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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. 

Registration onsite – You are still most welcome!
Should you wish to attend but have not yet registered, you are most welcome to register and to pay onsite at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta. The registration desk is open on Sunday evening 10 September between 18.30 hrs. - 20.00 hrs. and as from Monday 11 September, 07.00 hrs. onwards

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.

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.  

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 on-site!
Should you wish to attend but have not yet registered, you are most welcome to register and to pay onsite at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta. The registration desk is open on Sunday evening 10 September between 18.30 hrs. - 20.00 hrs. and as from Monday 11 September, 07.00 hrs. onwards
 
Registration fee: USD 995
Low and Medium HDI countries: USD 295
Special IPFA Members Fee: USD 795

 

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

 

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: