Abstract Submission

Harold Gunson Travel Award

All Young Investigators who are 40 years or younger can apply for the Harold Gunson Fellowship and receive travel, registration and accommodation for the congress.

Please make sure that you have read the Harold Gunson Fellowship Procedure carefully.

Download the application form here

Send the completed form to: office@remove-this.isbtweb.org with the subject heading Harold Gunson Fellowship and your surname. Closing date for applications is August 3, 2017, 23:59 CET.



Abstract submission

Submission Deadline: August 3, 2017 at 23.59 hours (CET)

The Scientific Committee invites you to submit your scientific abstracts! Please only submit an abstract if you intend to attend the congress. Abstracts selected for oral or poster presentation will be removed from publication if the author does not register for the congress.

Please note:
Only abstracts submitted in English or Chinese will be eligible for oral presentation or submitted into the abstract book. Abstracts submitted in Chinese are only eligible for poster presentation. Abstracts in other languages than Chinese or English will not be accepted. 

Abstract review process

An international panel of scientific experts will review the abstracts which may be selected for an oral or poster presentation. The first (presenting) author will receive a confirmation of acceptance for either an oral or poster presentation, or a notice of rejection, by e-mail by the end of September, 2017.


1.1 Organisational issues
1.2 Information technology
1.3 Cost/effectiveness
1.4 Training and education
1.5 Risk models, standards and regulation
1.6 Blood supply management and utilization
1.7 Quality management

2.1 Blood donor recruitment
2.2 Blood collection including apheresis
2.3 Donor adverse events

3.1 Blood processing, storage and release
3.2 Blood components
3.3 Plasma products
3.4 Pathogen inactivation
3.5 Novel blood products

4.1 Screening strategies for TTI
4.2 Hepatitis B (HBV)
4.3 Hepatitis C (HCV)
4.4 HIV
4.5 Bacteria
4.6 Parasites
4.7 Newly emerging pathogens and other transfusion related pathogens

5.1 Red cell immunology: Serology
5.2 Red cell immunology: Molecular
5.3 Platelet immunology
5.4 Granulocyte immunology
5.5 Fetal-maternal immunology

6.1 Neonatal and pediatric transfusion
6.2 Therapeutic apheresis
6.3 Evidence based transfusion medicine practice
6.4 Haemorrhage and massive transfusion
6.5 Adverse events, including TRALI
6.6 Haemovigilance and transfusion safety
6.7 Alternatives to blood transfusion

7.1 Stem cell and tissue banking, including cord blood
7.2 Collection, processing, storage and release
7.3 Clinical applications

8.1 HLA in transfusion medicine
8.2 Histocompatibility in stem cell transplantation
8.3 Histocompatibility in organ transplantation



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