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    11th to 13th October 2012 Hilton - Metropolitan Hotel, Beirut


    6 thREGISTRATION FEESSociety Members FreeLebanese Members Free (without Lunch)Residents & Students Free (without Lunch)Lunch $35International Doctors $350

    Including Access To The Scientific Sessions & The Exhibition Area CME Credits & Certificate of Attendance Congress Bag Coffee Breaks Lunches



  • Dear Friends & Colleagues,

    It gives me a great pleasure to announce The Sixth Annual Congress of The Lebanese Society of Hematology & Blood Transfusion(LSH 6 - 2012), to be held on October 11-13 , at Hilton Hotel, Sin-El-Fil, Beirut- Lebanon.

    The LSH congress is now a regional meeting, aiming to capture the colleagues from The Middle East and The Arab Countries to attend a high quality scientific sessions and share experiences in Lebanon.

    In this regard, the congress is offering an exciting and motivating scientific program delivered by world known speakers, presenting the most recent developments and updates in Hematology and the latest technologies in Blood Transfusion. The scientific forum will include educational sessions, plenary sessions and symposia that will contribute to promoting clinical practices and quality of care.

    Topics will cover malignant hematology, hemoglobinopathies, Bleeding disorders, MDS, Multiple Myeloma, Aplastic anemias, Bone marrow failures, bone marrow transplant and transfusion medicine.

    I now invite you to mark your calendars for October 11-13 2012 and indeed welcome you to this important medical, social and educational milestone, hoping that you will take part in this event in our beautiful and welcoming country: Lebanon.

    Peter Noun, MDPresident of Lebanese Society ofHematology and Blood Transfusion

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEEPeter Noun, MD ChairmanMiguel Abboud, MDAdnan Atallah, MDAli Bazarbachi, MDGeorges Chahine, MDBerthe Chalhoub Hachem, MDMohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, MDClaudia Djambas Khayat, MDMarwan Ghosn, MDFadi Hobeiche, MDAdlette Inati, MDOussama Jradi, MDJoseph Makdessi, MDGhazi Nsouli, MDJean-Pierre Saab, MDHanady Samaha, MDAli Taher, MD

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEEPeter Noun, MD President LSHAli Taher, MD Past President LSHMiguel Abboud, MD Vice-president LSHAdnan Atallah, MDBerthe Chalhoub Hachem, MDClaudia Djambas Khayat, MDOussama Jradi, MDJoseph Makdessi, MDJean-Pierre Saab, MDHanady Samaha, MD

    The Regional Meeting of the Lebanese Society of6 th Hematology & Blood Transfusion

    INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERSFrancoise Bernaudin, FranceFarid Boulad, USABenoit Clavier, FranceJean-Hugues Dalle, FranceHerv Dombret, FranceJean Donadieu, FranceJavid Gaziev, ItalyChristian Gisselbrecht, FranceJean-Luc Harousseau, FranceOlivier Hermine, FranceSima Jeha, USAPieter Kamphuisen, NetherlandsChristoph Klein, UKFranco Locatelli, ItalyPierre Simon Rohrlich, FrancePhilippe Solal-Celigny, FranceWyndham Wilson, USA

  • The Regional Meeting of the Lebanese Society of6 th Hematology & Blood TransfusionTHURSDAY OCTOBER 11TH 2012

    14:30-15:00 REGISTRATION

    15:00-15:30 OPENING CEREMONY The Lebanese National Anthem Master of Ceremony Dr. Hanady Samaha President of the Lebanese Society of Hematology & Blood Transfusion Dr. Peter Noun President of the Lebanese Order of Physicians Pr. Charaf Abou-Charaf H.E The Minister of Public Health Mr. Ali Hassan Khalil The ceremony will be followed by a Cocktail 15:30-17:00 EDUCATIONAL SESSION I: HEMOGLOBINOPATHIES Chairmen: Adlette Inati, Adnan Atallah, Suzanne Koussa

    15:30-16:00 Innovated approaches to HSCT in sickle cell Disease Francoise Bernaudin 16:00-16:30 Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Thalassemia: Current Status and Future Perspectives Javid Gaziev 16:30-17:00 Neuro developmental changes in patients with SCD Francoise Bernaudin

