28th Regional Congress of the ISBT

In conjunction with the National Conference of the Chinese Society of Blood Transfusion and the Guangzhou Blood Center

Guangzhou, China, November 25-28, 2017

Thank you!

The 28th Regional Congress of the ISBT was a great success. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the speakers, delegates, exhibitors and staff for making it a successful congress. Webcasts of the plenary sessions will shortly be available to ISBT members. 

We hope to see you again in Toronto!

Key dates

• Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 3, 2017

• Information on Abstract Allocation: Week of September 4, 2017

• Deadline Early Registration Fee: October 5, 2017

Deadline Late Registration Fee: November 9, 2017

Onsite fee applies as of November 10, 2017

Welcome Messages

Dear colleagues,

The Chinese Society of Blood Transfusion, together with Guangzhou Blood Center, warmly welcomes all of you to participate in the 28th Regional Congress of International Society of Blood Transfusion, to be held in Guangzhou, China, from November 25-28, 2017.

Guangzhou, located in southern China, is a famous culture city and a splendid tourism city with a history of more than 2,200 years. It enjoys the name of “Flower City” as the superb geographic and climatic conditions in the South. The congress is scheduled at the best season in a year.

Overlooking the Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area, Baiyun International Convention Center, or the congress venue, is easily accessible from Baiyun International Airport about 30mins taxi or 45mins metro.

The ISBT Scientific Secretary and Chair of the ISBT Academy are working closely with the Local Scientific Committee and International Scientific Committee to create a fascinating educational and scientific feast gathering distinguished speakers and experts in Transfusion Medicine or relevant fields to present up-to-date topics. We hope you can benefit from the programme by sharing ideas, expanding your networking and planning for the future. Various social events will be a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the “Lingnan” culture here.

Here we would like to express our special thanks to the efforts of a great many people for the success of the congress. Look forward to seeing you in November!

Hope it will be a memorable stay for you.

Prof. ZHU Yongming
Congress President

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the ISBT Board, to invite you to attend and participate in the 28th Regional Congress of ISBT which will take place in the beautiful city of Guangzhou in China from 25 to 28 November 2017. The Chinese Society of Blood Transfusion will be our hosts and our heartfelt thanks go out to the Congress President Professor ZHU Yongming and the local organizing committee.

Guangzhou is a prosperous and easily accessible metropolis with direct flights from many cities in Europe and Asia. For attendees and partners wanting to venture around the city, there are some famous sights such as the Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park, Pearl River and White Cloud Mountain that are a must see. There are a mix of well-established as well as newer restaurants where you can get a taste of local cuisine and eating customs such as Yam Cha (Drinking Tea), having various kinds of soup or delicious Sampan Porridge. The parties start when the sun sets and there are many lively bar streets for thirsty guests or you could take a cruise on the Pearl River or watch the enchanting night scene from the White Cloud Mountain.

The planning of the scientific sessions is going well and we can look forward to talks from eminent speakers who will focus on regional topics. The ISBT Academy sessions are highly rated for their educational aspects and we can anticipate a full programme throughout the congress. We look forward to socializing and networking with colleagues from the region and around the world and to visiting the Exhibitors to look at what’s new from a technology perspective.

Preparation for the conference started many months ago and I would like to sincerely thank everyone that is working very hard in the background to make this congress a success. I look forward to welcoming all of you in Guangzhou.

Ravi Reddy
ISBT President 



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