It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the “4th Iran International Congress of Transfusion Medicine & XIV Annual Congress of Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM)” whill be held in Tehran, Iran (October 2-4, 2018). After holding three international congresses with participation of over 1000 international and local guests since 2007, this year I am proud to announce that Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO), High Institute for Research & Education in Transfusion Medicine (IRETM) and Iranian Scientific Association of Blood Transfusion in collaboration with Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) will host the XIV Annual Congress of AATM.
The main topic of the congress is “Blood Transfusion: from Donors to Recipients”. This year IBTO and AATM are working together to provide a stimulating and comprehensive scientific program. The Congress will include scientific presentations both oral and poster presentations, workshops and exhibitions to cover a wide spectrum of transfusion medicine such as patient blood management, blood safety & quality control, hemovigilance, hematopoietic stem cell donation & transplantation, immuno-hematology & blood banking, and transfusion in disasters.
I have no doubt that with your contribution the congress will provide a great platform for all of us to share our ideas, best practices as well as challenges and to learn from each other.
I look forward to welcoming all of you in Tehran.
Dr. Ali Akbar Pourfathollah