2016 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.

Oct. 18-17, 2016
Lab Quality Confab
Sheraton New Orleans
Register at Process Improvement Institute.

Sept. 25-28, 2016
CAP ’16: THE Pathologists’ Meeting
(Las Vegas)

June 16, 2016
Innovative Strategies for Successful Population Health Management
AMN Healthcare, San Diego (Calif.)
OTIS advisor John M. “Jay” Shiver, MHA, LFACHE, FAAMA—a nationally known healthcare consultant and educator—will keynote this exciting educational and networking event, which features San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, health policy advisor to two presidents, as a special guest speaker. Jay will also moderate the expert panel. Produced by the Healthcare Financial Management Association San Diego-Imperial chapter (HFMA) in partnership with the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders (SOHL), HIMSS Southern California, and Health Care Communicators of San Diego (HCC), the event is sponsored by OTIS advisor Christopher F. Hottinger, FHIMSS, of MediRevv. Register here.

June 14, 2016
World Blood Donor Day
Established in 2004 by the World Health Organization, World Blood Donor Day promotes the importance of safe blood from voluntary unpaid donations. (See “Give the gift of life”)
SCABB Houston graphic

June 2-5, 2016
2016 SCABB (South Central Association of Blood Banks) Annual Meeting
Omni Houston

June 5-6, 2016
SCABB Advanced Immunohematology & Molecular Symposium (AIM)
Omni Houston

May 23-26, 2016
Pathology Informatics Summit 2016
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel

May 10-11, 2016
35th Annual Massachusetts Association of Blood Banks (MABB) Spring Seminar
Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center

April 26-27, 2016
21st Annual Executive War College
The Dark Report’s Conference on Laboratory and Pathology Management
Sheraton New Orleans
Learn from fellow lab leaders around the country what innovative ideas, technologies, and management strategies are reshaping the laboratory industry.

April 25, 2016
World Malaria Day
Malaria’s continued prevalence impacts blood donations but new advances in malaria treatment and eradication offer hope—a vaccine and a drug to treat cerebral malaria are in development; ways to make chloroquine-resistant malaria less resistant; female Anopheles mosquito fertility can now be blocked …

April 24-30, 2016
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW)

April 19–20, 2016
49th Annual HAABB Spring Meeting
Harrah’s (North Kansas City, Mo.)

April 11-13, 2016
AATB Quality and Donor Suitability Workshop
Fairmont Newport Beach (Newport Beach, Calif.)

April 6-9, 2016
CBBS 2016 Annual Meeting
Paradise Point Resort & Spa (San Diego)

Mar. 31, 2016
SCABB Florida Regional Symposium:
“General Topics for Blood Bankers: Everything You Need to Meet the Clinical Requirements for a Florida License”
OneBlood (Orlando, Fla.)

Mar. 13-19, 2016
Patient Safety Awareness Week
Sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Mar. 12-18, 2016
USCAP Annual Meeting
(Seattle, Wash.)
Submit abstracts for the annual meeting of the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Mar. 11-14, 2016
America’s Blood Centers: 54th Annual Meeting
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Jacksonville, Fla.)
NIH Infectious Diseases Section Chief Harvey J. Alter, MD, will give the Dr. Celso Bianco Lectureship on “Transfusion Recipient Safety in the Era of Value Based Care.”

Feb. 25-27, 2016
CLEC 2016:
ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference


Feb. 20, 2016
SCABB Texas Regional Symposium:
Clinical Practice of Transfusion Medicine—Update on Evidence Based Medicine
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center (Houston)

Feb. 17, 2016
AABB Audioconference/HOT TOPIC: Reducing the Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Zika Virus in the US/Canada
Moderated by Susan Stramer, PhD—Vice President, Scientific Affairs, American Red Cross & AABB Transfusion Transmitted Diseases Committee chair

Feb. 15-19, 2016
America’s Blood Centers: Community Blood Center Advocacy Week

Jan. 30, 2016
California Blood Bank Society
Spring 2016 CBBS Regional Seminar: Quality, Safety, and Compliance

SOUTH: American Red Cross (Pomona, Calif.)
NORTH: American Red Cross (Oakland, Calif.)

Jan. 16, 2016
2016 LifeStream Transfusion Medicine Forum
Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs, Calif.)

January 2016
Cervical Health Awareness Month
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month; the National Cervical Cancer Coalition raises awareness of the battle against cervical cancer and HPV.

National Blood Donor Month
Blood is usually in short supply in winter; January is especially challenging. Visit the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals’ NBDM page.



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