During the XIIth Governing Council Meeting of Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM), Dr. Pourfathollah, The chairperson of Iran Chapter, proposed the hosting of XIVth AATM Congress in Iran. Also, the next host of AATM Annual Congress will be Bangladesh.
IBTO also invited AATM members to participate in the workshop on "GMP in Blood Transfusion" which is going to be held in 2016 as a part of WHO Collaborating Center activities. Mr. Moghadam (The Head of Immunohematology Reference Laboratory) who also participated in the meeting offered to hold an Immunohematology workshop for AATM members which were highly welcomed by the participants.
The XIIthAATM Congress was held in Turkey from 2 to 6 of April, 2016. During the congress, Dr. Pourfathollah presented the Iran country report and two other Iranian participants including Mrs. Nasim Hosseini and Mr. Moghadam participated in the panel discussion on "Regulation of Blood Transfusion" and "Transfusion-Transmitted Infections in Blood Transfusion". Mr. Moghadam was also invited to have a lecture in international annual workshop under the name of “Anatolian Blood Days” which was held between 31st March – 2nd April 2016.