Thalassaemia: Molecular Diagnosis and Blood Transfusion

Webinar series: "How do i diagnose?

November 24, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Karachi

Medical College

The Department for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has launched a series of weekly webinars titled “How do I diagnose?” These sessions are specially meant for clinicians & general practitioners and aim to provide the recent and updated guidelines and information about laboratory diagnoses of various disorders.

Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by decrease production of normal haemoglobin. The clinical effects range from asymptomatic carriers to severe transfusion dependent anemia. Pakistan has significant burden of this disease. Molecular techniques play and important role in definitive diagnosis and classification of thalassaemia. Blood Transfusion is a cornerstone for the management of patients with thalassaemia. However, safe and adequate blood supply for these patients is a challenge particularly in developing countries like Pakistan. In this session, we will discuss relevant molecular techniques and transfusion practices in thalassaemia

Speakers
  • Dr Muhammad Hasan, Senior Instructor, Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Dr Zeeshan Ansar, Assistant Professor & Section Head, Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Moderator
Dr Sana Brohi, Resident Year IV, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Who should attend
  • Physicians 
  • Surgeons
  • Postgraduate trainees  
  • Allied health professionals
  • Pharmacists 
  • Laboratory scientists/officials 

Organiser
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
 
The Aga Khan University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The faculty, staff and any individual connected to this activity confirms that this activity does not have any financial relationship with proprietary entities, producing, marketing,  re-selling or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed or used on patients.  The activity has been awarded 1.0 of AMA PRA category 1 credit TM.

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V E N U E

The session will be conducted online.

C O N T A C T

Farhana Basharat
021 34861468 
laboratory@aku.edu

Conference Secretariat
conf.sect@aku.edu
+92 21 3486 4578/4584