This past June, the WFH—in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Palestine Avenir Hemophilia Committee—organized a Laboratory Coagulation Training Workshop in Ramallah, Palestine.
The event took place from June 25 to 26, 2019. Twenty-two laboratory personnel participated in the workshop, including the Heads of Hematology and Coagulation, as well as Quality Coordinators from 14 Palestinian Ministry of Health hospitals across Palestine.
Through a mix of presentations and practical sessions, Steve Kitchen, Chair of the WFH Laboratory Science Committee, provided participants with knowledge geared toward increasing their awareness of pre-analytical variables and their impact on end results. He also covered topics focussed on increasing participants’ skills in measuring clotting factors (including FVIII and FIX), conducting inhibitor assays, and measuring Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) assays. Participants also had the opportunity to further their practical laboratory testing skills.