The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) is a scientific society, founded in 1935 and joining over 1000 professionals involved in blood transfusion and transfusion medicine from more than 100 countries.
The Regional Congress of the ISBT covers topics such as:
Blood donation Blood collection including apheresis, Blood donor recruitment, Rare donor programme and Donor adverse events
Management and organisation Information technology, Organisational issues, Training and education, Cost/effectiveness, Blood supply management and utilization, Risk models, standards and regulation, Quality management and History
Transfusion transmitted infections Hepatitis B (HBV), Screening strategies for TTI, HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), Parasites, Bacteria, other transfusion related pathogens and Newly emerging pathogens and
Blood products Blood components, Blood processing, storage and release, Pathogen inactivation, Plasma products, Novel blood products and Biologicals
Clinical transfusion Therapeutic apheresis. Neonatal and pediatric transfusion, Haemorrhage and massive transfusion, Evidence based transfusion medicine practice, Haemovigilance and transfusion safety, Adverse events, including TRALI and Alternatives to blood transfusion
Immune haematology Red cell immunology: Molecular, Red cell immunology: Serology, Granulocyte immunology, Platelet immunology, Diagnosis of TRALI and Fetal-maternal immunology
Clinical immunogenetics Histocompatibility in stem cell transplantation, HLA in transfusion medicine and Histocompatibility in organ transplantation
Cellular therapies Collection, processing, storage and release, Stem cell and tissue banking, including cord blood and Clinical applications
The 29th Regional Congress of the ISBT 2021 - The International Society of Blood Transfusion might be held in 2021 (Not Final).