Isfahan, April 19, IRNA - An international conference on Hemophilia began in this ancient city Sunday morning on the occasion of the world Hemophilia Day (April 17) with participation of over 450 leading domestic and foreign physicians.
Specialists from Canada, Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, India and Egypt are attending the two-day event to discuss the latest scientific achievements in the field of hemophilia and other medical fields related to blood, blood-clotting and genetics.
A number of representatives from organizations in the east Mediterranean region (including African and Middle Eastern states) and also from the Central Asian countries are taking part in the gathering.
The participants are to exchange views and experiences on the latest developments in the field.
April 17 is World Hemophilia Day. This day is celebrated by hemophilia organizations around the world giving them an opportunity to increase awareness of hemophilia.
The theme for World Hemophilia Day 2009 is "Together, we care," which emphasizes the importance of comprehensive care in hemophilia healthcare delivery.
Announcing this, executive secretary of the event, Mehrdad Soleimani said that some 450 Iranian and foreign professors and students are participating in the event.
He added that some 1,450 articles have been submitted to the secretariat of the event, of which 60 articles are being presented in the form of posters and 25 as papers in the event.
A total of 20 foreign jurors had undertaken the judge the entries, he noted.
The event aims to encourage students to generate science and evaluate research works.
Specialists from England, Italy, the US, Germany, Holland, China, Pakistan and Morocco will deliver lectures at the event, he said.
Soleimani said that treatment of infertility, stem cells, ovum donation and foetus and immunology of reproduction are among the topics for discussion.
Two educational workshops are planned on the sidelines of the seminar.
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