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NATA24 scientific programme

Programme

Explore the 3-day meeting, the 12 sessions addressing current knowledge and future directions in our field.

NATA24 has been granted 10.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)

8:00

Welcome | Jens Meier, Linz, Austria

08:05 – 08:30

Keynote Speech

“Bolognese Sauce – how important are recipes? I Lucas Marozzi – Bologna, Italy

08:30 – 09:30

Cooking PBM implementation

Experts from all over the world will report how PBM is implemented in their country or regions, and what are the lever that can be used and the barrier to remove for PBM implementation.

The Lusophone sauce (guide)

The Lusophone sauce (guide)

Diana Castro Pauper, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

The French sauce (finance)

The French sauce (finance)

Sigismond Lasocki - Angers, France

Nordic countries: still at antipasti

Nordic countries: still at antipasti

Agneta Wikman - Stockholm, Sweden

09:30- 10:30

Predicting the needs

In this session, experts will discuss how biological data can be interpreted and used to define the best treatment for anaemia. Experts will also discuss how bleeding can be measured during surgery.

14 is the target

14 is the target

Jose Antonia Garcia Erce - Zargoza, Spain

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break – Meet with industry
11:00 – 12:00

More or less?

Experts will discuss how much fibrinogen and platelets transfusion are needed during surgery. Data on preoperative anaemia types (iron deficiency, folate or vit B12 deficiency…) will also be presented.

Fibrinogen the higher the better !

Fibrinogen the higher the better !

Kai Zacharowski - Frankfurt, Germany

Washing or rejuvenating red cells

Washing or rejuvenating red cells

Gavin Murphy - Leicester, United Kingdom

Platelet transfusion, where are we?

Platelet transfusion, where are we?

Alexander Vlaar - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

12:00 – 13:00

The girl side!

Experts will discuss about PBM and pregnancy: what is the impact of iron deficiency during pregnancy, how should anaemia be treated and how to manage post-partum haemorrhage

Iron Deficiency during pregnancy

Iron Deficiency during pregnancy

Vernon Louw - Cape Town, South Africa

Treatment of Anemia during Pregnancy

Treatment of Anemia during Pregnancy

Vanessa Neef - Frankfurt, Germany

Post-partum haemorrhage

Post-partum haemorrhage

Charlotte Holm - Copenhagen, Denmark

13:00 – 14:00
Industry Symposia and Workshops

14:00 – 15:00

Sides (effects) management

In this session, we will assess the downside of some treatments: hypophosphatemia after iv iron, risk of thromboprophylaxis in head trauma, how to evaluate the risk of iron infusion.

Is Hypophosphatemia clinically relevant?

Is Hypophosphatemia clinically relevant?

Giovanni Inghilleri - Rome, Italy

Thromboprophylaxis in head trauma: when?

Thromboprophylaxis in head trauma: when?

Tobias Gauss - Grenoble, France

15:00 – 16:00

Industry Symposia and Workshops

16:00 – 17:00

Coffee Break 2 – Poster session 1

17:00 – 18:00

Pro-Con Debates

There are 2 pro-con debates:

1. Discuss postoperative anaemia:  shall we give oral or iv iron ?

Pro IV

Pro IV

Rao Baikady Ravishankar - London, United Kingdom

Pro oral - no iron

Pro oral - no iron

Elvira Bisbe - Barcelona, Spain

2. PBM Is cost effective

Yes

Yes

Axel Hofmann - Zurich, Switzerland

No

No

Gavin Murphy - Leicester, United Kingdom

18:00 – 19:00

Welcome Reception in the exhibition hall

08:00 – 09:00

SABM Session – Cooking PBM with an American Sauce

Our American friends and experts will discuss aneamia : is it different in men and women? Its role and treatment in heart failure. Anaemia is a disease more than a number.

Managing anaemia in heart failure

Managing anaemia in heart failure

Linda Shore-Lesserson, New York, USA

Anaemia is a disease not a number

Anaemia is a disease not a number

Matthew Warner, Minnesota, USA

09:00 – 10:00

Industry Symposia and Workshops

10:00 – 11:00

Coffee Break – Poster session 2

11:00 – 12:00
The general recipes of transfusion

Recent AABB updated guidelines will be presented and discussed. The role of plasma transfusion in sepsis patients will be also debated. At last, as often proposed, the potential physiologic triggers for transfusion will be presented and discussed.
AABB updated transfusion guidelines

AABB updated transfusion guidelines

Jeffrey Carson - New Jersey, USA

Plasma in sepsis

Plasma in sepsis

Dania Fischer - Heidelberg, Germany

Physiological triggers?

Physiological triggers?

Jens Meier - Linz, Austria

12:00 – 13:00

Hot topics

The recent MINT study, published in the NEJM, about transfusion strategy in acute coronary syndrome will be presented and discussed. Look out for other very hot topics.

MINT study: fresh news!

MINT study: fresh news!

Jeffrey Carson - New Jersey, USA

More to be announced

13:00 – 14:00

Industry Symposia and Workshops

14:00 – 15:00

Ingredients for PBM

In this session we will discuss other tools for PBM: the place of cell salvage, notably for cancer surgery, how PBM and ERAS could be implemented together and the place of erythropoiesis stimulating agent in preoperative setting.

Cell salvage

Cell salvage

Jonathan Waters - Pittsburgh, USA

ERAS is the way

ERAS is the way

Tina Tomić Mahečić - Zagreb, Croatia

EPO is needed

EPO is needed

Emmanuel Rineau - Angers, France

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30

Best Abstract competition

16:30 – 17:30

Bloody meat!

In this session we will discuss about management of bleeding and haemorrhage, with discussions on the massive transfusion protocols (ratio), the interest of frozen platelets, the use (or not) of PCC (with the presentation of the PROCAG study published in JAMA) and the interest of viscoelastic tests for monitoring of DOACS.

Massive transfusion: where is the ratio(cal)

Massive transfusion: where is the ratio(cal)

Alexander Vlaar - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Viscoeslastic monitoring of DOACs

Viscoeslastic monitoring of DOACs

Lidia Mora - Barcelona, Spain

PCC in trauma

PCC in trauma

Tobias Gauss - Grenoble, France

Frozen platelets

Frozen platelets

Christophe Martinaud - Paris, France

17:30 – 18:30

Launch of the 2024 PBM virtual Marathon

The WHO’s Global PBM Implementation guidance

The WHO’s Global PBM Implementation guidance

Axel Hofmann - Zurich, Switzerland

08:30-13:00

How to implement PBM in practice.

3 lectures will address education, how to educate people, the role of the blood banker for PBM programmes and an example of a preanaethesia clinic.

Participants will then be separated into 3 groups. Please come with your questions and personal experience

  • Novice: how to start a PBM programme?
  • Proficient: I’d like to speed up my programme.
  • Expert: how to implement PBM at a wider level, how to raise and lead the discussion with governments or national institutions
How to educate people

How to educate people

Patrick Meybohm - Würzburg, Germany

Can the blood banker help?

Can the blood banker help?

Aurora Espinosa - Oslo, Norway

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