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The SAHF's Medical and Scientific Advisory Council's Educational Symposium is a premier event that brings together medical professionals, researchers and other stakeholders from the field of haemophilia. This symposium has been instrumental in disseminating the latest advancements, research findings, and best practices related to haemophilia and bleeding disorders. By facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing, it plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of care, treatment outcomes, and overall quality of life for individuals affected by these conditions.

Objectives

Knowledge Exchange: The symposium aims to foster an environment of collaborative learning, allowing participants to share experiences, best practices, and cutting-edge research related to haemophilia and bleeding disorders. It provides a platform to bridge the gap between medical professionals and researchers ensuring that knowledge is effectively disseminated and implemented.


Education and Awareness: By offering a diverse range of educational sessions, the symposium aims to increase awareness and understanding of haemophilia and bleeding disorders among healthcare professionals and the wider community. It focuses on empowering individuals with the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding treatment, management, and overall well-being.

Networking and Support: The symposium serves as a crucial networking opportunity, facilitating connections between professionals and organizations. It encourages the establishment of support networks and collaborations.

SAHF MASAC EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2023 

SAHF MASAC Educational Symposium is made possible by generous sponsorships from these companies and organisations.

Host Organisation
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The South African Haemophilia Foundation

The South African Haemophilia Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 1970. The foundation is dedicated to advocating for the needs of the bleeding disorders community in South Africa. SAHF's mission is to ensure that people with bleeding disorders have access to appropriate and quality care, education, and support.

international sponsor
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World Federation of Hemophilia

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and sustaining care for people with inherited bleeding disorders around the world.

Gold sponsor
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National Bioproducts Institute NPC

National Bioproducts Institute NPC (NBI) is a South African pharmaceutical company, and the only plasma fractionator in Africa. NBI is located in Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal and our core business is the manufacture of bio-pharmaceutical products, using bioprocessing methods to isolate and refine therapeutic proteins from human plasma into plasma-derived biopharmaceutical products. In addition, NBI develops and manufactures diagnostic kits and monoclonal antibodies for the South African and international diagnostics market, as well as for in-house quality control testing and the testing of human plasma, using biotechnology processes. The majority of NBI’s raw material used in its core business is human plasma supplied mainly by South African National Blood Service and the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service.

GOLD sponsor
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Roche

At Roche, finding innovative solutions for those affected by diseases of the blood is not only a priority, it’s in our blood. Our commitment extends beyond developing innovative therapies, to playing a wider role in improving patient’s quality of life. We are exploring the best ways to deliver innovations to patients as quickly and effectively as possible, which includes evolving and improving how our clinical trials are designed and how our therapies are administered. We are also looking at new ways to measure treatment success through the use of alternative clinical endpoints. We continue to invest in bringing innovative treatment options to people with diseases of the blood, as our teams strive to continually deliver transformational change for patients and the physicians who treat them.