LearnTransfusion Seminar

Topic teaching: Why transfusion medicine is important now


Event details

Presented by

Dr. Andrew Beckett
General Surgery - Director of Trauma
Unity Health Network
Associate Professor
University or Toronto

Learning objectives

1. To highlight the critical role of Transfusion Medicine in ensuring rapid and effective blood supply management for wounded soldiers on the battlefield.

2. To demonstrate the significance of Transfusion Medicine in reducing combat mortality rates by providing timely transfusion therapies and blood products to injured military personnel.

3. To emphasize the strategic advantage of integrating Transfusion Medicine practices into military healthcare systems to enhance readiness and resilience in future wartime scenarios.


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.





To be added to the distribution list for the LearnTransfusion series, send an email to learn.transfusion@blood.ca  with “Weekly Transfusion Medicine Seminars” in the subject line. Include your name and complete e-mail address in the body of the e-mail and confirm that you would like to be added to the distribution list for the LearnTransfusion series. You will then receive weekly email notifications of upcoming series events with details on how to join the webinars (e.g.,  link to register for the webinar).

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.