LearnTransfusion series

What is the LearnTransfusion series?

The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series 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.

How can I attend the LearnTransfusion series?

The LearnTransfusion series is delivered via weekly webinars organized by Canadian Blood Services. The series offers “Topic Teaching”, “Scientific Sessions”, and “Journal Club Reports”. Webinars usually take place on Tuesday mornings at 12 noon ET from September to June. The series is complemented by University of Toronto Transfusion Rounds, which are sponsored by ORBcON. Transfusion Rounds take place at 12 noon ET on the fourth Thursday of the month and are also broadcast online.  For more information about these session please go to http://transfusionontario.org/en/webcasts/

Find details about the LearnTransfusion series events here along with supporting documents (presentations, references, etc.).

To register 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’d like to register 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., call-in number and a link to register for the webinar).

Is the LearnTransfusion series accredited?

Yes, the LearnTransfusion series presentations are self-approved group learning activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A certificate of attendance is provided to attendees who attend and complete the presentation surveys.