Scientific Program

Day one: Thursday 12th April 2018
Time Topic         Invited Faculty
07:00 - 08:00Registration
08:00 - 11:30Evidence‐based Nursing Practice Workshop
08:00 - 08:05  Opening and welcoming
08:05 - 08:20Emirates Oncology Nursing SocietyTahani Dweikat
08:20 - 08:45 Recent development in the palliative care treatment of hematology patientsSafa Elkhidir
08:45 - 09:05  Navigating Hematology/Oncology patientsLubna Saleh
09:05 - 09:25  Unavoidable pressure ulcer among terminally ill cancer patientsHasan Nigim
09:25 - 09:35  Panel Discussion
09:35 - 09:50  Coffee Break
09:50 - 11:30 Hemophilia hands-on training workshop:
Overview of HemophiliaKhaled Al Habaybia
Hemophilia patient physical assessment Fazarullah Khan
Handling Factor VIII & IV preparation &venous access devicesKhaled Al Qawasmeh
09:00 -11:00Parallel session : Oral poster presentation
Clinical Benign Haematology
Chairpersons: Ahmed Soliman & Ahmed Hamandi
10:00 -11:00PARALLEL SESSION: ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATION
Clinical Oncohematology
Chairpersons: Amna Al Mehairi & Laila Alreyami
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
12:30 - 13:30Opening Ceremony
13:30 - 14:30  Lunch
14:30 - 16:00SICKLE CELL DISEASE (I)
Chairpersons: Fatheya Al Khaja & 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
14:00 - 14:30  Novartis Industry - Symposium
14:30 - 16:15Thalassemia international federation supported session (TIF):Hemoglobinopathies prevention
Chairpersons: Erol Baysal & Najm Elddin Eltayb
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  Marina Kleanthous
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 – 18:30Abbvie Industry - Symposium
Day three: Saturday 14th April 2018
Time Topic Invited Faculty
08:00 - 10:00Thrombocytopenia and Bleeding disorders
Chairpersons: Hassan AlYassin & Mariam Darwish
08:00 - 08:20  Assessment tools for bleeding disorders Catherine Hayward
08:20 - 08:40  ITP new approaches to therapyAdrian Newland  
08:40 - 09:00  Update on Pharmacological adjuncts to limit bleeding in surgeryCatherine Hayward
09:00 - 09:20  Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy  Adrian Newland  
09:20 - 09:40Panel discussion
09:40 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:30Towards excellence in Hemoglobinopathies -Laboratory Workshop
Chairpersons: Rania Seleim & Imran Mirza
10:00 - 10:45 Screening algorithm and clinical case studies HemoglobinopathiesMichael Angastiniotis
10:45 - 11:30Newborn Screening algorithm and clinical case studies in HemoglobinopathiesDaniel Yvonne
11:30 -12:10Quality Management in Hemoglobinopathies Testing
12:10 - 12:30Panel discussion
12:30-13:00Coffee Break
13:00 - 13:30  Takeda Industry- Symposium
Chairperson: Faraz Khan
13:30 - 14:00 Amgen Industry- Symposium
Chairperson: Mahmoud Marashi
14:00 - 14:30Roche Industry- Symposium
14:30 – 15:30   Lunch

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