Speakers: Raffaella Colombatti
Dr. Raffaella Colombatti is pediatric hematologist oncologist at the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit of the Azienda Ospedaliera-Universita di Padova, in Padova, Italy. Her main field of interest are Red Cell Disorders, especially Sickle Cell Disease. She has contributed in creating the Sickle Cell Veneto Region Reference Center in Padova and is clinical coordinator of the local Universal Newborn Screening Program; she is in charge of the General Hematology- Anemias clinic. In the past years she has been involved in clinical research on SCD vasculopathy, cerebral and neurocognitive abnormalities and brain function. Dr. Colombatti is also interested in Child Health in Africa and is leading several projects in Guinea Bissau, West Africa, in the field of Hematology and Infectious Disorders.