WFH NETWORK

Thailand

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok

IHTC:
International Hemophilia Training Center - Bangkok
Ramathibodi Hospital
Mahidol University
270 Department of Pediatrics, Rama VI Road
Bangkok, 10400
Thailand
Tel.: (662) 201 1749
Fax: (662) 201 1748
Email: ampaiwan.jua@mahidol.ac.th
Website: http://med.mahidol.ac.th/en

Director: Ampaiwan Chuansumrit
Medical Associate: Prof. Pantep Angchaisuksiri
Fellowship logistics coordinator: Miss Pakawan Wongwerawattanakoon (pakawanwong@hotmail.com)
Year of IHTC designation: 1984
Areas of specialty: Adult and pediatric hematology; Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis; Molecular genetics; Nursing; Dental care and surgery; Orthopedic care and surgery; Physiotherapy; Blood Banking; Psychology and social services.

DESCRIPTION OF IHTC FACILITIES

Location: Within the city of Bangkok, Thailand

Climate: Warm all year round. Average temperatures 22-38 degrees Celsius.

Accommodation: Hospital dormitory located in the hospital at low cost.

Language: Thai is the national language. English is the language of communication for foreigners.

DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING PROGRAM

Clinical activities: Bangkok IHTC is organized by two parties: the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital and the Society of Hematology of Thailand. The centre provides care for more than 350 patients with hemophilia and over 200 cases of hereditary and acquired bleeding disorders per year. Complicated cases of hemophilia will be admitted to the Clinical Research Ward, which conducts both clinical and research studies.Other research activities include: molecular genetics in hemophilia, sex selection; laboratory and clinical trials of new blood products from the National Blood Centre, i.e., heat-treated freeze-dried cryo; locally prepared fibrin glue in different preparations for different surgical procedures, i.e., CVS, orthopedic surgical correction in hemophilia, dental repair in hemostatic disorders, etc.

Laboratory activities/research: Routine hemostatic tests include assay of clotting factors I to I, inhibitors to FVIII & I, vWF antigen, ristocetin cofactor, protein C and protein S AT III, platelet aggregation. Manual techniques and automated instruments are used. The locally made reagent and normal pooled plasma are prepared for routine service at low cost. A molecular biology lab for carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis is part of the service. Locally prepared fibrin glue (low cost) is routinely used as local hemostasis and sealant for both hemostatic and nonhemostatic disorders.

Multidisciplinary activities/research: The IHTC is an interdepartmental organization with 10 departments participating in this program. Staff participating in this program include 12 doctors, 2 dentists, 3 nurse coordinators, 4 laboratory technicians, 1 social worker.

To see a sample curriculum of the multidisciplinary training that will be provided, please click here.


Updated July 2014