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Tuesday May 10, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 

Regency Room

Whittier Room

8:00 – 9:15 AM
Massachusetts Hemovigilance Update 

Melissa Cumming, MS, Epidemiologist

Anthony Osinski, MPH, Epidemiologist

Hemovigilance Coordinators, Epidemiology Program

Massachusetts Department of Health

8:00 – 9:15 AM
Mobilization and Apheresis Collection of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

William Savage, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Apheresis and Blood Donation

Brigham and Women's Hospital

9:15 – 9:45 AM 
Morning Break and Exhibits


9:45 – 11:00 AM
"Bloody Hell": Management of Hemorrhagic Emergencies in the Emergency Department

Vonzella A. Bryant, MD

Emergency Medicine

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

9:45 – 11:00 AM
Caring for BMT Survivors: Challenges and Solutions
Areej El-Jawahri, MD Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Program 
Massachusetts General Hospital

11:00 – 12:15 PM

Thought You Were Able to Take a RECESS?  Here Comes a TOTAL RECAP!  The Effect of RBC Storage Duration on Physiologic Responses.

Christopher P. Stowell, MD, PhD

Director, Blood Transfusion Service

Massachusetts General Hospital

11:00 - 12:15 PM
Getting Ready for a FACT accreditation? A Review of the Changes in the 6th Edition of the Standards
Karen Snow, (ASCP)BB, CQA(ASQ)
Quality Assurance Officer, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch and Exhibits

1:15 - 2:30 PM                                       
Pathogen Reduction of the Blood Supply: Can We Afford to Do It - Or Can We Afford Not To?                

Edward Snyder, MD, FACP

Director, Transfusion/Apheresis/Tissue Implantation Services

Yale-New Haven Hospital

1:15 - 2:30 PM
Use of CAR-T Cells and Other Novel Cellular Products in Treating Hematologic and Solid Tumor Cancers Sarah Nikiforow, MD, PhD
Assistant Medical Director
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Cell Manipulation Core Facility
2:30 - 3:00 PM   Afternoon Break – Raffle - Exhibits
3:00 - 4:15 PM   
Professional Issues Roundtable Discussion / Wine and Cheese
Various topics (TBA) of importance to the profession and the professional 

Wednesday May 11, 2016

7:00 - 8:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 

Regency Room

Whittier Room

8:00 – 9:15 AM
HIV at the Population and Blood Donor Levels and Its Implication for Blood Bank Staff

Jorge Rios, MD

Medical Director

American Red Cross Blood Services


8:00 – 9:15 AM
Meeting the Challenges of Creating and Analyzing Meaningful Flow Cytometry Experiments   
Colin de Bakker, PhD
Flow Cytometry Application Scientist
Miltenyl Biotec    

9:15 – 9:45 AM 
Morning Break and Exhibits

9:45 – 11:00 AM

Comprehensive Blood Management:

Achieving Better Patient Outcomes

Irwin Gross, MD*

Senior Medical Director

Accumen, LLC 

*2016 Morten Grove-Rasmussen Award Recipient

9:45 – 11:00 AM
How Long Can You Go? - Challenges for Analyzing Rare Cell Populations
Rachel M. Gerstein, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Scientific Advisor, Flow Cytometry Core

11:00 - 12:15 AM
Hemolysis Post-Liver Transplant: A Case of Passenger Lymphocyte Syndrome
Mary Ann Simpson, PhD
Director, Clinical Research and Education
Transplantation and Hepatobilliary Diseases
Lynn Langton, MT (ASCP), SBB
Senior Technologist
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

11:00 - 12:15 AM
A Methodological Approach for Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles: Small Particle Flow Cytometry (SPFC)
John Tigges, Project Manager
Vasilis Toxavidis, Associate Manager
Flow Cytometry Science Center
Center for Extracellular Vesicle Detection
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

12:15 – 1:15 PM 
Lunch and Exhibits

Regency Room

Westford Room

1:15 - 2:30 PM
There's a New Instrument on the Market! Let's Get It (Maybe)

Kate Murphy, MT(ASCP), SBB

Blood Bank Manager

Boston Medical Center

1:15 - 2:30 PM 
Mass Cytometry: Another Way of Looking at Blood - It's About Time

John Daley Senior Director of Flow Cytometery Nicole Paul, MS Mass Cytometry CyTOF Specialist Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2:30 - 3:00 PM   
Afternoon Break – Raffle - Exhibits

3:00 - 4:15 PM
2016 IRL Case Studies Lauren T. Smith, MT(ASCP), SBBCM

Director, IRL Reference Labs in CT, MA, and VT

American Red Cross

3:00 - 4:15 PM

Genetic Studies of Human Hematopoiesis

Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

Division of Hematology/Oncology

Boston Children's Hospital