TIF Schedules 4th Pan-European Conference

July 30, 2014 – TIF (Thalassaemia International Federation) has scheduled its 4th Pan-European Conference on Haemoglobinopathies and Rare Anaemias for November 7-9 in Athens, Greece. The Conference is held in collaboration with the Greek Thalassaemia Federation.

Writing about the event on the Conference’s website (www.tif2014.org), TIF President Panos Englezos and Greek Thalassaemia Federation President Dr. Ioanna Myrilla state the following:

“Constituting a congregation of the most important actors in the field of haemoglobinopathies and rare anaemias in Europe, this Pan-European Regional Conference seeks to continue TIF’s internationally renowned Educational Programme. This Conference is organized by TIF in collaboration with the Greek Thalassaemia Federation (EOTHA), and the WHO European Regional Office and is held under the auspices of the Hellenic Society of Haematology and the Greek Ministry of Health. This Conference will also and very importantly be observed by the European Commission and the European Hematology Association through the delivery of keynote speeches in the programme.

“Based on its vision to expand its network of experienced and knowledgeable medical and health professionals from around the world in the field of haemoglobinopathies, TIF has changed the format of its regional conferences towards a more educational character, targeting to motivate young and/or new medical specialists in this field. This change has become essential to ensure that the inheritance’ of knowledge and experience from international experts is passed on to the younger generation. The educational programme of TIF is very important to continue and strengthen its contribution to the health professionals, to the patients’ and parents’ communities, and to the policy makers from around the world and such changes constitute important steps forward. The 4th Pan-European Conference on Haemoglobinopathies and Rare Anaemias is the first conference in which we will adhere to this vision and we look forward to welcome ‘new blood’ from around the world while the support and guidance of our existing international experts from around the world will be an essential element of this effort.”

More information, including online registration can be found at www.tif2014.org.



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