Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposium

13th Symposium - Blood-Borne Pathogens: Defend, Detect and Destroy

Quand: 
26 septembre, 2015 | 8:00 - 17:00 (EDT)
Où: 

Toronto

Post-Symposium Information

Read the 2015 symposium report and the 2015 symposium program.

Download the speakers' presentations:

Prevalence and risks of blood-borne pathogens in the Canadian blood supply (PDF)
Dr. Margaret Fearon, Canadian Blood Services and University of Toronto, Toronto

Current perspectives on transfusion transmitted infectious diseases: emerging pathogens worldwide (PDF)
Dr. Roger Dodd, Secretary General of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, Washington DC

Preventing the spread of pathogens around the globe – a clinical and public health perspective (PDF)
Dr. Allison McGeer, Mt. Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto

An alternative method of maintaining a clean blood supply: ex vivo generated red blood cells (PDF)
Dr. Marc Turner, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland

The technical aspects of pathogen testing in Canada (PDF)
Nancy Angus, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto

The biological impact of pathogen inactivation on blood product quality (PDF)
Dr. Peter Schubert, Canadian Blood Services and University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Economic and health outcome implications of introducing new pathogen testing and inactivation technologies (PDF)
Dr. Brian Custer, Blood Systems Research Institute and University of California, San Francisco CA

Symposium Information

LOCATION: Colony Ballroom, Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St, Toronto ON

Click here for Agenda

This one day symposium will review the challenges blood-borne pathogens present to the field of transfusion medicine. Physicians, technologists, nurses, and researchers involved in transfusion medicine will enhance their knowledge of blood-borne pathogens and gain an understanding of the approaches used to ensure the safety of the blood supply.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity 6.0 Section 1 Credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the University of Toronto.

Confirmed international and Canadian speakers:
Ms. Nancy Angus, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, ON
Dr. Samia Naccache, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Brian Custer, Blood Systems Research Institute & University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Roger Dodd, International Society of Blood Transfusion Secretary General, Washington, DC
Dr. Margaret Fearon, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, ON
Dr. Niels Lion, Transfusion Interrégionale CRS, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Allison McGeer, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
Dr. Peter Schubert, Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver BC
Dr. Marc Turner, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration Information: 
Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. (If you have specific dietary restrictions, other than vegetarian, please contact centreforinnovation@blood.ca by September 4).
Registration excludes the cost of parking.

Early Registration (Before Sept. 5):
                                Non-Industry (e.g., government, hospital, academia, Canadian Blood Services employees): $100
                                Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical company): $125

Late Registration (Sept. 5 – Sept. 26):
                                Non-Industry (e.g., government, hospital, academia, Canadian Blood Services employees): $125
                                Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical company): $150

               
$60 cancellation fee applies if canceled before Sept. 5. No refunds provided for registration made on Sept. 5 or after.

2015 Planning committee:
Dr. William Sheffield, Dr. Kathryn Webert, Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Dr. Sophie Chargé, Dr. Margaret Fearon, Dr. Robert Skeate, Mr. Ahmed Coovadia, Dr. Mia Golder, Dr. Geraldine Walsh, Ms. Sue Gregoire.

About the Canadian Blood Services Annual International Symposium Series

The Canadian Blood Services annual international symposium series is a knowledge mobilization event targeted at the transfusion medicine, cellular therapy and/or transplantation communities in Canada. The purpose of the symposium is:

  • To educate professionals in one (or more) of these fields by providing research AND clinical perspectives around one major topic of relevance,
  • To showcase the research activities of Canadian Blood Services in these areas,
  • To nurture national and international networking.

 

Transfusion

13th Symposium Program File Size 593.54 Ko