27th Regional Congress of the ISBT

Copenhagen, Denmark, June 17 - 21, 2017

Welcome to ISBT Copenhagen 2017

In the beautiful city of Copenhagen the 27th regional congress of the ISBT will take place from June 17 - 21. This website contains all the information you need, from registration to abstract submission, and from the scientific programme to the exhibitors. 

This year's first regional Congress promises to introduce a new, technological congress experience that will surely improve your stay in Copenhagen. Feel free to look around this website, discover the scientific highlights of the congress, and of course do not forget to register!

The ISBT is looking forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen.

Key dates

• Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 9, 2017

Information on Abstract Allocation: April 10, 2017

• Deadline Early Registration Fee: May 4, 2017

• Deadline Late Registration Fee: June 8, 2017

Onsite fee applies after June 9, 2017

Welcome Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Danish Society for Clinical Immunology and the Organisation of Transfusion Centres in Denmark it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 27th Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion in Copenhagen from June 17-21, 2017.

Our aim for the Congress is

  • to confront you with the frontiers of research and knowledge in transfusion medicine and related fields,
  • to invite you to present your own research for your peers,
  • to give you the best possibilities for professional networking with colleagues and representatives from the exhibitors,
  • to secure you have a good time during the congress

The Local Organising Committee will work closely with the ISBT Scientific Committee to develop an outstanding educational and scientific programme covering a wide spectrum of transfusion medicine.

The first day of the congress is devoted to a local programme presenting highlights in recent developments in transfusion medicine in the five Nordic countries. However, the language will be English so feel free to join!

The Congress venue is Bella Center Copenhagen 6 km from Copenhagen International Airport (Kastrup) and 8 km from the city center. Both can be reached by metro and train within a few minutes.

Enjoy wonderful Copenhagen and the locations you may know from the tv-series The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen. Looking forward to see you June 2017.

Jørgen Georgsen

Congress President

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 27th Regional Congress of ISBT to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 17 to 21 June 2017. Regarded by many as Northern Europe’s cosiest city, Copenhagen has a rich history dating back to 1043 and today is the perfect blend of old and new. With a population of approximately 1.2 million people the city is renowned for its high level of safety, eco-friendly buildings, excellent transport system and most importantly its warm and welcoming people. Copenhagen has attractions to suit every taste and interest. While the major must see attractions are the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the statue of The Little Mermaid and the freetown of Christiania, the city has a lot more to offer and is full of historic landmarks and museums all within easy reach of the city centre and readily accessible via a wide range of public transport options.

The ISBT scientific secretary and local organising committee are working on putting together a state of the art and innovative educational and scientific programme showcasing the very best presentations and posters in Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies. The ISBT Academy Day has been rated very highly by delegates at previous congresses and once again delegates can look forward to a series of lectures from experts in the field. Delegates can also can expect something different with regards to innovating with technology at this meeting.

Our industry partners play a pivotal role in the success of our congresses and we can look forward to seeing the latest technology and products at the Exhibition and symposia. The congress is not all about work and it provides an ideal opportunity for delegates and industry representatives to network and socialise with peers from around the globe while enjoying some of the finest cuisine, beers and Danish hospitality.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone that has been working very hard in the background to make this congress a success, with special thanks to the local organising committee, scientific secretary, staff at ISBT Central Office and our congress organising partners MCI-Amsterdam. I look forward to welcoming all of you in Copenhagen and when the time comes to depart I am sure we will all leave with a bit of Danish “hygge” and a longing to return to this beautiful country.

Ravi Reddy

ISBT President




“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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