The International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are pleased to announce the 27th annual International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens. The workshop will be held in Porto, Portugal on 13-14 May 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel.
Blood-borne pathogens: Keeping the blood supply safe
This workshop on blood-borne pathogens will address the detection, inactivation and epidemiology of new and old agents, that threaten the safety of blood components and plasma derivatives including the costs and regulation of safety interventions. The scientific programme will maintain valuable and important elements of the previous workshops, including open and inclusive discussion between all stakeholders and will also include contributions from researchers and colleagues beyond the immediate field of transfusion.
Who should attend?
The workshop is a highly regarded scientific international event, attracting delegates from more than 30 countries with contributions from recognised experts and opinion formers. The workshop will, as always, be valuable to all professionals with an interest in maintaining the safety of the blood supply for patients including:
- blood establishments
- doctors and health care providers
- regulatory authorities
- patient organisations
We warmly invite you to attend this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Porto for what we hope and expect will be an exciting and productive Workshop!
Dr Paul Strengers Executive Director IPFA
Dr Michael Chudy Head Molecular Virology PEI