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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we extend this invitation for you to attend the “AABB Annual Meeting Highlights Conference and Exhibition in the Middle East 2019,” which will be held on January 2019, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

AABB is the global leader in standards development, accreditation and implementation of quality systems in transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management and has an unwavering focus on donor and patient safety. AABB’s work centers around translating knowledge into solutions that shape the field of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management. Its goal for this meeting is to create a unique learning environment that inspires and enables research, innovation, discovery and excellence.

The target audience for the “AABB Annual Meeting Highlights Conference and Exhibition in the Middle East 2019” includes CEOs, medical directors, laboratory supervisors, administrators (local health authorities), allied health professionals, pathologists, transfusion medicine physicians, cellular therapy and blood banking professionals, medical technologists, clinical physicians, nurses and fellows/trainees. This conference will provide a unique educational experience that will update attendees on the latest research and developments in the field and will include various comprehensive informative sessions, including panel discussions, workshops and industry symposia.

We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of high-profile speakers from throughout the world who will cover a range of exciting topics in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. Attendees are sure to benefit from the latest research and up-to-date information that will be presented at the conference.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all participants, sponsors, exhibitors, supporting organizations and committee members who will make the conference successful. Please join us for this exciting conference and make sure to tell your colleagues and friends.

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Committee & Faculty

Zbigniew (Ziggy) M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD,FCAP
Hanover, NH – USA


Mary Beth Bassett,BS, MT(ASCP)


Nancy Dunbar, MD


Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPath

Dana Devine, PhD

Steven Sloan, MD, PhD

Gay Wehrli, MD, MBA, MSEd


Eiman Al Zaabi, MD, FRCPC
Abu Dhabi – UAE


Rawya Al Dhaheri, MSc, PhD, Prof. Dip. Heal. Admin.
Abu Dhabi – UAE


Zain Al Yafei, MSc, PhD,(ABMLI)
Abu Dhabi – UAE

Manuel Algora, MD
Abu Dhabi – UAE


Fatema Al Kaabi, MBBS, Arab board, MPH, MsC, Fellowship Hematology
Abu Dhabi – UAE


Naima Oumeziane, MD, DEMS
Abu Dhabi – UAE


Hiba AlHumaidan, MD
Abu Dhabi – UAE


May Yassin Raouf, M.B.Ch.B, MSc, MD
Dubai – UAE


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Scientific Program
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Topics for the Conference

  • Hemovigilance – How to get started and why
  • Standards update (2018)
  • Blood product administration and recognition of transfusion reaction (Physicians and Nursing)
  • Clinical Transfusion Medicine and coagulation
  • Therapeutic Apheresis
  • Bone marrow transplant programs (clinical and processing aspects)
  • Immunohematology
  • Molecular immunology

Target Audience

  • Pathologists
  • Transfusion Medicine Physicians
  • Clinical Physicians
  • Nursing
  • Fellow/ Trainees
  • Laboratory supervisors
  • Administrators (Local Health Authority)
  • Cellular therapy and blood banking professionals
  • Allied Health Professionals ( Technologists)
Conference Venue
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Registration Categories
Early Bird Registration Rates
until 20 November, 2018
Standard Registration Rates
until 31 December, 2018
On-site Registration Rates
1 January, 2019 onwards
AED 1500 - USD 410
AED 1800 - USD 490
AED 2100 - USD 575
Non-Physicians, Nurses
AED 700 - USD 185
AED 850 - USD 325
AED 1000 - USD 275
AED 400 - USD 110
AED 450 - USD 125
AED 500 - USD 135
*Above rates are subject to 5% VAT as mandated by UAE Government Law
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