Postponed: British Society for Haematology at 60: lessons for physicians from the cutting edge of haematology

When and where

29 June 2020
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Postponed: British Society for Haematology at 60: lessons for physicians from the cutting edge of haematology

Please note that this event has been postponed.

In light of the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the UK, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this event. More information regarding this decision can be found here. You will receive an email from the conferences team regarding the postponement. Please contact if you have not received this email.

In 2020 the British Society for Haematology will have been dedicated to helping members support people with blood disorders and diseases for 60 years. Haematology has played a leading role in translating laboratory and clinical research into improving patient outcomes. The profession has led on the development of inherited and cancer genomics and translational research to treat genomic diseases. It is using gene therapy to cure serious inherited diseases such as haemophilia, sickle cell disease and thalassaemia. It has much to teach other medical specialties about cancer genomics and gene therapy. Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited disease in the UK and also impacts on low and middle-income countries. Patients often have multiple attendances to hospital with severe disease. They often suffer stigma and severe health consequences due to lack of understanding of their disease and all physicians need to understand the condition. Anticoagulants are commonly used drugs but their use is associated with both benefit and risk.

Programme highlights

  • Genomics in haematology
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Gene therapy and other novel therapies
  • The future of anticoagulation 

A full programme will be available shortly

RCP conferences are usually of excellent calibre with relevant talks on the subject delivered by experts in the field. Highly recommended.

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Who should attend

  • All physicians managing acute on call admissions
  • Specialists managing complications of sickle cell disease
  • Researchers with interest in genomics or gene therapy
  • GPs, clinical psychologists, physician associates and nurses with special interest
  • Clinical and biomedical scientists
  • Patients and patient groups

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