ABU DHABI, UAE, November 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The First Pan Arab Thalassaemia & Haemoglobinopathies Conference (PATH-2015) will be officially inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Secretary General of Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation (SBKF) in Abu Dhabi at 5:00 p.m. on 19th November 2015, at the Dusit Thani Hotel.
The Emirates Hematology Society of the Emirates Medical Association is organizing PATH-2015 between 19th and 21st November 2015 under the auspices of HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian & Scientific Foundation (SBKF) and the Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA) and in collaboration with the Emirates Thalassemia Society.
The scientific agenda will include an in-depth scientific program covering a range of sub-specialty areas in Thalassaemia & Haemoglobinopathies. Furthermore, this important event will be preceded by the second term of the SITA Award Ceremony, to honor individuals and group efforts that have made substantial contributions in the field of Thalassaemia & Haemoglobinopathies.
Dr. Asma Al Olama - President of the Emirates Hematology Society said: "On behalf of my colleagues, members of the advisory, organizing and scientific committees of PATH 2015, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation for the outstanding and unlimited support extended to the Thalassemia Community around the world and for its continued efforts in combating the disease through a wide range of activities that focus on the betterment of the quality of lives of Thalassemia patients."
Dr. Khawla Belhoul; chairperson of the scientific committee said: "Although in its first version, PATH 2015 received wide participation and significant contributions from world leading experts. We received over 100 quality research papers and abstracts, in addition to a line up of highly experienced faculties from America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates."
"We have on board an international advisory committee whose members are world leading experts in the field of Thalassemia & Haemoglobinopathies, thus ensuring that the scientific and educational content is of the highest caliber. Delegates and faculty representing 30 different countries are participating at PATH 2015, which indicates that the conference is not just a regional attraction, but rather appeals to a broader international audience," she added.
Note to the Editor:
The Emirates Society of Haematology was formed in July of 2009, as a subspecialty society of the Emirates Medical Association. The Society works to foster the specialty of Haematology in the UAE and form links with colleagues in the UAE and the international Haematology community.
The attention is focused on improvement in quality of care for patients suffering from conditions prevalent throughout UAE. The Society strives to create and develop continuing medical education opportunities for the members, determine their training needs and introduce structured postgraduate education in the field of Hematology.
The society aims to ensure higher quality of care by helping to usher in a new generation of uniform protocols of investigation and care, sharing expertise between institutions and participation in national and international quality improvement exercises.
SOURCE Emirates Hematology Society