AfSBT Congress in 2018 will have a four days programme under the theme of “Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality: The Role of Safe Blood Transfusion”

The programme will cover the following subjects:

  • Legislation and regulation
  • Overview on Maternal and Child Health Programmes
  • Update in clinical transfusion practice
  • Essential organizational structures for blood collection
  • Scientific and technical developments in transfusion practice
  • Quality management
  • Immunohematology, cellular therapies and immunogenetics

The scientific committee is still working on other innovative topics, based on which sessions will be planned over the available four days. Professional Speakers are being sourced to maximize delegates Return on Investment (ROI). The program has also included social functions such as welcome reception the evening before the event, an opening ceremony in the morning of the congress and a gala dinner the evening of day four to compliment delegates stay.

Tentative programme skeleton

DATE Time Topic Speakers
18 June 2018 Arrivals of participants
19 June 2018 ISBT Academy Day
08h45 – 09h30 Registration of participants
09h30 – 10h00 Opening remarks
10h00 – 10h30 Group Photo / Coffee Break
10h30 – 11h00 Review Agenda, Conference objectives, Administrative remarks
11h00 – 13h00 Session 01
13h00 – 14h00 Lunch Break
14h00 – 17h00 Session 02
17h00 – 17h30 Closing remarks
20 June 2018 09h00 – 13h00 Session 01
13h00 – 14h00 Lunch Break
14h00 – 17h00 Session 02
17h00 – 17h30 Closing remarks
21 June 2018 09h00 – 13h00 Session 01
13h00 – 14h00 Lunch Break
14h00 – 17h00 Session 02
17h00 – 17h30 Closing remarks
22 June 2018 09h00 – 13h00 Session 01
13h00 – 14h00 Lunch Break
14h00 – 17h00 Session 02
17h00 – 17h30 Closing remarks
23 June 2018 Departure