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What best practices are in place in other laboratories around the world? What are the latest trends in the fields of transfusion medicine and chemistry & immunodiagnostics? Learn from our impressive line-up of key opinion leaders, and stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices.

Past Events Available ON DEMAND

Chemistry & Immunodiagnostics

The Impact of Water Quality on Clinical Laboratory Test Results Live webinar

May 25
12pm-1pm EST
(Followed by Q&A session)

Presented by

Dr. Rana Nabulsi, PhD
Managing Director
Elite Quality and Safety Consultancy
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Chemistry & Immunodiagnostics

Is Repair After Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Linked to Long-Term Outcomes?

On Demand since 02/09/16

Presented by

Dr. John A. Kellum
Director, Center for Critical Care Nephrology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Chemistry & Immunodiagnostics

National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Underestimates Risk Associated with Mild & Moderate Postoperative AKI

On Demand since 12/17/15

Presented by

Dr. Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Surgery
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Dr. Charles E. Hobson
Surgical Intensivist
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

Transfusion Medicine

AABB 2015 Retrospective Webcast On Demand since 12/16/15

Presented by

Joining New York Blood Center in August, 2010, Eva Quinley is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs with responsibilities for all quality systems and compliance, environmental health and safety and training. She is a Specialist in Blood Banking with over 35 years of experience in the blood banking industry. Eva holds a masters degree in Healthcare Administration and Education from the University of Memphis and a BS in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She is a Specialist in Blood Banking and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. She currently serves as Chair of the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee for AABB and is a member of the AABB Board of Directors. Eva has published numerous articles and most recently the 3rd edition of her blood banking textbook, Immunohematology: Principles and Practice, was released. She is nationally and internationally known as an established trainer, speaker, and resource for technical and quality/regulatory issues within the blood banking and plasma industries. She resides in Knoxville, Teneessee.
Sue Johnson is the Director of Clinical Education at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and serves as Director of BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) Program. She has taken an active role in the education of Medical Laboratory Science students for over 20 years. Sue has also authored numerous publications in the field of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology and is an established lecturer on a national and international basis on the topic of Immunohematology. She is a member of the Invitational Conference of Investigative Immunohematologists (ICII). She has been an active member of AABB for over 25 years. She served as Chair of the organization's Membership & Elections Committee and Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Accreditation Program Unit. Sue currently sits on the AABB Press Editorial Board and Molecular Testing Standards Program Unit and is an Assessor for the Accreditation Program.
Mary Lieb- BS MT(ASCP) SBB, CQA(ASQ)
Director of Quality Source, Blood Systems
Althea Rassier- MLS(ASCP)SBBcm
SBB Student, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Transfusion Medicine

Integrating Automation into the Laboratory: Challenges and Best Practices

On Demand since 06/24/15

Join your colleagues for an Ortho ON DEMAND peer-to-peer live chat on reactive vs. proactive approaches to the threat of transfusion-transmitted pathogens. We'll be discussing an article in The New England Journal of Medicine on the topic. In their article, The Safety of the Blood Supply-Time to Raise the Bar Edward Snyder et al. argue that the time has come for a proactive pathogen reduction approach, mandated by the federal government.

Presented by

Carina oversees automated transfusion analysis in the routine laboratory of the Department of Immunohematology at Uppsala University Hospital.

Transfusion Medicine

A Proactive Approach to Blood Supply Safety

On Demand since 06/01/15

Join your colleagues for an Ortho ON DEMAND peer-to-peer live chat on reactive vs. proactive approaches to the threat of transfusion-transmitted pathogens. We'll be discussing an article in The New England Journal of Medicine on the topic. In their article, The Safety of the Blood Supply-Time to Raise the Bar Edward Snyder et al. argue that the time has come for a proactive pathogen reduction approach, mandated by the federal government.

Presented by

Tony has over 35 years of experience in the blood banking industry. Much of this time has been spent in the commercial blood bank reagent manufacturer sector, but he has also worked as a hospital transfusion service medical technologist in at least a part-time role. Tony has provided technical support to laboratories throughout the world, utilizing Ortho's reagents and immunohematology test systems. He has tested some of the most challenging antibodies problems as part of his reference laboratory experience. Tony has been active in transfusion medicine, participating in the AABB by serving on committees and presenting at AABB meetings and regional blood bank meeting educational programs. For the past 12 years, Tony has worked in World Wide Marketing for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. In his current position as marketing manager, immunohematology, he is involved in new systems and technical marketing on a global basis.

