Opportunities for Young Professionals

Young Professionals Drinks

Sunday, June 23, 2019 19.00-20.00

The drinks will be organised by the Young Professionals Council to offer young transfusion medicine professionals a possibility to meet and have an informal conversation. 

The drinks will be held at the ISBT desk in the Exhibition area. 



There will be 3 workshops held during the Basel Congress: 

  • Fundamentals of Good Grant Writing Workshop hosted by Imelda Bates on Monday, June 24, 8:30-10:00. Room: Delhi
  • Workshop on How to Improve Your Scientific Writing hosted by Bob van der Laaken on Tuesday, June 25, 8:30-10:00. Room: Delhi
  • Pitch your research idea hosted by Henrik Ullum on Wednesday, June 26, 8:30-10:00. Room: Samarkand

For more information, visit the workshop page.


Young Professionals in Toronto

Young Professionals Networking Breakfast

Monday June 24, 2019  7:00-8:15

A breakfast is organized to facilitate an informal networking meeting between Young Professionals (under 40 years old) and Transfusion Medicine experts. More information about the location of the breakfast and the application process will become available in due course.

The application deadline for this session has passed. 

“One of the highlights of the congress was meeting mentors and being able to chat with them at the Young Professionals breakfast” K. Winter


Young Professionals Speed Dating Session

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12.00-13.00

Room: Samarkand

The Speed dating is an one-hour event that enables young transfusion medicine professionals to meet the representatives of the:

  • ISBT Board
  • Young Professionals Council
  • ISBT Academy
  • Vox Sanguinis Editorial Board
  • ISBT Working Parties

If you would like to register, send your registration form to science@remove-this.isbtweb.org by June 21, 2019. 

Young Professionals Scientific Session

Monday, June 24, 2019 14.00-15.30

This congress, the scientific programme offers a Young Professionals Scientific Session.

Here you will find an overview of the abstracts which are selected for oral presentations: 


Development of scenarios for the future demand of blood products
in The Nethelands: scenario sessions

Praiseldy Langi Sasongko Netherlands14:00 - 14:15Boston

Polygenic risk scores based on plasma ferritin do not predict tiredness/lack of energy
in female blood donors - resulsts from the Danish blood donor study

Joseph DowsettDenmark14:15 -14:30Boston

Molecular Epidemiology and prevalence of resistance-associated mutations
in treatment naïve blood donors from China

Junpeng ZhaoChina14:30 - 14:45Boston
Biotinylation of platelets for transfusion purposes- a novel method to label
platelets in a closed system 
Sanne de BruinNetherlands14:45 - 15:00Boston
The A1 insulator reduces the genotoxicity of a beta-globin lentiviral vectorGeorgios KaltsounisGreece15:00 - 15:15Boston
Weak D antigen expression commonly results from splicing alteration:
characterization of novel splice site variants and correlation between
in silico predictions and extensive functional studies
Loann RaudFrance15:15 - 15:30Boston