2014 OTIS, Blood Bank, Lab Events

Events of interest to blood-bankers and transfusion medicine specialists, cord-blood and tissue banking professionals—as well as those pertaining to advances in transfusion research and safety, patient blood management, laboratory medicine, quality assurance, process improvement and regulatory compliance. Contact Nouvation to submit an event for consideration.

Dec. 9-10, 2014
America’s Blood Centers/Supply Chain Optimization Workshop
Austin, Tex.

Dec. 3-5, 2014
World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS14)
Marriott Rivercenter (San Antonio, Tex.)

Dec. 2-6, 2014
Turkey’s Association of Blood Centers and Transfusion
National Blood Centers and Transfusion Medicine Congress
Maritim Pine Beach Hotel (Antalya, Turkey)

Dec. 2-6, 2014
67th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Pathologists 
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Dec. 1, 2014
World AIDS Day

Nov. 19, 2014
AABB Audioconference: “Top 10 Cellular Therapy (CT) Nonconformances”
Sarah Dickerson, BSMT (ASCP)

Nov. 18, 2014
Health Care Communicators of San Diego
“Pandemic without Panic: Communicating with the Public about Ebola, Enterovirus and Other Infections Diseases”
Scripps Memorial Hospital, Schaetzel Center (La Jolla, Calif.)

Nov. 15, 2014
National Philanthropy Day
National Blood Foundation (NBF)

Nov. 12, 2014
SCABBinar: “Use of Fresh Whole Blood and Pre-Hospital Utilization of Plasma?”

COL Richard Gonzales, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB—Director, Army Blood Program

Nov. 8, 2014
California Blood Bank Society (CBBS): Transfusion Medicine Regional Seminars
American Red Cross, Northern CA Region (Oakland, Calif.)
American Red Cross, Southern CA Region (Pomona, Calif.)

Nov. 5, 2014
AABB Audioconference: “Addressing Common Citations from AABB and CAP”
Nancy Dunbar, MD,  Holly Rapp, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE, and Denise Driscoll, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB.

Nov. 3-7, 2014
Patient Blood Management Week

Oct. 25-28, 2014
AABB 2014 Annual Meeting & CTTXPO
Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia)

Oct. 26, 2014
16th Annual AABB Run for Research to benefit the National Blood Foundation (NBF)

Oct. 24, 2014
18th Annual AABB Golf Tournament & Challenge Cup to benefit NBF
Scotland Run Golf Club (Williamstown, N.J.)

Oct. 22-23, 2014
College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)

Oct. 21-22, 2014
8th Annual Lab Quality Confab and Process Improvement Institute
[The Dark Report]
Astor Crowne Plaza (New Orleans)

Oct. 15-18, 2014
COLA Symposium for Clinical Laboratories 2014
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa (Orlando, Fla.)

Oct. 15, 2014
CAP Webinar: Quality Control: What You Need To Do and How You Can Show You Do It
William Castellani, MD, FCAP and Guang Fan, MD, PhD, FCAP

Sept. 24, 2014
Randy German at Hoag WEBINAR: “Use of a Nonconforming Events (NCE) Information System in the Laboratory to Select Key Indicators of Quality, and Meet AABB and CAP Requirements for Quality Management”
Randy German, MT(ASCP)SBB
View re-recorded Webinar at YouTube Webinar.

Sept. 23, 2014
HAABB Fall Meeting
Drury Inn and Suites (Forest Park, Mo.)

Sept. 17, 2014
AABB Audioconference: “Deviation Reporting: Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells”
Fran Rabe, MS, CQM(ASQ)

Sept. 16-17, 2014
America’s Blood Centers/IT Workshop

Sept. 13, 2014
NYSSPath Annual Meeting
Crowne Plaza (White Plains, N.Y.)

Sept. 11-13, 2014
2014 SABM Annual Meeting: Patient Blood Management—Teamwork for Better Outcomes
Marriott Houston (Houston, Tex.)

Sept. 7-13, 2014
10th Annual Blood Collectors Week

Sept. 7-10, 2014
CAP ’14—THE Pathologists’ Meeting™
Hyatt Regency Hotel (Chicago)

Aug. 20, 2014
AABB Center for Cellular Therapies audioconference
“Surviving an FDA Inspection: GMP and GTP Considerations
Kathleen Fortune, MT(ASCP)

Aug. 5-7, 2014
America’s Blood Centers* Medical Directors Workshop & Interim Meeting
(Seattle, Wash.)
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Shepeard Community Blood Center and MEDIC Regional Blood Center are three ABC members leveraging OTIS-Blood Bank to drive quality and efficiency.

July 27-31, 2014

12th Annual Point-of-Care (POC) Coordinators Forum
McCormick Place Convention Center (Chicago, Ill.)
CAP Inspections Team Lead Jean Ball, MBA, MT(HHS), MLT(ASCP), Joint Commission Field Director Stacy Olea, MBA, MT(ASCP), FACHE, et al.

