Global assembling of Academicians, Researchers, Scholars & Industry to disseminate and exchange information at 100+ Allied Academics Conferences

Sindlab Clinical Laboratory, Pakistan, Pakistan
Title: Prevalence of haemoglobinopathies in young adults from screening camps in Karachi: The importance of using simple thalassemia screen tool for carrier detection in a resource-constrained region
Biography

Maliha Sumbul has completed her Membership in Pathology in 2003 and Fellowship in Haematology in 2015 from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. She did her Post-graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management in 2017 from Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. She is the Chief Pathologist of Sindlab Diagnostics, Pakistan. She is also a Faculty of Institute of Lab Medicine, Karachi and is actively involved in conducting Technical Workshops and Demo on Learning Lab Software, accredited by AACC. She has extensive teaching experience in the field of Medical Technology and has worked as Senior Lecturer/Assistant Director Medical technology program at Dow and Ziauddin University respectively. She has published articles in Evidentia, UK and Journal of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Edinburgh, UK during her work experience in UK, 2005 to 2008. Moreover, she has presented posters in Oxford, London and Brighton Conferences on Malaria audit conducted at Bradford Royal Infirmary, UK.

Abstract

Abstract Introduction: Pakistan has a high prevalence of Beta Thalassemia with 5-8% of the population with thalassemia minors, thus there are about 9.8 million carriers. It is estimated that approximately 5000 children are born with thalassemia major, each year. Pakistan’s total burden of Thalassemia major affected children may be over 50,000. The expected actual figure is much higher due to unregistered thalassemics living in rural areas. There is lack of national screening program for thalassemia in Pakistan. Simple tools to identify cases which can later be tested by diagnostic methods is the solution for a developing country with financial limitations. A cross sectional observational study was done in collaboration with Sindlab Diagnostics and JIBA International, Karachi. Total 497 adults were screened using Thalassemia Screening Tool, of which 129 cases were tested for Hb electrophoresis by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Methods: Complete blood count (CBC) in venous EDTA sample was performed on all subjects. HPLC was later performed on selected subjects using Thalassemia Screening Tool. Results: A total of 497 subjects were inducted, 21 males and 108 females, mean age 24.5 ± 6.0 years. Normal cases on CBC were 368, and 129 (26.0%) selected for HPLC. Overall prevalence of Haemoglobinopathies was 8.7% (2.2% Beta thalassemia minor, 0.8% Sickle cell trait, 0.2% Hb D Trait, 0.2% Hb E trait and 5.2% Suspected Alpha thalassemia trait). The Positive Predictive Value (PPV) is 81.1% for the CBC tool used to detect Haemoglobin disorders, excluding confirmed cases with iron deficiency anemia as nutritional deficiency states hinders electrophoretic diagnostic efficacy. Conclusion: Thalassemia, a major public health concern, is a preventable disease with effective screening programmes. Serious efforts to create preventative measures with Public/Private partnership is the answer. Emphasis on screening with a simple screening tool in schools and colleges may show promising results in a financially restrained country.

Speaker Presentations

Speaker Presentations

Speaker PDFs

Allied Academies Global Conference Directory

Mail us at

Program Enquiry
connect@conferencesmeet.com
Exhibitor | Sponsorship | Partnering
sponsor@alliedglobalevents.com
WhatsApp Queries
enquire@conferencesmeet.com
More details about sponsorship:sponsors@alliedacademies.com

Terms and Conditions

Responsibility

The organizers hold no responsibilities or liabilities of the personal articles of attendees at the venue against any kind of theft, loss, damage, due to any reason whatsoever. Delegates are entirely responsible for the safety of their own belongings.

 

Insurance

No insurance, of any kind, is included along with the registration in any of the events of the organization.

 

Transportation

Please note that transportation and parking is the responsibility of the registrant, Allied Academies will not be liable for any actions howsoever related to transportation and parking.

 

Press/Media

Press permission must be obtained from Allied Academies Conference Organizing Committee prior to the event. The press will not quote speakers or delegates unless they have obtained their approval in writing. The Allied Academies is an objective third-party nonprofit organization and this conference is not associated with any commercial meeting company.

 

Requesting an Invitation Letter

For security purposes, letter of invitation will be sent only to those individuals who had registered for the conference after payment of complete registration fee. Once registration is complete, please contact womenhealthcongress@alliedmeeting.org to request a personalized letter of invitation, if not received until one month before the scheduled date of the event.

All the bank charges applicable during refund will be deducted from the account of participant.

 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations or modifications of registration must be made in writing to finance@alliedacademies.com

If due to any reason, Allied academies postpone an event on the scheduled date, the participant is eligible for a credit of 100% of the registration fee paid. This credit shall only be used for another event organized by Allied academies within the period of one year from the date of rescheduling.

Postponement of event 

If due to any reason, Allied academies postpone an event and the participant is unable or unwilling to attend the conference on rescheduled dates, he/she is eligible for a credit of 100% of the registration fee paid. This credit shall only be used for another event organized by Allied academies within the period of one year from the date of rescheduling.

Transfer of registration

All registrations, after payment of complete registration fee, are transferable to other persons from the same organization, if in case the person is unable to attend the event. Request for transfer of registration must be made by the registered person in writing to finance@alliedacademies.com. Details must include the full name of replaced new registrant, their title, contact phone number and email address. All other registration details will be assigned to the new person unless otherwise specified.

Registration can be transferred to one conference to another conference of Allied academies if the person is unable to attend one of the conferences.

However, Registration cannot be transferred if intimated within 14 days of the respective conference.

The transferred registrations will not be eligible for Refund.

This cancellation policy was last updated on April 04, 2015.

Visa Information

Keeping in view of increased security measures, we would like to request all the participants to apply for Visa as soon as possible.

Allied academies will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants. All delegates or invitees should apply for Business Visa only.

Important note for failed visa applications: Visa issues are not covered under the cancellation policy of Allied academies, including the inability to obtain a visa.

 Refund Policy:

If the registrant is unable to attend and is not in a position to transfer his/her participation to another person or event, then the following refund policies apply:

Keeping in view of advance payments towards Venue, Printing, Shipping, Hotels and other overhead charges, following Refund Policy Orders are available:

·   Before 60 days of the conference: Eligible for Full Refund after deduction of $100 towards service Fee.

·         Within 60-30 days of Conference: Eligible for 50% of payment Refund

·         Within 30 days of Conference: Not eligible for Refund

·         E-Poster Payments will not be refunded.

Accommodation Cancellation Policy:

Accommodation Service Providers (Hotels) have their own cancellation policies which are applicable when cancellations are made less than 30 days prior to arrival. If in case the registrant wishes to cancel or amend the accommodation, he/ she is expected to inform the organizing authorities on a prior basis. Allied academies will advise the registrant to ensure complete awareness of the cancellation policy of your accommodation provider, prior to cancellation or modification of their booking.

Authorization Policy

Copyright © 2020-2021 Allied Academies, All Rights Reserved.