On Thursday the 11th of May 2023,, Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President of Alexandria University for Graduate Studies and Research, and Professor of Haematology, Internal Medicine, Marrow Transplantation at the Faculty of Medicine, inaugurated the activities of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Haematology and Marrow Transplantation in Alexandria (Hemo Alex), in the presence of Dr. Hossam Kamel, former President of Cairo University and Professor of Haematology and Marrow Transplantation, Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ayman El-Shayeb, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Dr. Iman Youssef, Head of the Internal Medicine Department in Alexandria, and Dr. Manal El-Sorady, Professor of haematology in Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, director of the bone marrow transplantation unit, and secretary of the conference, in addition to several researchers in blood diseases and bone marrow transplantation in Egypt and Arab countries.
Dr. El-Ghandour explained that the conference will discuss this year new scientific research papers related to benign and malignant blood diseases, bone marrow transplantation, new drugs, methods of treatment and diagnosis in marrow transplantation procedures, and the preparation of new cadres of doctors in this important medical specialty. During the conference, El-Ghandour announced the launch of the second bone marrow transplant unit at Al-Mowasat University Hospital since the beginning of April 2023, and receiving 9 cases so far, in order to reduce waiting lists, improve the level of service, and provide the best medical care to all patients in Alexandria.
Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen indicated that the Department of Internal Medicine in Alexandria Medicine is witnessing developments in all its units, pointing out that the second bone marrow transplantation unit, which was launched last April, is fully equipped to provide excellent service to patients and train young doctors. He stressed that “Hemo Alex” conference witnesses remarkable development every year, hoping that the results of the conference serve the purposes of scientific research in all matters related to blood diseases and bone marrow transplantation.
While Dr. Iman Youssef confirmed that the conference will discuss all new methods of diagnosis and the role of modern treatment in the diagnosis. She pointed out that the treatment is spent at the expense of the state, in Alexandria University hospitals in, whether in the blood diseases unit or the marrow transplantation unit for leukaemia patients at Al-Mowasat Hospital.
Dr. Manal El-Sorady confirmed that the conference's activities extend through the 11th and 12th of May, adding that the conference discusses the developments that have been discovered in treatments and follows up on all that is new in blood diseases in terms of methods of diagnosis and treatment, and it also witnesses the presence of professors from all Egyptian universities.
The conference includes sessions to present and discuss difficult cases of blood diseases and workshops for bone marrow transplantation, during which a group of researchers and specialists speak over two days to transfer and exchange experiences, especially that participants include distinguished elite of professors and scientists of haematology from all over the world.