Interactive Discussion between International experts and patients

Experts with extensive and diverse experience in thalassaemia, visited Cyprus to review the "Guidelines for the clinical management of thalassaemia." In the context of their visit, Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF), the Cyprus Thalassaemia Association, and the Institute of Neurology and Genetics organized an interactive discussion between the experts and the patients on 17 January 2014, between 4.30 pm - 7.00 pm, at the Institute of Genetics and Neurology in Nicosia.

The international team of doctors consisted of the following professors hematology:

  • Dr. Ali Taher, Director of the Pathology Department of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon
  • Dr. Maria. D. Cappellini, of the Department of Medicine and Medical Specialities of the Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ca 'Granda Foundation Maggiore Policlinico Hospital in Italy 
  • Dr. John Porter, Head of Unit of Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Anemia in the Department of Haematology, University College London, UK

The interactive discussion was attended by patients and journalists who were interested to learn about the developments in the field of hematology and particularly in the area of thalassaemia. During the interactive debate, the foreign experts spoke about vital issues relating to thalassemic patients.