The International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are pleased to announce the 26th annual International Workshop on “Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens”. The Workshop will be held in Krakow, Poland on 22 – 23 May 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center.
This International Workshop on Blood-borne Pathogens will address the detection, inactivation and epidemiology of new and old agents, that threaten the safety of blood components and plasma derivatives including the costs and regulation of safety interventions. The scientific programme will maintain valuable and important elements of the previous Workshops, including open and inclusive discussion between all stakeholders and will also include contributions from researchers and colleagues beyond the immediate field of transfusion. Each session of the programme will provide in-depth, up to date coverage by recognised experts of current and emerging issues of blood safety, as well as educational content for those delegates new to the field.
Who should attend?
The Workshop is a highly regarded international event, attracting delegates from more than 30 countries. The Workshop will, as always, be valuable to all professionals with an interest in maintaining the safety of the blood supply for patients including: blood establishments, doctors and health care providers, industry, regulatory authorities, patient organisations, academia and any new entrants to the field of blood safety.
We warmly invite you to attend this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Krakow for what we hope and expect will be an exciting and productive Workshop!
Dr Paul Strengers, Executive Director IPFA
Dr Michael Chudy, Head Molecular Virology PEI
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