Transfusion Medicine

How to Manage Rh Typing in Obstetric Patients

On Demand since 03/31/15

Join your colleagues in a peer-to-peer chat, and share your views about Dr. Richard Haspel and Dr. Connie Westhoff's article, "How do I manage Rh typing in obstetric patients?" published in the March 2015 issue of TRANSFUSION.

Presented by

Tony has over 35 years of experience in the blood banking industry. Much of this time has been spent in the commercial blood bank reagent manufacturer sector, but he has also worked as a hospital transfusion service medical technologist in at least a part-time role. Tony has provided technical support to laboratories throughout the world, utilizing Ortho's reagents and immunohematology test systems. He has tested some of the most challenging antibodies problems as part of his reference laboratory experience. Tony has been active in transfusion medicine, participating in the AABB by serving on committees and presenting at AABB meetings and regional blood bank meeting educational programs. For the past 12 years, Tony has worked in World Wide Marketing for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. In his current position as marketing manager, immunohematology, he is involved in new systems and technical marketing on a global basis.

Transfusion Medicine

Quality Improvement with Electronic Cross-Match

On Demand since 02/25/15

This presentation discusses the historical evolution of the cross-match method, the benefits and limitations of electronic cross-match, and the ways in which it can improve efficiency without compromising turn-around time

Presented by

Dr. Chang is an active advocate of advancing the field of health care and transfusion practice through public health efforts within the hospital, local community, and abroad. She is an active champion for improved patient outcomes through evidence based and data-drive clinical decision making in transfusion practices.
Alyssa Ziman, MD is Director of Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA Health. Dr. Ziman is also Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Additionally, she is Director of the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program and Associate Director of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Residency Program at UCLA. Dr. Ziman's research focuses on immunohematology, transfusion practice and patient safety, as well as donor safety and motivating factors in blood donors. In addition, she is a member of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative, an international research group. She has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications. Board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and blood banking/transfusion medicine, Dr. Ziman is a member of several professional societies, and she is a member of the Medical and Technical Advisory Committee for the Blood Center of California.

Transfusion Medicine

AABB 2014 Retrospective Webcast

On Demand since 12/11/14

Hear from key opinion leaders who attended the 2014 AABB Convention in Philadelphia, PA, as they discuss today's top issues in blood management and techniques that organizations have used to change transfusion practices.

Presented by

Tony has over 35 years of experience in the blood banking industry. Much of this time has been spent in the commercial blood bank reagent manufacturer sector, but he has also worked as a hospital transfusion service medical technologist in at least a part-time role. Tony has provided technical support to laboratories throughout the world, utilizing Ortho's reagents and immunohematology test systems. He has tested some of the most challenging antibodies problems as part of his reference laboratory experience. Tony has been active in transfusion medicine, participating in the AABB by serving on committees and presenting at AABB meetings and regional blood bank meeting educational programs. For the past 12 years, Tony has worked in World Wide Marketing for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. In his current position as marketing manager, immunohematology, he is involved in new systems and technical marketing on a global basis.

Transfusion Medicine

Bridging the Generational Divide

On Demand since 11/12/14

The presentation will discuss the white paper, “Bridging the Generational Divide,” which defines the characteristics of four distinct generations in the workplace and explores strategies for effective multi-generational management in the lab.

