2024 Education Session Proposals Submission

The call for education session proposals for the 2024 AABB Annual Meeting – to be held Oct. 19-22 in Houston, Texas – is now closed. Notifications will be sent in May.

Educational Session Proposal Guide and Speaker Policies

Gain Visibility and Contribute to the Advancement of Your Field

The AABB Annual Meeting provides high-quality continuing education for professionals in the field of transfusion medicine and biotherapies from throughout the world.

Planning Timeline:

Submission site closes Feb 26, 2024 - Final Submission Status Notifications May 2024 - AABB Annual Meeting Oct 19-22, 2024


Is there a limit on the number of submissions?

No, you can submit as many ideas or proposals as you would like.

Can I add more than two speakers? How long is each session?

  • Generally, there is a maximum of three positions for each session (one program chair and two speakers) for 60-minute sessions. The submission form provides an option for submitters to request a 90-minute session, which will allow for a program chair and three speakers.
  • Please note, sessions will generally follow a 60- or 90-minute format with a moderator and two or three speakers respectively. If you would like the committee to consider your session for a format that would necessitate additional speakers (examples might include a panel discussion with multiple brief presentations followed by a panel discussion or a roundtable session with multiple table moderators), please outline your intended format in the description with suggested additional speakers. Such requests are not guaranteed if the session proposal is accepted.

What kind of sessions should I submit?

The categories and keywords can be found on page four in the Educational Session Proposal Guide.

How do I request travel assistance?

  • The Faculty section of the proposal will ask you to enter the program chair and speakers. After you enter the names and emails, you will need click “edit faculty’s Profile.” When you scroll down the page, you will see the following questions:
    • Is this speaker requesting travel assistance?
    • Why is the person essential to the program to meet the objectives?
  • Requests will be reviewed during the selection process and notifications sent in June.
  • Please note: AABB has a very limited budget for travel for speakers who are not in the field and would not otherwise have reason to come to the AABB Annual Meeting.

Do I need to be in person to present at the 2024 Annual Meeting?

Yes. If your session is accepted, all the individuals involved need to present in person at the Annual Meeting.

Is there a registration discount code for moderators and speakers if my session is accepted?

Yes. Speakers and Program Chairs at the AABB Annual Meeting education sessions will receive complimentary meeting registration for the day of the session in which they participate. Poster abstract presenters, session table monitors, assessors, and grant recipients do not receive complimentary registration under this policy.