All together now! – Joint meeting of UK NEQAS (BTLP) and the BBTS Blood Bank Technology SIG

Educational meeting aimed at biomedical scientists in blood transfusion, Clinical Haematologists and Laboratory Manager.

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26th November 2019

Registration, refreshments and commercial exhibition from 09.00

09.30: Opening welcome

Future proofing hospital transfusion

Successful networking including BT – what does it take?

Debbie Asher (Transfusion Manager, Eastern Pathology Alliance Network,)

Cath Lorenzen (Chief Biomedical Scientist, Kent and Canterbury Hospital)

Wales national LIMS – lessons learnt

Judith Bates (Programme Director, Laboratory Information Network Cymru, Public Health Wales)

Education opportunities in blood transfusion

Robina Qureshi (Head of Education, BBTS)

NHSI – Transfusion 2024 addressing the issues of the day

Adrian Newland (Professor of Haematology, Barts and The London)

Discussion panel

Tea/Coffee 11.00 to 11.30

Genotyping and serology – we’re on the case!

UK NEQAS Red Cell Genotyping pilot and case study - interactive

Shane Grimsley (Red Cell Reference Manager, IBGRL – UK NEQAS BTLP Scheme Advisor RCG)

Anti-CD38 KK case study

Jennifer Laird (Consultant Haematologist, SNBTS)

 Anti-G case study – interactive

Martin Maley (Head of RCI Laboratory, NHSBT Newcastle)

Full house Rh antibodies - providing blood, easy right?! – interactive

Rob Lees (Advanced Biomedical Scientist, NHSBT Sheffield)

Lunch 13.00 – 14.10

Reacting to reactions!

DAT Scheme - learning points relevant to HTR investigations

Claire Whitham (UK NEQAS BTLP)

Anti-Wra causing HTR – case study

Clare Thompson (Poole Hospital)

SHOT HTR cases – including clinical outcomes – interactive

Shruthi Narayan (Medical Director, SHOT)

Nicola Wilkes (Consultant Clinical Scientist Trainee, NHSBT Birmingham)

Making quality and regulation work for us

SHOT and NEQAS are we seeing the same things? (PTT)

Richard Haggas (UK NEQAS BTLP)

UoM for BT results – is it relevant and does it add any value?

Mark Williams (Head of RCI, NHSBT)

Matt Hazell (Consultant Clinical Scientist Trainee, NHSBT Colindale)

Strategic approach to resolving issues found at inspection

Mike Dawe (Haemovigilance Team Manager, MHRA)


Close 16.30 with refreshments


Event contact details

Isabella De-Rosa Telephone: 01923 217933 Event website