The 36th International Congress of the ISBT

December 12 - 16, 2020

Welcome to #ISBT2020!

The ISBT 2020 congress took place successfully between 12-16 December, featuring live and on-demand sessions, a virtual exhibition, workshops and of course lots of opportunities to network! It was a great experience and all registered delegates can still take advantage of the on-demand option using their personalised link to the ISBT2020 platform.

The good news is that if you missed out on registering to join us for the live event….

It is still possible to register for ISBT2020 on-demand!

Register now for access to over 60 scientific sessions, 600+ e-posters, 7 sponsored sessions and information from exhibitors .. available to you to view at anytime and as often as you like until 31 March 2021.

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

Register for ISBT 2020 on-demand, 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! If you join ISBT now to register for ISBT2020 on-demand, your ISBT membership will be extended until March 31, 2021 – contact for details.

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

ISBT2020 Attendance certificate

You will receive an email early next week with a short feedback questionnaire leading to an attendance certificate on completion.

EBAH CME points
For every hour of scientific content watched on the platform you will be eligible for 1 EBAH CME point. If you are already registered with EBAH the points will be automatically added to your account. If not registered with EBAH you can register at and create a CME account.



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