimi
John Wood
12:30 - 13:30Opening Ceremony
13:30 - 14:30  Lunch
14:30 - 16:00SICKLE CELL DISEASE (I)
Chairpersons: Wasil Jastaniah
14:30 - 15:00  Emerging therapies for sickle cell diseaseMiguel Abboud
15:00 - 15:30  Optimizing hydroxyurea therapy for sickle cell diseaseRussel Ware
15:30 - 16:00  Panel Discussion
16:00 - 16:30  Coffee Break 
16:30  - 18:00SICKLE CELL DISEASE (II)
Chairpersons: Eman Taryam & Salam AlKindi
16:30 - 17:00  Interactive case presentationMahmoud Marashi
17:00 - 17:40Debate: I would recommend indefinite transfusions for primary stroke prophylaxis.  Yes: Miguel Abboud  
No : Russel Ware  
17:40 - 18:00Panel discussion and closing
19:00 - 22:00 Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award Ceremony and Dinner
Day two: Friday 13th April 2018
Time Topic Invited Faculty
08:00 - 10:00International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) supported session: Blood and iron in thalassemia syndrome
Chairpersons: Arwa Al Riyami & Omar Trad
08:00 - 08:30  Individualizing transfusion therapy in TDT Khawla Belhoul
08:30 - 09:00  A blood transfusion free tomorrow in TDT: Novel therapeutic targets Vip Viprakasit
09:00 - 09:30 Iron-Chelation therapy: Single or combined Ali Taher
09:30 - 10:00Panel discussion
10:00 - 10:30  Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00Blood and marrow transplantation in hemoglobinopathies
Chairpersons: Alaa Haddad & Mahmoud Aljurf
10:30 - 11:00  Towards universal availability of donors: Haplo-identical Transplants Josu de la Fuente
11:00 - 11:30Managing late effects of blood and marrow transplantation in hemoglobinopathies.Usama Gergis
11:30 - 12:00Panel Discussion
12:00 - 13:30  Friday Prayers and Lunch
13:30 - 14:00  Shire Industry - Symposium
Chairperson: Faisal Khanani
Pal Holme
14:00 - 14:30  Novartis Industry - Symposium Ali Taher
14:30 - 16:15Thalassemia international federation supported session (TIF):Hemoglobinopathies prevention
Chairpersons: Fatheya Al Khaja & Erol Baysal
14:30 - 15:00  Unmet needs in the prevention and care of thalassemia in the Middle East/Gulf regionAndroulla Eleftheriou
15:00 - 15:30  Prevention of hemoglobinopathies: New methodologies and procedures  C.L.Harteveld
15:30 - 16:00  Prenatal diagnosis for thalassaemia in Egypt: What changed parents’ attitudes?Mona Hamdy
16:00 - 16:15Panel Discussion
16:15 - 16:30  Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30Thalassemia syndrome management challenges and solutions: Case studies based presentations
Chairpersons: Ali Taher & Mohamed Naveed
16:30 - 16:50  Case studiesSumayah Al Neaimi
16:50 - 17:10  Case studiesHany El Sayed
17:10 - 17:30  Panel Discussion &closing
17:30 – 19:00Abbvie Industry - Symposium
Day three: Saturday 14th April 2018
Time Topic Invited Faculty
08:00 - 08:20 Janssen Industry - SymposiumMichele Cavo
08:20 – 09:50Thrombocytopenia and Bleeding disorders
Chairpersons: Hassan AlYassin & Mariam Darwish
08:20 - 08:40 Assessment tools for bleeding disorders Catherine Hayward
08:40 - 09:00 ITP new approaches to therapyAdrian Newland  
09:00 - 09:20 Update on Pharmacological adjuncts to limit bleeding in surgeryCatherine Hayward
09:20 - 09:40 Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy  Sue Pavord
09:40 - 09:50Panel discussion
09:50 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:30Towards excellence in Hemoglobinopathies -Laboratory Workshop
Chairpersons: Rania Seleim, Imran Mirza, Eman Alzaabi, Erol Baysal
(Plenary Hall)
10:00 - 12:00
MRI T2* Made Easy
Chairperson: Dr. Usama Al Bastaki
Speaker: John Wood
(Capital Suite 10)
10:00 - 10:45 Screening algorithm and clinical case studies Hemoglobinopathies
Michael Angastiniotis
10:45 - 11:30Quality Objectives in Hemoglobinopathy Testing: Knowing your Limits in Risk Assessment
Marco Flamini
11:30 -12:10Hemoglobin diseases in Newborn - Newborn Screening algorithm and clinical case studies
Yvonne Daniel
12:10 - 12:30Panel discussion
12:30-13:00Coffee Break
13:00 - 13:30  Takeda Industry- Symposium
Chairperson: Faraz Khan
Ali Bazabachi
13:30 - 14:00 Amgen Industry- Symposium
Chairperson: Mahmoud Marashi
Aref Chehal
14:00 - 14:30Roche Industry- Symposium Michael Callaghan
14:30 – 15:30   Lunch