The Centre for Blood Research

12th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium


Event details

Dr. (Henry) Norman Bethune (1890-­1939) was a Canadian physician who in the 1930s spearheaded the implementation of the first practical mobile blood collection and distribution system and promoted universal access to health care. This symposium, held in his honour, is an informative and entertaining event with participation of a full range of scientists and clinicians at all levels of training. 

The 12th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, highlighting recent research in bleeding and thrombosis. The symposium will be held in a hybrid-format with opportunities for attendees to join in-person or virtually. 


Additional event details, including an online registration form and program, are available on the event website: Norman Bethune Symposium - Centre for Blood Research (

Abstract submissions are open until March 1, 2024 (oral presentations) and March 29, 2024 (poster presentations). For questions regarding abstract submissions, please contact Kaitlyn Chuong (