Recent Updates

Modified on: 
May 22, 2019

The BloodTechNet program was launched in 2011 to facilitate the development of innovative educational resources that support the Transfusion, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation communities in Canada.

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Modified on: 
May 21, 2019

We are pleased to provide on a regular basis a Surveillance Report describing infectious disease surveillance that our stakeholders can consult to make evidence-based decisions.

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Modified on: 
May 18, 2019

Lessons from down under
May 8, 2019
Dr. Helen Opdam
National Medical Director of the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority
Senior Intensive Care Specialist, Austin Hospital in Melbourne
Director, Warringal Private Hospital Intensive Care Unit

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Upcoming Events

When
May 31, 2019 | 8:00AM to June 1, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Vancouver

The 3rd Annual National Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) will be held from May 31-June 1, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The conference offers an introduction to MAID and a Simulated "Hands On" MAID Procedural experience course as well as a Research Forum.

To learn more about this Conference, please click here

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When
June 1, 2019 | 8:00AM to June 5, 2019 | 4:00PM
Where

Boston, Massachusetts, United States




The American Transplant Congress is designed for physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel and pharmacists who are interested in the clinical and research aspects of solid organ and tissue transplantation.  The meeting will provide the most current information in the field of transplant science. 

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When
June 4, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where

Toronto/Webinar

Speaker:

Dr. Tanya Petraszko, MD, FRCPC
Associate Medical Director, West, Canadian Blood Services 
Medical Director, Cord Blood Bank, Canadian Blood Services
Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

 

More details to follow.

 

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Blog

Modified on: 
May 22, 2019

Canadian Blood Services’ Donation Physician Network (DPN) connects clinical care physicians and provides access to educational resources including webinars on leading practices, clincial case studies, literature and emerging issues. In the spirit of international collaboration, experts in organ donation and transplantation from the U.K.

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Modified on: 
May 21, 2019

Dr. Jason Acker was recently awarded the University of Alberta Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Graduate Student Supervisor Award. We chatted to Dr. Acker to find out what this award means to him.

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Modified on: 
May 20, 2019

Lily Park’s entry was awarded 2nd place in our Lay Science Writing Competition. It describes research by a group at The Ottawa Hospital to improve patient outcomes following liver surgery, while reducing blood loss and the need for blood transfusion.

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