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S Mathai
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Volume 38: Issue 3: 2008




This  symposium  covered  a  wide  range  of  topics  of  interest  to  both general physicians and specialists in haematology. Problems commonly encountered by acute physicians were explored, including the management of over-anticoagulation, thrombocytopenia  associated  with  thrombosis  and  dealing  with  current  and emerging  risks  of  blood  transfusion.  Updates  on  the  management  of  chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma were presented. The discovery of the JAK2V617F mutation and the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in  chronic  myeloid  leukaemia  have  changed  the  way  we  diagnose  and  treat myeloproliferative   disorders.   New   approaches   to   monitoring   and   treating transfusional iron overload were discussed. In the field of stem cell transplantation, the vogue for reduced intensity allogeneic transplants has allowed older patients to benefit from this treatment approach.