Opportunities for Young Professionals


Virtual Young Professionals Networking Breakfast

Sunday December 13, 2020 7:45-8:45

A breakfast was organized to facilitate an informal networking meeting between Young Professionals (under 40 years old) and Transfusion Medicine experts. The breakfast session was held online.

“One of the highlights of the congress was meeting mentors and being able to chat with them at the Young Professionals breakfast” K. Winter

ISBT Fun Run

Although we were not able to meet each other in person, the ISBT Fun Run was organised again. All ISBT2020 delegates were invited to show their sporty side and red active wear. Photos were shared on social media with #ISBT2020.

Harold Gunson Award

Harold Gunson Fellowship awardees are young professionals from all over the globe who work in the field of transfusion medicine, are 40 years of age or younger and have an abstract accepted for the ISBT 2020. The winners of this award received complimentary registration for the congress.

Young Professionals Scientific Session

Traditionally, the scientific programme of the past ISBT congresses included a Young Professionals Scientific Session, where a selection of young speakers (who are under 35 years old and submitted abstracts) had a chance to present their works. However, the organisers of this congress felt it would be a better recognition for these talented young professionals if they would be integrated in the sessions of their topics. Therefore the Young Professionals Scientific Session was missing from the ISBT 2020 congress. 

Please see here the list of this year's selected Young Professionals. The presentations are available on-demand hrought the congress platform until March 31, 2020. Congratulations to the selected speakers! 

Christian StevensInvestigating the impact of irradiation on red cell vesiculation in stored red cell concentrates from controls and familial pseudohyerpkalaemia donorsProcessing and Storage of Blood Products
Sanne de BruinStorage of red blood cells in the alkaline storage medium PAGGGM has a negative effect on post transfusion survivalProcessing and Storage of Blood Products
Sarah MakhaniWhere does the blood go? Blood transfusion utilization in hospitalized patients in the United StatesImproving Transfusion Practice
Josephine McCullaghFeasibility and safety of leucocyte depleted red cell and plasma transfusion for traumatic haemorrhage - UK experienceHow to Manage Acute Bleeding?
Antoine LewinTrends in vasovagal reactions in blood donors and impact of provincial mitigation interventions: a 4-year retrospective study with interrupted time-series analysisImmune-disturbances and Vasovagal Reactions in Donors- What is New?
Maria DidriksenThe impact of health-related quality of life on subsequent number of donations – results from the Danish Blood Donor StudyFrom Disaster to Daily Life - How Do We Improve Blood Supply?
Sarah HolzwarthNaturally occurring point mutation CYS460TRP on the EGF1 domain of BETA3 integrin alters the binding of some anti-HPA-1A alloantibodiesThe Conflict between Mother and Child: Where Does it Begin?