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Transfusion

RHD Symposium

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Describe basic RHD genetics & biochemistry
  • Discuss the complexity in the determining RhD antigen status in individuals with a serologic weak D phenotype
  • List current recommendations from the participants of the AABB/CAP 2015 working party

Speaker: Sue Johnson MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB

  • P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Transfusion

RhD Molecular Testing featuring Joann Moulds, PhD

Webinar Objectives: 

  • History of RH
  • Nomenclature: Who is right, Who is wrong?
  • Lack of RH Gene Expression
  • RhD Negative Genotypes in Blacks
  • Weak D Polymorphism
  • Clinical Considerations for Partial D

Speaker: Joann Moulds, PhD

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Le système RH : le gène RHD – Partie II, Présentation de cas pratiques

Objectif du webinaire: 

  • Rappel Système RH- Variants
  • Techniques D'explorations
  • Cas pratiques

Orateur: Dr. LAGET Laurine 

  • French
  • 1 hour

Le système RH: le gène RHD

Objectif du webinaire: 

  • Presentation du Système RH
  • Haplotypes et Fréquences alléliques
  • Variants RHD

Orateur: Dr. Laget & Dr. Izard

  • French
  • 1 hour

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All ABOut Blood Types with LeeAnn Walker, MEd, MT(ASCP)SBB

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Identify the genetic mechanism for the inheritance of the ABH blood group antigen, including the Bombay phenotype
  • Differentiate the transferases and biochemical structures of the ABH antigens
  • Evaluate the characteristics of and relationship between antigens and antibodies in the ABO system
  • Identify lectin reagents that show ABO blood groups specifically
  • Assess the effects of disease and age on production of ABO antigens and antibodies
  • Classify the A and B antigens into subgroups, including serologic characteristics, number of antigen site and frequency in the population

Speaker: LeeAnn Walker, MEd, MT(ASCP)SBB

  • ACHI, P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Antibody Detection Testing: What? When? Why?

Webinar Objectives:

  • Discuss the purpose of antibody detection testing and techniques.
  • Examine reagents used in antibody detection and crossmatch including potentiators and reagent red blood cells.
  • Compare antibody detection testing to crossmatch testing

Speaker: Tricia Sanders

 

  • P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Antibody Identification: Rule Out – Rule In - Ruler!

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Explain the fundamental principles of evaluating reactivity in antibody identification studies
  • Understand the differences in ruling-in antibodies (specifically conformation) and ruling-out antibodies (antibody exclusion)
  • Perform uncomplicated antibody exclusions and comfirmation
  • Discuss exceptions in and limitations of antibody exclusion rules

Speaker: Jan Hamilton MS,MT(ASCP)SBB

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

DAT, Auto Controls & Eluates: They are Not Just for the Reference Lab

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Compare and contrast the indirect antiglobulin test (IAT) and direct antiglobulin test (DAT)
  • DAT reagents
  • Possible causes of a positive DAT
  • Elution types with application (Lui, Acid)

Speaker: Jay Slayten MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

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From C to e & the Rhs in Between with Margaret A. Keller, PhD.

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Review the Rh proteins and Rh genes
  • Review Rh terminology
  • Illustrate the challenges of serologic Rh antigen typings and how molecular methods can help
  • Discuss the AABB recommendations regarding use of RHD genotyping to resolve serologic weak D phenotype
  • Use cases to illustrate how RHD genotyping can aid in determination of risk of alloimmunization
  • Demonstrate how RH allele matching can be used to find compatible blood for a patient with an antibody to a high prevalence of RH antigen

Speaker: Margaret A. Keller, PhD.

  • P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Blood Donation and Component Preparation with Heather Vaught, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM SBB

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Describe the process for collection of whole blood and apheresis components
  • Describe the process for manufacturing components from whole blood
  • Define the storage intervals for transfusable blood components
  • Describe the process for perioperative blood salvage

Speaker: Heather Vaught, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM SBB

  • ACHI, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Liquid Gold: Platelet Testing with Ralph R. Vassallo, MD, FACP

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Review shared and unique antigen present on platelets
  • Discuss antigen typing & antibody screening/identification
  • Touch on disease-specific testing and management strategies

Speaker: Ralph R. Vassallo, MD, FACP

  • ACHI, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

The Jolly Blood Banker and “Other” Blood Groups with Jill Storry, PhD

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Discuss MNS, Kell, Lewis, Duffy and Kidd blood systems
  • Discuss JK alleles that encode weak antigen expression

Speaker: Jill Storry, PhD

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

The Wide Array of Potentiators with Rebecca Coward MT(ASCP) SBB

Webinar Objectives: 

  • How Potentiators work
  • IgM vs IgG antibodies
  • Antibody Detection Test (IAT)
  • Chemical treatment of Red Blood Cells
  • W.A.R.M. TM  Immucor
  • Column Agglutination Testing
  • Solid Phase Red Cell Adherence
  • The wide array of Potentiators: How to choose and apply

Speaker: Rebecca Coward MT(ASCP) SBB

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Introduction to Capture

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Define solid phase technology
  • Recall the steps for processing a capture Assay
  • Interpret Capture results
  • Identify the Capture products offered by Immucor
  • Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 20 minutes

Transfusion

Capture Strips

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Identify the Capture Strips and Plates
  • Define how these strips and plates are used in Capture testing
  • P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 30 minutes

Transfusion

Capture Reagents

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Identify Capture Reagents
  • Define purpose of Capture Reagents
  • P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 30 minutes

Transplant

COVID-19 & Convalescent Plasma

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Background
  • Methods to obtain access for CCP
  • NYC & the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • CUIMC CCP clinical trials
  • Impact on transfusion service operations

Speaker: Joseph Schwartz 

  • ACHI, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Donaciones voluntarias de sangre durante tiempos del COVID experiencias de Argentina Peru Colombia

Objetivos del seminario web: 

  • El Objectivo principal de la donaión de sangre es seguir manteniendo stock de hemocomponentes con donaciones de sangre de personas altruistas, para tener una sociedad saludable y con cultra de donaión

Oradora: Dr. Juan Zebieta Cabanillas

  • Spanish
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Transfusion Reaction: What? How? What Now?, Part I with Margo R Rollins, MD

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Define and categorize transfusion reactions
  • Describe clinical manifestations of specific transfusion reactions
  • Discuss patient evaluation and management when transfusion reactions is suspected

Speaker: Margo R Rollins, MD 

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Transfusion Reaction: What? How? What Now?, Part 2 with Margo R Rollins, MD

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Define and categorize transfusion reactions
  • Describe clinical manifestations of specific transfusion reactions
  • Discuss patient evaluation and management when transfusion reactions is suspected

Speaker: Margo R Rollins, MD 

  • Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Management of TRALI

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Define transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and the role of HLA antibodies in TRALI
  • Describe the properties of HLA antibodies and how these properties are incorporated into TRALI mitigated strategies
  • Review the incidence, potential causes, and differential diagnosis of TRALI
  • Discuss the current AABB standards and recommendations related to the prevention, reduction, and investigation of TRALI
  • Discuss HLA Antibody testing methods and TRALI reduction program at Rhode Island Blood Center

Speakers: Dr. Massimo Mangiola  Christine Beritela, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

  • English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Transfusion

Crossmatch Test

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Define Pretransfusion Testing
  • Recognize the Pretransfusion Processing Steps
  • Identify the Purpose of the Crossmatch Test
  • Recognize Characteristics of Serologic and Computer Crossmatch Methoids
  • P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Direct Antiglobulin Test

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Define Direct Antiglobulin Tests (DATs)
  • Recognize Applications of the DAT
  • Identify Reagents used in the DAT
  • Interpret DAT Results
  • P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Introduction to Blood Banking

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Hospitals and Blood Donar systems
  • Blood Banks and Blood Transfusion
  • Patient testing in Blood Banks
  • Safe Blood Transfusion
  • Blood Collection
  • P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 30 minutes

Transfusion

ISBT 2021: Strategic Partner for the Daily Challenges in the Clinical Laboratory

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Background
  • Transfusion Service Activity
  • Evolution in Technology
  • ABO titration for IgM Anti-A & Anti-B in full automation
  • Platelet Deficiency  - HIT
  •  Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia

Speaker: Susanna Bresciani   Silvia Ferrari 

  • English
  • 37 minutes

Transfusion

Reaching for the Future in Transfusion Medicine with Education: Lab Week '20

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Importance and significance in continuing education initiatives within the blood banking community

Speaker: Jay Slayten MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

  • ACHI, P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Red Blood Cells

Webinar Objectives: 

  • What is and Red Blood Cell (RBC) and What is its importance
  • RBC Critical Functions
  • RBC Lifecycle and Membrane Structure
  • Antigens on Membrane Surface
  • Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 50 minutes

Transfusion

Sensitive or Resistant: Let's Talk about Enzymes

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Describe the functions of enzymes on red blood cells
  • Compare enzyme treatment to chemical treatment
  • Discuss the use of enzyme treated red blood cells in antibody detection and identification pathways

Speaker: Tricia Sanders 

  • Florida, P.A.C.E®, California
  • English
  • 1 hour

Uso de Type & Screen en un Laboratorio de Emergencias por Lizette Fernandez MPH

Objetivos del seminario web: 

  • Identification
  • Protocolo Type and Screen
  • Procesamiento

Oradora: Lizette Fernandez

  • Spanish
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Justice League Takes on Immunohematology Case Studies

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Discuss and interpret interactive immunohematology case studies

Speaker: Monica Kalvelage

  • Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

ISHI Webinar: Impact of NGS Based HLA Typing in the Transplantation of Solid Organs and Disease Associations

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Brief review of the technology and its key characteristics
  • The significant impact of HLA Typing by NGS by solid organ transplantation
  • Explain limitations of the current technologies utilized in the clinical labs and how Nanopore sequencing may provide a better solution
  • Present data showing the informative application of NGS for a more complete assessment of the role of HLA genomic polymorphisms in disease association studies

Speaker: Dimitri Monos Ph.D.

  • ACHI
  • English
  • 1 hour 15 minutes

Transplant

ISHI Webinar: Improving Organ Donation in India

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Ethical issues on the way to self sufficiency: How to improve organ transplantation in India

Speaker: Vivik Kute

  • English
  • 1 hour 15 minutes

Transplant

ISHI Webinar: Treatment of Late Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Webinar Objectives:

  • Discussion of treatment of late antibody-meditated rejection

Speaker: Georg Böhmig

  • English
  • 1 hour 15 minutes

Transplant

ISHI Webinar: Mismatches and acceptable antibodies in kidney transplantation

Webinar Objectives

  • Unfavorable mismatches and acceptable antibodies in kidney transplantation

Speaker: Rajalingam Raja

  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

ISHI Webinar: Clinical Utility of Pharmacogenomics: The Coming Age of Precision Transplantation

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Background
  • Pharmacogenomics (PGx) as a tool for precision medicine (PM) in solid organ & hemopoietic cell transplantation
  • PGx testing in other specialties
  • Direct-to-customer PGx testing
  • Overcoming barriers to implementing PGx testing

Speaker: Medhat Askar

  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

ISHI Webinar: Effects of HLA Antibodies on Endothelial Cells: Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Main Mechanisms
  • Clinical and histological manifestations
  • Role in diagnostics
  • Immunopathological mechanisms and experimental elements
  • Current and emerging therapies

Speaker: Nicole M Valenzuela 

  • English
  • 1 hour 15 minutes

Transplant

New Frontiers in Epitope Matching with PIRCHE

Webinar Objectives:

  • PICHE vs HLA
  • Long- and Short-term effects
  • How PIRCHE enhances antibody diagnostics
  • PIRCHE walk through

Speaker: Matthias Niemann

  • ACHI, Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

An Introduction to PIRCHE in Solid Organ Transplantation

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Podcast style presentation with PIRCHE experts analyzing new frontiers in epitope matching

Speaker: Martha Deconinck  Matthias Niemann  Timothy Boadi​

  • Florida, P.A.C.E®, ACHI
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Workload Reduction in the Transfusion Service due to the Implementation of PreciseType™

