LearnTransfusion Series

U of T Rounds: New Blood Products for Canada: What’s Coming in the Near Future

November 28, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Dr. Dana Devine, PhD
Chief Scientist, Canadian Blood Services
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

Learning Objectives:

1.  Discuss the current state of pathogen inactivation technologies and progress toward their implementation in Canada.
2.  Explain the global shift to alternate blood and platelet products for actively bleeding patients.
3.  Describe progress toward new forms of plasma for both prehospital transfusion and improved inventory management.

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 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 would 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).

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.