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AABB Symposium on Implementation of Pathogen‐Reduced Blood Components

April 27 – 28, 2015
Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center (near the White Flint Metro station)
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Program

With the licensing of a system for pathogen reduction in platelets and plasma, there are many particulars to discuss to allow for successful implementation, including efficacy, cost, and replacement of other component processing steps. This workshop will begin with a discussion of the current science, a previous consensus conference on the use of this technology, the application of risk-based decision making processes and the paradigm shift needed to successfully implement the system. Speakers will discuss the effects of treatments on plasma and on platelets along with the clinical utility of treated platelets. Several manufacturers will present their projections for future approvals. The recent FDA approvals of pathogen‐reduced platelet and plasma systems will be described along with the legal implications of licensure for blood collectors and transfusion services. Representatives from US and international blood centers will describe their plans, implementation experiences and provide hemovigilance data reviews. In addition, views of implementation from the perspective of hospitals will be reviewed and discussed.

The agenda includes several opportunities for questions and conversations.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians

AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider Number 0000381) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AABB designates these educational activities for a maximum of 9.5 credit hours in Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award™. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Provider Number 50-4261-1, as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 11.4 contact hours.

California Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is an approved accrediting agency for continuing education for California licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 9.5 contact hours. AABB’s accrediting agency number is 0011. Credit earned through attendance at this event may be used to fulfill the state requirement for continuing education hours to maintain licensure status.

California Nurses

AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 4341, as a provider of continuing nursing education programs. AABB designates this event for a maximum of 11.4 contact hours.

ASCP–Certified Professionals

All AABB educational programs are ACCME accredited and satisfy the “formal education” option of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).

General Attendees

Administrators, laboratory personnel, nurses (non-California) and general attendees may receive a certificate of attendance for participation in this event. This certificate verifies attendance at the conference.

Registration

  Now – March 31, 2015 April 1 – April 28, 2015
AABB Member$150$250
AABB Non-Member$250$350