Congress Chair

Prof. Pia Raanani
Head, Hematology Division, Davidoff Cancer Center, Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

Dr Pia Raanani MD is Clinical Full Professor in Hematology at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. She has been Head of the Division of Hematology and Hemato-oncology at the Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva Israel since 2013.

Her primary field of interest is hemato-oncology, particularly leukemias and lymphomas, and specifically CML. She is the medical advisor of the Israeli CML advocate group. Dr Raanani trained in hematology at the Sheba Medical Center and completed a fellowship in CML at the Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. In 2007 she established the Hemato-oncology Hospitalization Unit at the Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center and headed it until 2018. Dr Raanani is active in the academic life of the Tel-Aviv University: she is a member of several committees, was Head of the Department of Hematology of the Faculty between 2010–2014 and has been Head of the Research Funds Committee of the Sackler School of Medicine since 2014.

Dr Raanani is on the Editorial board of several international hematology journals and a member of the Editorial board of the prestigious Cochrane collaboration. She is a member of the Israeli Society of Hematology as well as the European Hematology Association and the American Society of Hematology. Since 2015 she has served as anAmbassador for Israel of the MD Anderson Society of Hematologic Oncology (SOHO).

Dr. Raanani has been in the steering committee and has chaired several international scientific meetings in recent years in the field of oncology and hemato-oncology in particular.

Dr Raanani is a co-author of 160 peer-reviewed articles as well as chapters in books. In July 2017 she was nominated Editor-in-Chief of the journal Acta Haematologica.