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Thursday May 7th
2nd Pan-American Thalassaemia Conference
May 7 – 9, 2009 – São Paulo – Brazil
Preliminary Program
Thursday, May 7
8h30 - Welcome and Introductions – Merula Steagall, Dr. José Orlando Bordin,
Adriana Justo (FUNDATAL-Argentina), Ryiad Elbard (The Thalassaemia Foundation
of Canada – Canada) & Gina Cioffi (Cooley’s Anemia Foundation - USA)
8h40 - Meeting Goals – Dr. Monica Verissimo, Dr. Sandra Loggetto and Dr.
Antonio Piga
9h - Transfusion dependency: current assessment of its risks and future perspectives.
- Dr. José Orlando Bordin (Unifesp – Medical School of São Paulo & SBHH - Brazilian
Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy – Brazil)
9h45 - Endocrine dysfunction in thalassaemia major patients: an overview and clinical
cases - speaker to be confirmed
10h30 - Coffee Break
11h - Update on survival in thalassaemia major – speaker to be confirmed
11h45 - Understanding the pathophysiology of transfusional iron loading and its
difference from hereditary hemochromatosis - Dr. Renzo Galanello (Cagliari
University - Italy)
12h30 - LUNCH
14h - Transfusional Iron overload: is it all the same? What are the differences in iron
loading and its morbidity in thalassaemia major, sickle cell and MDS patients who are
transfusion dependent? - speaker to be confirmed
14h30 - Iron chelation: how does it work, how we would like it to work. – speaker to
be confirmed
15h - Iron chelation: a review of their efficacy in the clinical practice. - Dr. Antonio
Piga (University of Torino – Italy)
15h30 - Iron chelation: adverse events and their management.
confirmed
– speaker to be
16h - Adverse Events with iron chelators: discussion of clinical cases. Chair: Dr.
Isaac Odame (The Hospital for Sick Children – Canada)
Deferoxamine: Dr. Giorgio Baldanzi (Hemepar – Hematology and Hemotherapy
Center of the State of Paraná - Brazil)
Deferiprone: Dr. Sandra Loggetto (Hematology Center of the State of São Paulo Brazil)
Combination therapy: Dr. Monica Veríssimo (Boldrini Children’s Center – Brazil)
Deferasirox: Dr. Antonio Fabron (Hemocenter, Faculty of Medicine of Marília –
Brazil)
17h - Networking and Nutrition Break
Friday, May 8
8h30 - Stem cell transplantation and gene therapy in thalassaemia: an update –
speaker to be confirmed
9h15 - Thalassaemia Intermedia: Clinical aspects and management – Prof. Dr.
Renzo Galanello (Cagliari University - Italy)
10h - Coffee Break
10h30 - Renal dysfunction in Thalassaemia: pathophysiology, assessment and
management.- Dr. Sunil Bhandari (Hull Royal Infirmary – United Kingdom)
11h15 - Iron overload: does it has a role in the prognosis of hepatitis C? - speaker
to be confirmed
12h - LUNCH
14h - Cardiac Dysfunction in Thalassaemia major - Dr. Malcolm Walker (University
College London Hospital – United Kingdom)
14h45 - MRI: Its role in the management of iron overload – Dr. Juliano Lara
Fernandes (UNICAMP - University of Campinas – Brazil) & Dr. Laercio Alberto
Rosemberg
15h30 - Pulmonary hypertension - Dr. Malcolm Walker (University College London
Hospital – United Kingdom)
16h - CLINICAL CASES - In this section, clinical cases will be presented by doctors
who would like to discuss some aspect in the management of their patients Interactive session
Chair: Dr. Isaac Odame (The Hospital for Sick Children – Canada)
All the specialists will participate in this section
16h45 - Networking and Nutrition Break
Saturday, May 9
8h30 - Hemoglobin F modulation in thalassemias
(UNICAMP - University of Campinas – Brazil)
- Prof Dr Fernando Costa
9h - Iron chelation in sickle cell disease - Dr Monica Veríssimo (Boldrini Children’s
Center – Brazil)
9h30 - Iron chelation in hemochromatosis
Faculty of Medicine of Marília – Brazil)
- Dr Antonio Fabron (Hemocenter,
10h - Coffee Break
10h30 - CLINICAL CASES - In this section, clinical cases will be presented by doctors
who would like to discuss some aspect in the management of their patients Interactive session
All the specialists will participate in this section.
11h15 - Splenectomy: when should it be indicated? - Dr. Renzo Galanello (Cagliari
University - Italy)
11h45 - Fertility and pregnancy in thalassaemia? - Dr. Antonio Piga (University of
Torino – Italy)
12h15 - Closing Remarks
Dr. Monica Veríssimo, Dr. Sandra Logetto, Dr. Antonio Piga & Merula Steagall
12h45 - Lunch

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