The Academy day will have a range of educational symposia covering many different topics and will include interactive sessions. The main scientific programme will once again include new topics and new to ISBT speakers.
The plenary sessions will include ‘bridging the gap’ - looking at the impact of migration on transfusion medicine in Europe, ‘Big Data’ - the pros and cons of big data and big data in transfusion medicine and beyond, and the final plenary session on looking into the future with presentations on killer germs, gene therapy and ‘the Watt Worms’. The parallel sessions will be in the format regular attendees of ISBT congresses are familiar with, of one invited speaker with the remaining slots filled by orals from high scoring abstracts. The parallel sessions will cover the whole transfusion supply chain as well as sessions on challenges in resource limited settings.
The programme will include transfusion practitioner sessions, a young professional session and workshops.