Continuing Education Credits 
SCABB is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. 10.5 PACE Credit hours are approved for this meeting. 
SCABB is approved as a provider of Florida Continuing Education through CE Broker. 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Ochsner Clinic Foundation and South Central Association of Blood Banks and California Blood Bank Society. The Ochsner Clinic Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Ochsner Clinic Foundation designates this live activity for 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Ochsner Clinic Foundation relies upon invited speakers at all sponsored continuing medical education activities to provide information objectively and free from bias of conflict of interest.  In accordance with ACCME and institutional guidelines pertaining to potential conflicts of interest, the faculty for this continuing medical education activity have been asked to complete faculty disclosure forms.  In the event that some invited speakers indicate that they have a relationship which, in the context of the subject of their invited presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest, their materials have been peer reviewed in order to ensure that their presentations are free of commercial bias.
Abstracts may be from any discipline relating to hospitals, donor centers, cellular therapy, tissue therapy or testing laboratories. Abstracts can be presented through oral or poster presentations.

Authors of abstracts accepted for oral presentations will be limited to a 10-minute presentation, followed by a five minute moderated question and answer session.

Authors of abstracts accepted for poster presentations will be limited to a visual display, not to exceed 4’ x 5’ and not less than 8.5” x 11”. No audiovisual equipment will be allowed.
The SCABB Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to present original investigations. Having an abstract accepted at the SCABB Annual Meeting is not only an honor but can serve as a nice entry into a CV. There is no limit to the number of abstracts an indi- vidual may submit and it is a great experience to present whether in oral presentation or poster presentation. All abstracts accepted will be published in the 2019 Abstract Journal which will be distributed at the Annual Meeting.

The abstracts must be submitted in electronic form, reflecting original investigation, in the specified format as designated by Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. See abstract submission guidelines on All abstract submissions are peer re- viewed by a panel of committee members to judge the scientific merit of each submission. There is no guarantee of acceptance but there is a reasonably high acceptance rate of appropriately structured submissions, if entered prior to the deadline. Abstracts must be submitted by the deadline of February 28, 2019.