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22 May 2019 - 23 May 2019

IPFA/PEI 26th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens, Krakow, Poland

The International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are pleased to announce the 26th annual International Workshop on "Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens". The Workshop will be held in Krakow, Poland on 22 - 23 May 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center. 
  • Scientific Programme
  • Who should attend?
  • Registration
  • Venue 
  • Accommodation
  • General conditions and disclaimer
  • Sponsorship
Blood-borne pathogens: Keeping the Blood Supply Safe

This International Workshop on Blood-borne Pathogens will address the detection, inactivation and epidemiology of new and old agents, that threaten the safety of blood components and plasma derivatives including the costs and regulation of safety interventions. The scientific programme will maintain valuable and important elements of the previous Workshops, including open and inclusive discussion between all stakeholders and will also include contributions from researchers and colleagues beyond the immediate field of transfusion. Each session of the programme will provide in-depth, up to date coverage by recognised experts of current and emerging issues of blood safety, as well as educational content for those delegates new to the field.
The Programme Committee expects to have an outline of the 2019 Workshop Programme available by mid-October 2018. The outline will be placed on this meeting webpage.
Who should attend?
The Workshop is a highly regarded international event, attracting delegates from more than 30 countries. The Workshop will, as always, be valuable to all professionals with an interest in maintaining the safety of the blood supply for patients including: blood establishments, doctors and health care providers, industry, regulatory authorities, patient organisations, academia and any new entrants to the field of blood safety.
Registration is open
Please use this link for on-line registration or provide us with the completed registration form by email
Venue - Doubletree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Krakow Hotel, Krakow, Poland. 

The Workshop will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel and Convention Center. Accommodation arrangements for a reduced rate for our delegates have however been made with the Doubletree by Hilton and the Hampton by Hilton Hotel. The hotels are interconnected. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Single occupancy EURO 162,00 incl. VAT
Double occupancy EURO 183,00 incl. VAT
The room rate includes breakfast and free internet in the room. For reservations please click here.
Hampton by Hilton Hotel
Single occupancy EURO 122,04 incl. VAT
Double occupancy EURO 137,00 incl. VAT
The room rate includes breakfast and free internet in the room. For reservations please click here.

Please note that the cut- off date for hotel reservations is Wednesday 27 March 2019.
Our event offers excellent networking opportunities with recognised international experts. We expect about 190 delegates from the international scientific community, regulatory agencies, test kit manufacturers, blood services and plasma fractionators. 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 facilitates dialogue with guest speakers and other delegates both in the meeting forum and during breaks and social events.
There are a number of sponsorship categories, to profile and represent your company. Should you wish to receive the Sponsorhip brochure or to personally discuss opportunities or possibilities, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We warmly invite you to attend this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Krakow for what we hope and expect will be an exciting and productive Workshop!  

Dr Paul Strengers, Executive Director IPFA
Dr Michael Chudy, Head Molecular Virology PEI


 Workshop General Conditions and Disclaimer










Where and When

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Krakow, Poland

Registration Fee:

On-line registration is open!
Regular - EURO 945
IPFA members - EURO 645
Regulators - EURO 645
Lower-middle-income Economies - EURO 225

The registration fee includes full attendance of the Workshop, lunch on both days, a social dinner and access to the on-line proceedings after the event


This Workshop is kindly sponsored by:

Grifols, formerly Novartis, sponsor IPFA/PEI Workshop 2014

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. Should you be interested in sponsorship please contact the organisers at info@ipfa.nl


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