2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit Show
June 2-5  ll  Houston, Texas  ll  The Omni Houston
The 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Show of the South Central Association of Blood Banks will take place June 2-5 in Houston, Texas!  

Engage in the education sessions presented by the industry’s experts on cutting edge topics.  Engage in the networking by connecting with fellow SCABB members and non members alike.  Engage in the exhibit hall by visiting each of our supporting vendor partners and learn about new equipment, supplies, processes to help you in your day to day work!  Engage with the Houston community in the first ever South Central Community Project event.  Engage and be entertained at the Ed Moore Golf Classic and the inaugural Engage Event.  Finally, ENGAGE in applauding those that will be honored for their commitment to our industry at the Annual Awards Banquet.  

Houston is an easy travel destination.  You can get there by plane, train, automobile or horse if you are so inclined.  The Houston Omni, our conference hotel, is located in the heart of Houston and offers many amenities for attendees from pool, spa, night life, dining and comfortable sleeping rooms.

The educational tracks offer a wide variety of topics that will interest those from every aspect of the hospital blood bank and blood center.  There will be topics for everyone including CEOs,  technologists, physicians, nurses, phlebotomists, and recruiters.   Be sure to also check out the  industry workshops for those unique and special educational sessions.  If your focus is IRL, we have that too with the amazing AIMS meeting immediately following the SCABB Annual Meeting. 
New to this year’s meeting is the opportunity to Engage virtually!  A select number of sessions each day of the meeting have been chosen for presentation via Webinar for those who are not able to travel to Houston.  Special registration rates apply.

As you can see, there is something for everyone at Engage 2016!  We hope you’ll join us!

The annual meeting has been branded “Engage” as this most appropriately reflects the type of activity that takes place at a SCABB Annual Meeting!

  1. Exhibit Hall
    Experience the largest Exhibit Hall outside of AABB. Over 50 vendors showcasing the latest in equipment and technology solutions.
  2. Attendee Profile
    SCABB attracts decision makers from across the industry. -- CEO’s/Medical Directors: 21% -- Directors/Managers: 40% -- Supervisors/Coordinators: 8% -- Technologist/Technicians: 6% -- Other : 25% (Scientists, Physicians, Specialists, Students)
  3. Networking
    SCABB gives you more networking opportunities than ever before. From focused Educational sessions in 3 tracks to the jam-packed Exhibit Hall. PLUS your favorite and new social events! Find like minded attendees and send messages with the mobile app.
Networking among my blood banking colleagues has definitely been the major benefit for me of SCABB membership and attendance at meetings.  SCABB gives you a smaller forum than national meetings to get to know your counterparts in other institutions in your geographic area.
Laurie J Sutor, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Carter BloodCare
Educational Sessions
Cutting edge educational sessions in 3 tracks:  Administrative, Technical/Scientific, and Donor Recruitment & Collections.  Continuing Education Credits available.  
Our vendors represent all aspects of the Blodd Banking Industry, giving you a first-hand look at new resources, equipment, and tools available.
Session Descriptions
Exhibitor Information
Promotional Sponsors
Antibody Check
Applied Science, Inc.
Best Theatronics
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Cerus Corporation
Creative Testing Solutions
FCI Promos
Fresenius Kabi USA LLC
Hemo bioscience
HemoCue America
Hettich Instruments
Hussmann Corporation
Informs, Inc.
Kedrion Biopharma Inc
Nanoentek Inc
National Bus Sales
Octapharma USA
OrionCase LLC
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
QPS Medicals
QualTex Laboratories
Quotient Biodiagnostics
Rees Scientific
Seperation Technology, Inc
Temptime Corporation
Terumo BCT
Membership Mixer
Community Project
Closing Reception