Scientific Programme

Transfusion Practitioners

The International Transfusion Practitioner journey and beyond

Saturday June 6, meeting room TBC


The Transfusion Practitioner (TP) forum will host an all day workshop in Barcelona for Transfusion Practitioners/Transfusion Safety Officers. 

There will be numerous presentations and afternoon mini workshops. The programme includes what is a Transfusion Practitioner (TP), what is unique about the role and the need for the role? The role of the TP in haemovigilance and the role of the TP in patient blood management.

Please note that to attend this session, you need to be a transfusión practitioner (or equivalent), or interested in developing the role. The session will be in English.

To register for this programme, scroll down to the bottom of this page. 

The registration deadline is Friday May 15, 2020, 23:59 CET.


Time                              SessionSpeakers/facilitators
8.30Registration and coffee 
8.50 - 9.00Official welcome and opening of the workshopMartin Olsson – President ISBT
9.00 - 10.00Joining the journey - where it all began and where to start 
9.00 - 9.10Introduction 
What is a Transfusion Practitioner (TP), what is unique about the role and the need for the role.
How the TP forum was set up, what is our mission, how the day will run.

Cynthia So Osman - Chair ISBT Clinical Transfusion Working party 
Linley Bielby - Chair ISBT TP steering committee

9.10 - 10.00Once upon a TP, where and how the epic journey began
Group presentation from speakers in countries that have well established roles, and those with newly developed or developing roles.

Rachel Moss (UK) - Vice Chair ISBT TP steering committee
Linley Bielby (Australia) - Chair ISBT TP steering committee
Dr Ina Perez (Peru) Coordinator of Blood Banks
and Transfusion Medicine, Lima, Peru

10.00 - 11.30Explore where it can take us - where are we now 
10.00 - 10.30

The unique role of the TP in PBM highlighting specific aspects of the role
and what has been achieved such as anaemia management/clinics/pathways,
use of cell salvage and other PBM initiatives

Diyanah Said (Singapore) Patient Blood Management Nurse 
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore 

10.30 - 11.00Morning tea and networking  

11.00 - 11.30

The TP role in Haemovigilance highlighting unique aspects of the role and what works and why

Fiona Mc Dermott (Ireland)
Haemovigilance Officer
St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin

11.30 - 12.00

How data can help you win friends and influence people

Highlighting the role of the TP in audit/gap analysis and
how the data collected can be presented to help engage change to improve practice and patient safety.

Dr Lise Estcourt (UK)
Co-ordinating editor Cochrane Haematology,
Clinical Lead National Comparative Audit in Blood Transfusion,
Director of NHSBT Clinical Trials Unit

12.00 - 12.30

Q&A/discussion session

Panel of morning speakers
12.30 - 13.15Lunch and networking 
13.15 - 14.45   Workshopping  

3 simultaneous workshops

1.    Education initiatives used by TPs to provide education within the organisation 

2.    How do I turn my idea into a project 

3.    How to engage and empower patients to be involved in their care 

Facilitated by members of the TP steering committee:
Louise Sherliker (UK)
Clare O’Reilly (Canada)
Jana Vander Broeck (Belgium)
Rachel Moss (UK)
Linley Bielby (Australia)


TP workshop registration form

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