MPN Expert, Dr Al-Ali, coming to Vancouver


On Thursday, April 27, 2017 renowned MPN expert Dr. Haifa Kathrin Al-Ali from Germany will be coming to Vancouver and will give the following talk:

Paradigm Shift in the Management of Polycythemia Vera

  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (light refreshments will be available)
  • Location:  St. Paul’s Hospital, Hurlburt Auditorium

Dr. Haifa Kathrin Al-Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University Hospital of Halle, Germany. Dr. Al-Ali trained at Baghdad University, Iraq, where she obtained her first degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1987, and a doctoral degree in Internal Medicine in 1995. From 1999 to 2016, Dr. Al-Ali worked in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany. After her specialization in hematology, she worked as a Senior Consultant in 2005. Since August 2016, she has held the post of Senior Consultant at the University Hospital of Halle.

Dr. Al-Ali’s main interest is myeloid malignancies (MPN, AML, MDS) and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. She has an extensive publication history, with articles published in such prestigious journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Leukemia. She has also presented abstracts at many international congresses, including meetings of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the European Hematology Association (EHA), and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT).

Even though this talk is focused on Polycythemia Vera, there is significant overlap in symptom and disease treatment options with the other Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (Essential Thrombocythemia and Myelofibrosis) so this talk will be informative to all MPN patients and caregivers.

Dr. Al-Ali has asked us to provide any specific topics or questions that you would like to be addressed during this talk. Please reply to me  next week (by Friday, April 7th) with your questions ([email protected]).

Click here to register. There is no cost to attend this event.

Thanks to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada for their support for this event.