Scientific programme

Scientific Programme

This Congress will showcase a plethora of relevant topics in the exciting field of Transfusion Medicine, from recruitment of blood donors to the actual donation process, biology of blood cells, preparation of blood components, transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases, immunohaematology patient blood management, adverse transfusion events, cellular therapies, and much more. There will be workshops on peer reviewing and clinical transfusion research. Special sessions will be organized for transfusion practitioners. We will once again hold a Young Investigators breakfast session.

The Nordic day will focus on topics that are relevant to the region and the highly educational Academy day gives you the opportunity to refresh your knowledge and/or hear summaries of interesting research findings from vein to vein. 

The complete scientific programme will be available online soon.

Young Investigators Scientific Session

After a successful first session in Dubai, a second Young Investigator session will be organized at the 27th Regional Congress in Copenhagen. 

If you would like your abstract to be considered for oral presentation in this session, please indicate this during the abstract submission process.

You should be undertaking research in a topic related to transfusion medicine and you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 35 years of age or under (proof of age will be required if successful)
  • Attending the congress and presenting the submitted work if selected
  • And be working towards a PhD or a Masters degree, and/or undertaking high level research 

PROGRAMME PER DAY *

09.00 - 10.40Possible tasks and new areas for blood banks
09.00 - 09.25Pathogen reduction - what are the advantages, what are the problems, what are the costs?
F. Knudson (Sweden)
09.25 - 09.50Screening for foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: is it possible and what are the potential outcomes?
J. Kjeldsen-Kragh (Sweden)
09.50 - 10.15Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) - the role of the blood bank
A. Fischer-Nielsen (Denmark)
10.15 - 10.40Personalized transfusion medicine
S. R. Ostrowski (Denmark)
10.40 - 11.00Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00Use and future use of blood donor and transfusion databases
11.00 - 11.20Perspectives and opportunities for the Danish Blood Donor Study
C. Erikstrup (Denmark)
11.20 - 11.40Perspectives and opportunities for the Danish Transfusion Database
K. E. Titlestad (Denmark)
11.40 - 12.00Perspectives and opportunities for SCANDAT
G. Edgren (Sweden)
12.00 - 13.00Lunch Break
13.00 - 15.00Plasma derived medicinal products and self-sufficiency
13.00 - 14.00Plasma supply management in the Council of Europe
R. Norda (Denmark)
14.00 - 15.00Towards plasma self-sufficiency - the process and the status in Denmark
M. Bagge Hansen (Denmark)
15.00 - 15.30Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.30Blood supply management in the future
15.30 - 16.00Where and how to collect blood in a changing world
J. Georgsen (Denmark)
16.00 - 16.30Centralised blood establishment - what are the advantages
M. Syrjälä / J. Ihalainen (Finland)
08.30 - 10.00Donors and Donation
08.30 – 09.00The Young Donor
A. Eder (USA)
09.00 – 09.30The Older Donor
M. Goldman (Canada)
09.30 – 10.00The Deferred Donor
V. Compernolle (Canada)
08.30 - 10.00 
Transfusion Therapy
08.30 – 09.00Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN): the laboratory perspective
E. Muñiz Diaz (Spain) 
09.00 – 09.30 HDFN: the maternal-fetal medicine / obstetric perspective
M. Hedegaard (Denmark)
09.30 – 10.00 HDFN: the neonatology perspective
E. Lopriore (The Netherlands)
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
13.30 - 15.00TTID
13.30 – 14.00  New infectious epidemics: the global health view
M. Nübling (Sweden)
14.00 – 14.30 Modelling risks of emerging infectious diseases relevant to blood transfusion
M. Janssen (The Netherlands) 
14.30 – 15.00Effectiveness of pre-donation health and travel screening in reducing the risk of TTIs
C. Erikstrup (Denmark)
13.30 - 15.00Clinical Transfusion Practice
13.30 – 14.00 Making Clinical Audit Work for you! 
C. Aubron (France) 
14.00 – 14.30 European Collaborative Initiatives in PBM
M. Bruun (Denmark) 
14.30 – 15.00 The transfusion practitioner in the multidisciplinary team
J. Grant-Casey (UK)
15.00 - 15.30Coffee Break
15.30 - 17.00Blood Components and Supply Management
15.30 – 16.00  Red Cell Apheresis: Pros and Cons
L. Infanti (Switzerland)
16.00 – 16.30Do we need cryoprecipitate in the era of fibrinogen concentrate and other specific factor replacement options?
N. Curry (UK) 
16.30 – 17.00 Implementing a comprehensive blood wastage reduction programme
M. Yazer (US) 
15.30 - 17.00Cellular Therapy
15.30 – 16.00 The role of the transfusion physician in supporting cellular therapies
M. Lozano (Spain) 
16.00 – 16.30 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for non-malignant diseases
V. Potter (UK)
16.30 – 17.00 Will we still need hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in the era of targeted therapies?
L. Burns (USA) 

