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Schedule at a Glance
Schedule at a Glance - Thursday, October 10, 2013
Schedule at a Glance - Friday, October 11, 2013
Schedule at a Glance - Saturday, October 12, 2013
Schedule at a Glance - Sunday, October 13, 2013
Schedule at a Glance - Monday, October 14, 2013
Schedule at a Glance - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Schedule at a Glance 

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday


Thursday, October 10

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

New Assessor Training

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

ASQ Certification Exam

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration and Badge/Material Pickup

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Preservation of Cellular Therapy Products: An In-depth Collaborative Workshop

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Preservation of Cellular Therapy Products: An In-depth Collaborative Workshop Reception


Friday, October 11

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration and Badge/Material Pickup

8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Patient Blood Management Workshop: Patient Care and Outcome Strategies

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Preservation of Cellular Therapy Products: An In-depth Collaborative Workshop

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

(99) Assessor Continuing Education Program

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

17th Annual NBF Golf Tournament and Challenge Cup (shotgun start at 9:00 am)

4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Patient Blood Management Workshop Product Showcase Reception

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Speed Networking Event

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cellular Therapy Networking Reception (ticket required)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Transfusion Medicine Physician Career Networking Development and Dinner (invitation only)

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dinner Together Networking Event


Saturday, October 12

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7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Registration and Badge/Material Pickup

7:30 am – 8:00 pm

Administrative and Scientific Abstract Poster Presentations

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Opening Session featuring Aron Ralston

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:30 am – Noon

(9101-S) Drug-Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Model for Drug-Induced Immune Disease? AABB/ASH Joint Program
(9102-S-CT) Oxygen and Oxidant Stress in Stem Cell Biology
(9103-S) Recent Concepts of Antigen Recognition: Relevance to Transfusion Immunology

(9104-TC) CSI — Who DAT?
(9105-TC-RC) Post-Donation Information: Does It Contribute to Safety?
(9106-TC-CT) Stem Cell Mobilization and Collection of Patients: Algorithms and Paradigms
(9107-TC-PBM) Nursing I: Nursing's Role in Preventing, Recognizing and Managing the Pulmonary Complications of Transfusion
(9108-QE-CT) Environmental Monitoring Best Practices
(9109-QE) Standard Work: A LEAN Tool for Consistency and Efficiency in the Workplace
(9110-LMT) Antigen Matching Dollars and Sense
(9111-LMT) Transfusion Medicine and the Law: What You Need to Know

Noon – 2:00 pm

Abstract Poster Luncheon (Meet the Authors)
Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Luncheon (invitation only)
(9112-S) NBF Grant Recipient's Lecture and Luncheon (ticket required)
(9113-TC) Apheresis (Nursing) Luncheon: Lipid-apheresis and Its Effects on Peripheral Artery Disease in the Diabetic Patient (ticket required)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

(9114-S) Glycans in Platelet Production and Disease
(9115-S) Transfusion-Linked Inflammation: A Three-Tale Story (Donor/Product/Recipient)
(9116-S-CT) New Concepts in Stem Cell Activity Regulation
(9118-TC-PBM) How We Set Up a Preoperative Anemia Management Program
(9119-TC-PBM) Not Just a Package Insert: The Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components
(9120-TC-CT) BEST Collaborative: Recent Studies and Ongoing Projects
(9123-QE) Error Management: Teaming With the Clinical Services for Effective Corrective Action Plans
(9124-QE) Improving Employee Engagement from Day One to Year 20!
(9126-LMT) Avoiding Feasts and Famines: Hitting Your Inventory Sweet Spots

