2021 Annual Meeting On-Demand: Full Access (Sun-Tues Sessions)


By far the best value to watch all the educational sessions from the 2021 AABB Annual Meeting and earn continuing education credit. This package includes 85 sessions which are eligible for up to:

  • 86 General Participation credits
  • 70 Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) for physicians
  • 86 California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel or California Nurse contact hours.

If purchasing each session individually the cost is $1,690/$2,110 (member/nonmember). Access is available through December 31, 2023 so purchase this package today.

Residents/Fellows/Students – AABB is pleased to offer a reduced rate of $149/$199 (that’s more than $350 off the list price). Simply email a signed a letter from your institution/Program Director and/or current student transcript verifying your status to eLearning@aabb.org.

Virtual meeting attendees - AABB will extend the discounted price of $249/$299 (member/nonmember) for purchase of this package. Contact eLearning@aabb.org to receive a promocode to use to register.

Purchase of this package includes the on-demand recording and a downloadable MP3 audio file (in the original recorded language) for each session. Closed captioning in Spanish and English is also available for most sessions. Some speaker handouts may be available, but in general, presentation handouts are not available/included.

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Standard: $599.00
Members: $499.00

Products

AM21-01: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Future Landscape of Education and Training in Transfusion Medicine

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AM21-01: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Future Landscape of Education and Training in Transfusion Medicine

Oct 17, 2021 11:15am ‐ Oct 17, 2021 12:15pm

Identification: AM21-01

Credits: None available.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives, including education and training in transfusion medicine. We have implemented virtual learning and adapted in-person rotations to meet social distancing guidelines. As we look back on the adjustments made in the last year, we realize that the COVID-19 pandemic has already influenced the future landscape of education and training in transfusion medicine. In this session, we will share successful strategies utilized in both physician and technologist training programs. We will address the challenges faced and outcome data associated with these adaptations to traditional instruction. Finally, we will discuss which modifications have proven advantageous and which may outlive pandemic restrictions.


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Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-02: Maintaining an Adequate Platelet and Plasma Supply Through a Multifaceted Approach to Avoid Critical Shortages

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AM21-02: Maintaining an Adequate Platelet and Plasma Supply Through a Multifaceted Approach to Avoid Critical Shortages

Oct 17, 2021 11:15am ‐ Oct 17, 2021 12:15pm

Identification: AM21-02

Credits: None available.

Decreasing platelet donors and increasing usage due to an aging population with losses due to new sampling requirements for bacteria detection may lead to shortages. Recent changes to deferral policies (e.g.,12 to 3 months) speak to the need to retain more donors. Pathogen reduction technologies (PRT) could allow further deferral relaxation (e.g., deferrals for men who have had sex with other men or travel to malaria endemic countries) and replacement of screening to increase platelet and plasma availability. To maintain blood supply continuity amid emergence of transfusion-transmitted diseases and in times of disaster, preparedness plans including rapid scalability of PRT for the platelet and plasma supply to allow for temporary deferral relaxation and increased production would be required. The session concludes considering PRT as part of business continuity plans of blood centers and hospitals to avoid critical shortages.


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Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-03: Challenges in Apheresis Cellular Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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AM21-03: Challenges in Apheresis Cellular Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 17, 2021 11:15am ‐ Oct 17, 2021 12:15pm

Identification: AM21-03

Credits: None available.

The field of cellular therapy has become increasingly complicated in all aspects, including technical, patient, environment, and regulatory. For example, the logistics of apheresis collection as well as the utilization of fresh stem cell product have changed significantly during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In this session, different logistical solutions that apheresis collection facilities have used during the pandemic will be discussed. New regulatory requirements introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic will be reviewed (e.g new FDA guidance) and how these can be implemented into routine operations will be discussed.


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Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-04: Wizardry School of Antigens and Antibodies

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AM21-04: Wizardry School of Antigens and Antibodies

Oct 17, 2021 7:15pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 8:15pm

Identification: AM21-04

Credits: None available.

AABB’s Wizardry School of Antigens and Antibodies is back for its sixth year classes. Medical Laboratory Scientists and physicians will be challenged to demonstrate their blood bank wizarding skills in interactive case studies in this series inspired by one of our favorite wizards. Students will be presented with pretransfusion/prenatal test scenarios to practice their antibody identification magic, receive problem solving approaches from Wizardry School house faculty, and learn serologic practices from fellow blood bank professionals as all witches and wizards are encouraged to share their spells and potions using interactive audience response. “Graduate” from the sixth school year with new and/or refreshed serological knowledge and a little muggle magic.


