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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we extend this invitation for you to attend the “AABB Meeting Highlights on Transfusion Medicine & Cellular Therapies Conference & Exhibition in the Middle East,” which will be held on 25th & 26th 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.

We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of high-profile speakers from all 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
Dr. Michael Murphy

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


Zbigniew Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhDT(ASCP)


Mary Beth Bassett,BS, MT(ASCP)

Nancy Dunbar

Nancy Dunbar, MD

Dana Devine, PhD

Steven Sloan, MD, PhD

Gay Wehrli, MD, MBA, MSEd


Eiman Al Zaabi, MD, FRCPC
Abu Dhabi – UAE

Manuel Algora, MD
Abu Dhabi – UAE


Hiba AlHumaidan, MD
Abu Dhabi – UAE

Asawari Bapat, MD
M.B.B.S, D.P.B, P.G.D.H.H.M
Dubai – UAE


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

Naima Oumeziane, MD, DEMS
Abu Dhabi – UAE


May Yassin Raouf, M.B.Ch.B, MSc, MD
Director, Dubai Blood Donation Center
Dubai Health Authority
Dubai – UAE

Regional Organizing Committee

Salwa I. Hindawi, MD
Medical Director of Blood Transfusion Services
Associate Professor in Haematology &
Transfusion Medicine at King Abdulaziz University
Jedda – Saudi Arabia

Arwa Al-Riyami, MD
Senior Consultant Hematopathologist
Medical Director, SQUH Blood Bank
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Sultanate of Oman

Sanaa Abdelshafy, MD
Prof. of Clinical Pathology
Former Deputy Dean of Faculty of Medicine
Beni Sueif University
Director of MUST University Blood Bank
Beni Suef – Egypt

Mohammed Al Mohammadi, MD
Hematologica Pathologist
Head of Transfusion Medicine Services at
King Abdulaziz Medical City
Assistant Professor at KSUHS
Associate Director of Saudi Stem
Cell Donor Registry, Western Region
Jeddah – Saudi Arabia

Reem Al Radwan, MD
General Director
Blood Transfusion Administration Services
Ministry of Health

Yousef Al-Taha
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Head of Quality and Patient Safety
At the Laboratory and Blood Bank Department
Qatif Central Hospital
Dammam – Saudi Arabia

Mrinalini Chaturvedi, MD
Medical Director at Cryoviva Biotech Pvt. Ltd.
(Formerly Cryobanks International India)
Gurgaon – India

Aziza Hammadi, MD
CESSM Blood Transfusion Medicine
DU Blood Transfusion Safety-infectious Diseases
Transfusion Medicine Professional

Khadija Lahjouji, MD
Directeur Adjoint
Centre National de Transfusion Sanguine
Physician, Deputy Director of the National Blood
Transfusion Centre and Hematology
Rabat – Morocco


Jose Cancelas
Hoxworth Blood Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Anne Chenoweth

Anne Chenoweth
Elkridge, MD, USA


Heidi Doughty, MD
National Blood Service, West Midlands
Birmingham, UK

Nancy Dunbar

Nancy Dunbar, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH, USA

Eldad Hod

Eldad Hod, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY, USA


Sue T. Johnson
Blood Center of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA


Justin Kreuter, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA


Kevin J. Land, MD
Blood Systems
Tempe, AZ, USA


Yunchuan Mo, MD
Childrens National
Alexandria, VA, USA

Dr. Michael Murphy

Mike Murphy, PhD
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way, Oxford, UK


Ravi Sarode, MD
UT Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX, USA


Neil K. Shah, MD
Stanford University Medical Center / Stanford HealthCare
Stanford, CA, USA

Jill Storry

Jill Storry, PhD, FIBMS
Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine,
Division of Laboratory Medicine,
Office of Medical Services
Lund, Sweden

David Stroncek

David Stroncek, MD
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Olive Sturtevant

Olive Sturtevant
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Seekonk, MA, USA


Ralph Vassallo MD, FACP
Blood Systems, Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Gay Wehrli
Department of Pathology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Scientific Program
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Topics for the Conference

  • Immunohematology
  • Genetic Testing (red cells, leukocytes, and platelets)
  • Blood Bank and donor Center operation
  • Quality / Standard update / workshop
  • Man Made Mass Casualty Events: Planning from donor centers to hospitals inventory
  • Cellular Therapies and Immunotherapies /Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell (CAR T cell) Therapy
  • Clinical Transfusion medicine
  • Hematology and Coagulation
  • Therapeutic Apheresis
  • Patient Blood Management
  • Pediatric transfusion

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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Conference Accommodation
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Aloft Abu Dhabi is the conference venue for the ABB Annual Meeting Highlights Conference and Exhibition in the Middle East, 25th & 26th January 2019.
Please Click Here to book the rooms at the special rates (online reservations).

Hotel Name: Aloft Abu Dhabi
Hotel Address: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 654 5000 
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Registration Categories
Standard Registration Rates
until 16th January, 2019
On-site Registration Rates
17th January 2019 onwards
Pre-Conference Workshop
AED 400 / USD 110
AED 500 / USD 140
AED 1800 / USD 500
AED 2100 / USD 585
Non-Physicians, Nurses
AED 850 / USD 235
AED 1000 / USD 280
AED 450 / USD 125
AED 500 / USD 140
EMA/DHA/MOH/SEHA Physician members
AED 1000 / USD 280
AED 2100 / USD 585
EMA/DHA/MOH/SEHA Non-Physician members/Nurses
AED 500 / USD 140
AED 1000 / USD 280
*Above rates are subject to 5% VAT as mandated by UAE Government Law
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Media Partners
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Mobile App
This year we're debuting a new powerful and flexible mobile app.

Download the Mobile App!

Step 1: Access the App Store on iOS devices or the Play Store on Android and download the App “InfoPlus Events” For accessing the web version of the app, follow the link: and enter your First & Last Name and the registration email ID to receive the One time Password (OTP) to log in to the Event APP.
*NB: Only Invited attendees will receive the OTP on the registered email ID to access the full App.

Step 2: Install the “InfoPlus Events” app on your mobile device

Step 3: Open the InfoPlus Events App on your Mobile device’s home screen

Step 4: Find the current & upcoming Event option to find the event app –
AABB Annual Meeting Highlights Conference and Exhibition in the Middle East 2019.” Click to access the event navigation page on your screen.

Step 5: Click the top left the menu and click the Log in option for accessing the full feature of the event app.

Step 6: Enter first name, last name & registered email Id to receive the OTP password on

Step 7: Once OTP is entered and your mail id is verified, you can access all the Navigation Icons of the App.

*NB: Only Invited attendees who have registered for the conference will receive the OTP. If you are not registered to the conference, you will not receive the one-time password(OTP). If you are registered to the event but have a different email id, kindly contact InfoPlus Helpdesk on site to request to add your alternate email id to receive the OTP (one-time password) to access the Full mobile App.

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