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

(9117-TC) Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship: SBB Training Programs' Research Projects: Overview and Practical Examples
(9121-TC-CT) The So-Cell Network: Round-Table Discussions for Cellular Therapy Professionals
(9122-TC) Donor Vigilance: How Blood Centers Are Using Hemovigilance to Improve the Donor Experience
(9125-LMT) Armed Services Blood Program – THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Refreshment Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Scientific Oral Abstract Presentations
(010A) Red Blood Cells: Antibodies and Hemolysis
(010B) Platelet and Leukocyte Biology
(010C) Cellular Therapies
(9130-TC) Understanding Allergic Transfusion Reactions for Improved Mitigation Strategies
(9131-TC-RC) To Give or Not to Give: Social and Psychological Aspects of Blood Donation
(9132-QE) Topics in Resident Transfusion Medicine Training: The ACGME Next Accreditation System, Milestones and Hemovigilance
(9133-QE) Development and Implementation of an Organizational Training and Competency Plan
(9134-QE-IT) QA, IT and Operations Synchronizing Activities Through Project Management
(9135-LMT) Who Am I and Why Am I Wearing This Lab Coat? The Path to a Career in Transfusion Medicine

5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall Grand Opening


Sunday, October 13

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6:45 am – 8:00 am

15th Annual NBF Run For Research 5K/1 Mile Walk

7:00 am – 8:15 am

New Member/First-Time Annual Meeting Attendee Breakfast

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Administrative and Scientific Abstract Poster Presentations
Registration and Badge/Material Pickup

8:30 am – 9:15 am

(9201-S) Emily Cooley Memorial Award and Lectureship: Stored RBC Transfusions - Iron, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection

8:30 am – 10:00 am

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall VIP Hours (invitation only)
(9206-QE-CT) Responding to Challenges in the Cellular Therapy Laboratory: Thinking Outside the Box
(9207-LMT) Should We SOAR or SWOT? Choosing the Right Tools and Techniques for Strategic Planning

8:30 am – Noon

(9203-TC-PBM) Nursing II: So You Want a Transfusion Safety or Patient Blood Management Program ― Now What?
(9204-TC) Chief Technologist SIG
(9205-QE) SBB/BB Exam Review

9:15 am – 10:00 am

(9202-S-CT) Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award and Lectureship: Quite a Journey: From Stem Cells to Megakaryocytes to Platelets

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall Open
Learning Labs in CTTXPO Exhibit Hall

10:30 am – Noon

Peer-to-Peer Learning Round Tables (CME credits are not offered for this event)
(9208-S-CT) Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Medicine: How Far Are We?
(9209-S-RC) Iron-Related Pathophysiology of Response to Blood Loss
(9210-TC) Cases of ABO Discrepancy: Typing and Transplantation
(9211-TC-PBM) Near-Patient Coagulation Monitoring as a Guide for Blood Management
(9212-TC-CT) Instrumentation and Methodologies Used for Collecting and Processing Cell-Based Therapies
(9214-LMT) Hemphill-Jordan Leadership Award and Lectureship: Beyond Blood - Globally Consistent Coding for Medical Products of Human Origin

Noon – 1:00 pm

Transfusion Medicine Section Subsection Meetings

Noon – 2:00 pm

Lunch in CTTXPO Exhibit Hall
National Blood Exchange Luncheon (invitation only)
Cellular Therapy Sizzling Topics Luncheon (ticket required)
SBB Schools Program Officials Luncheon (invitation only)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Transfusion Medicine Section General Business Meeting and Luncheon

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

(9213-LMT-IT) MDDS, Medical Devices, Who Knew?
(9215-S) Novel Regulators and Modifiers of Platelet Function
(9216-S) TTD I: Future Significance of TSEs in Maintaining Safety of the U.S. Blood Supply
(9217-S) RBC Clearance in Transfusion: Antibodies and Much More!
(9218-TC) Prevention of Iron Deficiency in Donors: Options, Strategies, Solutions?
(9219-TC) ASFA Special Issue 2013 AABB/ASFA Joint Program
(9221-TC) Top Gun Serology
(9222-QE) Boot Camp for Quality Staff: It's Not Just About Checking the Boxes
(9223-QE) The Transformative Journey of Quality into Business Dimensions: Beyond Theory to Practical Outcomes
(9224-QE-CT) The IND Submission Process and the Role of the Cell Therapy Laboratory in the Creation of the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) Documentation
(9230-TC-PBM) Managing the Complex Bleeding Patient
(9235-LMT-CT) Fundamental Concepts of LEAN Process Engineering and Their Application in the Cellular Therapy Laboratory

