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#BBTS2016 - Programme Categories Explained

The 2016 BBTS Annual Conference Scientific Programme has evolved. This year each session has been assigned at least one category from the following headings:

Transfusing Wisely | Blood Safety | Education | Quality | Donors and Blood Donation | Diagnostics, Science and Technology

The interactive programme, available here, allows you to easily navigate sessions by date, or by category, enabling you to quickly identify areas of interest and manage your time more effectively. 

Kate Pendry, chair of our Scientific Meetings Administration Committee, has provided brief descriptions of each category below:

Transfusing Wisely

This category is all about the laboratory / clinical interface in transfusion: it is about patient blood management, optimising the care of patient who might need transfusion. Patient Blood Management puts the patient at the heart of decisions made about blood transfusion to ensure they receive the best treatment including alternatives to transfusion and avoidable, inappropriate use of blood and blood components is reduced. 

For all Transfusing Wisely sessions please click here

Blood Safety

This category covers the approaches to ensuring that blood is as safe as it can be from donor selection to testing, processing, manufacturing and storage / temperature control.  It also covers processes in the hospital transfusion laboratory, clinical decision making, careful prescribing and monitoring of patients. 

For all Blood Safety sessions please click here


Organisers have arranged a series of sessions that will be ideal for those wishing to cover the basics of transfusion: blood components, ABO and Rh for beginners, quality management.  This track finishes off with a great session on new ways of delivering education 

For all Education sessions please click here


This category touches on all aspects of transfusion, focusing on quality management and quality improvement in collection, manufacturing, testing, diagnostics and hospital practice. 

For all Quality sessions please click here

Donors and Blood Donation

We have an excellent session focusing on donor haemovigilance, updates into research in the donation field, donor care and recruitment strategies for donors from the BAME community.   

For all Donor sessions please click here

Diagnostics, Science and Technology

We have a wide range of sessions included in this category.  There will be a focus on genotyping, manufacturing red cells from stem cells, personalised medicine; a session on managing a transfusion laboratory and popular sessions on the best scientific orals and serology case discussions 

For all Diagnostics sessions please click here

Plenary Sessions

The plenary sessions have been designed to be of interest to the whole range of delegates and we are looking forward to the BBTS Question time as an opportunity to discuss topical and contentious issues in transfusion

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#BBTS2016 is set to be an exciting, informative conference filled with exclusive content and real opportunities to interact with speakers.  Add to this our exhibition area where leading suppliers showcase their latest technologies and services and the BBTS Annual Conference is not to be missed!


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21 Jan 2020
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