Highlights from the SWG

SWG Session at EHA25

Red cell and iron: Advances in hemoglobinopathies

Chair: Achille Iolascon (IT)

  • Epidemiology of Hbpathies in Europe

Fred Piel (UK)

  • Sickle cell disease as a chronic problem

Mariane de Montalembert (FR)

  • Interaction of Hbpathies with other red cell defects

Antonis Kattamis (GR)

Most relevant advancements in red cells and iron:

For more information about relevant advancements in red cells and iron during 2020, please refer to pages 91-100 of the Educational Updates in Hematology Book of the 25th Congress of the European Hematology Association here.

Education materials 

EHA Thalassemia Program

Contributed to the Program: Ali Taher and Nica Cappellini

The EHA Thalassemia Program is a comprehensive review of all aspects of thalassemia. Divided into four independent courses, the program covers epidemiology, molecular biology and genetics, clinical classification, screening and diagnosis, associated morbidities and management of both TDT and NTDT. The course also looks at the fertility profile, pregnancy issues and quality of life of these patients, in addition to all novel therapies under clinical development in the field (curative and non-curative). Each course is interactive and explores each topic in detail. Link: https://ehacampus.ehaweb.org/ehailp/pages/description.jsf?menuId=1106#/users/@self/catalogues/371340/programmes/322886/description