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Presenter: Dana Baran MD


Dana Baran is a transplant nephrologist at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal and Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University. She received post-graduate training in basic and applied immunology at INSERM U28 and the Pasteur Institute (Paris). Her research interests include glomerular diseases and clinical outcomes in transplantation.

She is currently the clinical consultant to the MUHC HLA laboratory, and is co-principal investigator for the aHUS registry at McGill.

  1.   02 December 2019
  2.   Thrombotic Microangipathy

Presenter: David Barth MD


Dr. David Barth is a Royal College certified Internist, Hematologist and Hematological Pathologist. He currently acts as the Medical Director for the University Health Network Therapeutic Apheresis Program, Canada’s largest and diverse apheresis program, and as Director for the University Health Network Hematology Laboratories.

His areas of research interest are wide in different areas of providing therapeutic apheresis in innovative ways.

  1.   02 December 2019
  2.   Thrombotic Microangipathy

Presenter: Gayatri Sreenivasan MD


Dr. Sreenivasan is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology at the University of British Columbia (UBC.)

Dr. Sreenivasan received her medical degree from UBC in 1996, and completed Internal Medicine and Hematology training at UBC in 2001. She became a staff hematologist at Vancouver General Hematologist in 2001 and Medical Director of the Apheresis Program of BC in 2008.

Dr. Sreenivasan has an active clinical practice including benign and malignant hematologic disorders. Particular areas of interest include apheresis medicine, venous thromboembolic disease and myeloproliferative disorders.

  1.   02 December 2019
  2.   Thrombotic Microangipathy

Presenter: Katerina Pavenski MD


Dr. Katerina Pavenski is a Head of the Division of Transfusion Medicine, clinical hematologist, medical director of the Therapeutic Apheresis Service and Co-director of the Patient Blood Management Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Her undergraduate training was in Genetics at the University of Manitoba (1997). She obtained Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto (2001) and subsequently completed residency training in Internal Medicine (2004) and Adult Clinical Hematology (2006) in Toronto. She then pursued a two year residency in Transfusion Medicine at the McMaster University, Hamilton (2006-2008). She joined St. Michael’s in April 2009. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Laboratory Medicine and is cross-appointed to the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Her research interests include transfusion medicine, therapeutic apheresis, TTP/HUS and patient blood management. She is the Chair of the Ontario Blood Advisory Committee (OBAC) and member of the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC). She is the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for ISBT 2018 Toronto. She is a member of the TTP working group of the Canadian Apheresis Group (CAG) and participated in the Neurology Working Group for the NHLBI State of the Science Symposium in Therapeutic Apheresis (2013).

  1.   02 December 2019
  2.   Thrombotic Microangipathy

Presenter: Marina Noris MD


In 1986 I received a degree in Pharmacological Chemistry at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”. Since 1987 I have been working at the Mario Negri Institute as a research fellow from 1987 to 1992, as a Researcher from 1992 to 1996, and from 1996 as the head of the Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics of Transplantation and Rare Diseases.

In February 2006 I received a PhD in Genetics at the University of Maastricht. From 2006 to 2010 I was a member of the Editorial board of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. From 2013 I am a member of the European Complement Network Board. From July 2015 I am an Associate Editor of the Journal of Immunology. From 2016 I am a member of the Research Club “Top Italian Women Scientists 2016” promoted by Onda.

I have published more than 170 articles on peer-reviewed International Journals and I have written several chapters for scientific books in fields of nephrology, pathogenesis and genetics of hemolytic uremic syndrome and related thrombotic microangiopathies and on the immunology of transplantation.

My main areas of interest are:

  • Diagnosis, pathogenesis and genetics of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Genetics of the nephrotic syndrome
  • Search for genetic causes of glomerulopathy with fibronectin deposits
  • Immunology of transplantation and strategies for tolerance induction.
  1.   02 December 2019
  2.   Thrombotic Microangipathy
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