News & Updates
- Combined HSANZ, ANZSBT & ASTH Annual Scientific Meeting
Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Australia 18-21 Oct 2015
scientific meeting of the Haematology Society of Australia and New
Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and
the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
|Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice
The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice is highly recognised and valued in the blood sector. The course incorporates transfusion practice guidelines and patient blood management strategies to achieve best practice in transfusion. It is endorsed by the Blood Matters Program of the Department of Health & Human Services Victoria and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. For further information and to apply visit http://www.health.vic.gov.au/bloodmatters/cert.htm
|Queen's Australian Birthday Honour
Dr Anthony Keller
was recently honoured in the Queen’s Australian Birthday Honours List. Tony becomes a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and was cited for his “…significant service to medicine, particularly transfusion and blood donor services, as a specialist, and through executive roles…” - Simon Benson, President
|bioCSL Travel Grants
bioCSL and ANZSBT are pleased to announce that five members were selected to receive travel grants from bioCSL to attend the ISBT Regional Congress in London on 27 June. On behalf of the Society I would like to congratulate: Rachal Davis, Mark Langshaw, Melinda Dean, Kylie Rushford and Gulnaaz Salaar on these awards and wish them a successful trip to the congress - Simon Benson, President.
|Expert panel consensus position statement regarding the use of Rh(D) immunoglobulin in patients with a body mass index of greater than or equal to 30
The recent update of the Rh(D) Immunoglobulin-VF Product Information by CSL Behring has generated questions from healthcare professionals regarding the implications of this change on clinical and laboratory practice. To support the healthcare community, an expert panel was convened by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and the National Blood Authority. A record of the meeting and updated frequently asked questions about the use of Rh(D) Immunoglobulin have been prepared and are available now:
|Update - Transfusion Evidence Library (TEL)
The TEL is a core activity of the Systematic Review Initiative 2001 established by the UK Blood and Transplant, supported by the UK Blood Services. Access the library via the member's area.
|World Thrombosis Day 13 October 2015
World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is one day dedicated to focussing attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood disease burden caused by thrombosis globally. Read more about WTD at www.worldthrombosisday.org.
|ANZSBT member honoured in the recent Australia Day honours list with the Order of Australia
Dr Kathryn ROBINSON of South Australia. For service to medicine in the field of haematology.
|ANZSBT members honoured in the recent Queen's birthday honours list with the Order of Australia
Members (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia.
Professor James Paton ISBISTER, of NSW. For significant service to medicine in the fields of haematology and transfusion medicine, and to professional organisations.
Professor Henry Miles PRINCE, of Victoria. For significant service to medicine, particularly through blood cancer research, improved patient care and fundraising leadership.
|ANZSBT Grants and Awards
General information on criteria and condtions for the society's grants and awards can be accessed on the Awards and Grants page. View past recipients.
|National Blood Authority Australia, Patient Blood Management Guidelines
can click straight through to the latest update and access published modules on the NBA
| Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL)
The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, incorporating the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) Survey, has released new MABEL research on whether paying specialists more encourages them to spend more time in the public sector and less in the private sector. A copy of the working paper of this research can be downloaded at this link: www.melbourneinstitute.com
scheme for ANZSBT members
(Australian Professional Acknowledgement Continuing Education) scheme
is a voluntary program that recognises continuing education, formal
courses and a wide range of professional activities which contribute
to your professional growth. ANZSBT has signed a MoU with AIMS; ANZSBT
members, like members in AACB, ASM, ASTH, are now able to take part
in the APACE program for only $30. Anyone who is not a member
of AIMS or one of the above societies is required to pay $200 per
To become involved with APACE and for more information
(on the AIMS website).
Science Series - full text access for ANZSBT members
members have full text access to the 'ISBT Science Series'
journal on the Blackwell-Synergy website.
Go to Online Journals (members
only) and click on the ISBT Science Series
NHS Blood and Transplant Initiative, Transfusion Evidence Library
Evidence Library is an up-to-date, freely available online library
of transfusion-related systematic reviews and handsearched randomised
controlled trials, fully searchable by index terms, free text, title,
author, date and study type. www.transfusionevidencelibrary.com.
Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Standard 7 Blood and
Blood Products. ACSQHC
of Prophylactic Platelet Transfusions and Prevention of Hemorrhage"
to the above article in the New England Journal of Medicine
is via www.nejm.org.
Guidelines for the Estimation of Fetomaternal Haemorrhage, update
15 July 2008
The British Committee for Standards in
Haematology (BCSH) guidelines for the estimation of fetomaternal
haemorrhage were first published in 1999. The following update document
reviewed and extended the initial guidance:
for the Estimation of Fetomaternal Haemorrhage - July 2008 (182KB)
the release of paediatric patient information kits produced by ANZSBT
in collaboration with ARCBS, BloodSafe and NZBS.
parents, children and teenagers are available to download on the ANZSBT
register to add genetic typing to blood transfusions
blood agency has announced it is setting up a registry of
blood donors that is genetically typed to ensure ease in blood
transfusions. Genome Quebec, which will team up with blood agency
Hema-Quebec, says the registry
is the first of its kind in the world.
2007, members were informed of the development of three new committees
to further enhance the workings of the society beyond the previous
scientific subcommittee. These committees have now been established
and members have been appointed by Council for a 2-year period.
See Standing Committees.
Society for Medical Research (ASMR) has a searchable online directory
of contacts and research interests for collaboration and networking.
See the ASMR Members
Grouping and Genotyping Project Information at Bloodgen's
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