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Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Due to the postponement requests and potential risk of New Coronavirus (COVID-19), 17th International Congress of the World Apheresis Association ” has been postponed to 17-20 October 2020 with the decision of the scientific board.
There is no change in the registration fee and the registration is valid for those who paid for the registration.

Invitation from the president

Dear colleagues,

It is a great honor and pleasure for us to announce, on behalf of the Board of Directors of World Apheresis Association and Hematological Rare Diseases Society, the organization of the World Apheresis Congress, to be held in the enchanting city of Istanbul, on 17-20 October 2020.

Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents, stands on both shores of the Bosphorus where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara. Istanbul has endless variety with its gourmet restaurants and nightlife, arts, museums, ancient churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and Bosphorus. However long you stay, whether for just a few days or longer, your visit to this eclectic city will be unforgettable.

The scientific program covers topics from all the different fields related to  hemapheresis. State of the art lectures, evidence-based apheresis sessions, and satellite symposia covering information on the most up-to-date apheresis technologies and their clinical applications, will be the main parts of the program.

We believe the scientific success of a congress depends on the contribution of its delegates. Therefore, we hope that you will all be actively involved in the organization of a truly satisfying, memorable, highly scientific congress. We have no doubt that the scientific program, Turkish hospitality, the charm of Istanbul and our unforgettable social events will help establish closer social and  professional links to all our friends and colleagues from all over the world. Let’s meet in a city that never sleeps and offers everything possible for different tastes.

We look forward to welcoming you to the World Apheresis Association Congress 2020 ISTANBUL.

Prof. Dr. Fevzi Altuntaş
Congress President

Abel-Rowntree-Turner Award  (Young Investigator’s Award)

This award is a plaque, free registration at the Congress
and $500 US. The awardee(s) will present their original
scientific work in the field of apheresis at the Congress.


Supporting Associations