Presented by

Ann Steiner is a transfusion technical specialist at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. Previously, she served as the supervisor of the AABB Reference Laboratory at the University of Michigan, an instructor at Eastern Michigan University, and chair of the AABB Committees on Reference Laboratories and the Rare Donor File. She is actively involved in all aspects of transfusion medicine serology, with an emphasis on Gel Technology and its automation, and has been published in journals including Transfusion and Immunohematology. She holds a bachelor's degree in medical technology from Indiana University and was accredited as a specialist in blood banking by ASCP&AABB.
A 41 year experienced professional in transfusion medicine, Paula has devoted her entire career to the patient and to the donor, stridently advocating for optimal transfusion outcomes. During college and early in her career, Paula worked in hospital transfusion services of all sizes. She left hospital practice to manage the advanced reference laboratory at the American Red Cross in Rochester, NY . She was serving as the Director of Regional Laboratory Operations at the ARC just prior to joining OCD. Her positions at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics include: OCD Sales: Immunohematology Territory Manager with a focus on launching the Gel Technology in the US; OCD Worldwide Marketing: IH Product Director; OCD Product Support Operations: Principal Scientist IH Field Triage; OCD Assay R&D: Principal Scientist; and OCD Worldwide New Product Design Quality: Principal Scientist, Subject Matter Expert, Clinical Immunohematology, her current position.
Education/Certifications: AS Math/Science: Corning Community College; BS Medical Technology: State University of New York at Buffalo; MBA: Simon EDP University of Rochester; MT(ASCP)SBB; and a Licensed Medical Technologist NYS Awards and Recognition: President's Trophy, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson Company; Science & Technology Leadership, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson Company; Standards of Leadership, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson Company; Special Recognition Awards (awarded for Leadership & Significant Contributions) Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson Company; Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, State University of New York at Buffalo, Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Science; Alumni Service Award, William E. Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester
Tony has over 35 years of experience in the blood banking industry. Much of this time has been spent in the commercial blood bank reagent manufacturer sector, but he has also worked as a hospital transfusion service medical technologist in at least a part-time role. Tony has provided technical support to laboratories throughout the world, utilizing Ortho's reagents and immunohematology test systems. He has tested some of the most challenging antibodies problems as part of his reference laboratory experience. Tony has been active in transfusion medicine, participating in the AABB by serving on committees and presenting at AABB meetings and regional blood bank meeting educational programs. For the past 12 years, Tony has worked in World Wide Marketing for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. In his current position as marketing manager, immunohematology, he is involved in new systems and technical marketing on a global basis.

Transfusion Medicine

Efficiency, Safety and Automation: A 20-Year Journey

On Demand since 10/15/14

Learn how the practice of transfusion in the UK has changed over the last 20 years, examining the entire process, from taking blood samples to testing in the laboratory to transfusing on the ward to recording any adverse effect

Presented by

Dr. Jonathan Wallis is a clinical haematologist with a typical non-transplant case mix, with a keen interest in both laboratory haematology and clinical blood transfusion. His publications include studies on risk assessments for electronic issue, leucodepletion and post-operative infection, transfusion- related acute lung injury, transfusion epidemiology, long-term survival after transfusion and the Tag & Label system for blood administration. He is currently researching effects of the age of blood.
Dr. Wallis trained at Oxford University and Westminster Hospital. Following training posts at Westminster Children's, Exeter, St Mary's (London) and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, he was appointed consultant haematologist at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1990. He was a member of the Blood Stocks project group and subsequent steering group until 2003, chairman of the Northern Regional Transfusion Committee and member of the National Transfusion Committee from 2000-2006 and chairman of the hospital-based transfusion practice SIG of the BBTS from 2004-2009. He is an associate editor of Transfusion Medicine, chair of BBTS meetings committee and chair of ISBT working party on clinical blood transfusion.

Transfusion Medicine

Differentiating Warm Autoimmune vs. Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemiat

On Demand since 9/15/14

Learn from expert Susan T. Johnson as she describe the initial serologic results observed in a patient with warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (WAIHA) and drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA). She will explain the serologic test results that differentiate WAIHA from DIIHA and list drugs most commonly associated today with drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia.

Presented by

Sue Johnson is the Director of Clinical Education at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and serves as Director of BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) Program. She has taken an active role in the education of Medical Laboratory Science students for over 20 years. Sue has also authored numerous publications in the field of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology and is an established lecturer on a national and international basis on the topic of Immunohematology. She is a member of the Invitational Conference of Investigative Immunohematologists (ICII). She has been an active member of AABB for over 25 years. She served as Chair of the organization's Membership & Elections Committee and Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Accreditation Program Unit. Sue currently sits on the AABB Press Editorial Board and Molecular Testing Standards Program Unit and is an Assessor for the Accreditation Program.