 

 

08.30 - 10.00Challenges of terrorism and catastrophies, too much or too little blood
08.30 - 09.00 Lessons learned from Paris and Nice
S. Noel (France) 
09.00 - 09.30 Lessons learned from Brussels
V. Compernolle (Belgium)
09.30 - 10.00Contingency planning in general - Results of an EBA WG
A. Kelly (Ireland)
08.30 - 10.00Next Generation Sequencing and Blood cells
08.30 - 08.45  Introduction
J. Storry (Sweden)
08.45 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00NAT screening   
08.30 - 09.00  Value of HBsAg donor screening besides HBV-NAT and/or anti-HBcore screening
C. Seed (Australia)
09.00 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00Patient Blood Management
08.00 - 08.30  One unit too much or one unit too few - which gives the least risk to the patient?
E. Seifried (Germany)
08.30 - 09.00  Clinical use of Immunoglobulin in neurology
H. Andersson (Denmark)
09.00 - 10.00Selected abstracts
08.00 - 10.00 Blood Products - Transfusion Technology
08.00 - 10.00Selected abstracts
10.00 - 10.30Coffee Break
10.30 - 12.00Plenary Session I: Major Bleeding
10.30 - 11.00 Damage control resuscitation - how to use blood products and manage major bleeding trauma
M. Schreiber (USA)
11.00 - 11.30Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS) induced bleeding - update on antidotes and treatment
D. Faraoni (Canada)
11.30 - 12.00Pathophysiology of massive haemorrhage 
J. Stensballe (Denmark)
12.00 - 14.00Lunch Break

 

 

14.00 - 15.30 Benchmarking
14.00 - 14.30 Benchmarking; Principles and Pitfalls 
P. Bogetoft (Denmark)
14.30 - 15.00 Benchmarking in Blood Transfusion: Where are we now? 
S. Morgan (UK)
15.00 - 15.30  Selected Abstracts
14.00 - 15.30  Donor Psychology
14.00 - 14.30 Tracking the emotional journey of the blood donor 
A. van Dongen (Australia)
14.30 - 15.30 Selected Abstracts
14.00 - 15.30 Regulation of carbohydrate blood groups
14.00 - 15.30 Selected abstracts
14.00 - 15.30 Blood Safety - Retrovirus
14.00 - 15.30 Selected abstracts
14.00 - 15.30 Cellular Therapies - CAR T cells
14.00 - 14.30  New technologies and applications for CART T therapy
M. Hudecek (Germany) 
14.30 - 15.00 Adoptive cell therapy based on tumour infiltrating lymphocytes
I. M. Svane (Denmark)
15.00 - 15.30  Selected abstracts

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break

 

 

16.00 - 17.30 The HLA system
16.00 - 16.30 Clinical relevance of the HLA system in blood transfusion
C. Brown (UK)
16.30 - 17.00 Predicted Indirectly ReCognizable HLA Epitopes 
E. Spierings (The Netherlands)
17.00 - 17.30 Selected Abstracts
16.00 - 17.30 Alternative treatmens
16.00 - 16.30 Platelets in liver regeneration
J. Meyer (Switzerland)
16.30 - 17.30 Selected Abstracts
16.00 - 17.30 Donor adverse effects
16.00 - 16.30 Donor fainting
P. Tiberghien (France)
16.30 - 17.30 Selected abstracts
16.00 - 16.30 Clinical Transfusion
16.00 - 16.30 Endotheliopathy
P. Johansson (Denmark)
16.30 - 17.00 Blood products so much more than clots and oxygen delivery
S. Ostrowski (Denmark)
17.00 - 17.30 Selected abstracts
16.00 - 17.30 Haemoglobinopathies in the developing world
16.00 - 16.30  Practical Aspects of Sickle Cell Disease
O. Nnodu (Nigeria) 
16.30 - 17.00 Perinatal screening programme on SCD
A. Osei-Akota (Ghana)
17.00 - 17.30 Epidemiology
F. Piel (UK)

17.30 - 18.30

Poster session

07.00 - 08.15 Young Investigator Breakfast Session
08.30 - 10.00 Plasma supply management
08.30 - 09.00 Safe and sustainable plasmapheresis 
J. Pink (Australia)

09.00 - 09.30

Self-sufficiency in plasma supply 
P. Flanagan (New Zealand) 

09.30 - 10.00 

The future for plasma collection 
P. Strengers (Netherlands) 
08.30 - 10.00 Fetomaternal Immunology
08.30 - 09.00 State of the art of prenatal genotyping in different countries
M. de Haas (Netherlands)
09.00 - 09.30 Antiendothelial avB3 entibodies are a major cause of intracranial bleeding in FNAIT
U. Sachs (Germany)
09.30 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00 Risk Management
08.30 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00 Back to the future - is there a role for whole blood transfusions
08.30 - 09.00  Whole blood for hemostatic resuscitation of major bleeding in traumatic hemorrhagic shock
G. Strandenes (Norway)
09.00 - 09.30 Cold stored v.s. room temp. stored platelets 
T.O. Apelseth (Norway) 
09.30 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00 Young Investigators Session
08.30 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 - 12.00 Plenary Session II
10.30 - 11.00 CRISPR technology
D. Higgs (UK)
11.00 - 11.30  Hepatitis E
H. Zaaijer (The Netherlands)
11.30 - 12.00 Babesiosis and blood transfusion
S. Stramer (USA)
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 - 15.30Metabolomics in bloodbanking and Transfusion Medicine
14.00 - 14.30Metabolomic analysis of blood storage 
O. Sigurjonsson (Iceland) 
14.30 - 15.00Biomarkers defining the metabolic age of red blood cells during cold storage 
B. Palsson (Iceland/USA) 
15.00 - 15.30Selected abstracts
14.00 - 15.30Immunobiology of blood cells
14.00 - 15.30Selected abstracts
14.00 - 15.30Arbovirus
14.00 - 14.30Host inflammatory response to mosquito bites enhances the severity of arbovirus infection
C. McKimmie (UK)
14.30 - 15.00Selected abstracts
14.00 - 15.30Clinical Transfusion
14.00 - 15.30Selected abstracts
14.00 - 15.30Resource Limited Countries – Clinical Transfusion
14.00 - 14.30The benefits and challenges of doing research within a network
C. Tangy Tayou (Cameroon)
14.30 - 15.00Blood cell storage under usual conditions in Africa
S. Uyoga (Uganda)
15.00 - 15.30The evidence (or lack of) concerning packed cells v whole blood in Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC)
N. Kohli (UK)
15.30 - 16.00Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30Platelets
16.00 - 16.30Platelet immunobiology
J. Semple (Sweden)
16.30 - 17.00Role of extra microvesicles in relation to Transfusion Medicine
E. Boilard (Canada)
17.00 – 17.30Exploring new avenues for cold storage of platelets
J. Cancelas (USA)
16.00 - 17.30Donor Health
16.00 – 16.30 Donor management 
M. Clement (Germany) 
16.30 - 17.30 Selected abstracts
16.00 - 17.30New Methods in Blood Safety
16.00 – 16.30 Total Laboratory Automation in blood donor screening - how much is possible and useful?
M. Schmidt (Germany)
16.30 - 17.30Selected abstracts
16.00 - 17.30ATMP
16.00 - 16.30From the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside: an update of Clinical Trials with MSCs
A. Giordano (Italy)
16.30 – 17.30Selected abstracts
16.00 – 17.30Management and Organisation
16.00 – 17.30Selected abstracts
19.30 - 23.30Congress Party
08.00 - 10.00Immunobiology of blood cells - Immunity against transfused red cells
08.30 - 09.00Red Blood Cell Alloimmunisation: induction of immunity and potential mitigation strategies 
J. Hendrickson (USA)
09.00 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00 Clinical - Patient Blood Management
08.30 - 09.00 Pediatric Patient Blood Management: one baby step at a time
R. Goel (USA)
09.00 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00Blood Safety - Impacts on testing
08.30 - 09.00Drivers of infectious disease threat events: implications for the blood supply
J. Semenza (Sweden)
09.00 - 10.00 Selected abstracts
08.30 - 10.00
Resource Limited Countries - Improving blood transfusion in the developing world
08.30 - 09.00Practical experiences from the field
P. Zakharias (South Africa)
09.00 - 09.30The organisation of blood centres in Namibia
I. Chipare (Namibia)
09.30 – 10.00Motivating donors in Ghana
L. Asamoah (Ghana)
10.00 - 10.30Coffee Break

