Scientific Program

Day one: Thursday 16th March 2017
Time Topic Invited Faculty
07:00 - 08:00Registration 
08:00 – 11:30Evidence Base Nursing Care Workshop 
Chairpersons: Rana Saifi, Khaled Al Qawasmeh, Khalid Habaybeh
08:00 - 08:20Opening and welcoming 
08:20 - 08:50Genetic CounselingAmal El Haddad
08:50 - 09:20Recent advances in the treatment Multiple Myeloma Khaled Al Qawasmeh
09:20 - 09:50Recent advances in the treatment ALL Tahani Dweikat
09:50 - 10:20Coffee Break
10:20 - 10:50Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) Type III inhibitors case studyKhaled Habaybeh
10:50 - 11:20Patient education: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in adults (Beyond the Basics)Mohammad Saleh
11:20 - 11:50 Lost in transition in chronic Haematology care Maryam Omar Ali
11:50– 12:00Panel Discussion 
12:00 - 12:30 Unmet Needs In The Management Of CHL “Changing Your Perspective”
- Industry Symposium Sponsored by Takeda
Amar Lal
12:30 - 13:30Opening Ceremony
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00Bleeding Disorders
Chairpersons: M. Faisal Khanani, Naser Al Zain, Nidal Mahgoub
14:30 - 15:00Rare Bleeding disordersPaul Giangrande
15:00 - 15:30long acting factor 8 and 9 and their clinical implicationPaul Giangrande
15:30 - 15:50 Interactive case presentation in Bleeding disorders Najam A. Awan
15:50 - 16:00Panel Discussion 
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00Quality of Life/ Infection
Chairpersons:Khawla M. Belhoul, Maryam Darwish
16:30 - 16:50Quality of Life: Comorbidities and age in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantationMuhammed Sorror
16:50 - 17:10 Post-Transplant InfectionBenjamin Hanisch
17:10 - 17:30Quality of Life: incorporating patient health in the decision-making about treatment of acute myeloid leukemia Muhammed Sorror
17:30 - 17:50Fungal Infections in Imunocomprised PatientsBenjamin Hanisch
17:50 - 18:00Panel Discussion
Day two: Friday 17th March 2017
Time Topic Invited Faculty
08:00 - 08:30Harnessing the Immune System in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Industry Symposium Sponsored by BMS
 Arif Alam
08:30 - 09:30Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
Chairpersons: Amar Lal, Hasan Al Yaseen
08:30 - 08:50 How I Treat MyelomaJoseph Mikhael
08:50 - 09:10Interactive case presentation in MyelomaJoseph Mikhael
09:10 - 09:25How I Treat Amyloidosis Joseph Mikhael
09:25 - 09:30Panel Discussion 
09:30 – 10:30Acute Leukemias & MDS 1
Chairpersons: Mahmoud Marashi, Faraz Khan
09:30 - 10:00How I Treat APLMartin Tallman
10:00 - 10:30Interactive Case Presentations in AMLMartin Tallman
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00Acute Leukemias & MDS 2
Chairpersons: Sabir Hussein, Maroun Khoury
11:00 - 11:202016 WHO update, Myeloid leukemias and MDS Robert Hasserjian
11:20- 11:40Clinical Implications of clonal hematopoiesis: CHIP, MDS & Beyond David Steensma
11:40 - 12:00Interactive Case Presentations in MDSDavid Steensma
12:00 - 13:30Friday Prayers and Lunch 
13:30 - 14:00Pharmacokinetics of Extended Half Life Factor VIII
- Industry Symposium Sponsored by Sobi
Abdulkareem Mohammed
Al Momen & Tarek Owaidah
14:00 - 14:30Management Approaches in Relapsed MM
- Industry Symposium Sponsored by Amgen
Joseph Mikhael
14:30 - 16:00Lymphoma1
Chairpersons: Asma Al Olama, Rania M. Seliem, Amna Al Meheiri
14:30 - 14:502016 WHO update, Lymphoma ClassificationsRobert Hasserjian
14:50 - 15:10How I Treat Mantle Cell Lymphoma  Grzegorz Nowakowski
15:10 - 15:30How I Treat Cns LymphomaJeremy Abramson
15:30 - 15:50How I Treat Follicular LymphomaGrzegorz Nowakowski
15:50 - 16:00Panel Discussion 
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break 
16:30 - 18:00Lymphoma2
Chairpersons: Arif Alam, Fatima El Kaaby
16:30 - 16:50How I Treat Advanced Stage Hodgkin LymphomaRanjana Advani
16:50 - 17:10Interactive Case Presentations In Low Grade LymphomaGrzegorz Nowakowski
17:10 - 17:30Interactive Case Presentations in DLBCL Jeremy Abramson
17:30 - 17:50Interactive Case Presentations in Pregnancy & HL and early stage HLRanjana Advani
17:50 - 18:00Panel Discussion 
Day three: Saturday 18th March 2017
Time Topic Invited Faculty
08:00 - 08:30Oral Abstracts Presentations
Chairpersons: Hani Yousif Osman, Eiman Al Zaabi
 
