Day/date Time   Session  Time Topic Speaker Chairpersons 
Fri 22 June  08:30-10:30 Plenary 4 Scientific and technical developments in transfusion practice  08:30-08:50 Transfusion history Kamel Boukef, Tunisia Konate Seidou, Cote d’ivoire
08:50-09:10 Safe cryoprecipitate (Cryo-VI, virus inactivated) and reduction of inhibitors in patients with severe hemophilia A Jean-Claude Faber, Luxembourg Imelda Bates,   UK
09:10-09:30 Update on Mini-pool Plasma Fractionation  Magdy El Ekiaby, Egypt Ravi Reddy, South Africa 
Plenary 5 Education and training  09:30-09:45 AfSBT Education programme  JB Tapko Magdalena Lyimo, Tanzania
09:45-10:00 Training on blood transfusion in Africa Saliou Diop, Senegal Edward Murphy, USA
10:00-10:15 Professional Training Center in Blood Transfusion of the National Agency for Blood Transfusion of Benin Ludovic Yaovi Anani, Benin Paul Ashford, UK
10:15-10:30 Management development for strengthening of centrally coordinated blood transfusion systems Martin Smid , Netherlands  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break        
11:00-12:30 Parallel 11 Preparation and use of blood component and miscellaneous 11:00-11:20 The use of cryopreserved platelets in the treatment of polytraumatic patients and patients with massive bleeding  Milos Bohonek, Czech Republic  Magdy El Ekiaby, Egypt
11:20-11:40 Local preparation of cryo (viral-inactivated cryo-IV) in developing countries- the global initiative  Jean-Claude Faber, Luxembourg Britta Lohrke, Namibia 
11:40-12:00 Enhancing blood cold chain management utilising solar powered refrigerators – Zimbabwe validation results Judith J Parirewa, Zimbabwe

12:00-12:15 Technology improvement in blood screening: Malawi experience

Thom Land Mfune, Malawi  
12:15-12:30 SANBS proficiency testing programme  Yvette Mcgorrell , South Africa  
Parallel 12 Quality management 11:00-11:20 Obtaining Accreditation for AfSBT Step-Wise Accreditation Programme Lesley Bust, South Africa Yetmgeta E. Abdella, WHO EMRO
11:20-11:40 Challenges in sustaining an accredited blood service Chrispen Dandavare, Zimbabwe Dunstan Haule, Tanzania 
11:40-12:00 Effective implementation of change in BTS and audit training as an approach to achieving accreditation Christine Bales, AABB  
12:00-12:15 Effective Corrective Action – Getting to the Root of it Glynis Bowie , South Africa  
12:15-12:30 Survey of facilities for appropriate training in blood transfusion, in Anglophone West Africa Adewuyi  J O, Nigeria  
Parallel 13 Blood establishment computer system  11:00-11:20 Homemade Informatics systems Paul Ashford, UK  
11:20-11:40 Implementation  of BMS in blood services Claudio Zaugg, Swiss Red Cross Faten Moftah, Egypt 
11:40-12:00 Maintenance of a computerized blood bank management system: Zimbabwe’s five-year review  Tonderai Mapako, Zimbabwe Magdalena Lyimo, Tanzania
12:00-12:15 Research potential in an open access blood safety document database   Emily Avera, USA Justina Ansah, Ghana
12:15-12:30 Promoting the use of information and communication technologies in African blood services: role of AfSBT ITWG Tonderai Mapako, Zimbabwe  
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break Group photo commemoration of WBDD    
14:00-15:00 Closure of Congress