26th Regional Congress of the ISBT,

in conjunction with the 6th Annual Conference of The Indonesian Society of Transfusion Medicine

Bali, Indonesia, November 14 - 16, 2015

Bali Congress was a success!

The recent 26th Regional Congress of the ISBT which was held in Bali, Indonesia was a great success. A total of 1056 delegates (inlcuding exhibitors and staff) from 51 countries attended the congress.

Thank you to the speakers, delegates, exhibitors and staff for making it such a successful congress. You can still browse through the final programme and other information on this congress website. 

Webcasts will be available shortly to ISBT members on the ISBT Academy ePortal.
Please find more information on the 34th International Congress of the ISBT, Dubai, UAE.

Welcome Messages

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 26th Regional Congress of the ISBT in Bali, Indonesia, which is being held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Conference of the Indonesian Society of Transfusion Medicine from November 14 - 16, 2015.

The Scientific Programme of the congress will cover topics relevant to the Asian region, including Clinical Transfusion Practice, Laboratory Aspects of Transfusion; Donors and Donations; Immunobiology; Reducing Transfusion Risks and Management and Organisation of Blood Services including Regulatory Aspects. The Social Programme gives you a chance to connect with your colleagues in an informal setting while you enjoy the best of the Indonesian culture!

The Congress will take place at the Bali International Convention Centre which is just 10 kilometres away from Denpasar International Airport (also known as Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport). The convention centre is conveniently located near a variety of hotels and the Nusa Dua beach. Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak districts are just 20 minutes away.

Next to the fact that Nusa Dua is home to the Bali International Convention Centre, it also has the most popular golf course in Bali. But what Nusa Dua is most renowned for are its beaches. Perfect for swimming or other water activities. And those who would like to do cultural things might want to visit the Pasifika Museum which houses over 600 paintings.

With November approaching, I hope you will feel excited to join us at the 26th Regional Congress of the ISBT in Bali from November 14- 16, 2015. I am sure it will be a memorable and enjoyable Congress and I look forward to welcoming you there.

Yuyun SM Soedarmono
Congress President

Dear Colleagues,

I am thrilled to welcome you to the 26th regional Congress of the ISBT that will be held in Bali, Indonesia. It is easily accessible and the setting is highly conducive to a successful interaction with colleagues and exchange of scientific information.

The programme being planned will be a combination of educational and scientific symposia distributed among numerous plenary sessions and parallel sessions. The first half day of the congress, November 14, 2015, is an Indonesian programme developed with the local organizing committee. The focus of the scientific programme will be relevant to the region and include regional speakers. Among the topics are clinical aspects of transfusion medicine, donors and donation, immunohaematology, transfusion transmitted infectious diseases and reorganization of blood services.

This will be the first time that ISBT has a congress in Indonesia. The congress President will be Yuyun SM Soedarmono, Former Director of Central Blood Transfusion Services – Indonesian Red Cross, (starting from 1 March 2015 Yuyun will work at the Ministry of Health, in the Directorate for Blood Services.) The Congress provides a unique environment to meet colleagues from around the world, to exchange experiences, and most importantly, to create memories and to help change the way we see and practice transfusion medicine.

Particular thanks go to the local organizing committee, the Congress president, and to MCI - Eurocongress v.o.f., the professional congress organiser. The support and participation of industry is also a key to success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors and exhibitors and particularly the ISBT Corporate partners whose on-going backing is crucial to the success of the society. Lastly, special thanks and welcome to all of the delegates from across the region . Please be assured of a warm welcome and great Indonesian hospitality.

I look forward to meeting you all in Indonesia.

Celso Bianco
President, ISBT



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