The 36th International Congress of the ISBT

December 12 - 16, 2020


The ISBT 2020 congress will feature live and on-demand sessions, a virtual exhibition, workshops and much more. To make sure we bring you all the latest developments, there will be additional sessions for late breaking work. Feel free to look around this website to discover what is on offer, and of course do not forget to register!

This website contains all the latest information on the congress including, registration, late breaking abstract submission and the outline scientific programme. It will be continually updated with the additional content as the congress dates draw closer.

We look forward to welcoming you to our first ever virtual congress, accessible to all transfusion professionals worldwide!


Register for ISBT 2020, but before you do, you might want to consider becoming a member of ISBT. All members receive a significant discount on their congress registration fee, and year-long free access to ISBT Education, Webinars, Vox Sanguinis, and much more!

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the ISBT 2020 congress, to be held entirely online and around the world between 12 and 16 December.

In 2020, we have had to learn to do many things differently – such as our work in science, medicine and education – and this includes congresses!

We had hoped to meet in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and we are sad that this is not possible under the circumstances. I acknowledge the enormous efforts of SETS and the local organising committee under the leadership of José Manuel Cardenas and Eduardo Muñiz Diaz to prepare for the congress. We hope to return to Barcelona in the future. 

We will all now join in the adventure of a new type of congress. Our Scientific Secretary, John Semple, and the two Vice-Presidents, Masja de Haas and Yoke Lin Fung, have been working closely with Jenny White, our Executive Director, and the team in the ISBT central office and at MCI to adapt the program for online experience. We have a strong education program through the ISBT Academy, an exciting scientific program, and many additional sessions for you to join in according to your interests. There will be opportunities to present your work and interact with other participants.

While we will miss catching up in person and the many other social aspects of the program, there are indeed some ‘silver linings’ to this new way of working! In particular, we hope that more people will be able to join in globally. Please get involved and encourage your colleagues and students to do the same. I look forward to seeing you online at the congress.

Erica Wood
ISBT President


Late breaking abstracts submission is now closed.



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