Scientific Programme

The Academy sessions will provide a range of educational symposia covering many different topics and will include interactive sessions, where attendees can interact with the speakers through their own mobile devices using the ISBT Congress App. The main scientific programme will include topics and speakers from the region.

The plenary sessions will highlight the ‘New Insights in Red Blood Cells', the ‘Emerging and Vanishing Viruses' and the 'Perspectives on Cellular and Gene Therapy'. The final plenary session will be dedicated to 'The Hidden World of Platelets and Megakaryocytes'. The parallel scientific sessions will be opened by an invited speaker and the remaining slots are filled by oral presentations from submitted high scoring abstracts. These parallel sessions will cover the whole transfusion supply chain as well as sessions on challenges in resource limited settings.

The programme will include a young professional session and workshops. 

To open the scientific programme, click here.

Final Programme

Click here to view the Final Programme.


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.

Royal Opening Ceremony

Delegates are invited to attend the Royal Opening Ceremony on Saturday November 16.  Please note that you must register from 13.00 – 13.30 at the Royal Opening registration desk. Everybody who wishes to attend must be seated by 13.30, the opening ceremony ends at 17.00. Delegates will not be allowed to leave the room before the Princess departs from the Congress Venue.

13:00 - 13:30Registration for Royal Opening Ceremony
13:30 - 14:00 Introduction National Blood Centre and their plasma fractionation plant
14:00 - 14:30ISBT History Webcast
14:30 - 14:45 Ceremony Rehearsal
14:45 - 15:00 Remain seated and be calm
15:00 - 15:45 Royal Opening Ceremony 
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
15:45 - 16:20A World of Safe Blood - Matching Donor and Patient for Transfusion in the 21st Century
M.L. Olsson, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
16:20 - 17:00 ISBT Big Data Webcast