 

 

 

10.30 - 12.00Plenary Session III: Blood Donor Studies and Big Data
10.30 - 11.00UK interval study
D. Roberts (UK)
11.00 - 11.30Big data in transfusion medicine: from donor and recipient health and beyond
H. Ullum (Denmark)
11.30 - 12.00To be confirmed
Closing Ceremony

Farewell Lunch

 

 

The Transfusion Practitioner effect on PBM adoption and implementation

14.00 - 14.30Challenges of implementing a sustainable PBM program and the Transfusion Practitioner role in the program
A. Norgaard (Denmark)
14.30 - 15.00Iatrogenic anaemia, how the Transfusion Practitioner can influence change
R. Moss (UK)
15.00 - 15.30The Transfusion Practitioner role in helping to maintain a sustainable O neg supply
L. Bielby (Australia)

 

 

TP afternoon tea, networking and Q&A session

You are invited to join other TPs for afternoon tea, and then stay on for an interesting and interactive networking and Q&A session. At this session you will hear about, and discuss the many aspects of the TP role related to PBM and blood transfusion practice, including tips and tools with a wide range of TPs and clinical specialists. Come along, join in the sharing and learning.

ISBT is looking for early career scientists who are willing to be reviewers for papers in Vox Sanguinis, the ISBT Science Series and submitted congress abstracts. Therefore, we will host a workshop (Monday June 19, 8.30-10.00 hrs) on peer review during the congress.

Peer review is the method by which grants are allocated, papers published and much more. Yet there is very little training in peer review, often it is up to the new reviewer to find their own way around the joys and difficulties of the review process.

Becoming involved in peer review can be very informative, help you with your own scientific writing and be a career enhancing experience. It is an opportunity to get yourself on the map and a good addition to your c.v.

The workshop is open to early career scientists who wish to offer themselves as peer reviewers and to find out how to navigate around the process. It is also open to current reviewers who wish to refresh their reviews or find out more about peer review within ISBT.

 

You do not need to register to attend this workshop.

ISBT will offer a workshop (Monday June 19, 14.00-15.30 hrs) on writing scientific papers for everyone from early career  to experienced scientists who wish to learn, improve or refresh their writing skills. The workshop will help to learn more about how to structure a manuscript and how to develop and assemble these sections into a cohesive publication. 

You do not need to register to attend this workshop.

Tuesday June 20, 2017

7.00-8.15 hrs
The Treehouse, Bella Center

A breakfast is organized to informally bring Young Investigators (under 40 years old) together with Transfusion Medicine experts. The breakfast is held at the Treehouse restaurant which is a part of the Bella Center, and located in hall E North on the first floor. 

Complete the application form which you can download here and send it to science@remove-this.isbtweb.org before May 8, 2017.

Please keep in mind that there are up to 50 places available.

“I attended the Young Investigator Breakfast, which was very rewarding. Researchers and experts from different countries sat next to each other exchanging ideas, experiences and challenges” G. Wu
“One of the highlights of the congress was meeting mentors and being able to chat with them at the Young Investigators breakfast” K. Winter

Friday June 16
Donors and donationRoom B5312.00-17.00
Saturday June 17
TTIDRoom B5108:30 - 17.00*
Platelet ImmunologyRoom B5313.00 - 16.00*
Clinical TransfusionRoom B5316.30 - 18.30*
Information TechnologyRoom B5408.30 - 17.30*
Rare donorsRoom B4208.30 - 11.00
Red Cell Immunogenetics and TerminologyRoom B4211.30 - 14.00*
ImmunohaematologyRoom B4214.30 - 17.00**
Sunday June 18
HaemovigilanceRooms B51 & B5308.30 - 12.00
Global Blood SafetyRoom B5114.30 - 17.30*
Information TechnologyRooms B54 & B4208.30 - 17.30*
QualityRoom B4109.00 - 16.00*
Cellular TherapiesRoom B5313.30 - 14.30
Blood Supply ManagementRoom B5315.30 - 17.30
Tuesday June 20
Granulocyte ImmunobiologyRoom 2114.00 – 15.30

* Members only

** Please e-mail the Chair if you are not a member and would like to attend

Monday June 19
Presidents of the National SocietiesB5307.30-08.30*
ISACB5312.00-14.00*
Standing committee of the ISBT AcademyB5315.30 – 17.00*

* Members only

* Each parallel session will comprise (an) invited speaker(s) and selected abstracts for oral presentation.

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