Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposium

15th Symposium – Red Blood Cells: Still Vital After All These Years?

September 9, 2017 | 8:00AM to 4:00PM (EDT)


The 15th Annual Canadian Blood Services International symposium will focus on red blood cells, exploring topics in serology and genotyping, alternatives to red blood cells, alloimmunization, hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, and more. This one day symposium is for Canadian physicians, technologists, nurses and researchers involved in transfusion and transplantation medicine.

The event will be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St) in downtown Toronto, Ontario. 

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Confirmed speakers

Dr. Marion Reid, formerly New York Blood Center, US
Dr. Donald Branch, University of Toronto and Canadian Blood Services
Dr. Gregory Denomme, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, US
Dr. Ronald Kluger, University of Toronto  
Dr. Ziad Solh, McMaster University
Dr. Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, University Health Network and University of Toronto
Dr. Gwen Clarke, University of Alberta and Canadian Blood Services
Dr. Nadine Shehata, Mount Sinai Hospital and Canadian Blood Services

2017 Planning committee membership: Dr. William Sheffield, Dr. Kathryn Webert, Dr. Robert Skeate, Dr. Donald Branch, Dr. Gwen Clarke, Dr. Sophie Chargé, Dr. Mia Golder, Mr. Jon Fawcett, Mr. Everad Tilokee.

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