IPFA/EBA Symposium on Plasma Collection and Supply

Almost two years have passed since the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the European Blood Alliance (EBA) arranged their first joint event concerning plasma collection. The past time has clearly shown the importance and need for a steady regional supply of plasma to cover the growing use for production of plasma-derived medicines, which still faces many challenges.

We are now inviting you to our next joint symposium in March 2022. We will especially focus on how the public sector and its blood establishments can strengthen the collection and supply of plasma. We will hear how the pandemic has triggered programs for collection of convalescent plasma that now can form a basis for more plasma collection. Experiences and plans from the field will be shared on how to build a sustainable collection of plasma, how to reach and retain donors for this, and how to scale up the operations of plasma collection. The driver for the need of plasma comes from the use of immunoglobulins. How can the patient treatments and needs be arranged and covered in times of shortages? How is legislation and policy making evolving to support our sector in its efforts to increase the regional and national plasma collection to reach a higher degree of strategic independence of plasma while supporting the public health interests of an equal and sufficient access to plasma derived medicines. In addition, our sponsors will share insight into their developments and be present at the meeting.

This symposium will be of interest to those active in the field of blood and plasma collection, manufacturing of plasma-derived medicines and patient care with these. We warmly welcome you to take part in this on-site symposium which will be taking place at a venue in central Amsterdam fully dedicated to our delegates.

Come and meet again with colleagues and friends and catch-up on the latest news!

Leni von Bonsdorff, Executive Director IPFA
Pierre Tiberghien, President EBA

IPFA and EBA are committed to a safe and healthy environment at the Symposium. We closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will comply with all local measures at the Symposium. The EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate is active throughout Europe, granting free movement for those being vaccinated or showing a negative test result. Please check the requirements regularly for your country as these may change and plan your visit to Amsterdam accordingly.