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Refreshment Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Scientific Oral Abstract Presentations
(020A) Donor and Therapeutic Apheresis
(020B) Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases: Viruses
(020C) Red Blood Cells: Molecular Basis of Blood Groups - RH in RBC Immunohematology, Molecular Testing and Genetics
(020D) Pediatric Transfusion Medicine
(9220-TC-CT) Treatment of Hemoglobinopathies: From Blood to Bone Marrow and Beyond
(9229-S) Immune Pathophysiology of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
(9231-TC) Magic or Masquerade: Antibody Charades
(9232-TC-PBM) Hot Topics in Patient Blood Management
(9233-QE) Testing Your Blood Bank Knowledge
(9234-QE) Job Instruction: A Simple, Hands-on Approach to Training Employees
(9236-LMT) Disasters Are a Reality: Are You Prepared?

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Research and Progress (RAP) Sessions
(9237-TC-CT) Regenerative Versus Immunomodulatory Potential of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
(9238-TC) Man-Made and Natural Disasters: Real-Life Experiences from the Blood Banking Industry
(9239-TC) Use of Potentially Incompatible Group A Thawed Plasma in Trauma Transfusion
(9240-TC) RhD Phenotyping, Genotyping, and Rh Immune Globulin: Controversies and Solutions for Immunohematology and Pediatric Transfusion Medicine


Monday, October 14

6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Registration and Badge/Material Pickup

7:00 am – 8:15 am

Industry Workshops

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Administrative and Scientific Abstract Poster Presentations

8:30 am – 10:00 am

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall VIP Hours (invitation only)
(030A) Scientific Oral Abstract Plenary Session
(9302-TC-RC) You Asked for It, You Got It! BLOOD DONORS — A Robust Recruit and Collect-to-Need Strategy by ABO/Rh
(9303-TC) Methods for Selection of Platelet Products for Alloimmune Refractory Patients II AABB/ASHI Joint Program
(9304-QE-CT) ISBT 128 Cellular Therapy Terminology: What Has Changed?
(9305-QE) Utilization of Electronic Error Management Systems to Mitigate Risk
(9306-LMT) Why Do You Demand the Best Cell Phone but Settle for Outdated Technology at Work?

9:00 am – Noon

AABB/NBF CEO Summit

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall Open
Learning Labs in CTTXPO Exhibit Hall

10:30 am – Noon

(9307-S) Current Generation Hemoglobin-Based Carbon Monoxide/Oxygen Carriers for Sickle Cell Disease
(9308-S) Hot Topic: Are Prophylactic Platelet Transfusions History? German and UK (TOPPS) Studies
(9309-S) TTD II: Update on Rapid Bacterial Assays for Screening Platelets
(9310-TC) Ask the Biovigilance Experts
(9311-TC-CT) Clostridium Difficile and Fecal Microbiota Transplant: What To Doo-Doo
(9312-TC) Speed Dating for Molecular Immunohematology Professionals
(9313-TC) Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia: From Exchange to Inhibition
(9314-QE) A Bridge to Somewhere: Making the Connections Between Your Transfusion Service and the Rest of the Hospital
(9315-QE-CT) Unlocking the Mysteries of Validation and Qualification: Case Study Approach
(9316-LMT) Calibration of Performance Evaluations
(9317-LMT) How to Use Patient Stories to Sell the Mission and Motivate Your Work Force

Noon – 2:00 pm

Lunch in the CTTXPO Exhibit Hall
Cellular Therapy Section Business Meeting and Luncheon

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Administrative Oral Abstract Presentations
(030B) Quality Management
(030C) Collections
(030D) Education and Training
Scientific Oral Abstract Presentations
(030G) Donor Recruitment, Retention and Adverse Events
(030H) Transfusion Practice
(030I) Red Blood Cells: Molecular Basis of Blood Groups-Non-Rh
(9322-S) The Red Cell in Sickle Cell Disease: Novel Insights Beyond Polymerization
(9323-TC-CT) Biologic Scaffolds in Cellular and Tissue Regeneration
(9324-TC) Evaluating Antibodies for Clinical Significance, One Blood Group System at a Time, Round II
(9325-TC) Using Hemovigilance Data: Lessons Learned, Outcomes and Challenging Reactions
(9326-QE-CT) Equipment Management
(9327-QE-CT) Risk Analysis for Transfusion Services and the Cell Therapy Laboratory

