Bio

Professor Amal El-Beshlawy Department of Pediatric Hematology, Cairo University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt Amar El-Beshlawy is a Professor of Pediatric Hematology at Cairo University Hospital, a position she has held since 1984. She trained at the Hematology Immunology Department at Necker Hospital in Paris, France from 1978 until 1979. She is the recipient of the Prize of the State for Excellence in Medical Sciences award in 2002, the Cairo University of Medicine Prize in 2005, and a Distinction in Medicine award in 2008. Professor El-Beshlawy has been principal investigator and an international steering committee member of more than 20 international drug trials, including 12 trials on oral iron chelators. She is the Egyptian partner for 3 European Commission (EU PF6 and PF7) projects. Professor El-Beshlawy has 130 international and national publications mostly on thalassemia and has been an invited speaker for many international conferences and workshops on thalassemia and Gaucher disease. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the European Haematology Association, the International Society of Hematology and the Thalassemia International Federation, and has been the founder and President of the Egyptian Thalassemia Association since 1990 CERTIFICATION (CAIROUNIVERSITY) - M.B.,B.Ch., (Grade Very Good with the degree of honor) l967 - Diploma of Pediatrics l970 - Diploma of General Medicine l97l - M.D. Thesis l973 - M.D. Pediatrics l974 Certificate of Training in Necker Hospital Paris Hematology Immunology Department (Chef de service Prof. C. Gricelli) l2/78 -5/79 I- ACADEMIC POSITIONS 1. Emirate Professor & senior consultant of Pediatrics Hematology, CairoUniversity from July 2005 till present. 2. Head of the Pediatric Hematology Department, CairoUniversity from 8/1989 till 31/7/2005. 3. Assistant Prof. Pediatric Department, CairoUniversity from 12/79 to 10/84. 4. Lecturer in Pediatrics and Member of the Pediatrics Hematology Staff, CairoUniversity from 9/1974 to 12/79. 5. Assistant Lecturer Pediatric Department, CairoUniversity from 29/11/72 to 9/74. 6. Clinical Demonstrator in Pediatric DepartmentCairoUniversity from 12/7/7l to 28/11/72. II- INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS 1) Editor of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics Middle East from 1998. 2) Peer Reviewer of the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ) of the WHO from 1998. 3) Peer Reviewer Journal of Pediatric Hematology &Oncology from 2007. 4) Thalassemia International Federation (TIF) Scientific Collaborator (28 August 2000). 5) Member of the international Committee (9 members) of Gaucher Disease Registry USA (Paris September 2003). 6) International Society of Hematology (ISH) Counceller of Egypt (from 2004). 7) Member of the international advisory board of pediatric Gaucher Disease (Barcelona June 2010). 8) Member of the steering committee and speaker Bureau of 3 major international drug companies (Novartis, Switzerland, Apopharma, Canada, Genenzyme USA) (2000-2010).