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11 September 2017 - 12 September 2017



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


Report of IPFA/BCA Symposium on the Future for Blood and Plasma Donations – Atlanta, Georgia, 11-12 September 2017
 
In the days leading up to our symposium, as we all plotted the course of Hurricane Irma towards our venue in Atlanta there was some understandable concern that delegates and participants would not be able to travel and the meeting would not possible! Despite this nervous start, and after careful consideration, we decided that the meeting should proceed as planned. And we are glad we took this decision and are grateful to delegates and participants who heroically made their way to Atlanta!
There were of course some minor changes to the program including the use of internet technology to allow presenters who were unable to attend to deliver their presentations from remote locations. We are grateful for their efforts on our behalf and also to our IT colleagues from Nuntio for making this possible and trouble free! The last minute cancellation of the social event at the Atlanta History Centre on the evening of the first day created an exciting opportunity to arrange alternative food, drink and entertainment at the venue hotel – we are indebted to staff from IPFA, BCA, Blood Assurance and the hotel who calmly and enthusiastically created a memorable and enjoyable evening.
 
Please see the comprehensive meeting report
 
Fellowship 2017
 
IPFA and Blood Assurance were delighted to have been able to offer a “Fellowship” to enable Dr Corina Zucchi from Argentina to attend the meeting.
 
Dr Paul Strengers (IPFA), Dr Andrea Corina Zucchi (Fellowship attendee), Mr Rob Van Tuyle (IPFA) 
Mr Christopher Swafford (Blood Assurance), Mr Bill Block (BCA) 
 
 
We are deeply indebted to all who contributed to the success of the meeting including our commercial sponsors without whose support the meeting would not be possible.
 
Mr Rob Van Tuyle, President IPFA
Dr Paul F.W. Strengers, Executive Director IPFA
Mr Bill Block, President and CEO BCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Symposium was 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 was 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 was co-organised by BCA: 

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

This Symposium was kindly hosted by: