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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLOOD BANKS (AABB) ANNUAL MEETING & CTTXPO 2013

Colorado Convention Center * | Denver, USA
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Title: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLOOD BANKS (AABB) ANNUAL MEETING & CTTXPO 2013
Specialty: , Hematology and Hemotherapy, Other Specialties
Dates: From Oct, 12, 2013 to Oct, 15, 2013
Location: Denver, USA
Type: Meeting, Workshop
Registration Cost: From 250 to 1150 USD
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The following groups will receive continuing education credit for attending official AABB Annual Meeting education sessions, including oral abstract presentations. Questions regarding continuing education should be directed to AABB's Education and Professional Development Department at professionaldevelopment@aabb.org or +1.301.215.6482.

PHYSICIANS

AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider Number 0000381) for the continuing medical education of physicians by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME). AABB designates this educational activity for a maximum of 24.5 credit hours in Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award.

CLINICAL LABORATORY PERSONNEL

FLORIDA: AABB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Provider Number 50-4261-1, as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 29.4 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA: AABB is an approved accrediting agency for continuing education for California-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 24.5 contact hours. AABB's accrediting agency number is 0011.

NURSES

CALIFORNIA: AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4341) as a provider of continuing nursing education programs. AABB designates this event for a maximum of 29.4 contact hours.

ASCP-CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

All AABB educational programs are ACCME accredited and satisfy the "formal education" option of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).

SAM CREDITS

AABB has been approved by the American Board of Pathology to satisfy the Part II requirements of Maintenance of Certification. Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credits will be offered on select education sessions. Check back soon for the to note the selected sessions.

GENERAL ATTENDEES

Administrators, laboratory personnel, nurses (non-California) and general attendees may receive a certificate of attendance for participation in the AABB Annual Meeting. This certificate verifies attendance at the entire Annual Meeting or the portion of the meeting that you attended. Please visit the Cyber Connection to request a certificate.

Event Overview
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Mark your calendar now and plan to join us in Denver, Colorado for the AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2013 where approximately 6,500 attendees will attend over 120 educational sessions, review approximately 700 scientific and administrative abstracts and visit an exhibit hall filled with nearly 200 companies. As the premier event for the transfusion medicine and cellular therapies disciplines, attendees will learn the latest in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies, advance their career, explore state-of-the-art products and services and network with colleagues

Thematology / Presented Topics:
  • The Leadership Management Track (LMT) focuses on financial, managerial and personnel issues that are universal to all managers and supervisors.
  • The Quality/Education Track (QE) emphasizes quality assurance, regulatory issues and training/education methods.
  • The Scientific Track (S) reports on the latest research initiatives within transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and related biological therapies.
  • The Technical/Clinical Track (TC) addresses developments in laboratory testing and patient care.
Courses / Workshops within the event

The Preservation of Cellular Therapy Products: An Interactive Collaborative Workshop 

AABB/BioCoR* Joint Workshop

October 10-11, 2013
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

Workshop Description
Workshop Schedule
Continuing Education Credit Information
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*BioCoR is the Biopreservation Core Resource at the University of Minnesota.

Workshop Description

Every day cellular therapy products are collected and stored or transported to different locations-- underscoring the critical nature of technologies that preserve the biological properties of such products to ensure product quality and safety for patients. To date, over 1.2 million patients have received cellular or cell-derived product as the primary source or part of their therapy. As the number of products produced and transported globally increases, methods for maintaining product integrity as well as data supporting these activities become increasingly important.

The unique challenge of cryopreserving cellular therapy products is the focus of this collaborative course. Key topics include global transport issues and regulations, storage conditions, freezing parameters and repository design. Registration includes a Thursday evening reception and breakfast, lunch and the cellular therapy networking reception on Friday.

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe physical and chemical changes of cellular therapy products during freezing.
  • Explain the method of protecting cells and the mechanisms of cell damage during freezing.
  • Develop protocols for preserving cellular products.
  • Select cryopreservation agents.
  • Explain the fundamentals of quality systems for cellular therapy.
  • Prepare, cool and solidify samples prior to placement in long term storage.

Speakers

Allison Hubel, PhD, University of Minnesota
Bruce Edel, Chart Industries
Claudia Zylberberg, PhD, Akron Biotechnology, LLC
David McKenna, MD, University of Minnesota
Diane Kadidlo, MT (ASCP) SBB, University of Minnesota
Fran Rabe, MS, CQM(ASQ), University of Minnesota
Ian Pope, PhD, MBA, BSc, Cryo Associates Inc
Salem Akel, PhD, St. Louis Cord Blood Bank

Intended Audience

Individuals interested in cryopreservation of cellular products representing industry, academia, hospitals, and government agencies from a range of fields including:

  • Cell therapy
  • Biobanking
  • Biotechnology
  • Regenerative medicine

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, October 10, 2013

11:00am – 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm – 2:00pm Fundamentals of Cryopreservation
2:00pm – 3:00pm Protocol Development
3:00pm – 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm Debugging Protocols: Emerging Issues in Preservation of Cellular Therapies
4:30pm – 5:30pm Clinical Cell Preservation
5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception with table-top exhibits

Friday, October 11, 2013

7:15am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am Quality Control: Common Cell Processing Laboratory Problems and Solutions
9:00am – 10:00am Validation Studies
10:00am – 10:30am Refreshment Break
10:30am – noon Regulatory Issues in Cryopreservation
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch with table-top exhibits
1:00pm – 3:00pm Repository Design: Sustainability of Your Biorepository
3:00pm – 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm – 5:30pm Practical Realities: Containers, Reagents and Equipment
5:30pm Cellular Therapy Networking Reception

Continuing Education Information

Physicians

AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider Number 0000381) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AABB designates these educational activities for a maximum of 11.5 credit hours in Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Provider Number 50-4261-1, as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 13.8 contact hours.

California Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is an approved accrediting agency for continuing education for California licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 11.5 contact hours. AABB's accrediting agency number is 0011. Credit earned through attendance at this event may be used to fulfill the state requirement for continuing education hours to maintain licensure status.

California Nurses

AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 4341, as a provider of continuing nursing education programs. AABB designates this event for a maximum of 13.8 contact hours.

ASCP–Certified Professionals

All AABB educational programs are ACCME accredited and satisfy the "formal education" option of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).

General Attendees

Administrators, laboratory personnel, nurses (non-California) and general attendees may receive a certificate of attendance for participation in this event. This certificate verifies attendance at the conference.

Registration

Registration and housing will open June 5 for AABB Members and June 26 for General Attendees.

Registration Prices*

  • $450 for AABB Members attending the 2013 Annual Meeting
  • $525 for Non-AABB Members attending the 2013 Annual Meeting
  • $525 for AABB Members not attending the 2013 Annual Meeting
  • $600 for Non-AABB Members not attending the 2013 Annual Meeting

*The registration rate will increase $30 on each level after August 14th.

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Please note: housing reservations can only be made after registration for the meeting has been completed.

Stay With AABB – Reserve Your Room in the Official AABB Housing Block

Denver offers a magnificent variety of accommodations and rates to satisfy every traveler. AABB has secured rooms at 12 hotels throughout the city ranging from $169 - $223. AABB's Hotel Rate Guarantee assures you that you are receiving the lowest rate the hotel is offering during the dates of the meeting.

Securing your guest room through AABB's housing provider helps us offset the costs of meeting space, exhibit hall rental, food and beverage and many other costs associated with the annual meeting. These are sizeable costs to the organization that must be covered. Attendees who stay in other non-official hotels do not help offset these expenses nor do they limit AABB's liability for low sleeping room usage at our contracted hotel(s) which then increases our exposure to financial penalties. Your assistance in helping AABB in this regard, will, in turn, help to keep its conference costs reasonable which will be a great benefit for all of us now and in the future. Thank you.

Further Details:
  • September 30 – Prior to 72 hours of arrival date: Contact the hotel directly for changes or cancellations.
  • Reservations canceled within 72 hours, or failure to arrive on scheduled arrival date, are subject to a cancellation fee equal to one night room and tax. Consult your housing confirmation for your hotel's specific policies
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The AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2013 will be held October 12 - 15, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

The Cellular Therapy and Transfusion Medicine Expo (CTTXPO) is the premier global event for blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapy professionals that delivers Science, Education and Innovation to approximately 6,500 Annual Meeting attendees. As an interactive experience, it meets the needs of the blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapy communities worldwide. If your goal is to reach the decision makers in these communities, CTTXPO is where you want to be. It is an extension of the educational programming of the Annual Meeting and, as an exhibitor, your opportunity to enhance attendee awareness about your products and services.

This is one event you don't want to miss! Sign up today to join us at CTTXPO 2013. For assistance, Please contact

Jean Bryant, CEM, Manager, Exhibits and Corporate Services,
email: jbryant@aabb.org, phone: +1.240.333.6609 or

Stacie Doan, Exhibit and Sales Specialist, 
email: sdoan@aabb.org, phone: +1.301.215.6592

 

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Contact: , AABB

Phone: 301-907-6977

Fax: 301-907-6895

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