First HEMNET Forum taking place this November

The first Hemophilia Eastern Mediterranean Network (HEMNET) Forum will take place from November 15 to 16, 2018 in the Regency Tunis Hotel, Tunis, Tunisia. HEMNET is a network of leading hematologists and healthcare professionals established in December 2017 under the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). The forum will bring together hematologists, pediatricians, gynecologists, musculoskeletal (MSK) professionals and nurses from 20 Eastern Mediterranean countries.

As a regional event, many topics of interest to the Eastern Mediterranean hemophilia community will be covered, such as:

  • The WFH in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Key principles of outreach and Lebanon’s outreach experience
  • Country presentations by Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran
  • Clinical cases
  • Presentations of country experiences by representatives from Alegria, Egypt and Tunisia

The event’s program will also cover many important issues in the world of bleeding disorders today, including: women with bleeding disorders; how to set up a patient registry; requirements for low dose prophylaxis; orthopedic treatment and hemophilia; physiotherapy; lab diagnosis—including Internal Quality Control (IQC) and External Quality Control (EQC); treatment of people with hemophilia (PWH) and inhibitors; long-acting products and non-replacement therapy; gene therapy; and the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program.

To find out more about the First HEMNET Forum, click here.