Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) and Blood Transfusion Society of Bangladesh (BTSB) jointly organized the XIIIth Annual AATM Congress in Dhaka from16-18 November, 2017.
IBTO Managing Director, the president of Iranian chapter of AATM, participated in this three-day congress and attended the Governing Council meeting of AATM. In a country report presented by Dr. Pourfathollah, the latest achievements and activities of IBTO were discussed. Dr. Pourfathollah also gave a lecture on the Iranian model for self- sufficiency in Plasma-Derived Medicines (PDMs). The presentation briefed participants on the current status of the preparation and availability of PDMs in Iran as well as the future plans of IBTO in this field. Dr. Pourfathollah was also chaired one of the panel discussion focusing on the blood bank regulatory system in Asia.
In addition, Dr. Mona Khorshidfar and Dr. Fatemeh Mohammadali from Tehran Blood Transfusion Center attended the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Blood Bank accreditation training program that was conducted from 15-16th November.
It is worth mentioning that IBTO will host the next AATM annual meeting in Tehran during November 2018.
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