Expanding Boundaries - ABOi Solid Organ Transplants

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 20EL-578 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Leadership Management
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Directors, Facilities that perform molecular testing, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Michael Passwater, MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM, CSSGB(ASQ), Blood Bank Manager, UF Health Shands, Gainesville, FL
Speakers: H. Cliff Sullivan, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Laboratory Director, Cellular Therapy Laboratory, Associate Director, HLA Laboratory, Emory University / Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA; Christina Dean, MD, Medical Director, Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, MA
Panel Member: Lori West, MD, PhD, Alberta Transplant Institute / University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify challenges and solutions to assessing candidates for ABO incompatible (ABOi) solid organs and monitoring them after transplant.
  • Explain the benefits of offering incompatible solid organ transplants.
  • Define antibody and antigen testing necessary for an ABOi solid organ program.
  • Discuss new ABO antibody testing methodologies.

Program Description

   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register20EL-578-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register20EL-578-8035

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours for California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (live or on-demand) was determined by the program duration. Please note this program is not eligible for continuing medical education (CME) credit for physicians. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.