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Speaker(s):
Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-05: Cryoprecipitated Anti-Hemophiliac Factor: Challenges, Solutions and Innovation

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AM21-05: Cryoprecipitated Anti-Hemophiliac Factor: Challenges, Solutions and Innovation

Oct 17, 2021 2:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: AM21-05

Credits: None available.

Cryoprecipitated anti-hemophiliac factor (Cryo) is transfused to patients for acquired hypofibrinogenemia, primarily due to blood loss. For the last several years, there has been a steadily increasing demand for Cryo. However, given the complexity and challenges of manufacturing Cryo, blood centers have been unable to keep up with increasing hospital demand. This supply-demand mismatch was acutely worsened due to COVID-19 related manufacturing disruptions, which has resulted in a critical shortage of the national Cryo inventory. Speakers will review current literature regarding fibrinogen replacement, and offer insights into usage trends that is driving the increased demand for Cryo. They will describe the current Cryo manufacturing challenges, especially focusing on the requirement to use FFP as the source material. This session will also dwell into solutions that the American Red Cross is considering, including consideration of manufacturing Cryo from PF24, rather than FFP.


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Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-06: Oral Abstract Session -- Blood Donation

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AM21-06: Oral Abstract Session -- Blood Donation

Oct 17, 2021 2:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: AM21-06

Credits: None available.

Oral abstract session focused on blood donation.


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Moderator(s):
  • Eric Senaldi, MD, New York Blood Center
  • Dawn Ward, Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Speaker(s):
Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-07: Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy: What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know in 2021

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AM21-07: Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy: What U.S. Hospitals Need to Know in 2021

Oct 17, 2021 2:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: AM21-07

Credits: None available.

Transfusion physicians, technologists, managers, and support staff need to have at least a basic understanding billing and coding procedures. Those who are responsible for maintaining appropriate billing and coding need to keep up with the constantly changing expectations for coding and billing. This session is designed to provide a comprehensive review of current coding and reimbursement information, including critical updates, as well as share best practices from hospitals. AABB staff will also discuss Medicare advocacy and resources to help hospitals ensure they receive appropriate payment.


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Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie Pierce, MBA, MT(ASCP), Providence Health
  • Dr. Mary Berg, MD, Professor of Clinical Practice, Pathology Medical Director, Transfusion Services, University of Colorado
Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-08: Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals I: Immunohematology Building Blocks

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AM21-08: Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals I: Immunohematology Building Blocks

Oct 17, 2021 11:15am ‐ Oct 17, 2021 12:15pm

Identification: AM21-08

Credits: None available.

This is the kick off the Blood Bank Fundamentals Program with an introduction to certification, Immunohematology/Immunology and Lab Math.


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Standard: $25.00

AM21-09: Transfusion Medicine Access in Resource-Constrained Areas

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AM21-09: Transfusion Medicine Access in Resource-Constrained Areas

Oct 17, 2021 3:45pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 4:45pm

Identification: AM21-09

Credits: None available.

The need to produce more with less is an ongoing reality in many sectors, including health care. Like developing countries, there are many resource-constrained states in the US where this reality imposes a further burden on the health care system. A state's poverty level results in increased comorbidity rates in rural populations such as cardiovascular disease and obesity. Furthermore, rural residents face significant barriers to health care access, including transfusion medicine services. In addition, rural areas are not staffed with research capabilities or staff routinely engaged in clinical research, making products that require IND and/or IRB-supported processes unfamiliar and less accessible. We will review access challenges to providing transfusion medicine services and products in resource-poor states through this presentation. Using examples and data from the recent COVID-19 pandemic, how the challenges to access TM services and products were overcome will be demonstrated.


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Speaker(s):
  • Dr. Pampee P. Young, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Biomedical Services, American Red Cross
  • Dr. Tina Ipe, MD, MPH, Division Director of Transfusion Medicine Services, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-10: Exploring Atypical and Complex Transfusion Reactions: Learning through Case Studies

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AM21-10: Exploring Atypical and Complex Transfusion Reactions: Learning through Case Studies

Oct 17, 2021 3:45pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 4:45pm

Identification: AM21-10

Credits: None available.

This session will focus on atypical, complex and combination transfusion reactions including patients presenting with unusual symptoms, with a history of complex underlying illness and with delayed onset of symptoms. Using archived case materials from multiple institutions, the attendees will be presented cases fully investigated by the Blood Bank and further enhanced by an indepth review of the patients electronic medical record. Case studies will be presented using a structured format allowing for attendee participation in determining adverse reaction category, imputability and severity of the reaction as per CDC NHSN Biovigilance Component Hemovigilance Module Surveillance Protocol.


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