08:00 - 08:05Plasma Cell Leukemia. Experience From Tertiary Referral Centers In Abu DhabiArif Alam
08:05 - 08:10Coexisting Sickle Cell Disease With Hereditary Elliptocytosis,
A Case Series And Review In The Literature
Sameera Alsafwani
08:10 - 08:15Failure Versus Victory: Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplant In A Developing CountrySaqib Hussain Ansari
08:15 - 08:20Hoct1 Gene Polymorphism M420del Is Associated With Decreased Response To
Imatinib In CML Patients & Its Effect Is Counteracted By M408V Polymorphism
Namrata Bhutani
08:20 - 08:25Potential Role Of Vitamin E Supplementation In Enhancing Blood Hemoglobin Levels In
Apparently Health Mildly Anemic Pakistani Adults
Tanveer Jilani
08:25 - 08:30Impact Of Nutrition On Non-Relapse Mortality And Acute Graft Versus Host Disease During
Allogeneic Haematopoietic Cell Transplantation For Haematological Malignancies
Jiri Pavlu
08:30 – 10:30State-Of-The-Art In Diagnosis And Management Of Coagulation And Haemostasis Workshop Sponsored By Stago
Chairpersons: Rania M. Seliem, Imran Mirza
08:30 – 09:00Evaluation of Congenital Thrombophilia: Recommendations and PitfallsPierre-Olivier
Sevenet
09:00 – 09:30Lupus Anticoagulant Testing: New Insights and Current Guidelines
Pierre-Olivier
Sevenet
09:30 – 10:00Unresolved issues with vitamin K antagonistsArmando D’Angelo
10:00 – 10:30Optimal use of direct oral anticoagulantsArmando D’Angelo
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30The Updates in Management of CLL patients in the Era of introduction of Novel Oral Therapies
- Industry Symposium Sponsored by Janssen
Maroun Al Khoury
11:30 - 12:00Advances in Relapsed Refractory FL Treatment Paradigm
- Industry Symposium Sponsored by Roche
Marek Trneny
12:00 – 16:10 MPN Clinicopathological Workshop
International Faculty: Hans Kvasnicka, Ayalew Tefferri, Robert Hasserjian
Local Faculty: Asma Al Olama, Rania M. Seliem, Mahmoud Marashi
12:00 – 13:30 Welcome & Introduction
Tumor Board Presentation with ARS
 
13:30 – 14:30Lunch 
14:30 – 15:00WHO Classification in MPN Hans Kvasnicka
15:00 – 15:302017 Update in Polycythemia Vera Ayalew Tefferi
15:30 – 16:00 2017 Update Essential ThrombocythemiaAyalew Tefferi
16:00 – 16:10Panel Discussion and Closing

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