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The Thai Society of Hematology (TSH)

The Thai Society of Hematology was established in 1978, with the objective of being the center for hematologists, scientists and others interested in hematology. It is also responsible for the training and promoting of scientific activities and research within the field and has established ongoing connection with numerous international hematology societies. At present, there are 834 members including physicians, scientists, nurses and pharmacists. Throughout its 40 years of establishment, the Thai Society of Hematology has initiated and implemented significant progressive developments that have benefited the country.

Current Developments in Hematology in Thailand

The curriculum of subspecialty in Hematology was initiated in 1980, under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand and Royal College of Pediatricians of Thailand. The curriculum received accreditation by the Medical Council, and at present there are 434 Board certified hematologists. The Thai Society of Hematology also collaborates with the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand and the Royal College of Pediatricians of Thailand in the training and certification of diplomas in Internal Medicine.

The Thai Society of Hematology has organized training courses for hematology fellowships for more than 20 years with training for approximately 25-30 hematologists per year.

With its partner institutions, the Thai Society of Hematology has also played an important role in making the general public and government awareness of hematology-related diseases.

Experienced Host for Scientific Activities

Every year, the scientific activities of the Thai Society of Hematology begin with the annual meeting, educational course for young hematology trainees, short course for general practitioners, intensive course of palliative care for hematology trainee, mid-year meeting, refresher course for hematologists, inter-hospital conferences (8 conferences per year) and TSH international symposium.

Details are as follows:

  • Annual TSH Academic Meetings in March
    (delegates : 280-350 | duration: 4 days)

  • Midyear TSH Academic Meeting in October or November
    (delegates: 150 -200 | duration: 1.5 days)

  • Refresher Course for Hematologists in January
    (delegates: 150-180 | duration 1.5 days)

  • Educational Course for Hematology Trainees in July
    (delegates: 60-80 | duration 1.5 days)

  • Palliative Care: Intensive Course for Hematology Trainees in September
    (delegates: 50-70 | duration 1.5 day)

  • Intensive course for pediatric oncology in October (every 2 years)
    (delegates: 100-130 | duration 1.5 day)

  • Hematology Short Course for General Practitioners in August
    (delegates: 50-70 | duration 1 day)

  • Inter-hospital conferences: 4 conferences for adult hematology and 4 conferences or childhood hematology rotating to each main institute in Bangkok every 3 month
    (delegates: 50 | duration 3 hours)

  • TSH International Symposium (TSH-IS)
    (delegate: 150-200 | duration 2.5 days)

The Thai Society of Hematology has also organized and hosted international conferences; such as

  • The IX Congress of the International Society of Hematology: Asia-Pacific Division in 1999;
  • The World Congress of Hemophilia (WFH 2004)   in 2004;
  • The 32nd Congress of International Society of Hematology (ISH 2008);
  • The 15th Congress of Asia Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation (APBMT) in 2010;
  • The 3rd Congress of Asian Cellular Therapy Organization (ACTO 2012);
  • The 3rd ASEAN Federation of Hematology Congress (AFH 2014);
  • 2015 Highlights of ASH in Asia; and
  • The 11th SIOP Asia Congress in 2017

International meetings in the future :

8th Congress of Asian Cellular Therapy Group (ACTO) in 2018
2019 Highlights of ASH in Asia-Pacific
Congress of International Society of Blood Transfusion in 2019
38th World Congress of International Society of Hematology (ISH) in 2020

Executive Committee:

President
Wichai Prayoonwiwat, MD.

E-mail: wchaipyw@gmail.com

Vice President
Panya Seksarn, MD.

E-mail: py_seksarn@yahoo.com

Secretary General
Ponlapat Rojnuckarin, MD., PhD.

E-mail: rojnuckarinp@gmail.com

Chair of Scientific Committee
Weerasak Nawarawong, MD.

E-mail: nwrwng@yahoo.com

Chair of International Affair Committee
Suradej Hongeng, MD.

E-mail: suradej.hon@mahidol.ac.th

Website: www.tsh.or.th
E-mail: joi@tsh.or.th

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