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Review the scope of BeadChip PreciseType@ testing
  • Discuss published indications for RBC genotyping in patients
  • Describe Northwestern Memorial Hospital approach
  • Examine benefits of DNA phenotyping in subsequent workups
  • Discuss questions and comments

Speaker: Glenn Ramsey

  • P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Understanding the Benefits of Molecular Testing in Multiply Transfused Patients

Webinar Objectives:

  • Review RBC alloimmunization persistence despite advances in serologic testing
  • Discuss limitations of serological testing
  • PreciseType@ HEA RBC genetic  testing helps overcome these limitations
  • Clinical applications
  • Questions and Answers

Speaker: Cassandra Josephson

  • P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 35 minutes

Transfusion

Molecular Testing in the Blood Bank: Case Studies & Reimbursement Testimonial

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Describe the application of molecular testing in the hospital donor center and transfusion service
  • Discuss the impact of molecular testing on serologic antibody identification workups through case studies
  • List the benefits of leveraging software to simultaniously view serology and molecular testing

Speakers: Jessie Singer MT (ASCP)  Cassandra Josephson MD

  • Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Genotipificación y su Aplicación en la Medicina Transfusional por Maria Antonieta Nunez PhD

Objetivos del seminario web: 

  • Genotipificación y su Aplicación en la Medicina Transfusional

Oradora: Maria Antonieta Nunez PhD

  • Spanish
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Advanced Antibody Work-Up Techniques: MMA & Molecular Testing

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Define Monocyte Monolayer Assay (MMA) and determine when it should be considered
  • Understand the role of molecular testing in the blood bank
  • Evaluate the application of MMA and molecular testing using a case study approach

Speaker: Katrina Bilingsley

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Benefits of Blood Group Genotyping in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia & Hgb S Screening of Blood Donors

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Brazilian experience and clinical benefits of blood group genotyping in patents with SCD and thalassemia
  • Molecular matching
  • RH genotyping in patients with SCD and donors

Speaker: Connie Westhoff, PhD

  • Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

La prise en charge transfusionnelle chez les patients drépanocytaires

Objectif du webinaire: 

  • Les syndromes drépanocytaires
  • Diagnostic Biologique
  • Complications
  • et plus encore

Orateur: Dr. C. Chabrieres

  • French
  • 1 hour

Transfusion

Sickle Cell: In the Transfusion Service & In Real Life

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Introduction to Blood Bank basics
  • Discuss limitations of serologic phenotyping
  • Description of RBC molecular typing and potential advantages over serologic typing
  • Application of RBC molecular typing

Speaker: Ross M Fasano

  • Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

LIFECODES Single Antigen - Part 4: Optimization of HLA Antibody Testing

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Optimization of HLA antibody testing
  • Rapid Optimized Single Antigen Bead (ROB) protocol for LABscreen (Human Immunology 2017)
  • Enhanced ROB protocols for LIFECODES LSA
  • Development of a novel, prozone-resistant Dual Antibody Rapid Test (DART) protocol for LABscreen (ASHI Quarterly 2017)

Speaker: Robert Liwski

  • ACHI, P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

LIFECODES Single Antigen - Part 3: Testing for HLA Antibodies: with Dr. Michael Gautreaux

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Basis of Antibody testing
  • ASHI scoring system
  • Assay Classification
  • Luminex summary

Speaker: Dr. Michael Gautreaux

  • ACHI, P.A.C.E®, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

LIFECODES Single Antigen - Part 2: Conquering the Prozone Effect

Webinar Objectives: 

  • SAB Assay
  • Complement blocking
  • HLA antibody specificity analysis

Speaker: Dr. Richard Battle 

  • ACHI, Florida
  • English
  • 1 hour

Transplant

LIFECODES Single Antigen - Part I: Lowering the Denatured Antigen Barrier

Webinar Objectives

  • Challenges with single antigen testing
  • HLA Class I Structural Variants - "Denatured Antigens"
  • Conclusions from in-house studies
  • Best practices in single antigen testing

Speaker: Bryan Ray

  • ACHI, Florida, P.A.C.E®
  • English
  • 1 hour

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