Educational Sessions

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8:45am-10:15am
Friday, May 31
Plenary/Awards
 

SCABB Award Lectures
Administrative Award Lecture:   Dr. Merlyn Sayers


Technical Scientific Award Lecture:  CAR T therapies- where are we now?: Geeta Paranjape
Immune response/lack thereof has big role in development of cancer. Using T cells (self or non self) trained to fight cancer offers a great option in the treatment

10:30am-12:00 pm
Friday, May 31
T/S


 Hemostasis
Prehospital Transfusion and the Use of Low Titer O Whole Blood,  Donald Jenkins, MD
  Intended Audience:  ; Level:  

Managing Hemostasis and Coagulation on ECMO, Lisa Hench, MD (Pediatrics), Art Bracey, MD (Adults)
 Intended Audience:   Level:  

10:30am-12:00 pm
Friday, May 31

Admin

 
Session 1
How to fulfill your career goals in blood banking industry, Chad Douglas
 Intended Audience:  All; Level:  Basic

Overview of ACTS and how alliances support community blood programs, Nelson Hellwig
  Intended Audience:  Level:  

10:30am-12:00 pm
Friday, May 31
DRC
 
Session 1
Social Power outreach to all generations.. including outreach to Millennial, Heather Georgoudiou
  Intended Audience:  Managers/Directors, Collections, Recruitment; Level:  Basic​

Digital including outreach to Millennial Nikki Stephens
    Intended Audience:  Recruiters, Recruitment Managers, and Opperations Managers; Level:  Basic​

2:45pm-4:15pm
Friday, May 31
T/S


 Platelets
Cold Platelets: Right Product, Right Patients, Right Time and Place, Colonel Andrew Cap, MD, PhD 
   Intended Audience:  General, Scientific; Level:  Basic

ADAMTS 13 Testing - More Questions than Answers, Stephanie Bates, MD

  Intended Audience:  Lab Technologists, MD, Supervisors, Manager; Level:  Basic

EPlatelet Refractoriness and Pathogen Reduced Platelets, Debra Smith, MD, PhD
  Intended Audience:  Blood Bankers; Level:  Intermediate
2:45pm-4:15pm
Friday, May 31

Admin/DRC Joint Session
 
Session 2
Cellular Therapy 101, Monica Kalvelage
   Intended Audience:  All; Level:  Intermediate
 
Cellular Therapy 101 A growth supplement derived from expired human blood to enhance stem cell expansion, Dr. Anand Srinivasan
  Intended Audience:  MT's/MLT's, Supervisors, Administrators, Physicians; Level:  Basic

8:45am-9:45am
Saturday, June 1
Plenary/Awards


Karen Williams Memorial Lecturer 
Advances in Blood Safety, Kathleen Sazama
Significant discoveries and innovative technological advances during the past 50+ years have resulted in safer blood for transfusion. How we got to where we are underpins where we go from here. Through interaction with participants, I hope to stimulate each person to grasp opportunities to be part of making blood even safer.
11:15am-12:45pm
Saturday, June 1
T/S


Serology Testing

What to follow? serological or molecular antigen results?, Nancy Benitez
  Intended Audience:  MT, MD; Level:  Basic

Confounding Cases, Lauro Guerra
 Intended Audience:  Physicians, Technologists; Level:  Intermediate

Things That Make You Go Hmmm, Katrina Billingsley
 Intended Audience:  All; Level:  Basic
11:15am-12:45pm
Saturday, June 1


Admin/DRC
 
Choosing the Right Employee
Choosing the Right Employee, Laura Eickhoff



11:15am-12:45pm
Saturday, June 1

DRC
 

 
Session 3
Leadership within operations  Mike Rogers


Predictive Analytics - Understanding Donor Base and Segmentation-how to get the right donor, at the right time, on the right technology, Kelley Counts

2:30pm-3:30pm
Saturday, June 1
T/S


 New Therapies
Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Perioperative Bleeding, Alice Chen MD, PhD
 Intended Audience: All; Level: Intermediate

CAR-T Therapies, Mary Berg MD
  Intended Audience:  ; Level: Basic



2:30pm-3:30pm
Saturday, June 1

Admin
 
Session 4
Flight for Life ,  Carvin Brown, Daren Coats
  Intended Audience: Line staff and Managers; Level: Basic



2:30pm-3:30pm
Saturday, June 1

DRC
 

 
Session 4
Brothers in Arms from Recruitment side- how they did and what they do (STBC)  Eric Crawford, Rosalva Cruz- Calderon


Changing the Donor Store, Theresa Pina

3:45pm-4:45pm
Saturday, June 1

Plenary/Awards


Ask the Experts
Alice Chen MD, PhD, Chad Douglas
    


4:45pm-5:45pm
Saturday, May 27
T/S
 

 
The Roundtable
The session consists of discussions moderated by Dr. Bryant and Dr. Gammon on hot topics in Transfusion Medicine chosen by the participants and the moderator. Different practices on how to address current issues are compared, giving rise to potential improvement in practices.  Making contact with other medical directors in the area allows for future interactions and resources when issues occur.