News & Updates
- Combined HSANZ, ANZSBT & ASTH Annual Scientific Meeting
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia 19-22 Oct 2014
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.
|World Thrombosis Day, 13 October 2014.
The Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH) plans a series of activities to celebrate World Thrombosis Day. Visit www.asth.org.au for news and updates on WTD events.
|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.
|Call for applications for the 2014 ANZSBT Awards and Grants
Members can apply for the CSL Behring Overseas Travel Grant or nominate a colleague for the Peter Schiff Award. For further information and to apply visit the Awards and Grants page. Applications close 31 July 2014.
|Asian/Pacific Islands Travel Award 2014
Applications are called for the Asian/Pacific Island Travel Award of up to AUD2,000 to assist a person from a resource poor country in the East Asia or the Pacific Island nations to attend the HSANZ/ANZSBT/ASTH Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth 19-22 October 2014. For further information and to apply visit the Awards and Grants page. Applications close 28 July 2014.
|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
|ISBT Seoul 2014
33rd International Congress of the ISBT, Seoul, Korea, 31 May - 5 June 2014
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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