NEW DATES IPFA/PEI 27th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens

The International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are pleased to announce the 27th annual International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens. The workshop will now be held in Porto, Portugal on 21-22 April 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel.

Blood-borne pathogens:
Keeping the blood supply safe

This 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. Over the coming months, our committee of recognised international experts will develop the scientific programme which will provide in-depth, up to date coverage of current and emerging issues of blood safety.

We warmly invite you to attend this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Porto for what we hope and expect will be an exciting and productive Workshop. Registration will open in September.

With kind regards,

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