Focus on Patient Blood Management

A one-day conference for Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Biomedical Scientists & Haemovigilance Practitioners in Hospital & Community Care. Hosted by the Northern Ireland Transfusion Committee.

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24th November 2019
Venue: Riddel Hall

Talks include:

Perioperative optimisation of iron deficiency anaemia
PBM from a surgeon’s perspective
Anaemia in patients with kidney disease
Anaemia in pregnancy
Management of haemorrhage
SHOT report 2018

Posters: original audit, research or quality improvement projects regarding Anaemia, Patient Blood Management or other areas of Transfusion Practice

Please submit a short abstract (A4 side) by 31 October 2019: Dr Susan Atkinson

Registration fee for full day: £60, including lunch & tea breaks

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Registration and coffee

Welcome and Introduction - Dr Susan Atkinson

Transfusion and anaemia - Chair: Dr Damien Carson

09.35 ‘Key highlights from the SHOT report 2018’ Dr Shruthi Narayan, Medical Director of SHOT

09.55 Anaemia or iron deficiency? Dr Susan Atkinson, NITC Chair

10.15 Role for intravenous iron. Mr Alan Wilson, Senior Pharmacist, Belfast Trust

10.35 Discussion

Morning break & Poster display

PBM and anaemia - Chair: Dr Susan Atkinson

11.20 PBM and Perioperative anaemia. Dr Ben Clevenger, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

11.40 Management of iron deficiency anaemia in a preassessment clinic. Dr Aidan Cullen, Consultant Anaesthetist, Craigavon Area Hospital

12.00 PBM from a surgeon’s perspective. Mr Austin Acheson, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University of Nottingham

12.25 Discussion

Lunch & Poster display

Transfusion and anaemia - Chair: Dr Damien Carson

13.30 Monitoring blood loss and coagulopathy Dr Seema Agarwal, Consultant Anaesthetist, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

13.55 Red cells and atypical antibodies. Mr Graham Scott, Blood Bank Manager, Craigavon Hospital

14.15 Anaemia in pregnancy prevention and management, how well are we doing?’ Dr Jahnavi Daru, Clinical Research Fellow in Obstetrics, Bart’s & The London Hospitals


Afternoon break & Poster display

Anaemia by speciality - Chair: Dr Susan Atkinson

15.10 Management of iron deficiency anaemia in obstetrics. Laura Stewart-Maunder, Senior Midwife, Antrim Area Hospital

15.30 Anaemia chronic kidney disease – a review of the use of ESAs Dr Bob Mullan, Consultant Nephrologist, Antrim Hospital

15.50 Iron deficiency anaemia – an ambulatory care sensitive condition. Dr Damien Carson, Consultant Anaesthetist, NITC Medical Audit & Implementation Lead


16.25 Close of meeting. Dr Susan Atkinson

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Riddel Hall Queens University
185 Stranmillis Rd
Belfast BT9 5EE