Transfusion Medicine

Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

On Demand since 7/24/14

The question: "Are leaders born to lead" is one that is often asked. While some people may be born to lead, most of us have to learn how to lead. Fortunately, leadership is a skill that can be learned. Leaders have certain characteristics and behaviors that allow them to influence others that allow them to lead others. According to John Maxell, there are five levels of leadership: position, permission, production, people development and personhood. Each of these has a different level of importance. Another question along these lines that is also asked is: "Are leadership and management the same thing?" The answer to thiws question is no. Leadership and management are different. Leadership is about people; management about projects. Leadership is about vision; management is about executing to achieve that vision. This presentation discusses the various ways in which leaders influence others and also differentiates leadership and management in a clear way.

Presented by

Joining New York Blood Center in August, 2010, Eva Quinley is the senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs with responsibilities for all quality systems and compliance, environmental health and safety and training. She is a specialist in blood banking with more than 35 years of experience in the blood banking industry.
Eva holds a master's degree in healthcare administration and education from the University of Memphis and a BS in medical technology from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She is a specialist in blood banking and ASQ-certified quality auditor. She currently serves as chair of the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee for AABB and is a member of the AABB Board of Directors. Eva has published numerous articles and most recently released the third edition of her blood banking textbook, Immunohematology: Principles and Practice. She is nationally and internationally known as an established trainer, speaker and resource for technical and quality/regulatory issues within the blood banking and plasma industries. She resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Transfusion Medicine

Quality, It's More than Compliance

On Demand since 5/21/14

Many individuals view quality as just complying with the rules - a very short sighted view of quality and one that doesn't work. True quality is so much more; it takes into account not only effectiveness of a process but also the efficiency of executing that process. In today's environment where our resources are limited, being both efficient and effective is critical. Quality should provide oversight as it traditionally has but just as important, it should provide guidance and support to our business, helping us to find better ways to accomplish our goals and helping us to gain those efficiencies. Taking steps toward true quality means ensuring we have open communication and that we are all accountable. This presentation highlights the aspects of becoming a true quality organization.

Presented by

Joining New York Blood Center in August, 2010, Eva Quinley is the senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs with responsibilities for all quality systems and compliance, environmental health and safety and training. She is a specialist in blood banking with more than 35 years of experience in the blood banking industry.
Eva holds a master's degree in healthcare administration and education from the University of Memphis and a BS in medical technology from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She is a specialist in blood banking and ASQ-certified quality auditor. She currently serves as chair of the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee for AABB and is a member of the AABB Board of Directors. Eva has published numerous articles and most recently released the third edition of her blood banking textbook, Immunohematology: Principles and Practice. She is nationally and internationally known as an established trainer, speaker and resource for technical and quality/regulatory issues within the blood banking and plasma industries. She resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Transfusion Medicine

Defining the Future of Transfusion Medicine

On Demand since 4/9/14

The future of transfusion could be a network of laboratories that link seamlessly using one Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and deploying one system, one technology, at differing scales, that are easy to operate but capable of doing very sophisticated work with high levels of integrity.

Presented by

Yvonne Scott started her career at the NHSBT Newcastle in 1979 and received a good knowledge in blood transfusion, resulting in FIBMS after taking the IMLS Special Examination in Transfusion Science. She moved to the Freeman hospital in 1988 to gain more knowledge in haematology and hospital aspects of transfusion, as a result of which she passed the IMLS Two-part Fellowship Examination in Haematology. She gained a promotion to BMS 2 in 1989 within the transfusion section. In 1999, the merger of the Newcastle Hospitals formed a new Trust. The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH) comprises of The Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary. She is currently the head of blood transfusion for NUTH and has been in this post for 10 years. The Trust is a large major teaching hospital and is a regional centre of excellence for Transplantation with a Transplant Institute, Cardiothoracics, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Regional Obstetrics Centre, Major Trauma Centre, Neurosurgery, Cancer Care, Paediatric Oncology and Immunodeficiency.
Eva holds a master's degree in healthcare administration and education from the University of Memphis and a BS in medical technology from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She is a specialist in blood banking and ASQ-certified quality auditor. She currently serves as chair of the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee for AABB and is a member of the AABB Board of Directors. Eva has published numerous articles and most recently released the third edition of her blood banking textbook, Immunohematology: Principles and Practice. She is nationally and internationally known as an established trainer, speaker and resource for technical and quality/regulatory issues within the blood banking and plasma industries. She resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.