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Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Pratima Chowdary is Professor of Haemophilia and Haemostasis, Dept. of Haematology, University College of London (UCL) and Centre Director for the Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia & Thrombosis Centre, Royal Free Hospital and. In addition, she serves as co-director for the National Haemophilia Database, run by United Kingdom Haemophilia Centre Doctors Organisation (UKHCDO).


Her clinical interests include the care of patients with Haemophilia and related bleeding disorders. Her primary research interests include personalised management of Haemophilia, novel therapies in haemophilia, including gene therapy, outcome assessments, haemophilic arthropathy and acquired coagulopathy. She is active in clinical trials and is the chief investigator for several non-interventional and interventional studies, including  UCL sponsored gene therapy studies.


She has authored several peer-reviewed publications and is a chair and member of various national and international working parties,  data safety monitoring boards, trial steering committees. She is a member of numerous professional societies, including the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, European Association of Allied Bleeding disorders and the World Federation of Haemophilia.

Gili Kenet

Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv, Israel

Gili Kenet is a Pediatric Hematologist, Professor and former Chair of the Hematology Department at the Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University.


Professor Kenet received her Medical Degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Her research projects have been focused on neonatal hemostasis, childhood stroke and pediatric thrombophilia, as well as the research of new therapy modes applied for people with hemophilia and severe bleeding disorders.  She was awarded national grants for pediatric hematology and cancer research, study of rFVIIa mode of action, epidemiology of inhibitor evolution in hemophilia and for personalized tailoring of bypass agent therapy, and applying global hemostasis assays. Prof. Kenet pioneered in gene therapy clinical trials in Israel and novel non replacement drugs in Hemophilia.


Professor Kenet is the author of over 200 peer reviewed scientific publications, review articles and book chapters.  An active member of the World Federation of Hemophilia, Israeli Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology, an active reviewer for high impact thrombosis journals and an editorial board member of the Haemophilia journal.  Former Chairperson of the Israeli Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis and Chairperson of the Pediatric and Peri-natal Hemostasis Scientific Subcommittee of ISTH.  Currently co-chairs the FVIII/FIX and rare bleeding disorders of the SSC of ISTH.

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