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 Education credits for physicians and California Nurse contact hours
  • 86 California Lab Personnel or Florida Lab Personnel 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

AM21-11: El Desarrollo De Terapia Celular En Latino América (Cellular Therapy Development in Latin America)

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AM21-11: El Desarrollo De Terapia Celular En Latino América (Cellular Therapy Development in Latin America)

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

Identification: AM21-11

Credits: None available.

This educational session is a continuation of the topics presented in the CT Spanish sessions at the 2019 and 2020 AABB annual meetings. This time will focus on Latin America and its development in the field of CT. Initially the history of cell therapy in the world will be discussed with an emphasis on the introduction of this field in Latin American markets. These markets will be discussed by country, describe their development and acting position. Regulation of advanced therapy products in Latin America will also be discussed and barriers to the development of these therapies will be identified. The CT Spanish Subsection will utilize their monthly meetings as a platform to engage with AABB members and obtain up to date information related to their respective countries and their development. The results of our meetings & research, as well as the experiences shared by the speakers will be presented. This will only be in Spanish.

Esta sesión educativa es una continuación de los temas presentados en las sesiones de Terapia Celular (TC) sección en Español en las reuniones anuales de la AABB de los años 2019 y 2020. Esta vez se centrará en América Latina y su desarrollo en el campo de la TC. Inicialmente la historia de la TC en el mundo se discutirá con énfasis en la introducción de este campo en los mercados latinoamericanos. Estos mercados serán discutidos por país, describirán su desarrollo y posición de actual. También se discutirá la regulación de estos productos en América Latina y se identificarán barreras para el desarrollo de estas terapias. La Subsección de Terapia Celular en Español de utilizará sus reuniones mensuales como plataforma para interactuar con los miembros de la AABB y obtener información actualizada relacionada con sus respectivos países y su desarrollo. Se presentarán los resultados de nuestros encuentros e investigaciones, así como las experiencias compartidas por los ponentes. Esta sesión se celebrará en su totalidad en el idioma español.


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Standard: $25.00
Members: $20.00

AM21-12: Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals II: Immunohematology Methods and Blood Groups

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AM21-12: Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals II: Immunohematology Methods and Blood Groups

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

Identification: AM21-12

Credits: None available.

Session 2 of Blood Bank Fundamentals will explore serologic testing and blood groups.


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Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-13: Therapeutic Phlebotomy - Providing a Simple and Effective Treatment

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AM21-13: Therapeutic Phlebotomy - Providing a Simple and Effective Treatment

Oct 17, 2021 6:00pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 7:00pm

Identification: AM21-13

Credits: None available.

Phlebotomy is an ancient medical procedure that has been performed for thousands of years. In the 20th century, evidence supporting the use of therapeutic phlebotomy (TP) in conditions such as including hereditary hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and secondary iron overload became available. Despite the widespread use, TP is sometimes viewed as an orphan procedure because there is lack of standardization in how, where, and by whom the procedure is performed. This session will review complications of iron overload, indications for TP, and complications/adverse events associated with TP. Potential billing challenges will be identified and addressed. Pediatric considerations will be explored, including necessary vascular access, and relative rates of iron removal in growing patients. Finally, a blood center’s perspective on optimizing their adult TP program will be explored.


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Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-14: Evolving Use of Rh Antigen Genotyping for Improved Red Cell Transfusion Matching

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AM21-14: Evolving Use of Rh Antigen Genotyping for Improved Red Cell Transfusion Matching

Oct 17, 2021 6:00pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 7:00pm

Identification: AM21-14

Credits: None available.

Alloimmunization to non-ABO antigens is one of the most common complications of blood transfusions. Blood group antigen profiling and prophylactic antigen matching have reduced but not eliminated alloimmunization. DNA-based genotyping methods enable accurate prediction of most blood group antigen phenotypes. Compared to traditional serologic typing, genotyping is particularly useful for patients with recent transfusion or to identify low frequency antigens for which serologic reagents are not available. Genotyping can also identify variant RH alleles that are common in patients with sickle cell disease, allowing more precise matching between patients and blood donors. In this session, we will review the challenges for blood group antigen genotyping focusing on Rh antigens, and discuss strategies to incorporate genotyping results to improve red cell matching and prevent alloimmunization.


