Abstracts for the Submitted Program will be accepted into the following topics:
1.1 Organisational issues
1.2 Information technology
1.4 Training and education
1.5 Risk models, standards and regulation
1.6 Blood supply management and utilization
1.7 Quality management
1.8 Vein to vein registries - use of big data - epidemiology
1.9 Social, legal, ethics blood donation and transfusion
2.1 Blood donor recruitment and retention
2.2 Blood donor health
2.3 Blood collection including apheresis
2.4 Donor adverse events
2.5 Blood donor biorepositories and public health research
3.1 Blood processing, storage and release
3.2 Blood components
3.3 Plasma derived products
3.4 Pathogen inactivation
3.5 Novel blood products/components
4.1 Screening strategies for TTI
4.2 Hepatitis B (HBV)
4.3 Hepatitis C (HCV)
4.7 Newly emerging pathogens and other transfusion related pathogens
5.1 Red cell immunohaematology: serology
5.2 Red cell immunohaematology: molecular
5.3 Rare Donors
5.4 Platelet immunology
5.5 Granulocyte immunology
5.6 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 patient safety
6.7 Alternatives to blood transfusion
6.8 Patient Blood Management (PBM)
6.9 Clinical / laboratory interface - Transfusion Practitioner (TP) initiatives
7.1 Stem cell and tissue banking, including cord blood
7.2 Collection, processing, storage and release
7.3 Clinical applications
7.4 Histocompatibility in stem cell transplantation
8.1 HLA in transfusion medicine
8.2 Histocompatibility in stem cell transplantation
8.3 Histocompatibility in +A1:B55organ transplantation
Harold Gunson Fellowship
Abstract authors who meet the criteria below are also invited to apply for the Harold Gunson Fellowship ahead of ISBT congresses.
All young investigators 40 years or younger are eligible for the award no matter which country they are working in. Those from very high and upper middle World Bank Index (WBI) countries may only receive the award once and those from lower middle and low WBI countries twice.
Please note that in order to apply for the fellowship, you must:
- Be 40 years old or under at the date of the first day of the congress.
- Be the first submitting and presenting author of an abstract that has been accepted for the scientific programme.
- Be able to present your abstract in English.
Applicants must fill in the below online application form and submit the following documents:
- A brief biography which must include an outline of the applicants current position and work and is countersigned by their employer or line manager.
- A statement of motivation for applying for the Fellowship.
- A a copy of the photo page of their passport.
Selection will be based upon the abstract score on review, geographical location and the statement of motivation.
All successful applicants will receive complimentary registration to the congress. Transportation and accommodation will also be covered by ISBT.
They will be expected to write a brief report on what learning points they will take back to their laboratory/clinic according to a template provided by the ISBT Scientific Officer and may also be requested to submit a short report to ISBT’s quarterly bulletin, Transfusion Today.
To find out more and apply for the Harold Gunson Fellowship - click here.