|Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Islamic International Medical College the 8th National Thalassaemia Conference & workshops at Rawalpindi from May 5-6, 2012. The conference highlighted the importance of early diagnosis, optimal treatment, patients safety and prevention of Thalassaemia. The subjects discussed in the scientific session covered the clinical spectrum, as well as the prevention of Thalassaemia. The conference�s scientific sessions and workshops were specifically designed to develop the capacity of doctors and other paramedical staffs working in the country in the management and prevention of Thalassaemia. The conference included workshops and scientific sessions on Clinical Management of Thalassaemia, Practical Management of Iron Chelation and Prevention of Thalassaemia. The structure of the workshops allowed close contact between health care providers including doctors, paramedics with Thalassaemics, and was instrumental in developing awareness and understanding between the two. A large number of participants attended the conference, which included Thalassaemics, parents, doctors, paramedical staff, social workers, society officials and volunteers attended the conference. All the Thalassaemia associations and 39 Centers working in the country participated in this annual event. The Inauguration Ceremony of the 8th National Thalassaemia Conference & Workshops was held on May 5, 2012 at Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi. During the inauguration ceremony, Awards of Excellence were also given to five Thalassaemic patients, who have shown outstanding performance in education or extracurricular activities. The Annual General Body Meeting of Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan was held on May5, 2012 at Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi. Lt. Gen (R.) Moin Ud Din Haider, the president of Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan presided the Annual General Body Meeting and all the Thalassaemia societies working in the country attended this important meeting. The Banquet Dinner of the Conference was held on May 5, 2012 at Rawalpindi. All the registered participants and the facilitators of workshops and scientific sessions attended the banquet dinner.