Part 2: Lots to celebrate as ISBT comes to Toronto: Local Day

Held in Toronto, the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) kicked off with a “Local Day” on Saturday June 2nd. Organized by the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine, and chaired by Dr. Katerina Pavenski, Local Day focused on Canadian advances in transfusion medicine over the years: past, present, and future.

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Lots to celebrate as ISBT comes to Toronto

Earlier this month, the international community of transfusion medicine and science professionals converged on Toronto, Ontario, for the 35th Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT). Held every other year at different locations around the globe, the ISBT congress is one of the main knowledge sharing and networking events in the field of transfusion. This year was the first time since 2002 that the ISBT congress was held in Canada.

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Looking back to look forward: Bethune’s legacy of innovation celebrated at the 2018 Norman Bethune Symposium

On April 10th, 2018, the Centre for Blood Research presented its 8th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium. This event honours Canadian physician, Dr. Norman Bethune, who in the 1930s spearheaded the implementation of the earliest practical mobile blood collection and distribution systems. 

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James Kreppner Award goes to University of Saskatchewan’s Alana Cattapan

Alana Cattapan, assistant professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded the Canadian Blood Services’ James Kreppner Award ($43,275) to study the issues related to the commercialization of blood and tissue in Canada. 

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