The ISBT Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a group of young leaders in the blood transfusion community with a mission of increase existing opportunities for this younger audience and stimulate active participation in the educational events offered by ISBT. 

The Council meets annually in person at the ISBT international or Regional congress, and virtually on a regular basis throughout the year. Furthermore they will maintain communication with the ISBT Board, the Standing Committee of the ISBT Academy and the ISBT Central Office, to ensure that the needs of the young professionals’ community are met. It also aims to influence the strategic direction of ISBT in relation to young professionals and their career development.

ISBT promotes this by educational activities, networking events, leadership opportunities, and engaging young professionals to develop programs and opportunities to support young leaders in the field of transfusion medicine.

Meet ISBT's Young Professionals Council members

Syeldy Langi Sasongko

Syeldy Langi Sasongko

Chairperson - PhD student, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam

Carla Luana Dinardo

Carla Luana Dinardo

YPC Secretary, Director of External Relations, Fundação Pró-Sangue Hemocentro de São Paulo

Eunike (Nysa) McGowan

Eunike (Nysa) McGowan

YPC West Pacific representative, Senior Research Assistant , Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Lilian Antwi Boateng

Lilian Antwi Boateng

YPC Representing the Africa region, Biomedical Scientist, Department of Medical Diagnostics

Jian Ou-Yang

Jian Ou-Yang

YPC Representing the West Pacific region, , Guangzhou Blood Center

Nour Almozain

Nour Almozain

YPC Eastern Mediterranean representative, Haematopatgology and Transfusion Medicine Physician, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

Antoine Lewin

Antoine Lewin

YPC North Americas representative, Chief Epidemiology, Surveillance and Biological Risk Management, Héma-Québec

Saikat Mandal

Saikat Mandal

YPC South East Asia, Attending Consultant at Dept of Transfusion Medicine & Transplant Immunology, Jaypee Hospital, Noida, India

 

Previous members of the Council