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall Networking Hour

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Administrative Oral Abstract Presentations
(030E) Inventory Management, Storage, Distribution and Product Manufacturing
(030F) Management, Finance, and General Marketing
Scientific Oral Abstract Presentations
(030J) Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases: Bacteria and Parasites
(030K) Patient Blood Management
(030L) Red Blood Cells: Blood Group Genes and Genotyping
(9335-TC-CT) Hitting the Target: Translation of Regenerative Therapies Into the Clinic AABB/TERMIS-Americas Joint Program
(9336-TC) Neonatal Transfusions: Do the Youngest Patients Need the Freshest Blood?
(9337-TC) Challenges in Therapeutic Apheresis Medicine: When a Patient Doesn't Follow the Rules
(9338-TC) Blood Group Systems Update: Kell, Lutheran and Dombrock
(9339-QE) Ask the FDA and CMS
(9340-QE-CT) Beyond See One Do One: Developing a Spiffy Training and Competency Program for the Cellular Therapy Laboratory

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

NBF Reception (invitation only)

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Corporate Evening Satellite Symposia (invitation only)


Tuesday, October 15

7:00 am – 8:15 am

Industry Workshops

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Administrative and Scientific Abstract Poster Presentations
Registration and Badge/Material Pickup

8:30 am – 10:00 am

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall VIP Hours (invitation only)
(9401-S) Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award and Lectureship: The Platelet - Life on the Razor’s Edge of Hemorrhage and Thrombosis
(9402-TC-IT) The FDA MDDS Regulation's Impact on Healthcare Organizations
(9403-QE-CT) CT Regulations and Reporting: What Does a License Have to Do With It?
(9404-LMT) Making Things Happen: Allignment of Resources to Meet Strategic Goals of Your Organization Through Project Management
(9405-LMT-IT) Coding and Reimbursement for Transfusion Medicine Services and Blood Products 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CTTXPO Exhibit Hall Open
Learning Labs in CTTXPO Exhibit Hall

10:30 am – Noon

(9406-S) Advances in Nucleic Acid Detection Methods and Application for Multiplex Detection of Transfusion-Transmitted Disease and Red Cell Antigens: Toward a Single Testing Platform
(9407-S) The Basic Biology of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)
(9408-TC-CT) Back to the Future: Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in 2020 AABB/NMPD Joint Program
(9409-TC-CT) The Role of a Hospital-Based Tissue Program: Does One Size Fit All?
(9410-TC-PBM) New and Emerging Products for Treatment of Plasma Protein Deficiencies and Beyond
(9411-TC) Tales from the Trenches II
(9412-QE-IT) Surviving a BECS Implementation
(9413-LMT) What Is Advocacy and Why Is It Important to Blood Centers?

Noon – 2:00 pm

Philadelphia 2014 Preview Lunch in CTTXPO Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

AABB Business Meeting

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Scientific Oral Abstract Presentations
(040A) Components and Component Processing
(040B) Recipient Non-Infectious Adverse Events
(9418-TC) Ask the Standards Committee
(9419-TC-PBM) Neonatal Patient Blood Management: Transfusion Thresholds, Blood Conservation Strategies and Adverse Transfusion Outcomes AABB/SABM Joint Program
(9420-TC) Current Impact of Non-ABO-Related Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions
(9421-TC-PBM) First Do No Harm: Would Hippocrates Oppose Most Blood Transfusions?
(9422-LMT-IT) Mining for Gold: Quality Data Mining for Improvement
(9423-QE) AABB and the Brazilian Association of Hematology and Hemotherapy (ABHH) Joint Accreditation Program Launch AABB/ABHH Joint Program
(9424-TC) Global Health and Transfusion Medicine: Improving Practice and Enhancing Safety in Developing Countries

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Refreshment Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Session

5:30 pm – Midnight

Hospitality Receptions (invitation only)

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

President's Reception (invitation only)

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