The 7th General Assembly (GA) will take place in Tunis (Tunisia) on 12th-14th December 2015 with the participation of the whole DEEP Consortium as well as of external experts. The meeting will mainly focus on a general update of the projects activities, achievements and planning of future steps. Among others, the possible amendment to the Protocol as well as the financial resources reallocation according to the recruitment performance at any involved centre will be discussed during the meeting.
The choice to select Tunis as venue for the next General Assembly comes from the willingness to raise awareness on the recruiting centres that are the backbone of the recruitment activities and to focus the attention on the Mediterranean region, in line with the Horizon 2020 strategy aimed at strengthening the cooperation with the Mediterranean area through the promotion of joint research projects in the health field in order to promote the development and the Mediterranean integrity itself.
The meeting will be the occasion to talk about the goals and the progress of the project and its contribution to improving of the clinical management of children with transfusion-dependent thalaessemia and other hemoglobinopathies who need chelation therapy.
Tunis will also be the venue to encouraging the project Partners to strengthen the efforts towards recruiting increasing number of patients in the DEEP-2 and DEEP-3 studies in order to ensure finalization of these clinical studies which are very important for the overall success of the DEEP project.