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Blood Transfusion Medicine Lecture Series

Introduction
The Blood Transfusion Medicine Lecture Series is aimed towards professionals involved in the Transfusion Medicine department, particularly hospital blood bank employees. Lectures are available every Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 and offer 2.0 Contact Hours of continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) licenses. Contact hours can also be aplied to California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) license renewal. All lectures are held at the American Red Cross Blood Center on the grounds of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Goals and Objectives
Upon completion, the participant should be able to describe key concepts presented by each speaker. Each lecture has specific objectives distributed with the lecture handout.

More Information

The lecture series is presented at the American Red Cross Blood Services building on the grounds of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. 

American Red Cross Blood Services
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Driving directions and map

Each lecture is approved for 2.0 Contact Hours of continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist and Personnel licenses (Accrediting Agency number 0015). Attendees must be present for the entire program to receive credit – late arrivals will not receive credit. Certificates are given at the end of the lecture.

Schedule -  September 7 – December 7, 2016

 

 

Sept. 7, 2016

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Course Number: #0015160907
Coagulation for Blood Bankers
by Jameel Iqbal MD, PhD
Pathology/Laboratory
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
 

Sept. 14, 2016

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

 
 
Course Number: #0015160914
HLA Overview*
by Randy Smith, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CHT(ABHI)
Manager, HLA and Platelet Immunology Lab
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
 
Sept. 21, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
 
 
Course Number: #0015160921
Platelet Antibodies: Transfusion Support for Platelet Refractoriness
by Randy Smith, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CHT(ABHI)
Course Number: #0015160928
No Lecture
 
Sept. 28, 2016

 

No lecture

 

Oct. 5, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
 
 
Course Number: #0015161005
HLA and Transplantation*
by J. Michael Cecka, PhD
Professor Emeritus
UCLA Immunogenetics Center
 
Oct. 12, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM 
 
Course Number: #0015161012
The World of Stem Cell: Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Regenerative Medicine, Curing HIV Infection*
by LawrenceD. Pertz, MD
Medical Director
StemCyte, International Cord Blood Center (US)
 
Oct.19, 2016
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
 
 
Course Number: #0015161019
Patient Blood Management
by Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
Regional Medical Director
American Red Cross Blood Services, Pomona
National Cord Blood Center (US)
 
Oct. 26, 2016
 

 

No lecture due to AABB meeting

 

Nov. 2, 2016

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

 

Course Number: #0015161102

Neonatal Transfusions

by Charif Elmasri, MT(ASCP)SBB
Transfusion Medicine Manager
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 

 

 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

Registration and Fees

There is no fee to attend if you are employed in a hospital which uses Red Cross as the primary blood supplier.
Otherwise cost to attend is $15 per lecture or $125 for the entire series.
Make checks (no cash) payable to American Red Cross Blood Services and send to:

American Red Cross Blood Services
c/o Community Education, Lecture Series
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

All lecture attendees may register online, but registration will not be confirmed until any required fees are received at the above address.

Questions?

Please contact Nancy Penman
at nancy.penman@redcross.org
or call 909.859.7496.