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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

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
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
Direction of standardisation and quality management
Ans/Moh – Algeria


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


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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
Standard Registration Rates
until 16th January, 2019
On-site Registration Rates
17th January 2019 onwards
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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