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2011 Program

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Regency Room

9:00 – 9:50 AM
Susan T. Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB 
Director, Clinical Education, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
“Antibody Identification: Mind Boggling Magic to Masterful Methodology”
598-001-11 Level: Basic


9:50 – 10:40 AM
Susan T. Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB 
Director, Clinical Education, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
“Drugs in the Workplace: It's not what you think! It's serology.”
598-002-11 Level: Basic


 10:40 – 11:00 AM Break and Exhibits


11:00 – 11:50 AM
Edward L. Snyder, MD
Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Director, Transfusion/Apheresis/Cell Processing
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
“Adverse Clinical Reactions Associated with Reinfusion of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells”
598-003-11 Level: Intermediate

 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits
Presentation of 2011 Karen Tiegermann Memorial Lectureship Award to Susan T. Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB 
(BloodCenter of Wisconsin)



Whittier Room


9:00 – 9:50 AM
Linda L. Kelley, PhD
Director, Cell Manipulation Core Facility, DFCI
“Stem Cell Therapies Come of Age”
598-004-11 Level: Intermediate

9:50 – 10:40 AM
Alison Friedmann, MD
Attending Physician in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
"Current Uses for Stem Cells in Pediatric Oncology Patients"
598-005-11 Level: Intermediate


 10:40 – 11:00 AM Break and Exhibits


11:00 – 11:50 AM (proceed to Regency Room for Dr. Snyder’s presentation)




(all afternoon lectures are in Regency)


1:00 – 2:50 PM
Jamie Blietz, MBA, CAE
Director, AABB National Blood Exchange, Bethesda, MD
and
Maureen McMahon RN, BSN, MS
Disaster Coordinator, Boston Medical Center

1:00 – 1:50 PM
“Disaster Drill: How to Keep the Blood Flowing During a Major Emergency Part I”
598-006-11 Level: Basic
1:50 – 2:50 PM (cont’d.)
“Disaster Drill: How to Keep the Blood Flowing During a Major Emergency Part II”
598-006-11 Level: Basic


 2:50 – 3:40 PM Afternoon Break - Raffles - Exhibits

3:40 – 4:30 PM
Susan Saidman, PhD
Director, Histocompatibility Lab, MGH
Director, Histocompatibility Lab, BIDMC
“Exchanging Kidneys”
598-007-11 Level: Basic


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Regency Room


9:00 – 9:50 AM
Stephen J. Wagner, PhD
Interim Head, Blood Component Development Department
American Red Cross Holland Lab, Rockville, MD
"Development of Platelet Additive Solutions"
598-008-11 Level: Intermediate to Advanced

9:50 – 10:40 AM 
Raymond L. Comenzo, MD
Director, Blood Bank, Stem Cell Lab and Neely Cell Collection Center
Tufts Medical Center
"CD34+ Cell Mobilization and Use: The Fruits We Know"
Intermediate
598-016-11


 10:40 – 11:00 AM Break and Exhibits


11:00 – 11:50 AM
Kurt F. Heim, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
Lahey Clinic
“The Case of the Microscopic Vampire”
598-009-11 Level: Intermediate


 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits
Presentation of the Morten Grove-Rasmussen Award to 
David A. Williams, MD (Children’s Hospital Boston)



Whittier Room


9:00 – 9:50 AM
Thomas Spitzer, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, MGH
and
Tatsuo Kawai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School,
Transplant Center, MGH
“Combined Bone Marrow and Kidney Transplantation for the Induction of Specific Tolerance”
598-010-11 Level: Basic to Advanced

9:50 – 10:40 AM
Olive J. Sturtevant, MT, SBB, SLS, MHP
Director, Cell Therapy Quality Assurance
DFCI
and
Karen Snow, BS(ASCP)BB
Quality Assurance Officer, Bone Marrow Processing Laboratory, MGH
“Reactions and Other Events Related to Infusion of Cell Therapy Products”
598-011-11 Level: Intermediate


 10:40 – 11:00 AM Break and Exhibits


11:00 – 11:50 AM
Deborah Liney, CHTC, MBA
Associate Director for Quality Management, Donor Services
DFCI
Administrative Director, Cord Blood Donation Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
“Cord Blood Collections: Best Practices”
598-012-11 Level: Basic


 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits
Presentation of the Morten Grove-Rasmussen Award to 
David A. Williams, MD (Children’s Hospital Boston)


(all afternoon lectures are in Regency)


1:00 – 1:50 PM
David A. Williams, MD
Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director of Translational Research
Children's Hospital, Boston
and
Leland Fikes 
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
“Gene Therapy in Pediatric Diseases”
598-013-11 Level: Intermediate


1:50 – 2:50 PM
Jorge Rios, MD
Medical Director, American Red Cross Blood Services, Dedham
“Tumor Vaccines”
598-015-11 Level: Intermediate


 2:50 – 3:40 PM Afternoon Break - Raffles - Exhibits


3:40 – 4:30 PM
Immunohematology Case Studies
598-014-11 Level: Intermediate
Sandra Read, MT(ASCP)SBB
Director, Immunohematology Reference Lab
American Red Cross — New England Region, Dedham
598-014-11 Level: Intermediate


List of Exhibitors

AABB NATIONAL BLOOD EXCHANGE * Blood Resource Sharing


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES-MASSACHUSETTS REGION * Blood and Clinical Services


BIO-RAD LABORATORIES * TANGO optimo


CARIDIAN BCT * Therapeutic Apheresis * Cell Therapy Systems


CSL BEHRING * Helixate FS * Privigen


DIGI-TRAX CORPORATION * Hematrax * Replitrax


GENESIS BPS/NATIONAL HOSPITAL SPECIALTIES (NHS) * (TCD) Sterile Tube Welder * Pedi-Pak Pedi-Syringe Filter * Coagulation Factors * Consignments


HAEMONETICS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS * Edgecell * Safe Trace TX


HEMOCUE * Hb 301 Analyzer * Plasma/Low Hb Photometer


IMMUCOR, INC. * Blood Bank Reagents * Blood Bank Automation


KOL-BIO-MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. * Compodock Waferless Sterile Docking System * Neonatal and Adult Transfusion Products


NOVARTIS DIAGNOSTICS * NAT testing systems


NOVIS PHARMACEUTICALS * Coagulation Products (Antihemophiliac Factor) * Albumin


NOVO NORDISK, INC. * Novo Seven RT


ORTHO CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS * ID-MTS GEL Products * Traditional Reagents


PALL MEDICAL * Acrodose PL * Hemoflow 400 XL


QUOTIENT BIODIAGNOSTICS, INC. * Traditional Blood Bank Reagents


REES SCIENTIFIC * Centron Environmental Monitoring System


RHODE ISLAND BLOOD CENTER *Routine Donor Testing * DNA and HLA Testing * Blood Products and other components


SALIENT SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES *Aquamantys Hemostatic Devices

TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION * Blood Bags * Heat Sealers * TSCD Sterile Tubing Welder


TRANSPORT-r INC * Tube Carrier Modification * "One-Way and Return" Carrier


VALIDATION PARTNERS * Valdation Services * National Patient Antibody Registry

Va-Q-tec *Va-Q-courier *Va-Q-box

Verax Biomedical * Platelet PGD Testing

WESCOTT LABORTATORY SOLUTIONS * BioHit pipettors * Disposables * Workstations * Reagentracks




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