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NBF Leadership Forum

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." —Warren Bennis

The NBF Leadership Forum is an annual event where health care executives meet to share information and perspectives on critical issues facing the field of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and patient blood management. Active engagement among participants is encouraged and often culminates in business strategies developed to aid all stakeholders in adapting to an ever-changing landscape. The NBF Leadership Forum is your opportunity to participate in the lively discussion that shapes future trends and policy in the field.

The 2016 NBF Leadership Forum

As the NBF continues rigorous strategic planning, we will not host the Leadership Forum in 2016. Please check back later to see plans for 2017.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Registration

Register Now for the 13th Annual NBF Leadership Forum Registration is now open through April 15th! Early Bird registration ends March 20th!

Bring your key communications team members or chief operations officer. Register more than one person from your organization at the same time and save!


Early Bird Regular Conference Rate
$2,000 $2,200
+1 = $900 in addition to the $2000 base fee above. +1 = $1,100 in addition to the $2,200 base fee above.
+2 or more = $700 per person in addition to the $2,000 base fee above. +2 or more = $900 per person in addition to the $2,200 base fee above.

Become an NBF Member and Save!

Become an NBF CORD or Partners Program member today and instantly receive a complimentary registration for the conference and other fantastic benefits. If you are interested in learning how your involvement in NBF can aid scientific research in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies, contact the National Blood Foundation at or 1.301.215.6552.

Registration Fees Include:

  • Entrance to all education sessions
  • Course materials
  • A Sunday evening networking reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres leading into dinner. A Monday continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

Special Assistance

Persons with disabilities or in need of special assistance, please contact the AABB Education and Professional Development Department at 1.301.215.6482 or

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Hotel and Local Information

The Thirteenth Annual NBF Leadership Forum will be held at the Loews Madison Hotel. Loews Madison Hotel offers guests a luxury hotel experience featuring tailored amenities, exceptional service and a landmark location near various monuments and museums. The downtown Washington, DC hotel blends an iconic history with modern perks for a distinguished experience in the nation’s capital.

AABB has secured a block of hotel rooms for a conference rate of $279. The online hotel reservation site is now open and is ready to take your reservation. The method to make reservations by phone is to call the group reservation line at +1.855.325.6397 and use the name of the group, NBF Leadership Forum, as well as your RES ID AAB417.

The deadline to secure a room is Friday, March 20, 2015. AABB has secured a large block of rooms. However once all of the rooms have been reserved, we cannot guarantee that additional space will be available. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is noon.


Loews Madison Hotel
1177 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: +1.202.862.1600
Fax: +1.202.785.1255

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Recreation & Local Attractions

Located conveniently in the heart of the District, this luxury hotel is near a variety of exciting and historical Washington, DC attractions and activities including mere blocks from the White House, Smithsonian Museums, the National Mall and much more.

  • White House
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Capitol Building
  • Library of Congress
  • United States Holocaust Museum
  • Arlington Cemetery
  • International Spy Museum
  • Newseum & Freedom Park
  • Ford’s Theater and Lincoln Museum
  • National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    • Washington Monument
    • World War II Memorial
  • Smithsonian Institution – Including National Air & Space Museum, American History Museum, Natural History Museum, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, American Indian Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, Portrait Gallery, National Zoo, and many more!
  • Verizon Center – Sports & Entertainment Center, and home of the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and Washington Mystics

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Travel and Transportation

Average temperatures in Washington, DC in April are 66° F high, 42°F low.

Getting There by Air

NOTE: This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Washington, DC is served by Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Cancellation Policies

Registration: To cancel your registration, please email, fax to 1.301.215.6552 or mail your written request to National Blood Foundation – Leadership Forum 2015, 8101 Glenbrook Rd., Bethesda, MD, 20814.

If the request is received by Friday, April 3, 2015, you will receive a full refund. No refunds are provided after Friday, April 3, 2015, but substitutions are allowed.

Housing: Guaranteed reservations must be cancelled by NBF 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.

Conference: AABB may cancel this conference without notice for insufficient pre-registration and/or any other reason. In this event, the entire registration fee will be refunded. NBF is not responsible for airline or hotel charges, cancellation penalties or any other financial losses incurred as a result of the cancellation.