19th Annual NATA Symposium, Lisbon, April 12-13, 2018

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Dates & venue

The 19th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis will take place on April 12-13, 2018 at Aula Magna, located in the campus of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.


Scientific Programme

In line with our mission statement, the scientific programme covers a wide range of topics related to anaemia, patient blood management (PBM), critical bleeding and thrombosis. This year, the scientific committee has selected the following topics for plenary sessions:

  • Preoperative Anaemia ‒ Is Iron the Best Answer?
  • Treatment of Anaemia
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  • Weighing the Evidence for Coagulation Therapies in Cardiac Surgery
  • Transfusions – The Second Best Option?
  • Patient Blood Management ‒ Improved Standards of Care, Patient Safety and Cost-Effectiveness
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Best Posters – Presentations and Awards
  • The Newest Evidence
  • Patient Blood Management for Specific Indications
  • All Aboard – Patient Blood Management Multidisciplinary Implementation
  • How to Treat Coagulopathy


Please click on the link below to view the preliminary scientific programme.
19th Annual Symposium Scientific Programme


Call for Abstracts

The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2018.
Auditorium – Aula Magna Congress Centre
Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters, and each poster will be visited by two moderators during one of the five breaks of the symposium.

The presenters of the 8 best-rated abstracts will be invited to give a 5-minute presentation followed by a 3-minute discussion during the Best Posters session scheduled on April 12 from 16:40 to 18:10. The 3 best oral communications will selected by audience voting using the “NATA Forum” App.

Please click on the link below to download the abstract submission form.
19th Annual NATA Symposium Abstract Submission Form



It is recommended to register before February 28, 2018 so as to benefit from 'early bird' rates. Please click on the link below to register online.
19th Annual NATA Symposium Online Registration

Alternatively, you may download the registration form and send the completed document by email or by fax. Please click on the link to download the registration form.
19th Annual NATA Symposium Registration Form



We are glad to inform you that we have arranged a dedicated hotel booking system that will allow NATA delegates to find rooms in various categories of hotels at the best available rates.
19th Annual NATA Symposium Hotel Booking