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Harold Gunson Travel Award

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

Closing date for applications was March 6, 2019 at 23.59 CET.

Before you send your application please make sure that you have read the Harold Gunson Fellowship Procedure carefully and that you:

  • Are 40 years or younger at the date of the first day of the congress
  • You are the first, submitting and presenting author of an abstract which has been accepted for the scientific programme



Young Professionals Scientific Session

Once again the scientific programme offers a Young Professionals Scientific Session. A parallel scientific session dedicated to Young Investigators will be included in the scientific programme of the ISBT Congress. 

The Young Investigator Scientific Sessions will take place on Monday June 24, 14:00 - 15:30 hrs.

The programme of this session will be announced soon.

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)
  • Working towards a PhD
  • Working towards a Masters degree
  • Undertaking high level research


Abstract authors will receive a notification email in the second week of April on the acceptance or rejection of the submitted abstract.

Abstract Book

Electronic versions of the abstracts can be downloaded on the ISBT Congress website, on the mobile application and on the Wiley website two weeks prior to the congress. 

The Science Series will only be available on the Wiley website and can be downloaded after the congress. 

Neither the abstracts nor the Science Series will be available as hard-copies.

Watch the tutorial on 'How to get your abstract accepted and how to present' it by Geoff Daniels


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
6.8 Transfusion practitioner related clinical practice improvement



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



“At the ISBT Congress I learnt a lot from discussions, exchanging experiences and the good advice and suggestions from others, which I could implement at my institution’s blood bank.”

Merhan Fouda, Egypt
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