Thalassemia Patient & Parent Conference 2011

The Thalassemia Foundation of Canada was proud to host the National Thalassemia Patient & Parent Conference on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 in Toronto. This event provided patients, parents and families an opportunity to network and learn more about thalassemia, chelation therapy, research & more.  To view the conference presentations, please click here.

DATE: Sunday, November 6th, 2011
TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
PLACE: Hyatt Regency on King, 370 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Conference Agenda

Topics for Discussion:

  • Comprehensive Care
  • Clinical Management
  • Iron Overload and Chelation therapy
  • Bones and Fertility
  • Thalassemia Intermedia
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Blood Transfusion, Management & Protocol
  • Cardiovascular: Assessment, Complications, Prevention & Management

International Guest Speaker:
Dr. Ali Taher, American University of Beirut

Lead Faculty:
Dr. Melanie Kirby, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Dr. Richard Ward, Toronto General Hospital, UHN, Toronto

Canadian Experts:

  • Dr. Jacob Pendergast, UHN, Toronto General Hospital
  • Dr. Heather Ross, UHN, Toronto General Hospital
  • Dr. Farzana Sayani, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek, McMaster University
  • Dr. John Wu, BC Children’s Hospital

For more information regarding the conference, contact: Riyad Elbard,

Conference Announcement