Congress Newsletter, February 2018

Congress Newsletter, February 2018
We remind you to register for the 9th AfSBT International Congress in Arusha. Click here to register

This year’s scientific programme will feature more than 20 sessions dedicated to the key topics in the field of Blood Transfusion. The theme of the congress is : Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality: The Role of Blood Transfusion. This provides for a wide range of topics in and related to blood transfusion that will capture the interests of all professionals in the field of blood transfusion.


Abstract Submission deadline: 15 March 2018 
Standard registration: 18 May 2018


We’re thrilled to announce our speaker powerful list who will tackle essential topics on the scientific programme. And still more to come! 

Dr. Andre Loua (WHO)
Prof. Imelda Bates (UK)
Prof. Edwad Murphy (USA)
Prof. JP Allain (UK)
Dr. Faten Moftah (Egypt)
Dr. Martin Smid (Netherlands)
Mr. Paul Ashford (UK)
Dr. Martin L Olsson (Sweden)
Dr. Magdy El Ekiaby (Egypt)
Prof. Claude Tayou Tagny (Cameroon)
Ms. Lesley Bust (South Africa)
Dr. Mohammed Farouk (Egypt)

Visit the congress website for more information


We remind you to submit your abstract to be considered for inclusion as oral or poster presentation during the congress.

Abstracts can now be submitted by sending an electronic copy to no later than 15 March 2018. For more information about abstract submission and detailed guidelines click


AfSBT Arusha 2018 Congress will bring together world experts in blood transfusion, policymakers and other key stakeholders who all have a role to play in the field of transfusion medicine and science. The Congress is expected to be attended by more than 350 delegates and shall be an ideal setting to network with other professionals in the field, renew friendships, make acquaintances and present your work. There will be an exhibition of the latest technology (equipment, devices and consumables) of use in a modern-day blood transfusion service, from 36 companies. There will also be time after the event to visit the wonders of the beautiful hosting country.

For more information visit the official AfSBT congress website:






Tanzania Convention Centre (TCC) Located at the heart of Africa, midway between Cairo and Cape Town, lying in the outskirts of Arusha City, Tanzania Convention Centre (TCC) is a perfect venue for meeting requirements, and has a long lived best image in hosting international conferences and events in Tanzania and in the region as a whole


The official Hotel for the 09th Congress of Africa Society for Blood Transfusion is the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. Within the same compound as the Tanzania Convention Centre, nestled between Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge is located within a lush coffee plantation stretching over 140 acres, with natural streams flowing from Mount Meru passing through the property. For more information about the hotel and reservations click here


Located in the north of Tanzania, in the shadow of Mount Meru, Arusha is the Meetings, Events and Safaris capital of the country nicknamed as THE GENEVA OF AFRICA. Built by the Germans as a center of colonial administration, Arusha is now one of the country’s most prosperous towns. The site for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal and the headquarters for the tripartite Commission for East African Cooperation

For other information and inscriptions contact the Congress Secretariat at:

Shades of Green Congresses Ltd
East African Community Road, AICC Complex,
Ngorongoro Building, 06th Floor
P.O. Box 12554, Arusha, Tanzania