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Welcome to the online edition of Annual Meeting News, a comprehensive source of information for the 2014 AABB Annual Meeting.
AABB’s closing reception featured speeches by AABB leadership and a performance by local musicians, “Rheel Menn.”
This session used case studies to describe the challenges in managing pregnancies where rare antibodies are identified.
Attendees heard from AABB leadership and learned the results of the 2014-2015 AABB Board of Directors Election.
The speakers in this session described a comprehensive approach to meeting the challenge of upgrading or changing regulated software.
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the US appear to have a significantly higher rate of alloimmunization compared to patients in South America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, according to a meta-analysis presented during an abstract session at this year’s Annual Meeting.
The attendance at the Cellular Therapies (CT) Section Business Meeting reflected the interest and growth in CT. Members gathered to greet “old” colleagues and meet new ones.
Ready for a visit to the West Coast? Anaheim will provide a Mediterranean climate—for the AABB Annual Meeting October 24-27, that means daily highs averaging 82 F (28 C) with lows around 58 F (14 C).
AABB added a hot topic session on Ebola and transfusion medicine to the Annual Meeting educational program.
Attendees typically learn many new things at the Annual Meeting. This year some folks explored the finer points of measurement uncertainty.
Attendees at the patient blood management (PBM) workshop, Better Care and Better Patient Outcomes, heard presentations on multiple research and educational topics. The first six presentations
are described in a separate article. The second five presentations are discussed here.
Data presented during the Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases oral abstract session show that in 20 years of surveillance, there have been no cases of transfusion-related transmission of fatal neurodegenerative disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the US.
The opening session featured awards, accolades and heartfelt remarks from AABB leaders, and featured motivational speaker Pat Croce.
The 2014 patient blood management workshop was geared toward attendees who have embraced PBM concepts and are ready to focus on the business side.
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