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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 2018,” which will be held January 26th and 27th, 2018, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre 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 2018” includes CEOs, medical directors, laboratory supervisors, administrators (local health authorities), allied health professionals (technologist), 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.

AABB Committee Members

Committees & Faculty

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Local Organizing Committee

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,
Abu Dhabi – UAE
Hiba AlHumaidan, MD
Abu Dhabi – UAE
May Yassin Raouf, M.B.Ch.B, MSc, MD
Dubai – UAE

AABB Program Planning Committee

Zbigniew (Ziggy) M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD,FCAP
Hanover, NH - USA
Mary Beth Bassett,BS, MT(ASCP)
Donna Regan, MT(ASCP)SBB
Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPath
Dana Devine, PhD
Naynesh Kamani, MD
Rockville – USA


Asawari Bapat, MD, M.B.B.S, D.P.B, P.G.D.H.H.M
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Arwa Zakariya Al-Riyami, MD Muscat – Sultanate of Oman
Claudia Cohn, MD, PhD Minneapolis – USA
Mohammed Al Mohammadi, MD Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
Nancy M. Dunbar, MD Hanover – USA
Ross Fasano, MD
Decatur, GA - USA
Steven M. Frank, MD Baltimore – USA
Mark Fung, MD, PhD Vermont – USA
Jed Gorlin, MD, MBA Minneapolis – USA
Mike Halpenny, MLT (CMLTO) Ontario – Canada
Salwa I. Hindawi, MD Jeddah – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Eldad Hod, MD
Tenafly – USA
Susan Johnson,
MSTM,MT(ASCP),SBB Menomonee Falls – USA
Naynesh Kamani, MD Rockville – USA
Jeffrey McCullough, MD Minneapolis – USA
Katerina Pavenski, MD, FRCPC Toronto – Canada
Gary Stack, MD, PhD Cheshire – USA
Zbigniew (Ziggy) M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP
Hanover, NH - USA

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Topics for the Conference

  • Hemovigilance – How to get started and why
  • Standards update (2017)
  • 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)
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"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AABB and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. AABB Is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

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Conference Venue

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)
United Arab Emirates
From 26th to 27th January, 2018.
Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi has an extensive range of modern and traditional hotels featuring internationally recognized brands. From the budget conscious to 5-star luxury, there is no better place to experience our legendary Arabian hospitality. The city has over 25,000 rooms and ADNEC, the meeting venue has currently 4 on-site hotels including Aloft Abu Dhabi. Rates range from approximately 136 USD for 4-star hotel in single occupancy and 245 USD in a 5-star hotel. By 2018 we expect there will be 4,800 rooms within 10 minutes of ADNEC.


Dr. Eiman Al Zaabi, AABB Local Organizing Committee talking about the #AABBME2018
Dr. Hiba AlHumaidan is inviting all targeted audience to the AABB Conference Middle East 2018

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