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TIF2023 | 16th International Conference on Thalassaemia & Haemoglobinopathies, November 3-5

 The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) is proudly organising the 16th International Conference on Thalassaemia & Haemoglobinopathies & the 18th TIF International Conference for Patients and Parents, on 3 – 5 November 2023, at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Conference, organized in collaboration with the Federation of Malaysia Thalassaemia Societies, the Malaysia Hematology Society and the Malaysian Association of Paediatric Haematology & Oncology, and with the support of the Ministry of Health – Malaysia will feature two parallel programmes – a Scientific Programme for Healthcare Professionals and another for Patients/Parents.

The Scientific Programme will cover a broad range of topics concerning OPTIMAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE, NEW RESEARCH ADVANCES FOR INNOVATIVE THERAPIES and CURE, and EMERGING CONCERNS for thalassaemia, sickle cell disease, and other rare anaemias, seeking to improve patient health outcomes and quality of life.


Furthermore, the Patients Programme will seek to EMPOWER, EDUCATE and INFORM patients and their families, advocates and leaders of national thalassaemia associations from over 60 countries on issues of crucial importance through a capacity building programme that will enable meaningful and productive patient participation and advocacy at all levels of decision-making bodies and processes with competent representation.

Patients and Patient/Parent Organisations, Healthcare professionals/ Medical Specialists, Academics /Researchers, Policymakers at national, regional and international level, and Industry Representatives with a vested interest in the field of thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies are all welcome to attend!

Visit the website HERE.


As for every international conference and other educational events, the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) will offer a Patients & Parents Sponsorship Programme to enable as many patients as possible to attend the 18th TIF International Conference for Patients and Parents.


Patient Sponsorship Programme now CLOSED.


We are pleased to announce that registrations for our TIF International Conference on Thalassaemia and Other Haemoglobinopathies are now OPEN!

The Conference will be taking place with in-person attendance. Registration information for participants living in Malaysia will be announced separately.


Register to join HERE.


The Scientific Committee of the Conference invites academics, researchers, medical specialists and other health professionals to submit abstract(s) for consideration as Poster and/or Oral Presentation(s). This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your research to an international audience.

Abstract Themes may include but are not limited to:

  • Blood transfusion
  • Diagnostic and Monitoring Techniques
  • Endocrine Complications
  • Epidemiology
  • Fertility and Pregnancy
  • Gene Regulation and Therapy
  • Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)
  • Heart and Vascular Abnormalities
  • Hepatological Complications
  • Infections
  • Iron overload and management
  • Life Style Issues (diet, exercise, alcohol, drugs etc)
  • Miscellaneous
  • New advances in treatment
  • Non-transfusion dependent thalassaemia
  • Prevention
  • Psycho-social issues
  • Quality of Life
  • Regulation of erythropoiesis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • α-thalassaemia syndromes

Visit https://tif2023.org/abstract-submission/ to submit your Abstract!


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