October 25 – 28, 2018
59th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology and Blood Transfusion

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HAEMATOCON 2018 Highlights

Welcome to HAEMATOCON 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Christian Medical College, Vellore has the privilege to host the 59th Annual Conference of The Indian Society of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (HAEMATOCON 2018). It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in this conference to be held from October 25th to October 28th, 2018. The event will be held at ‘Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre, Grand Hyatt, Kochi Bolgatty’.

Progress in the field of Haematology and Blood Transfusion has been exponential over the last decade, and we anticipate that through this conference attendees will have the opportunity to be exposed to recent advances in this field, especially keeping in focus what is relevant and applicable to the region. A balance of carefully chosen international and national experts will assist in delivering these objectives. The topics will cover laboratory aspects, basic science, translational research and clinical updates on the entire spectrum of Hematology and Blood transfusion. There will be adequate time provided in each session for active interaction of the audience with the speakers. Additional opportunities will also be available to interact with the experts during the period of this conference.

As always, the conference is also an opportunity to meet colleagues, build consensus and forge new avenues of collaboration. The venue, we believe, is an additional attraction and we hope that the scenic location will be the perfect backdrop for this important national conference. We request you to encourage students, allied health personnel and scientists with interest in Hematology and Blood Transfusion who train or work with you to attend this meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to this conference.

Yours sincerely
Vikram Mathews
Organizing Secretary


Important Dates:

Results for abstracts submitted for poster presentations have been announced. Results for the balance abstracts are under review and will be announced shortly.

Registration Timelines:


Up to 30th Aug 2018


Up to 20th Oct 2018


At the venue

Selected Abstracts for Poster Presentations

26 Oct   |   27 Oct

Selected Abstracts for Oral Presentations

26 Oct   |   27 Oct

Poster board Numbers for selected posters

26 Oct   |   27 Oct

1500+ Participants

Be amongst the leaders from the Haematology field & experience the scientific fiesta, where old friendships can be renewed and new ones formed

International Destination

Kerala, “Gods own country”, is an internationally acclaimed tourist destination. Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, also called as the “Queen of Arabian sea” has a rich bounty of culture, history and natural beauty.

75+ Renowned Faculty

Best of the Faculty ever assembled in this part of the country. Eminent speakers are handpicked from India and around the world to lead the scientific journey.

Organising Committee

ISHBT President

Dr. Neelam Varma

ISHBT Secretary

Dr. Manoranjan Mahapatra

HAEMATOCON 2018 Chairman

Dr. Alok Srivastava

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Vikram Mathews


Dr. Joy Mammen
Dr. Poonkuzhali Balasubramanian
Dr. Eunice Sindhuvi | Dr. Anu Korula
Dr. Fouzia N A | Dr. Arpana Palle
Dr. Nitty S Mathews
Dr. Ancy Susan Abraham


Dr. Aby Abraham

Scientific Committee


Dr. Neelam Verma


Dr. Biju George


Dr. Hara Prasad Pati
Dr. Tathagata Chatterjee
Dr. Dolly Daniel
Dr. Sukesh Chandran Nair
Dr. Shaji RV | Dr. Anup J Devasia
Dr. Tulasi Geevar | Dr. Selva Titus Chacko

Recent Updates

  • HAEMATOCON 2018 is scheduled to be held from 25th – 28th October, 2018.
  • Venue: Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre, Grand Hyatt, Kochi Bolgatty.
  • 1500+ delegates expected to participate in the 2018 edition of ISHBT National Conference.
  • Topics:
    • Laboratory aspects
    • Basic Science
    • Translational Research
    • Clinical updates on the entire spectrum of Hematology and Blood transfusion