Scientific programme

Scientific programme

This Congress will showcase a plethora of relevant topics in the exciting field of Transfusion Medicine, from recruitment of blood donors to the actual donation process, biology of blood cells, preparation of blood components, transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases, immunohaematology patient blood management, adverse transfusion events, cellular therapies, and much more. Follow the ISBT announcements for more information about Workshops and special sessions, such as the Young Investigator Breakfast Sessions.

The Local Day will be organised by the Canadian Society of Transfusion Medicine and will focus on 200 years of Transfusion Medicine. More information about the programme of the Local Day, the ISBT Academy Day and the parallel sessions will be made available on this page. 

Simultaneous translation

On the Local Day (Saturday June 2) and Academy Day (Sunday June 3) simultaneous translation will be provided for French Canadians.

Click Here to Access the Congress Abstract Book

The congress abstract book is now available through the Wiley Online Library. You can freely access it online by clicking above, or access it via the congress app in due time. 

Young Investigators Breakfast

On Tuesday June 5, 2018 a breakfast is organized to informally bring Young Investigators (under 40 years old) together with Transfusion Medicine experts. The breakfast is held in room 401 in the Metro Convention Centre, Toronto. 

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Transfusion Practitioners

On Monday June 4, 2018 a networking breakfast is organized to bring Transfusion Practitioners together to meet new colleagues and share ideas. The breakfast is held in room 401 in the Metro Convention Centre, Toronto.

For more information click here

Programme at a glance

Click here to view the scientific programme at a glance.



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