    17:00-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

    17:30-18:30 NOVO NORDISK SYMPOSIUM Chairmen: TBA


    10:00-11:30 EDUCATIONAL SESSION II: BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT Chairmen: Ali Taher, Hassan El Soleh, Hassan Khalif

    10:00-10:30 Innovated approaches to HSCT in Thalassemia, Franco Locatelli10:30-11:00 Gene therapy, approaches in Thalassemia & sickle cell Disease, Farid Boulad11:00-11:30 New developments in haploidentical HSCT, Franco Locatelli

    11:30-12:00 COFFEE BREAK

    12:00-13:00 EDUCATIONAL SESSION III: HEMOSTASIS AND TRANSFUSION Chairmen: Hanady Samaha, Berthe Hachem, Antoine Haddad

    12:00-12:30 Usefulness of screening for thrombophilia in venous thrombosis Pieter Kamphuisen12:30-13:00 Role of whole blood and lyophilized plasma in transfusion of hemorrhagic injuries Benoit Clavier

    13:00-13:30 EDUCATIONAL SESSION GRANTED BY SANOFI: Chairman: Peter Noun

    Role of Clofarabine in Pediatric ALL: Questions Answered & Remaining Challenges, Sima Jeha

    13:30-14:30 LUNCH BREAK

  • The Regional Meeting of the Lebanese Society of6 th Hematology & Blood Transfusion14:30-16:30 EDUCATIONAL SESSION IV: LEUKEMIA Chairmen: Claudia Khayat, Gladys Gemayel, Samar Muwakkit, Fadi Nasr

    14:30-15:00 Management of ALL in young adults, Herv Dombret15:00-15:30 Personalized ALL Therapy ; Redefining risk groups, Sima Jeha15:30-16:00 Classification and treatment of relapsed ALL, Pierre Simon Rohrlich16:00-16:30 Current results of HSCT for pediatric ALL, Jean-Hugues Dalle

    16:30-17:00 COFFEE BREAK

    17:00-18:00 EDUCATIONAL SESSION V: LYMPHOMA I Chairmen: Ali Bazarbachi, Myrna El Hajj, Khaled Ibrahim

    17:00-17:30 Primary Mediastinal B cell lymphoma / Gray Zone lymphoma, Wyndham Wilson17:30-18:00 Management of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, Christian Gisselbrecht

    18:00-19:00 ROCHE SYMPOSIUM Chairmen: Ahmad Ibrahim MabThera: leading the way to breakthroughs in hematology Philippe Solal-Celigny


    09:00-10:30 EDUCATIONAL SESSION VI: LYMPHOMA II Chairmen: Joseph Kattan, Oussama Jradi, Joseph Makdessi

    09:00-09:30 Burkit lymphoma / Myc positive lymphomas, Wyndham Wilson09:30-10:00 New developments in peripheral T cell lymphomas, Christian Gisselbrecht10:00-10:30 Lymphomas and immune deficiency, Olivier Hermine

    10:30-11:30 EDUCATIONAL SESSION VII: HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES Chairmen: Ali Taher, Marwan Ghosn, Ghazi Nsouli 10:30-11:00 State of the art management of multiple myeloma, Jean-Luc Harousseau 11:00-11:30 Iron metabolism and hematological malignancies, Olivier Hermine

    11:30-12:15 BRUNCH 12:15-14:15 EDUCATIONAL SESSION VIII: DEBATE: PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY Unrestricted granted by Roche Chairmen: Peter Noun, Miguel Abboud, Elie Bechara

    12:15-12:45 Histiocytosis : Medical management, Jean Donadieu12:45-13:15 Bone marrow failure, Christoph Klein13:15-13:45 Current results of Cord blood transplantation for acute leukemia in both adults and children, Jean-Hugues Dalle13:45-14:15 Chronic neutropenia: therapy from GCSF, antibiotics and Hemato poeitic stem cell transformation, Jean Donadieu 14:15-15:45 EDUCATIONAL SESSION IX: HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES Chairmen: Ali Bazarbachi, Ahmad Ibrahim, Colette Hanna

    14:45-15:15 Treatment of relapsed myeloma, Jean-Luc Harousseau15:15-15:45 Adult AML in CR1: to transplant or not to transplant, Herv Dombret


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