LearnTransfusion Seminar

Topic teaching: Intravenous Albumin: A focus on recent publications and a review of new guidelines


Event details

Presented by

Dr. Justyna Bartoszko
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto

Learning objectives

  • To understand the physiological effects of exogenous albumin
  • To clarify the formulations of albumin available in Canada and their differences
  • To provide an overview of albumin’s popularity in Canada and motivations for its use
  • To review the indications supported by evidence for exogenous albumin administration
  • To review recent RCTs within the framework of the 2024 CHEST guidelines on intravenous albumin use

Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.




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The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services, is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.