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Director of Hemoglobinopathy Center

Mediterrranean Blood Diseases Foundation (Akdeniz Kan Hastalıkları Vakfı) Hemoglobinopathy Diagnosis Center
Güllük Cd. Antelsan İş Merkezi 8/3 07050 ANTALYA • Turkey

Duran Canatan is working as Director of Hemoglobinopathy Diagnosis Center at Mediterrenaean Blood Diseases Foundation in Antalya –Turkey since 1996. He is also director Antalya Genetic Diseases Diagnosis Center since 2013. He set up Thalassemia and Blood Center of Antalya State Hospital in 1994 and worked at. between 1994 and 2001. He set up and worked Department of Pediatric Hematology and Blood Center of Suleyman Demirel University between 2001 and 2010. He established Turkish National Hemoglobinopathy Council in 2000 and Thalassemia Federation of Turkey in 2005. He was president between 2000-2013. He organized ten National Thalassemia Youth Camp, eighteen National Thalassemia Seminers, six Intermational Thalassemia Congress and Summerschool and 12th Thalassemia International Congress together with Ministry of Health of Turkey and TIF in 2011. He has worked National Hemoglobinopathy Preventing Program at Ministry of Health as a member of scientific commitee, to prevent thalassemia and to set up thalassemia centers since 2000. Duran Canatan’s research focuses on hemoglobinopathies especially thalassemia and sickle cell anemias as well as transfusion medicine. He has published 175 peer-reviewed papers and more than 250 abstracts, which have presented at national an international congresses. In addition, he has delivered about 280 lectures at national and international conferences and symposia

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