EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting on Red Cell and Iron Metabolism Defects: From basic science to clinical case application

Dates: November 7-9, 2019
Location: Madrid, Spain
Chair: A Iolascon
Co-chairs: C Camaschella, MD Cappellini, M Muckenthaler, P Aguilar Martinez

Organized by:
EHA & the EHA Scientific Working Group on Red cell and Iron

Registration for this meeting is now open Register here

This second edition EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting will examine the red cell and iron biology in relation to the erythropoietic differentiation process. Human beings produce billions of red cells on a daily basis. We would like to examine this machinery and underline the mechanisms that allow this enormous cell production in order to better understand the alterations responsible for red blood cell disorders.

This meeting will offer attendees the opportunity to improve their understanding of the learning protocols for differential diagnosis and treatment of different types of anemias, from clinical observation.

Below you can find key information and links to important details regarding registration and accommodation. There is also a wide array of sponsorship opportunities available for pharmaceutical companies.

EHA Topics-in-Focus Hemoglobinopathies

Topics in Focus Hemoglobinopathies 02 01This meeting is part of the Topics-in-Focus (TIF) program on Hemoglobinopathies, launched by the EHA Board at EHA23. This program is aimed at raising awareness, providing education, furthering research, and building a network of experts with the ultimate goal to improve patient care.

Target audience

Hematologists, pediatricians, biomedical scientists, biologists and general practitioners.


The program will examine all the possibilities regarding diagnosis and treatment of both inherited and acquired conditions of anemias. The meeting will start with an introductory lecture discussing the general molecular physiology of erythropoiesis and iron homeostasis and the rest of the meeting will focus on clinical cases based for the different conditions, with interactive discussion.

This meeting will cover the following topics:

  • Thalassemias
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Diserythropoietic anemias
  • Red cell enzyme defects
  • Atypical microcytic anemias
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis
  • Iron metabolism
  • PNH

The full program can be found here.

Learning objectives

After attending this meeting, you should be able to:

  • have learned from the clinical case observation,
  • have learned the protocols for differential diagnosis and treatment in different type of anemias, and
  • have learned new therapeutic approaches for hemoglobinopathies and thalassemia.

Clinical case submission

Clinical case submission is an important part of this EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to submit a clinical case for this meeting, and (if accepted) have the possibility to discuss it with the international faculty and peers.

A selection of clinical cases will be eligible for acceptance during the meeting, the presentation format will be in the form of oral presentations or poster presentations. Presenting authors will receive a separate invitation. For more information, click here.


The meeting will be held at the Meliá Avenida América:
Calle de Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, 36
28027 Madrid, Spain

Key dates


Online registration is open. Benefit from the reduced early registration fee by registering before September 27, 2019; 23:59 CET.

Visit this page for more information and to register.


This meeting is supported by:

Premium level partner and satellite organizer


Major level partner and satellite organizer 

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Meeting supporter

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There are various opportunities to support this meeting. For more information please send an email to or check the sponsorship page.

EBAH CME Accreditation

EBAH accredited stamp DEF2Continuing Medical Education (CME) is widely accepted as a means to encourage individual practitioners to maintain and develop professional knowledge and skills keeping up-to-date with latest developments within the field. The meeting will be accredited by the EBAH system. Participants of this meeting are eligible to receive one Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit point for every hour of accredited activity from the EBAH system.