Monday, July 8, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center (near the White Flint Metro station)
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Registration and Housing
In 2001, AABB identified Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) as a non-infectious serious hazard of transfusion. At the time, AABB sought to increase awareness and promote discussion of an adverse event that was poorly understood and underrecognized. Significant research has helped to further establish the mechanisms and risks of TRALI. Through standards-setting and through the dissemination of information by way of Association Bulletins, AABB has required and recommended the implementation of a number of interventions to reduce the risk of TRALI. In April 2013, AABB proposed additional standards for TRALI risk reduction that are expected to impact the operations of blood collection facilities.
This workshop is scheduled to take place at the end of the comment period for the 29th edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, which includes the additional TRALI risk reduction requirements. Feedback provided during the conference will be considered by the Blood Bank/Transfusion Service Standards Program Unit before a final recommendation on the standards is provided to the AABB Board of Directors.
In addition to discussing current perspectives on the pathogenesis and incidence of TRALI, speakers will highlight recent data from the United States and Europe on TRALI incidence. Attendees will also learn about the efficacy of a wide range of TRALI risk reduction interventions, and their respective operational considerations.
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Continuing Education Credit
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 7 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 8.4 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 7 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.
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 8.4 contact hours.
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).
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 and Housing
Registration for this program is $75 for AABB members and $100 for those that are not members of AABB. To register, please click here.
AABB has secured a discounted room rate for Sunday, July 7 of $149 plus 13% tax (a total of $168.37 per night) per night for single or double occupancy. Click here to secure your hotel reservation online. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 21, 2013. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability and possible increased hotel rate. The hotel does require the first night's deposit to secure each reservation. Deposits can be made with major credit cards or personal checks. For reservations cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival, one night's hotel rate will be charged.
Questions regarding your registration and housing, or to communicate any special needs while attending this conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1.301.215.6482.
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Traveling to the Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center by taxicab is approximately $29 one-way fare from Washington Reagan National Airport, $65 one-way fare from Dulles International Airport and $73 one-way fare from Baltimore International Airport.
For those traveling to Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), you can ride the Metro to the Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center located near the White Flint Metro stop on the Red Line. Click here for directions of where to catch the Metro at the airport and a map of the Metro stops. The fare is approximately $5 for one-way travel.
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If the request is received by Friday, June 21, you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds are provided after Friday, June 21, but substitutions are allowed.
Housing: Guaranteed reservations must be cancelled by AABB meeting attendees at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival. For reservations cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival, one night's hotel rate will be charged.
Questions regarding your registration and housing, or to communicate any special needs while attending this workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1.301.215.6482.