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Lunch with the Experts / Mentors

Monday September 23, 2024 - 12:25 to 13:25

Room: TBD

Medhat Askar, Qatar

Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs
Immunology, College of Medicine
Qatar University


Medhat Askar, MD, PhD, MSHPE, FRCPath, F(ACHI), D(ABMLI), HCLD(ABB) is the Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Immunology at the College of Medicine at Qatar University. He also serves as the Division Head of Clinical Immunology at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar, a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Education at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan, TX and the Advisor for the Clinical Services at The National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN. Before Joining Qatar University he served as the Director of Transplant Immunology, COVID-19 Testing and Stem Cell Processing Laboratories at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX and Clinical Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Currently Dr. Askar is the Treasurer of The Transplantation Society (TTS); Treasurer of The Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI); Board Member of the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation; Councilor of the International HLA & Immunogenetics Workshops; Chair of the Histocompatibility Committee of the Foundation for Accreditation on Cellular Therapy (FACT) and member of the Laboratory Practice Committee of the International Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT), the project leader of the HLA Haplotypes in Families by NGS and HLA Allele Catalogue projects under the 19th International HLA & Immunogenetics Workshop and a principle Investigator on a number of study protocols through the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). Previously he served as President of The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI); President of The American College of the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ACHI) and member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the United States United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Presentations by Medhat Askar

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