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Program

The Spring Seminar was held at The Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center - 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 

*** See below for links to some of this year's presentations***


Tuesday April 8, 2014

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 

Westford Room

Salem Room

9:00 – 9:50 AM
Roger Belizaire, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Extracorporeal Photophoresis
9:00 – 9:50 AM
Karl Stasko, MPH and Heather Garrity, BA
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Providing a Web-Based Forum for Education and Communication in a Challenging Workplace Environmnent



9:50 – 10:40 AM
Neng Yu, MD
American Red Cross HLA Lab
HLA - Matchmaker for Transplantation, Platelet Transplantation, and More 


9:50 – 10:40 AM
Elizabeth Hart, MA, MT (ASCP)
UMass Dartmouth
Antigen-Antibody Interactions - Back to Basics: A How-To for Interpretation of Panels

10:40 – 11:00 AM Morning Break and Exhibits

11:00 – 11:50 AM
William Savage, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Benefits and Limitations of Hemovigilance

11:00 - 11:50
Karen Snow, MT (ASCP) - Massachusetts General Hospital
Heather Daly - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
What Goes on in the Stem Cell Lab: Cell Processing for Blood Bankers

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits

Westford Room

1:00 - 1:50 PM
Kerry O'Brien, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Transfusion Support in Hematopoietic Progenitor and Stem Cell Transplantation
1:55 - 2:45 PM
Jay Fishman, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Donor-Derived Infections - Lessons from Blood, Organs and Tissues

2:45 - 3:15 PM   Afternoon Break – Raffle - Exhibits

3:15 - 4:00 PM
Katherine Kaherl, MT (ASCP), SBB
American Red Cross Blood Services 
Immunohematology Case Studies

4:30 - 6:30 PM   Wine and Cheese / Professional Issues Roundtable Discussion Forum
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
1) Emergency Preparedness
2) Certification / Med Tech Shortage
3) Controlling Costs 
4) Transfusion Reactions
5) Inspection Preparedness (As a matter of FACT / The AA BB C’s of Passing Inspections)
6) Communication Gaps X

Wednesday April 9, 2014

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits 

Westford Room

Salem Room

9:00 – 9:50 AM
Melissa A. Cumming, MS - Massachusetts Department of Health, and
Michele Herman, MT (ASCP) - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Hemovigilance in Massachusetts:  Adoption of the National Healthcare Safety Network for Reporting

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B310uZLhFV76UkgxMFl6QXNtV3lVNjdUNGFDelFrOVNoclZB/edit?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B310uZLhFV76OFdkOFhWb1RpYl9EdWV3Q1ZyQXdmSlRqRlYw/edit?usp=sharing

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Andreas Kline, MD
Tufts Medical Center
Targeting the Microenvironment in Lymphoid Malignancy




9:50 – 10:40 AM
Jorge Rios, MD
American Red Cross Blood Services
An Update on the Effects of TRALI Mitigation Strategies by Blood Collection Agencies



9:50 – 10:40 AM
Rob Sheridan, MD
Shriner's Hospital / MGH
What's Going on in the Burn Unit?


10:40 – 11:00 AM Morning Break and Exhibits

Westford Room

11:00 - 11:50 AM
James Kolton, MD
Steward Healthcare System
Are We Transfusing Too Much Blood?


Westford Room

11:00 - 11:50 AM
Gregory Bourdeau, CHTC
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Solving the Puzzle: The Donor Search for Bone Marrow Transplant


12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits

Westford Room

1:00 - 2:40 PM
Panel Discussion - Participants Include: 
Jon Michael Uy, MLS(ASCP), Brigham & Womens’ Hospital
Charlotte Roy, Newton Wellesley Hospital
William Vieth, Office of Emergency Management Region I
Jacqueline Nally, RN, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Blood & Bombs: Blood Use and Issues post April 15, 2013

2:50 - 3:15 PM   Afternoon Break – Raffle - Exhibits

3:15 - 4:00 PM
Mark Popovsky, MD
Haemonetics Corporation
Red Blood Cell Utilization