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Fall 2012 Seminar in Transfusion Medicine

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System
Learning Center Auditorium - Building 165, Room D101
5901 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA

Program Schedule
Community Education Program Presentation #0015120920

8:00 am - 8:30 am

      

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am

 

Platelet Antibodies - Auto and Allo:
You Know More Than You Think You Know
About Immune Thrombocytopenia

Speaker: Dr. George Garratty

9:30 am - 10:30 am

  Serological Investigation of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Speaker: Pat Arndt

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Break

11:00 am – Noon 

 

Essential Elements for Successful Therapeutic Apheresis
Speaker: Dr. Joy Fridey

Noon – 1:00 pm

 

Lunch 
Lunch will be provided on the patio.
Please, no food in the new auditorium.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

 

Biologics – Cases and Complaints
Speaker: Robert Hunter

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

 

Useful Techniques for Investigating Serological Problems
Speaker: Gina Leger

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 

 

Weird and Wacky Serology
Speaker: Karen Rodberg

4:00 pm

 

Awarding of Certificates

 

Location

This seminar will be presented at
Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System
Learning Center Auditorium

Building 165, Room D101
5901 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA

Map, driving directions, parking information

Participants may enter from 7th Street or Bellflower Blvd. via Palm Road or Sam Johnson Road and park in any of the North Lots K-V. Parking is free.
PLEASE ALLOW 15 MINUTES TO WALK FROM THE PARKING LOT TO THE AUDITORIUM.
Valet parking is also available, but be prepared for a wait.

This event is NOT at the American Red Cross Donor Center.

Continuing Education Credits

This seminar has been approved for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist licensees (Accrediting Agency number 0015). Certificates will be issued to participants at the end of the seminar. Attendees must be present for the entire program to receive credit. Late arrivals will not receive credit.

Speakers in order of appearance

George Garratty, PhD, FRCPath
Scientific Director
American Red Cross Blood Services

Pat Arndt, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Senior Research Associate
American Red Cross Blood Services

Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
Regional Medical Director
American Red Cross Blood Services

Robert Hunter, MS, CLS
Examiner II, Biologics
California Department of Public Health
Laboratory Field Services

Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE
Research Associate
American Red Cross Blood Services

Karen Rodberg, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB
Managing Director, Reference Services
American Red Cross Blood Services

 

Registration

All attendees must pre-register to attend the Fall Seminar in Transfusion Medicine. Registration confirmation will be via email or postal mail.

Employees of hospitals with a Red Cross contract are admitted at no charge and are given preference in registration. For all others there is a $75 fee for Seminar registration. Attendance is limited to 200 due to space limitations.

Fee includes morning coffee, lunch and speakers’ handouts.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

*All lecture attendees may register online, but attendees who are not employees of hospitals with Red Cross as the primary blood vendor registration will not be confirmed until any required fees are received at the address below.

Make checks (no cash) payable to American Red Cross Blood Services and send to:
American Red Cross Blood Services
c/o Community Education, Fall 2012 Seminar
100 Red Cross Circle O-05
Pomona, CA 91768

Contact Information

For questions email Kate Hernandez at  catherine.hernandez@redcross.org
or call 909-859-7496