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Welcome | Jens Meier, Linz, Austria


08:05 – 08:30

Keynote Speech

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

08:30 – 09:30

Cooking PBM implementation

ChairsMaria Beatrice RondinelliRome Italy
 Jens MeierLinzAustria

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.

Picture of The Lusophone sauce (guide)

The Lusophone sauce (guide)

Diana Castro Pauperio, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Picture of The French sauce (finance)

The French sauce (finance)

Sigismond Lasocki - Angers, France

Picture of Nordic countries: still at antipasti

Nordic countries: still at antipasti

Agneta Wikman - Stockholm, Sweden

09:30- 10:30

Predicting the needs

ChairsGiovanni InghilleriRome Italy
 Elvira BisbeBarcelonaSpain

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.

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14 is the target

Jose Antonio Garcia Erce - Zargoza, Spain

10:30 – 11:00

Meet with industry 

Coffee Break 

11:00 – 12:00

More or less?

ChairsTina Tomić Mahečić ZagrebCroatia
 Lidia MoraBarcelonaSpain

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.

Picture of Fibrinogen the higher the better !

Fibrinogen the higher the better !

Kai Zacharowski - Frankfurt, Germany

Picture of Washing or rejuvenating red cells

Washing or rejuvenating red cells

Gavin Murphy - Leicester, United Kingdom

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Platelet transfusion, where are we?

Alexander Vlaar - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

12:00 – 13:00

The girl side!

ChairsAgneta Wikman StockholmSweden
 Toby RichardsLondonUK

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

Picture of Iron Deficiency during pregnancy

Iron Deficiency during pregnancy

Vernon Louw - Cape Town, South Africa

Picture of Treatment of Anaemia during Pregnancy

Treatment of Anaemia during Pregnancy

Vanessa Neef - Frankfurt, Germany

Picture of Post-partum anaemia

Post-partum anaemia

Charlotte Holm - Copenhagen, Denmark

13:00 – 14:00

Industry Symposium and Meet-the-Expert

14:00 – 15:00

Sides (effects) management

ChairsRavishankar Rao BaikadyLondon UK
 Aurora EspinosaOsloNorway

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.

Picture of Is hypophosphatemia clinically relevant?

Is hypophosphatemia clinically relevant?

Giovanni Inghilleri - Rome, Italy

Picture of Thromboprophylaxis in head trauma: when?

Thromboprophylaxis in head trauma: when?

Tobias Gauss - Grenoble, France

15:00 – 16:00

Industry Symposium

16:00 – 17:00

Poster session

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00


ChairsVernon LouwCape TownSouth Africa
 Sarah LessireNamurBelgium

There are 2 pro-con debates:

1. Post-operative anaemia: IV iron or oral?

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Pro IV

Rao Baikady Ravishankar - London, United Kingdom

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Pro oral - no iron

Elvira Bisbe - Barcelona, Spain

2. PBM is cost effective

Picture of Yes


Axel Hofmann - Perth, Australia

Picture of No


Gavin Murphy - Leicester, United Kingdom


Welcome Reception


Networking Evening

08:00 – 09:00

SABM Session – Cooking PBM with an American Sauce

ChairsSigismond LasockiAngersFrance
 Axel HofmannPerthAustralia

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

Picture of Managing anaemia in heart failure

Managing anaemia in heart failure

Linda Shore-Lesserson, New York, USA

Picture of Anaemia is a disease not a number

Anaemia is a disease not a number

Matthew Warner, Minnesota, USA

09:00 – 10:00

Industry Symposium and Meet-the-Expert

10:00 – 11:00

Poster session

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Bloody meat!

ChairsKai ZacharowskiFrankfurtGermany
 Jonathan WatersPittsburghUSA

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.

Picture of Massive transfusion: where is the ratio(nale)

Massive transfusion: where is the ratio(nale)

Alexander Vlaar - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Picture of Viscoeslastic monitoring of DOACs

Viscoeslastic monitoring of DOACs

Lidia Mora - Barcelona, Spain

Picture of PCC in trauma

PCC in trauma

Tobias Gauss - Grenoble, France

Picture of Frozen platelets

Frozen platelets

Christophe Martinaud - Paris, France

12:00 – 13:00

Hot topics

ChairsJens MeierLinzAustria
 Sigismond LasockiAngersFrance

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.

Picture of MINT study: fresh news!

MINT study: fresh news!

Jeffrey Carson - New Jersey, USA

More to be announced

13:00 – 14:00

Industry Symposium

14:00 – 15:00

Ingredients for PBM

ChairsDania FischerHeidelbergGermany
 Jose Antonio Garcia ErceZargozaSpain

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.

Picture of Cell salvage

Cell salvage

Jonathan Waters - Pittsburgh, USA

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ERAS is the way

Tina Tomić Mahečić - Zagreb, Croatia

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EPO is needed

Emmanuel Rineau - Angers, France

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30

Best Abstract Competition

ChairsVernon LouwCape TownSouth Africa
 Elvira BisbeBarcelonaSpain

16:30 – 17:30

The general recipes of transfusion
ChairsDiana Castro PauperioVila Nova de GaiaPortugal
 Vincenzo De AngelisRomeItaly
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 physiological triggers for transfusion will be presented and discussed.
Picture of AABB updated transfusion guidelines

AABB updated transfusion guidelines

Jeffrey Carson - New Jersey, USA

Picture of Plasma in sepsis

Plasma in sepsis

Dania Fischer - Heidelberg, Germany

Picture of Physiological triggers?

Physiological triggers?

Jens Meier - Linz, Austria

17:30 – 18:30

The WHO’s Global PBM implementation guidance

ChairsJens MeierLinzAustria
 Sigismond LasockiAngersFrance
Author picture

Axel Hofmann - Perth, Australia

Pre-registration required

Venue: Royal Carlton Hotel 


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