Submit your abstract

Abstract submission for Bangkok is closed. The abstract submission deadline was July 24, 2019.

Harold Gunson Fellowship

All Young Professionals who are 40 years or younger can apply for the Harold Gunson Fellowship and receive travel, registration and accommodation for the congress.

Closing date for applications was July 24, 2019. If you submitted your application, you will be notified in a few weeks. 

Young Professionals Scientific Session

The scientific programme for the Bangkok regional congress also offers a Young Professionals Scientific Session.

You should be undertaking research in a topic related to transfusion medicine and you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 35 years of age or under (proof of age will be required if successful)
  • Attending the congress and presenting the submitted work if selected
  • And be working towards a PhD or Masters degree and/or undertaking high level research

If you applied to present during this session, you will be notified about the decision soon. 


    1.1 Organisational issues

    1.2 Information technology

    1.3 Cost/effectiveness

    1.4 Training and education

    1.5 Risk models, standards and regulation

    1.6 Blood supply management and utilization - but not blood group or clinically related

    1.7 Quality management

    2.1 Blood donor recruitment and retention

    2.2 Blood donor health

    2.3 Blood collection including apheresis

    2.4 Donor adverse events

    3.1 Blood processing, storage and release
    3.2 Blood components
    3.3 Plasma products
    3.4 Pathogen inactivation
    3.5 Novel blood products

    4.1 Screening strategies for TTI
    4.2 Hepatitis B (HBV)
    4.3 Hepatitis C (HCV)
    4.4 HIV
    4.5 Bacteria
    4.6 Parasites
    4.7 Newly emerging pathogens and other transfusion related pathogens

    5.1 Red cell immunology: Serology
    5.2 Red cell immunology: Molecular
    5.3 Platelet immunology
    5.4 Granulocyte immunology
    5.5 Fetal-maternal immunology

    6.1 Neonatal and pediatric transfusion

    6.2 Therapeutic apheresis

    6.3 Evidence based transfusion medicine practice

    6.4 Haemorrhage and massive transfusion

    6.5 Adverse events, including TRALI

    6.6 Haemovigilance and transfusion safety

    6.7 Alternatives to blood transfusion

    6.8 Patient Blood Management

    6.9 Transfusion practitioner related clinical practice improvement - Abstracts MUST address how the transfusion practitioner (TP ) has been involved with/or led clinical transfusion practice improvements that could relate to: Safety and appropriate use of blood and blood products, patient blood management initiatives, haemovigilance, education, activities to improve patient safety and audit.




    7.1 Stem cell and tissue banking, including cord blood
    7.2 Collection, processing, storage and release
    7.3 Clinical applications

    8.1 HLA in transfusion medicine
    8.2 Histocompatibility in stem cell transplantation
    8.3 Histocompatibility in organ transplantation



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