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IPFA /BCA 3rd Global Symposium on The Future for Blood and Plasma Donations

09/11/2017

The International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and Blood Centers of America (BCA) are pleased to announce the 3rd Global Symposium on the Future for Blood and Plasma Donations. This Symposium will build on the success of the 2014 and 2015 meetings, which highlighted the increasing global need for plasma derived medicinal products and identified opportunities for Blood Centers to contribute to this need. Each meeting attracted about 180 delegates from throughout the USA and other countries. We have received excellent feedback from delegates to these meetings.

Key issues
This third Symposium will continue to develop the theme of plasma supply. Hosted by Blood Assurance, a non-profit, full-service regional blood center serving 51 counties and more than 70 health care facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia, a comprehensive range of topics will be addressed including:
• Clinical developments in plasma product use
• Plasma supply – optimizing plasma collection and economics
• Donor recruitment
• Industry developments in support of blood establishments
• Keeping donors and plasma safe
• Regulatory issues
• Quality management of plasma

Symposium Program
The Symposium Program is being developed by internationally recognized experts and stakeholders and will be of interest to colleagues from blood banking, patient and donor organizations, supporting industries and regulatory authorities with an involvement in policies necessary to secure and increase the global supply of plasma to meet patients’ needs for plasma derivatives. An outline of the Program will be made available on the IPFA website in April 2017.

Date and Venue
The meeting will take place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, USA.

Registration
Registration for this IPFA/BCA Global Symposium is open.

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