Consultant Haematologist, Dr Maadh Aldouri, represented the BSH at the Haematology and Oncology Society of Africa (HOSA) conference in Nairobi, Kenya, at the start of August.
Dr Aldouri not only presented his own research at the conference, he also gave a presentation on the work of the BSH at the inaugural event, which was extremely well received.
Dr Aldouri is the first of two consultants, funded by the BSH, to represent the organisation at international conferences under an international partnership initiative launched by the Global Haematology Committee earlier this year.
At the conference, Dr Aldouri also had the opportunity to take part in a sickle cell neonatal screening workshop organised by ASH, along with British Paediatric Haematologist, Dr Baba Inusa.
Following the conference, Dr Aldouri visited Agha Khan University and Nairobi University Hospitals to meet with their haematologists and trainees.
‘I gave talks about training in haematology in the UK and how they can incorporate such training in their future plans.’
He hopes to continue the discussions on haematology training.
‘I would like to promote support for training in haematology between BSH and African colleagues, discuss their haematology curriculum, compared with UK curriculum and training.’