The prestigious TIF Board Meetings take place throughout the year in different countries around the world. This meeting essentially addresses the various important plans and issues being faced by the Thalassemia patients and the related individuals in the field of Thalassemia all around the world. This year, the prestigious TIF Board of Directors Meeting took place in Fujeirah, United Arab Emirates from 7-8 April 2019. The 2 days meeting consisted of multiple meetings in Fujeirah and Ras Al Khaimah. Emirates Thalassemia Society was officially invited to attend the TIF Board of Directors Meeting on the second day, which was held in the newly built Thalassemia Center in Ras Al Khaimah. Her Highness Sheikha Sheikha, Board Member of TIF and Chair Person of Emirates Thalassemia Society was welcomed by the RAK Thalassemia Center Staff accompanied by the other attendees of the meeting including Mr Panos- TIF President, Dr Androulla- Executive Director of TIF, Mr Abdul Baset Mohd Merdas Vice Chairman of the Society and Mrs Khalida CEO and Executive Secretary of the Society. After touring the newly built facility, Her Highness was escorted and the meeting commenced with a welcome message and an insightful presentation about the Emirates Thalassemia Society’s services to their patients. This meeting witnessed the planning and scheduling of the upcoming PAN Arab Conference, along with some very interesting and active updates of the Thalassemia services in different countries like Iran, UK, USA, Greece, India, Pakistan, Cyprus and UAE. The meeting ended successfully with a rich outcome of many future plans to stabilize and better the situation of Thalassemia patients around the world.
It is also in this meeting that the Vice Chairman Mr Abdul Baset Mohd Merdas was announced and welcomed as the new TIF Board Member.