2015 OTIS Events: Blood, Lab, etc.

See below for events pertaining to laboratory management; blood, cord-blood and tissue banking; transfusion medicine, research and safety; patient blood management; quality assurance, process improvement and compliance.

Dec. 1-5, 2015
68th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Pathologists (CSP)
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero (San Francisco)

Nov. 3-4, 2015
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9th Annual Lab Quality Confab
Sheraton New OrleansCBS_11-2015_Randy-German
OTIS advisor Randy GermanRandy German, MT(ASCP)SBB, discussed “Using Real-time Data to Assess Nonconforming Events, Identify Key Indicators of Quality, and Meet AABB and CAP Requirements in Blood Banks and Labs,” Tuesday. He later demonstrated how his team uses OTIS to track and trend NCEs, and improve performance in their Newport Beach, Calif., hospital laboratory. Deviating from the super-serious subject of QA for a moment, he posed with Nouvation VP Carol Somer for a selfie in front of the Sheraton’s famous “Blue Dog” piano.

Oct. 24-27, 2015
2015 AABB Annual Meeting
(Anaheim, Calif.)

Oct. 18-21, 2015
ASHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Driving Safe and Trusted Healthcare
(Indianapolis)

Oct. 11-17, 2015
International Plasma Awareness Week
IPAW is held annually to:

  • Raise global awareness about source plasma collection
  • Recognize the contributions of plasma donors to saving and improving lives
  • Increase understanding about lifesaving plasma protein therapies and rare diseases.

Oct. 6, 2015
2015 HAABB Fall Meeting
Drury Inn & Suites (St. Louis, Mo.)

Oct. 5-9, 2015
NHITWeek_Avatar10th Anniversary of National Health IT Week
Per HIMSS: “Health IT—specifically electronic health records (EHRs)–improve the quality of healthcare delivery, increase patient safety, decrease medical errors, and strengthen the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology.”

Oct. 4-7, 2015
CAP ’15: THE Pathologists’ Meeting
(Nashville, Tenn.)

Sept. 28-29 2015
2nd Global Symposium on the Future for Blood and Plasma Donations
Sheraton Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas)
Presented by the International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and Blood Centers of America (BCA)

Sept. 26, 2015
13th Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposium
“Blood-Borne Pathogens: Defend, Detect, and Destroy”
(Toronto)

Sept. 24, 2015
2015 Annual Fall Meeting—Minnesota Association of Blood Banks (MABB)
DoubleTree Bloomington (Minneapolis)

Sept. 21-22, 2015
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Fall Meeting of North Carolina Association of Blood Bankers

Carolina Inn @University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Sept. 15-19, 2015
2015 AATB Annual Meeting
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Sept. 6-12, 2015
AABB: 11th Annual Blood Collectors Week

Aug. 4-6, 2016
ABC Summer Meeting
(Philadelphia)

July 26 – 30, 2015
AACC 2015 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta)

July 27, 2015
DxMA Seminar@AACC 2015: The Path to Adoption of Disruptive Technologies
Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta)

July 29-Aug. 1, 2015
2015 Annual ASCLS Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
(Atlanta)

July 26-27, 2015
ASCLS Advanced Management Institute (AMI)
(Atlanta)

July 14-17, 2015
2015 Annual Meeting of Association of Pathology Chairs
(San Diego)

June 27-July 1, 2015
International Society of Blood Transfusion: 25th Regional Congress
ISBT meeting & British Blood Transfusion Society’s 33rd Annual Conference
(London)

June 15-19, 2014
Healthcare Risk Management Week

June 14, 2015
WHO: World Blood Donor Day 2015
Promotes importance of voluntary, unpaid blood donations.

June 11-13, 2015
13th International Cord Blood Symposium
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
AABB presents latest advances in stem-cell transplantation, regenerative medicine, cellular therapies and cord-blood banking.

http://scabb.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ComeTogether.jpgJune 2-5, 2015
CBBS-SCABB 2015 Annual Meeting
The Mirage (Las Vegas)

May 27-30, 2015
ISCT 2015—Coming of Age
Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)

May 20-21, 2015
IPFA/PEI 22nd International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens
Corinthia Hotel Prague (Czech Republic)
Sponsored by the International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) in collaboration with the Czech Society of Transfusion Medicine.

May 5-7, 2015
America’s Blood Centers’ Technical Collections & Quality Workshops
(Orlando Fla.)

May 5-8, 2015
Pathology Informatics Summit 2015 & Second World Congress on Pathology Informatics (WCPI)
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel (Pittsburgh)

May 5-7, 2015
America’s Blood Centers: Technical, Collections & Quality Workshops
(Orlando)

May 5-6, 2015
20th Annual Executive War College
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Sheraton New Orleans
The Nouvation-sponsored massage station was a popular stop for EWC attendees as the lab industry faces tough challenges. Ease stress longer; contact Nouvation.

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ACLA’s 20th Annual Meeting
Grand Hyatt Hotel (Washington, DC)

April 26, 2015 (4 pm)
Jazz Against Malaria (JAM)
Qualcomm/Q Auditorium (San Diego)
Nhojj Award-winning jazz guitarist Peter Sprague and vocalist Nhojj raise funds for JAM (by way of the Drug & Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases nonprofit biotech) in partnership with Jazz 88.3 San Diego.

April 21-22, 2015
Heart of America Association of Blood Banks
HAABB Spring Meeting
Harrah’s (North Kansas City, Mo.)

April 22-24, 2015
ADRP Annual Conference—Recruitment Collaboration Elevated
Grand Hyatt Denver

Lab WeekApril 19-25, 2015
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
Some heroes wear lab coats.

April 12-17, 2015
2015 Annual Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientists ConferenceSociety of American Federal Medical Laboratory Scientists
Caribe Royal Orlando (Orlando)

April 10, 2015
SCABB Mid-Atlantic Symposium: In Search of Safe & Effective Transfusion
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Doordan Health Sciences Institute (Annapolis, Md.)

April 2015
National Donate Life Month
Instituted by Donate Life America, NDLM promotes organ, eye and tissue donations.

March 25-26, 2015
NHLBI State of Science Meeting in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Bethesda, Md.

March 25, 2015
Blood-e—Donation #2 
Impact Hub (Athens)
Natalia Kritsali founded this online nonprofit startup to help address Greece’s need for blood.

March 20-24, 2015
America’s Blood Centers’ 53rd Annual Meeting
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (Washington, D.C.)

March 20, 2015
Global Healing: International Blood Safety Forum
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (Washington, D.C.)

March 13, 2015
Center for Patient Safety 9th Annual Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel (St. Louis, Mo.)

March 8-14, 2015
National Patient Safety Foundation
Patient Safety Awareness Week—“United in Safety”

Feb. 23-24, 2015
Grifols Transfusion Science Education Course
Atlanta
Free program focused on molecular and biochemical basis of blood group systems, and clinical application of serology or DNA in reducing red cell alloimmunization and platelet refractoriness.

Feb. 11-13, 2015
TransFuse 2015—Transformative Fusion of Innovative Patient Blood Management Technologies
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Jan. 17, 2015
2015 Lifestream Transfusion Medicine Forum
Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs, Calif.)

January 2015
National Blood Donor Month
The Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals provides media alerts and other sample documents to help you boost winter blood donations.

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