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#BBTS2016 - A Foreword
I am really looking forward to welcoming you to the BBTS Annual Conference in Harrogate in September. This year we are working with Conference Partners who are helping us to deliver a fresh approach to the organisation of the meeting. We will even have an ‘app’ and will be harnessing the power of social media such as Twitter before and during the meeting to create a buzz about transfusion.
We have six key themes designed to attract delegates of all grades from all fields in Transfusion: transfusing wisely, education (the basics), donors and blood donation, blood safety, quality and diagnostics, science & technology. You can plan your programme by using the colour code for each theme.
Just some of the highlights include:
- A complete track focusing on the basics of transfusion
- Great SIG sessions with top national and international speakers
- Plenary session I: from Genes to Patient with key note speakers: Prof David Anstee, Prof Willem Ouwehand and Prof Harvey Klein
- Transfusion Practitioners Speed Meeting
- Hear about Quality Improvements from around the UK!
- Plenary session II will feature our the Awardees for the James Blundell, Kenneth Goldsmith and Race & Sanger Awards
- Plenary session III: A new improved BBTS Question Time
- Plenary session IV : On the management of post partum haemorrhage in collaboration with NATA – another session with a high profile national and international faculty – with an update on the WOMAN trial
- A great session to finish off on ‘New Approaches to Teaching’ featuring #HarveysGang, #TeamHaem and a masterclass in presentation skills entitled: ‘Your Presentation Sucks Because Science’ from Ross Fisher (see more at prezentationskills.blogspot.co.uk)
There is so much more to cover. Over the coming weeks we will be putting the spotlight on different aspects of the meeting in a series of #bbts2016 blogs. Please get involved by sending in questions for BBTS Question Time by posting in the comments below.
Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to encourage you to join in the fun by submitting selfies with your #transfusionin3words using this template: www.bbts.org.uk/blog/transfusionin3words. You never know, you may see your photo and 3 words up in lights in Harrogate!
Scientific Meeting Administration Committee Chair
28 Feb 2017