Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for attending the 4th Indian Ocean Rim Laboratory Haematology Congress 2019.  The congress which focused on laboratory aspects of haematology, was held in Fremantle, Western Australia on Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 October 2019.  With a record number of 250 delegates in attendance, it was a highlight for all involved.

The Congress was hosted by The University of Western Australia. We are delighted that the meeting was held jointly with the Members of Malaysian Society of Laboratory Haematology. The International Council for Standardisation in Haematology was once again a partner in the Congress.

The 2019 Congress built on the success of previous Indian Ocean Rim Laboratory Haematology conferences. In 2019 the key themes were:

  • Morphology
  • Diagnosis of haematological malignancies
  • Standardisation in laboratory haematology testing
  • Innovations in haemostasis and thrombosis testing
  • Paediatric haematology
  • Haematology in the region
  • Patient blood management

The exciting programme brought together cutting-edge innovative areas of practice and standardisation in laboratory haematology. The 2-day scientific programme included Plenary sessions, Invited Speakers, Free Communications and posters. A half-day Satellite Morphology Workshop also occured on Saturday 19 October, immediately following the congress.

We welcomed haematologists, scientists, trainees and students who live and work in the region bordering the Indian Ocean Rim. This region includes approximately 25% of the world’s population, a large proportion of whom live in Asia and includes a number of resource-constrained countries. 

We hope that you joined us at this important laboratory haematology congress

We look forward to see you again in 2020.


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