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

AM21-15: Pediatric Cellular Therapy: An Overview from Collections to Alpha/Beta Depletions

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AM21-15: Pediatric Cellular Therapy: An Overview from Collections to Alpha/Beta Depletions

Oct 17, 2021 6:00pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 7:00pm

Identification: AM21-15

Credits: None available.

Pediatric advanced therapies are an exciting, complex and evolving field. Autologous collections require collaboration between flexible apheresis services and the clinical/research team for success, including quality and reducing error. Mobilization, collection and processing methods impact the final therapeutic product. For haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation, Alpha/Beta T-cell Depletion has transformed the approach to donor selection and significantly expanded availability. A modern approach is sophisticated ex vivo processing of the donor graft to remove those cells most responsible for causing GVHD. This session will present examples and discuss the ongoing therapeutic diversification and development in cellular therapy protocols, which will require international collaboration to improve standardization, efficiency, and quality.


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Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-16: Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals III: Transfusion Medicine Physiology and Pathophysiology

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AM21-16: Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals III: Transfusion Medicine Physiology and Pathophysiology

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

Identification: AM21-16

Credits: None available.

Session 3 of Blood Bank Fundamentals will apply serologic testing and transfusion practice to challenging patient scenarios.


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Standard: $25.00

AM21-18: Quality Essentials for Blood Banks/Transfusion Services and Blood Centers

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AM21-18: Quality Essentials for Blood Banks/Transfusion Services and Blood Centers

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

Identification: AM21-18

Credits: None available.

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err Is Human, the majority of medical errors result from faulty systems and processes, not individuals. Because errors are caused by system or process failures, it is important to adopt various process-improvement techniques to identify inefficiencies and preventable errors to then influence changes associated with systems. The seven basic quality tools and strategies for quality improvement include cause-and-effect diagram, check sheet, control chart, histogram, pareto chart, flowchart and 5 whys.


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Moderator(s):
  • Tracie Nichols, MS, MLS(ASCP), SBB, Technical Specialist, Accreditation and Quality, AABB
Speaker(s):
Members: $20.00
Standard: $25.00

AM21-19: Informatics Tools for Transfusion Support of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplant Recipients

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AM21-19: Informatics Tools for Transfusion Support of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplant Recipients

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

Identification: AM21-19

Credits: None available.

This session will illustrate how to leverage lab information system (LIS) and electronic health record (EHR) tools for communication and control of hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant (HPCT) recipient transfusion needs and will be applicable to multiple lab information and electronic health record systems. The session will also include an introduction to transfusion support for HPCT recipients. Examples of EHR designs will demonstrate how to streamline blood ordering processes to limit frequent addition or removal of special attributes and communicate transfusion needs. We will also present LIS-based solutions to hardwire selection of red blood cell and plasma-containing products based on donor and recipient ABO types and allow for safe electronic crossmatch. Potential software limitations will also be discussed.


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Standard: $25.00

AM21-20: Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals IV: Donor Collection, Blood Products, Laboratory Management and Blood Bank Quality

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AM21-20: Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Fundamentals IV: Donor Collection, Blood Products, Laboratory Management and Blood Bank Quality

Oct 17, 2021 6:00pm ‐ Oct 17, 2021 7:00pm

Identification: AM21-20

Credits: None available.

This last session of Blood Bank Fundamentals will define and apply blood center details, quality/lab operations and management, then close with a review of what to expect for the BB and SBB exams.


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Standard: $25.00

AM21-21: Challenges and Triumphs from the Implementation of Major Donor Eligibility Changes during a Global Pandemic

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AM21-21: Challenges and Triumphs from the Implementation of Major Donor Eligibility Changes during a Global Pandemic

Oct 18, 2021 10:00am ‐ Oct 18, 2021 11:00am

Identification: AM21-21

Credits: None available.

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges to meet blood supply demands, thus resulting in significant blood shortages. As a means to mitigate shortages, the FDA released revised guidance for HIV, malaria, and vCJD that contained numerous recommendations for changes in donor deferral. These recommendations required the development and release of the Donor History Questionnaire (DHQ) v2.1. Even under normal circumstances, implementation of major donor deferral changes requires significant time and resources. This was exacerbated by the pandemic. In this session, the AABB Donor History Task Force and others will present the following:

  • An overview of resources to aid in implementation of the Donor History Questionnaire (DHQ)
  • Data collected through surveys and focus groups detailing challenges and successes in implementing the DHQ v2.1 during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • First-hand experience from a blood center in overcoming challenges and finding opportunities during the pandemic

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Standard: $25.00