Overview and registration fees


There are exciting ongoing developments in transfusion medicine and science with high quality research supporting evidence-based practice. This one-day virtual meeting organised on behalf of the Royal College of Pathologists brings together experts from various clinical disciplines with leaders in transfusion science to provide an update on key developments. The meeting will be of interest to all those involved in transfusion medicine.  

Registration Fees

RCPath Fellows £70
Concessions £50 (Trainees, BMS, Nurses, Retired)
Non-members £90

IMPORTANT: Invoices will not be processed within a month of the event. Please discuss alternative arrangements with the team at meetings@rcpath.org. 

Abstracts/Posters and Percy Oliver Travel Bursary

The Royal College of Pathologists invites doctors-in-training, transfusion practitioners, and transfusion scientists to submit abstracts for presentation at the Advances in Transfusion Medicine Symposium. Abstracts can be on any aspect of transfusion medicine and should present new data from studies, audits, quality improvement projects or systematic reviews. Abstracts submitted by the 1st July deadline will be considered for the following opportunities. 

There will be 4 oral presentations at the symposium. We will select: 

  • the two highest scoring abstracts on audits or quality improvement projects 
  • the two highest scoring abstracts on clinical or laboratory studies or systematic reviews 

Each author will receive free meeting registration for the 26th November, as well as a small travel grant. 

Authors will also be selected to present a poster on the 26th November. All poster authors will receive free meeting registration for the 26th November. Posters can be on audits, quality improvement projects, systematic reviews, or clinical or laboratory studies. 

All abstracts presented at the conference will be published in Transfusion Medicine. All abstracts must be received before the July 1st deadline via e-mail meetings@rcpath.org. Incomplete or late submissions will not be reviewed. All submissions must include a clear and concise abstract of no more than 300 words in English that satisfies all of the abstract guidelines

The Percy Oliver trainee bursary

The Percy Oliver trainee bursary, this year, will be used to provide four travel grants of £250 each to support attendance of young investigators selected for presentation of abstracts at the College’s biennial Advances in Transfusion Medicine Symposium on 26 November 2020.

The four best abstracts selected for oral presentation at the symposium will receive free registration for the two day meeting together with a £250 travel grant as above. Abstracts selected for poster presentation will receive one day’s free registration.

The deadline for submission of young investigator abstracts is Wednesday 1 July. 




  • Professor Peter Collins

    Peter Collins is a professor in haematology at the School of Medicine of Cardiff University and an honorary consultant haematologist at the Cardiff Haemophilia Centre. He is vice chair of the UK Haemophilia Centre Doctors’ Organisation and chairs the Data Management Working Party of the UK National Haemophillia Database. 

    His clinical research interests include acquired haemophilia, prophylactic treatment of haemophilia, factor VIII inhibitors, pharmacokinetics of factor VIII and IX, haemostatic impairment during postpartum haemorrhage. Basic science interests are the role of phospholipids in controlling coagulation and interactions between coagulation and complement. 

  • Dr Lise Estcourt

    Lise Estcourt is a Consultant Haematologist for NHS Blood and Transplant, and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Transfusion Medicine. Her research in transfusion medicine focuses on the safe and appropriate use of blood components and their alternatives. Her research work involves systematic reviews (Cochrane and non-Cochrane); clinical trials; and clinical studies. She works with several other organisations to improve health and healthcare. She is the Clinical Lead for the National Comparative Audit in Blood Transfusion, Director of NHSBT Clinical Trials Unit and Clinical Tutor for NHSBT. She is the co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Haematological Malignancies and an editor of the journal Transfusion Medicine.”

  • Professor Cheng-Hock Toh

    Cheng-Hock Toh is Professor of Haematology at Liverpool and Chair of the National Blood Transfusion Committee. He is Academic Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians London and immediate Past President of the British Society for Haematology.