Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine, it is our pleasure to extend to you a warm invitation to participate in the 35th International Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion to be held in Toronto, Canada from June 2 to June 6, 2018.
During this event you will have the opportunity to: share the results of your research; hear about the state-of-the art and future directions in transfusion medicine, patient blood management and cellular therapies; network with friends, colleagues and exhibitors and enjoy the sights, culture and cuisine in our diverse and vibrant city.
ISBT and CSTM are working together to offer you a stimulating educational and scientific program and provide you with a memorable and engaging social program.
The year 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the first human-to-human transfusion and is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate the successes of our world transfusion community. The Local Day will highlight the history of transfusion medicine in Canada and provide a glimpse of our accomplishments in transfusion medicine practice, education and patient blood management. Congress attendees are welcome to join us at the Local Day.
The congress venue is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, situated in the heart of Toronto and close to hotels, shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Come visit us and lose yourselves in the many Toronto neighbourhoods, each with unique character and charm.
See you in Toronto,
Katerina Pavenski, Chair of the LOC
Gilles Delage, Congress President