The National Blood Authority Australia (NBA) in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT), International Haemovigilance Network (IHN) and ISBT invites you to an exclusive series of 4 webinars where scientists, haematologists, transfusion nurses, regulatory authorities and consumers come together to discuss safety and quality through data, the care and wellbeing of donors, and improving consumer engagement in a series of four, free, open-access, online forums in late 2022.

The series of events consists of four 90 minute forums in August and September 2022 at either 6 PM or 8 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

 

Open the expandable menu below to see the programme and to sign up for the webinars

 

Session 1: International Programs – Thursday 18 August 2022, 6pm AEST

Sharing international Haemovigilance experiences 

  1. Welcome: Erica Wood ISBT, Australia
  2. Shruthi Narayan from SHOT, United Kingdom
  3. Meredith Smith from NZBS, New Zealand
  4. Christine Akers from STIR, Australia
  5. Panel: moderated by James Daly from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, Australia

 

Session 2: Consumer Engagement – Thursday 25 August 2022, 6pm AEST

Improving patient safety and quality through consumer engagement

  1. Involving and supporting consumers – Experiences from the UK: Shruthi Narayan from SHOT – United Kingdom
  2. Example of how the clinical community is involved and supported: Anna Flynn from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
  3. A consumer experience: consumer - Australia
  4. Q&A moderated by Linley Bielby from STIR - Australia

 

Session 3: Data – Thursday 1 September 2022, 8am AEST

Improving safety and quality through data

  1. IHN Overview: Barbee Whitaker from EAST International, United States
  2. Australian Haemovigilance Programme: Alison Street / Sandra Cochrane
  3. Private hospital group experience - VIC: Lisa Stevenson from St John of God Geelong, Australia
  4. Panel discussion moderated by Linley Bielby from STIR, Australia

 

Session 4: Donors – Tuesday 6 September 2022, 8am AEST

Improved care and wellbeing of donors

  1. Donor adverse events in blood donation; donor vigilance and reduction strategies: Veronica Hoad from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, Australia
  2. Blood donation and donor iron deficiency – mitigation strategies and challenges: Joanna Speedy from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, Australia
  3. Big data for donor safety research: Michael Busch from ISBT, USA
  4. Q&A moderated by Erica Wood from ISBT, Australia

 

 

Meet the speakers:

Christine Akers

Christine Akers

Transfusion Nurse, Blood Matters

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Linley Bielby

Linley Bielby

TP Working Party Subgroup Chair, Blood Matters Program Manager, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

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Michael Busch

Michael Busch

ISBT President, Institute Director Senior VP Of Research And Scientific Programs, Vitalant Research Institute, San Fransisco, USA

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James Daly

James Daly

Medical Director of Pathology Services, Clinical Services and Research, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

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Veronica Hoad

Veronica Hoad

Public Health Physician, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

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Shruthi Narayan

Shruthi Narayan

Medical Director, Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT)

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Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith

Clinical Surveillance Manager, NZBS - New Zealand Blood Service

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Joanna Speedy

Joanna Speedy

Medical Officer, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

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Lisa Stevenson

Lisa Stevenson

Transfusion Nurse (TN), University Hospital Geelong-Barwon Health

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Alison Street

Alison Street

Advisory Board member, NBA

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Barbee  Whitaker

Barbee Whitaker

Lead General Health Scientist, CBER at FDA

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Erica  Wood

Erica Wood

Head, Transfusion Research Unit, Monash University

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