Preliminary programme

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018

07:30 – 18:00: Registration

09:00 – 10:30: IHN General Assembly

(10:30 – 11:00) Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00: Opening Session
Quays theatre
Erica Wood and Jo Wiersum
(11:00-11:05) Welcome and Opening.
——————-Erica Wood, President IHN
(11:05-11:30) TACO: A Call to Action.
—————— Jo Wiersum (The Netherlands)
(11:30-12:00) Transfusion-related acute lung injury: An Update.
——————-Alexander Vlaar (The Netherlands)
(12:00-12:30) Transfusion-associated dyspnea (TAD): “A ROSE”* by many other names.
——————-Chester Andrzejewsky (USA)

(12.30-13.00)  Discussion

(13:00 – 14:30) Lunch Break

14:30 – 17:00: Parallel Sessions

1)  Haemovigilance: Donors and Donor Attributes
Room: Quays theatre
Maria Antonia Escoval and David Roberts
(14:30-15:00) Blood donor inter-donation interval.
——————-David Roberts  (United Kingdom)
(15:00-15:30) The best blood donor and blood product for each patient: an evolving role for  haemovigilance?
——————-Pierre Tiberghien (France)
(15:30-16:00) Tea Break
(16:00-17:00) Short presentations from selected abstracts

  • Small change, big impact: A review of reported plaster reactions and lessons learnt following the introduction of a new adhesive arm dressing for blood donors in 2017
    Claire Morris (United Kingdom)
  • Adverse events on blood donors in Transfusion center General Hospital Celje from 2014 to 2017
    Janja Pajk (Slovenia)
  • Risk factors for tiredness after blood donation
    Pierre Tiberghien (France)
  • Fatigue following whole blood donation: electronic survey in a cohort of young new and novice donors
    Jo Wiersum (The Netherlands)

2) Haemovigilance: Recipients
Pier Eight Room
Stephen Field and Akanksha Bish
(14:30-15:00) Platelet transfusions: Lessons from the PATCH study.
——————-Charlotte Cordonnier (France)
(15:00-15:30) Haemoviglance in paediatrics.
——————-Simon Stanworth (United Kingdom)
(15:30-16:00) Tea Break
(16:00-17:00) Short presentations from selected abstracts

  • Up-to-date competency assessments do not prevent transfusion with wrong components (WCT) following laboratory-related errors
    Hema Mistry (United Kingdom)
  • Towards characterization of acute pain transfusion reactions
    Imad Sandid (France)
  • Near-misses in sample collection and in blood component transfusion. An incidence study using an electronic transfusion safety system
    José Luis Bueno (Spain)

17:00 – 18:00: Poster Session

18:00 – 19:00: Welcome Reception

19:00 – 21:00: Participant Dinner 



09:00– 12:10: Parallel Sessions

3) Biovigilance
Room: Quays Theatre
Moderator: Arlinke Bokhorst and Pierre Tiberghien
(09:00-09:30) Biovigilance in the USA.
——————-Steven Anderson (USA)
(09:30-10:00) Biovigilance in India.
——————-Akanksha Bisht (India)

(10:00-10:30) Coffee Break

(10:30-12:15) Short presentations from selected abstracts

  • Comparing clinical use and transfusion reaction risks accros transition from fresh frozen plasma to solvent/detergent plasma in the Netherlands
    Nicholas H Saadah (The Netherlands)
  • Robust inactivation of Yellow Fever Virus 17D vaccine strain can be achieved by photochemical treatment of platelet concentrates
    Jean-Marc Payrat (USA)
  • PAS-E platelet additive solution haemovigilance report, residual risk and risk/benefit update
    Frank Tolksdorf (Germany)
  • Untargeted “label-free” proteomics study to understand platelet transfusion adverse reaction
    Olivier Garraud (France)
  • Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting: a key activity of the Australian ‘Blood Matters’ blood management program
    Erica  Wood (Australia)

4) Haemovigilance around the world
Pier Eight Room
Chairperson: Martin Schipperus
(09:00-09:30) Just in time blood delivery.
——————-Lawrence Howard Williams (USA)

(09:30 – 10:00) Short presentation from selected abstracts

Acute haemolytic transfusion reactions in Croatia – 10 years overview
Ružica Štimac (Croatia)

Hospital-based Haemovigilance Programme in a Quaternary Hospital in Hong Kong: A Decade of Experience
Rock  Leung (Hong Kong, SAR China

(10:00-10:30) Coffee Break

(10:30-12:15) Short presentations from selected abstracts

  • Haemovigilance in China.
    Zhong Liu (China)
  • Haemovigilance in Taiwan
    Dong-Tsamn Lin (Taiwan, Republic of China)
  • Active Quarantine Haemovigilance programs multiply the adverse events rates.The HEMACUA project
    Jose Luis Bueno (Spain)
  • Introducing a Cloud-Based Hemovigilance System for Data Collection and Analysis: Lessons Learned from the Hemovigilance Program in Ghana
    Srijana Rajbhandary & Christine Bales (USA)

13:00 – 14:00 Plenary Lecture
Room: Quays Theatre
Chairpersons: Whitaker B. (USA) and Bolton-Maggs, P. (United Kingdom)

                        Genomics and Big Data
                        Willem Ouwehand (United Kingdom)

14:00 – 15:00: Plenary Session: Human Factors

(14:00-14:30) What could possibly go wrong?
Paula Bolton-Maggs (United Kingdom)

(14:30-15:00) Human Factors initiatives in haemovigilance: Preliminary experience from Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT).
——————-Alison Watt (United Kingdom)

15:00 – 16:00: Awards and Closing Session
(15:00-15:15) Presentation of IHN Medals and Award
(15:15-15:45) Award winner lecture
(15:45-16:00) Closing words by the President of the IHN


There is an opportunity for delegates to attend the Annual SHOT Symposium 2018 which will be held on Thursday, July 12 at the same venue, the Lowry Theatre.
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