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AABB Zika Virus Symposium: Blood & HCT/P Safety

June 10, 2016

Shakespeare Theatre Company | Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Synced Zika Virus Symposium Presentations Available

Event Description

The US blood and HCT/P community is currently preparing for the potential of transfusion/transplantation–associated transmission of Zika virus. Both AABB and FDA have issued recommendations to minimize the risk of transmission of Zika virus through blood transfusion or transplantation of HCT/Ps. This symposium addressed approaches to preparedness while anticipating the emergence of mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus in the US. Speakers also discussed current experiences with donor testing under IND, the use of pathogen inactivation and research initiatives.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the implications for public health and blood and HCT/P safety as the US prepares for Zika virus and lessons learned from other arboviruses.
  • Provide an update to the status of investigational donor screening interventions for Zika virus and safety research initiatives.
  • Review current recommendations for the blood supply and for HCT/P’s.
Intended Audience:

Physicians, Scientists, Executive management, technologists, Nurses, Managers/supervisors

Event Level:

Intermediate to Advance

Event Schedule

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Continuing Education Information


AABB is an approved, and 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 5.75 credit hours in Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition AwardTM. 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 6.9 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 5.75 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 6.9 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.