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11 September 2017 - 12 September 2017

IPFA/BCA 3rd Global Symposium on the Future for Blood and Plasma Donation, USA

As a response to the increasing global need for Plasma Derived Medicinal Products, and in collaboration with Blood Centers of America (BCA), IPFA is organizing the 3rd Global Symposium on
"the Future for Blood and Plasma Donations".    

Meeting Dates and Venue

This Symposium will take place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September 2017 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, in Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, USA. 

Symposium Program

The meeting will be hosted by Blood Assurance. Building on discussions and outcomes from the 2014 and 2015 Symposiums, the meeting will address this topic from various perspectives:

  • Patient perspective – Why the need for increased plasma production
  • Manufacturers – The latest developments on their products and technologies
  • Considerations of donor safety
  • Regulators – Regulatory Convergence
  • Strategic approaches to security of supply
  • Practical - Operational approaches for changing a blood center into a blood / plasma collection center
  • Managing TTIs and microbiological risks from donations
  • Hospital and product purchasers' perspectives 

Please view the Program

Who should attend

The focus of this Symposium reflects the IPFA priority to promote and support increased plasma supply from traditional blood / plasma organisations. The program will be relevant and important for colleagues from blood banking, patient and donor organizations, supporting industries, regulatory authorities and all stakeholders with an involvement in policies necessary to secure and increase the global supply of plasma to meet patient needs for plasma derivatives. This public meeting is however open to any (other) interested party.

Registration is open

Please use this link for on-line registration or provide us with the registration form by email.  

Accommodation - The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, USA 

The cut-off date for room reservations at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, at our group rate has passed. For reservations, availability and the best available rate please contact the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Atlanta by phone: +1 800 826 0708.  

Why sponsor the Symposium

As a corporate sponsor you may be interested in the fact that our event offers excellent exposure and great networking opportunities. We expect about 200 delegates including experts from the US and internationally. The structure of the meeting will allow time for discussion and interaction with all interested participants. In addition the size and informal atmosphere of the meeting will facilitate dialogue with guest speakers and other delegates both in the meeting forum and during breaks and social events. We have identified a number of categories of sponsorship, to profile and represent your company. Should you be interested in sponsorship or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Ms Linda Heil at info@ipfa.nl.

We warmly invite you to attend this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta for an informative and important event. 

Mr Rob Van Tuyle, President IPFA
Dr Paul Strengers, Executive Director IPFA
Mr Bill Block, President and CEO BCA
Mr Richard G. Youngblood, President and CEO Blood Assurance


 Symposium General Condition and Disclaimer


Where and When?

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September 2017, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, USA

 Registration Fee:  

Registration is open!
Registration fee: USD 995
Low and Medium HDI countries: USD 295
Special IPFA Members Fee: USD 795

The registration fee includes 
full attendance of the Symposium, lunch on both days and access to the on-line proceedings. 
On Monday 11 September 2017 a Social Reception will take place at the Atlanta History Museum. The Reception is kindly offered by the meeting host Blood Assurance and free of charge for all Symposium participants.

This Symposium is kindly sponsored by: 

Abbott A Promise for Life  | Sponsor | IPFA PEI Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens 2014, Rome Italy

Roche sponsor IPFA/PEI Workshop 2014

Logos of corporate sponsors will be published on this meeting webpage and in the applicable IPFA Newsletters and will be linked to the organisation's website. 

This Symposium is organised by IPFA: 

Organiser IPFA PEI 23rd annual International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens 25 - 26 May 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal

This Symposium is co-organised by BCA: 

Organiser IPFA/BCA inaugural Global Symposium on the Future for Voluntary Blood and Plasma Donations

This Symposium is kindly hosted by: 


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