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​2018 AABB Annual Meeting Education Session Proposals

2018 Call for Proposals is Open

All proposals must be submitted through the AABB Annual Meeting proposal site by 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, January 10.  All proposals, including those previously submitted, can be edited up to the deadline. 


Be a part of the 2018 AABB Annual Meeting in Boston, October 13-16!

The AABB Annual Meeting is known for providing high-level, timely education sessions for professionals in the transfusion medicine, blood banking and cellular therapy communities.  Our program features a diverse range of topics important to attendees involved in all aspects of the field. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the programming at the Annual Meeting – submit your proposal today.

Education Session Proposal Guide

Download the Education Session Proposal Guide for all the information needed to prepare your proposal for submission. 


Submitting a Successful Session Proposal

Successful session proposals have the following attributes:

  • A clear definition of your ideal audience you are targeting.
  • Global voices and perspective included (where relevant).
  • Diversity of panelists’ expertise and areas of focus


  • New, innovative topics and information that is gaining traction in the field.
  • Educational value not available elsewhere.
  • Thought-provoking key take-aways for attendees. 


  • Enough resources to organize the session and successfully execute it.
  • Program Chairs who can lead discussion and facilitate interaction among panelists.
  • Specific plan for audience engagement, such as group exercises, Q&A, etc.

Planning Timeline

January 10, 2018              Submission Site Closes
Mid-March, 2018              Preliminary Acceptance Notifications
Mid-April, 2018                 Final Acceptance Notifications
Early May, 2018                Faculty Notified of Session Dates/Times
October 13 - 16, 2018      AABB Annual Meeting, Boston

Benefits of Presenting

  • Stand out as a thought-leader in your area
  • Help shape the success of your field
  • Connect and collaborate with others
  • Add experience to your CV
  • Receive CME/CE credits for presenting
  • Get free Daily Registration for day(s) you present