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September 22, 2021

Red Cell Genotyping 2021: The New Normal

The 11th Annual Symposium will be co- hosted by the Department of Transfusion Medicine, NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health and Versiti. This year the symposium will be held virtually. 


Registration fee : $50.00

Scientific Committee
Willy A. Flegel, MD – National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
No relationship to disclose

Gregory A. Denomme, PhD, FCSMLS(D) - Versiti, Milwaukee, WI
Disclosure: Grifols Laboratory Solutions - Speaker Bureau , Honorarium

* All Scientific Committee planning was completed by June 1, 2021*

Activity Director
Kathy Puca, MD
No relationship to disclose

Symposium Coordinators
Sue Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB – Versiti, Milwaukee, WI
Karen Byrne, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB – National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Chris Hlavenka – Versiti, Milwaukee, WI
Coordinators are not involved with content

Scheduled Speakers
Jari Louhelainen, PhD, MSc – John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
No relationship to disclose

Catherine Hyland, PhD, MSc – ARCBS, Brisbane, AU
No relationship to disclose

Herleen(Sofi) Rai, MD – NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD
No relationship to disclose

Abdulaziz  F Al Mana, MD, MSc(Oxon) – University of Miami, Miami, FL
No relationship to disclose

Pierre-Aurèle Morin, MD – Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, QC
Dislcosures: Novartis- Speaker, Honorarium; Pfizer - Speaker, Honorarium

Jan Palmblad, MD, PhD - Karolinska Instituet, Stockholm, SE
Disclosures: Chiesi Canada Ltd - Advisory Board, Honorarium ; Chiesi Sweden, Ltd - Advisory Board , Honorarium ; Roche Sweden - Speaker, Honorarium

Frederik Banch Clausen, DMSc, PhD–Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, DK
No relationship to disclose

Gorka Ochoa-Garay, PhD – New York Blood Center, Long Island City, NY
No relationship to disclose

John Roback, MD, PhD - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Disclosures: CSL Plasma - Consulting Medical Director, Consulting Salary ; Cambium Medical Technology- Consultant Salary ; Secure Transfusion Services - Consultant/ Medical Advisory Board , Consultant Salary

Sean Stowell, MD, PhD – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Disclosures: Grifols- Speaker, Honorarium; Argenx - Consultant, Honorarium; Cellics - Consultant, Honorarium

Willy A. Flegel, MD – National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
No relationship to disclose

Gregory A. Denomme, PhD, FCSMLS(D) - Grifols Laboratory Solutions, San Marco, TX
Disclosures: Grifols Laboratory Solutions - Speaker's Bureau, Honorarium

Shelley Sahu Kalsi, MD – NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
No relationship to disclose

Christopher Tormey, MD - Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Faculty Oversight 
Rowena Punzalan, MD - Versiti, Milwaukee, WI
No relationship to disclose

Learning Objectives
1. Discuss how advances in molecular immunohematology are changing patient care.
2. Discuss patient care strategies from examples (vignettes) described during case reviews.
3. Review how the fundamentals of molecular immunohematology are affecting clinical studies.
4. Identify red cell genotyping strategies addressing the need for rare blood. 

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
Versiti is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
Versiti designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
Versiti Wisconsin, Inc. designates this activity for up to 6 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Versiti is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.






This enrollment area is for NIH and FDA employees only and requires a code for enrollment. Please contact  Karen Byrne kbyrne@cc.nih.gov