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Live Program Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - On-Demand Available
Program Number: 23EL-878
Director: Samantha (Clem) Radtke, MLS(ASCP)cmSBBcm, Manager, Immunohematology Reference Laboratory, American Red Cross, Ft Wayne, IN
Moderator: Kerry O’Brien, MD, Blood Bank Medical Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Antibody titrations can be helpful in-patient management in the setting of pregnancy, hematopoietic transplant, solid organ transplant, and in the work-up of complex antibody cases. Suzanne Davisson will focus on lab techniques for titrations and different applications of titrations, such as prenatal testing, DTT-treated plasma titrations for transplant, and identification of high-titer-low-avidity antibodies. Dr. Shainker will discuss the use of titers from the MFM perspective and how they use them to determine screening for fetal anemia. The speakers will discuss various titer techniques and their applications, provide more in-depth discussion of titer application in the prenatal setting and provide case studies.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Please note: if you registered for the live eCast you do not need to register for the on-demand eCast (access to the on-demand eCast was included with the live eCast registration).
This activity is eligible for one (1) continuing education credit/contact hour for Physicians, Nurses (including California-based nursing professionals through CBRN), California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. AABB reserves the right to reduce or increase the number of credits granted based on the final activity duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.
There is no financial support for this activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) and CME Outfitters, LLC. CME Outfitters LLC. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians (ACCME): CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Suzanne Davisson has been an Immunohematology Reference Laboratory technologist for 18 years and has a special interest in teaching and training students and new technologists. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University and her Specialist in Blood Banking certification while working at The American Red Cross in Columbus, Ohio. She has been with Versiti Indiana for the past 13 years in Indianapolis, where she lives with her husband, son and goldendoodle, Dakota.
Kerry O’Brien, MD, is currently the Medical Director of the Blood Bank at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She also serves as Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. After growing up in Massachusetts, Dr. O’Brien graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2002 and completed residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA in 2007. She then served as an attending pathologist at that same hospital for 4 years. She completed her Transfusion Medicine fellowship at Puget Sound Blood Center in Seattle (which is now known as Bloodworks Northwest) in 2012 after leaving the military. Dr. O’Brien has been at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 2012, where in addition to her duties as a Blood Banker, she has been the Clinical Pathology Residency Director since February 2016 and the Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program Director since 2019.
Scott Shainker, DO, MS, is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. In 2018 he became the first incumbent of the Annie and Chase Koch Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC, an honor he continues to hold. Dr. Shainker completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine and his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on ultrasound markers and biomarker discovery for placenta accreta spectrum. Dr. Shainker is the co-founder and director of the New England Center for Placental Disorders, an international referral center for patients with placenta accreta spectrum and other complex placental disorders.