July 18, 2014
SCABB & ADRP Regional Symposium
Hilton Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Tex.)
Joint Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals and South Central Association of Blood Banks event.

July 8-11, 2014
2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of Pathology Chairs
Seaport Boston Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center (Boston, Mass.)

June 16-20, 2014
(ASHRM) Healthcare Risk Management Week

June 14, 2014
World Blood Donor Day 2014

June 13-14, 2014
“Ideas to Innovation: Stimulating Collaborations in the Application of Resilience Engineering to Healthcare”
Keck Center of the National Academies (Washington, D.C.)
Sponsored by MedStar Health.

June 5-7, 2014
International Cord Blood Symposium
(San Francisco)
Hosted by the Cord Blood Forum with the AABB Center for Cellular Therapies.

May 31-June 5, 2014
33rd International Congress of the 

(Seoul, South Korea)

May 19-21, 2014
DoD/VA Healthcare 2014:
Facilitating Progress and Innovation in Military and Veteran Healthcare
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (San Antonio, Tex.)

May 17-20, 2014
ASM2014 (American Society for Microbiology)
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

May 14, 2014
AABB Audioconference: “Bridging the Gap from Technical Specialist to Quality Manager”
Colleen Aronson, MT(ASCP)SBB, and Eva Quinley, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

May 7-8, 2014
World Congress 2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Integrated Delivery Systems

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
OTIS Advisor John M. “Jay” Shiver, MHA, FACHE, FAAMA, discussed healthcare’s move toward a consumer-driven model at the Summit.

May 5-8, 2014
ASHRM Academy
Hyatt Lodge (Oakbrook Ill.)

May 5-7, 2014
2014 CAP (College of American Pathologists) Policy Meeting
Washington, D.C.

April 30-May 3, 2014
59th Annual Meeting of the California Blood Bank Society (CBBS)
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort (Incline Village, Nev.)

April 30-May 2, 2014
Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit
Mark Hopkins Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)

April 29– 30, 2014
Heart of America Association of Blood Banks Spring Meeting
Harrah’s Hotel (North Kansas City, Mo.)

April 27-28, 2014
AABB/National Blood Foundation: 12th Annual Leadership Forum

(Washington D.C.)

April 25, 2014
World Malaria Day

April 20–26, 2014
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

April 29-May 1, 2014
America’s Blood Centers/Human Resources & Training and Development Workshop
Houston, Tex.

April 10, 2014
Health Care Communicators of San Diego’s Annual Finest Awards Gala
San Diego Central Library (San Diego, Calif.)
Nouvation co-sponsored this event with AMN Healthcare, Palomar Health, Scripps Health, Sharp Healthcare and others.

April: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Image of Vice Admiral Matthew NathanUS Navy Surgeon General Matthew L. Nathan: “This year’s theme is, ‘Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault.’ During this month, Navy Medicine will focus its efforts on awareness and prevention of sexual assault and harassment through command-level education and special events.”

Health Journalism 2014
Grand Hyatt (Denver)

TransFuse 2014: Transformative Fusion of Innovative Patient Blood Management
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort (Phoenix, Ariz.)

March 24-27, 2014
2014 CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute) Leadership Conference
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor (Baltimore, Md.)

March 22-24, 2014
America’s Blood Centers* Annual Meeting & Links for Life Golf Tournament
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Palm Springs, Calif.)

March 2-8, 2014
National Patient Safety Awareness Week
The National Patient Safety Foundation partnered with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) to help prevent diagnostic errors, which cause an estimated 80,000 US deaths per year.

March 2, 2014
Transfusion Medicine Regional Seminar South
CBBS Quality/Safety/Compliance Committee
American Red Cross/Southern California Region (Pomona, Calif.)

Jan. 27-28, 2014
17th Annual Blood Conference: FDA and Current Issues in Blood Banking
Hyatt Regency San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
Eva Quinley-MEDIC Regional Blood CenterEva Quinley, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ), moderated a series of sessions on molecular testing, RFID, a source plasma program, and FDA updates and initiatives. She is chief of strategic initiatives at MEDIC Regional Blood Center—an OTIS-Blood Bank user since 2011.

Jan. 18, 2014
2014 Annual LifeStream Transfusion Medicine Forum
Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs, Calif.)
Quality Manager Randy German, MT(ASCP)SBB, presented a “Practical Approach to Competency Testing in the Transfusion Service,” and gave a shout out to OTIS—which he and his team have used for years to drive quality and efficiency in the blood bank and laboratory.

Jan. 15-16, 2014
America’s Blood Centers* Medical Device Data Systems Workshop
DoubleTree by Hilton (Silver Spring, Md.)

January 2014
National Blood Donor Month

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