Patient blood management across the ages. Third annual Patient Blood Management (PBM) Symposium

November 29, 2014

November 29, 2014 at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto ON
This multidisciplinary symposium will focus on specific aspects of PBM.

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5th Annual Blood Matters Conference

November 28, 2014

November 28, 2014 by live webcast or on site at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, NS
Free transfusion focused education day CME’s through Dalhousie University

Join in person or the live webcast

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AABB Annual Meeting 2014

October 25, 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 25-28, 2014

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12th Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposium - Plasma: Transfuse it, Fractionate it or Forget it?

September 13, 2014

Toronto, Ontario on September 13, 2014
REGISTRATION is now full. Please see updated registration information for details

LOCATION: Chestnut Conference Centre, University of Toronto
                      Giovanni Room • 89 Chestnut Street • Toronto, Ontario

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Plasma: Transfuse it, Fractionate it or Forget it?
Aspects of plasma transfusion will be reviewed by International and national experts to provide Canadian physicians, technologists, nurses and researchers involved in transfusion medicine with an update on current knowledge in this complex and sometime controversial field.






Confirmed International & Canadian Speakers (click here for final Program)
Dr. Walter H. Dzik, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Maureane Hoffman, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Steven Pipe, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Mark Blostein, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal
Dr. Barbara Hannach, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto
Karen Moffat, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and McMaster University, Hamilton
Dr. William Sheffield, Canadian Blood Services and McMaster University, Hamilton
Dr. Robert Skeate, Canadian Blood Services and University of Toronto, Toronto
Dr. Alan Tinmouth, The Ottawa Hospital and Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa

Updated Information about Registration (September 2, 2014) - Registration for the Symposium is at full capacity and online registration is now closed. If you wish to attend the Symposium, please contact to be added to a waiting list. Spots becoming available through cancellations will be provided on a first come, first served basis. There will be no on-site registration available.

Registration includes a light continental breakfast, a lunch and snacks (If you have specific dietary restrictions, other than vegetarian, please contact before September 2).
Registration excludes parking fee.
It is important that you please register as a student if you are for example a resident or a graduate student.
$85.00 for early pre-registration before Aug 29, 2014 ($40.00 cancellation fee applies if cancelled before Aug 29, no refunds provided for registration made on Aug 29 and after)
$100.00 for pre-registration between Aug 29 – Sept 12 (noon), 2014 (non-refundable)
$115.00 for on-site registration. Please note that on-site registration will be limited to space availability.

Planning Committee
Dr. William Sheffield (co-chair), Dr. Kathryn Webert (co-chair), Dr. Donald Branch, Dr. Sophie Chargé, Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Dr. Barbara Hannach, Dr. Robert Skeate, Mr. Ahmed Coovadia, Miss Sue Gregoire.


This program was developed in collaboration with:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows CPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

As a result of a reciprocal agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The American Medical Association, and The European Union for Medical Specialists, CPD is permitted to assign respective credits.


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