28 October 2019 17:30 - 17:45
Oral Presentations I
Evidence of HbC disease in Albania. Clinical heterogeneity related to combination with other hemoglobin disorders


1988  Graduated as Medical Doctor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana

1991  Postgraduate specialization in Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana

1995  Postgraduate training in medical education (Tempus Project), “Faculté de Medecine Lariboisiere-Saint Louis” Paris, France

1997 Postgraduate training in Clinical Chemistry and Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium

2004   PhD in Laboratory Medicine Field, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana

2010  Associate Professor, Laboratory Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana

2014 Training on Laboratory diagnosis of Hemophilia, Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Unit, Royal Free Hospital London, UK.


Research interests:   Research activity is focused on clinical biochemistry, haemoglobinopathy and haemophilia.



Current Position: Lecturer of Biochemistry (16.12.1994 - ongoing), and Clinical Biochemistry on Clinical Biochemistry Service, Laboratory Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine, Tirana, Albania and Medical Specialist of Clinical Biochemistry, on Clinical Biochemistry Service, Laboratory Department, University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania.

2007 – 2017 She has been part time lecturer on Clinical Biochemistry and Biochemistry at the Albanian University in Tirana.  She has been a part time lecturer on Biochemistry (2011 – 2016) at the Aldent University in Tirana.  

Prior to that, she has been employed as a Clinical Biochemistry Specialist at the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Institute of Pediatric Disease, Tirana, Albania (1988 – 1994).


Scientific Activity:

Author or co-author of 98 scientific publications as scientific papers, scientific short presentation (abstracts) published in national and international scientific laboratory medicine journals.

Principal investigator and investigator in 10 scientific projects in field of medicine in Albania.

Co-President of 24th Balkan Clinical Laboratory Meeting organized in Tirana, Albania.

Research Mentor in 4 Master and Doctoral Studies.

Member of Scientific Boards for drafting the strategy of management of hemopathies requiring transfusions and for standartisation of medical laboratory work in Albania.


Contacts: Etleva REFATLLARI

E-mail address: erefatllari@hotmail.com, etleva.refatllari@umed.edu.al



Congress Venue

Papillon Zeugma Convention Centre, Belek Antalya - TURKEY

October 27-31, 2019