Annual Conference


BBTS Annual Conference 2014  

Harrogate Convention Centre
24th - 26th September

18 credits: RCPath & IBMS

A varied and fast moving educational programme giving a fascinating insight into new developments of transfusion medicine delivered by a national & international faculty.

"The Annual Conference fulfils a major part of delivering our objective of supporting delivery of safe and effective transfusion medicine.  This year we aim to promote the highest levels of knowledge, research, education and clinical practice.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during the conference or at the President's Reception on Thursday evening, prior to our gala dinner'

Martin Bruce, BBTS President


BBTS 2014 is a key date in the transfusion professionals' calendar, not only for the educational programme and best practice advice but for the excellent networking opportunities with our industry partners and fellow colleagues at the large exhibition and varied social events.

We return to Harrogate after a two year break with another exciting programme! This year we  have 3 key themes running through the 3 day programme and we will be specifically targeting anaesthetists in training and those staff who are involved in Blood Management in Patients e.g. pre-operative anaemia management, haemorrhage management and the use of cell salvage and viscoelastic testing.


Key Themes:

1. Blood management in patients and transfusion alternatives
2. What’s in the bag?
3. Diagnostics


Are you involved in the laboratory management quality or strategic development of blood transfusion? Are you involved in transfusion research, blood donation and testing services or in the use of blood components for patient care?  Our programme offers something for everyone whether from a transfusion service or hospital background, whether a trainee or doctor, anaesthetist, biomedical scientist, nurse, donor carer, transfusion practitioner, manager or haematologist.

Innovative new sessions to inspire you for 2014 include:

'Everything you need to know about Iron Therapy and PBM'

An unconditional educational grant from Viforpharma UK Ltd has greatly supported the organisation of this one day meeting on iron therapy and patient blood management.

A 'one off' all day meeting on iron therapy & blood management in patients in collaboration with the Hospital Transfusion Special Interest Group, delivered by national & international speakers including Dr Simon Towler from Western Australia,
Dr Jose Garcia Erce from Spain and Professors Gavin Murphy and Ravi Gill from the UK.


Educational workshops, sessions on manufacturing and blood donation. Free Communications selected from the best abstract submissions. An update on Modernising Scientific Careers and the exciting new developments to support
training by the BBTS. We have 18 hot topic sessions, 8 Special Interest Group Sessions, 4 Plenary sessions including a collaboration with NATA. Interactive clinical and laboratory case studies, a large poster display with your submitted abstracts, a comprehensive trade exhibition, our popular social features and so much more!