April 14, 2020
Andrew Cap, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Chief, Blood Research, Us Army Institute Of Surgical Research
Cold Stored Platelets
April 23, 2019
Jay Menitove, MD
Former CEO/Mediacal Director
Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City
U.S. Blood System: Safety, Availability, and Thoughts About the Future
April 18, 2018
Susan Stramer, Ph.D
Vice President, Scientific Affairs
American Red Cross
Back to the Future: A Retrospective Journey in Blood Safety
Over the past 30 years, there has been a continued progress in blood safety with respect to transmissible diseases. This lecture will describe interventions used to improve blood safety relative to existing and emerging infectious agents, as well as describe future technologies and evolving threats.
April 19, 2017
Dennis L. Confer, MD
Chief Medical Officer, National Marrow Donor Program
Associate Scientific Director, CIBMTR®
National Marrow Donor Program and Be The Match: 30 Years Strong
Over the past 30 years, the source of cells for allogenic transplantation has evolved to improve access and outcomes for patients with a variety of malignant and non-malignant disease. This talk will review the past and current utilization of bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells and cord blood in related and unrelated settings. The talk will also touch on implications for the role of registries and networks in meeting the needs of patients in the future.
May 18, 2016
Louis M. Katz, MD
Chief Medical Officer
America's Blood Centers
How much safety is enough? (and who decides?)
Emerging infections have been at the center of blood safety for decades. With control of the historic risks, hepatitis viruses and HIV, we are facing different qualitative and quantitative issues, and an expanding list of agents have our attention. The agents of interest and the options for mitigation of risk will be reviewed, including pathogen reduction, which offers a proactive approach for these concerns.
May 6, 2015
Merlyn H. Sayers, MBBCh, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Carter BloodCare, Bedford, Texas
Old Donors, Old Blood, Old Guidelines:
What is New?
Blood bankers, until relatively recently, were mainly concerned about transfusion transmitted infection. With improvements in test sensitivity, priorities have changed. This lecture addresses future potentials for conflict with donors, regulators, hospitals and patients.
May 14, 2014
Arthur Bracey, MD
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, Texas
The Blood Interface in Cardiovascular Surgery: The Known and Unknown
Dr. Bracey reviewed blood therapy and conservation in the cardiovascular surgery setting, and discussed issues that have been solved and persisting uncertainties in need of further study.
May 14, 2013
Areyh Shander, MD
Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology,
Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, and Hyperbaric Medicine
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, New Jersey
When Blood is Not an Option
May 17, 2012
John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS
Vice Chair and Professor of Surgery,
Director of Center for Translational Injury Research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Damage Control Resuscitation
May 19, 2011
Celso Bianco, MD
Executive Vice President
America's Blood Centers
Blood Transfusion: How Safe is Safe?
May 20, 2010
George Garratty, PhD
FRCPath, Scientific Director, American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region
"What Are Blood Groups For - Do They Play A Biological Role?"
May 21, 2009
Mark Popovsky, MD
"To Breathe or Not to Breathe: Pulmonary Consequences of Transfusion"
May 22, 2008
Harvey Klein, M.D.
"Pathogen Inactivation of Blood Components - the Consensus Conference and Beyond"
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