On behalf of the organizing committee, we regret to inform you that the 1st ARSHI Scientific Meeting, which is scheduled on 6-8 March 2020, in Abu Dhabi, UAE has been postponed until further notice.


6-8 March 2020

Dusit Thani Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE

President Message

Fadi AlZayer
ARSHI President


On behalf of the Arabian Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenomics (ARSHI), it
is my great pleasure to invite you to our 1st ARSHI Scientific Meeting, to be held in Abu
Dhabi, UAE, from 6th to 8th March 2020. This is an exciting time for ARSHI as we continue to grow and adapt. The world of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics is an exciting area in which to work, study, and highlight research.

ARSHI selectively gather inspired professionals to design the scientific program, ensuring that both attendees and ARSHI remain at the cutting edge. In addition, we have a dedicated team working to gather new and innovative HLA technology from leading companies worldwide to be presented for the first time in a single Middle Eastern forum.

The ARSHI team are transforming the way we operate through unique educational events
entitled “Seminars, Workshops and Forums”. Our aim is to provide ways to continuously
improve our ability to exchange information between professionals on the science of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Abu Dhabi is an incredible meeting location where you can enjoy a diverse array of leisure, entertainment and cultural attractions when not attending our meeting program.

Before I close, I would like to thank each of you for considering attending our meeting. Throughout this meeting, I ask you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us shape
the future of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. My personal respect and thanks
goes out to all of you.

Welcome Message

Dunia Jawdat
Scientific Committee Chair


The Arabian Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics is proud to invite you to the 1st ARSHI Scientific Meeting which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from the 6th till the 8th of March 2020. The program, prepared by the Scientific Committee, includes a rich and diverse program covering important aspects in this rapidly evolving field of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. This Middle Eastern forum will bring together a range of professionals from directors to technicians in the fields of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. The 1st ARSHI Scientific Meeting will provide a unique opportunity for discussion, the sharing of experiences, the exchange of good practices, networking and mutual learning. The forum will feature some of the most highly qualified experts in the field. It will also host a series of workshops and present new and innovative HLA technology from leading companies worldwide.
The participants will also get the chance to explore UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, with its extensive coastline and diverse and multicultural society. If you have a taste for adventure, perhaps you can try riding the world’s fastest roller coaster in the largest indoor theme park in the world. Or perhaps instead a more relaxing stroll Al Ain Oasis, a walk along the city’s Corniche or a visit to the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Arab World.
We look forward to welcoming you all to an excellent meeting with great professional from around the world.

Event Objectives

• Gathering experts to promote collaboration and exchange of information between Histocompatibility professionals

• Highlight the Technical advancement and clinical impact of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in the field of Histocompatibility professionals.


Who Should Attend?

• Immunologist & Laboratory Directors
• Histocompatibility Lab Technologists
• Transplant physicians
• Transplant Coordinators
• Blood Bankers
• Nurses


Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr. Peter Nickerson

E. Steve Woodle MD

Prof. Caner Susal

Dr. Medhat Askar