The event provides an excellent opportunity for all staff involved in transfusion medicine right from collection of blood to administration of blood and management of patients to network, learn form experience, share best practices and get updated on the latest SHOT report.

Delegates will be able to:

  • receive update on the latest SHOT report
  • learn about the emerging themes in the submitted reports and the recommendations.


8.30-10.00 Registration, Morning Coffee & Trade Exhibition
8:30-9.30 Pre-symposium ‘Meet the Experts’ session – pre-registration is required10:00- 10.20 Patient experience speaker Charlotte Silver
10.20-11.00 What’s in the new SHOT Report for 2018 Dr Shruthi Narayan
11:00-11.30 Coffee, exhibition and poster viewing
11.30-11.45 Removing blame from error and learning from excellence 
11:45- 12.00 Using incident reporting as a quality improvement tool 
12.00-12.30 Keynote speaker:Changing behaviours and sustaining the change forsafer practice – Dr Fabiana Lorencatto
12:30-13.30 Lunch, Trade Exhibition & Poster Viewing
13.30- 14.10 B positive Choir performance and message

Afternoon Session, Chaired by Dr Sheila MacLennan

14.10-14.20 Presentation of abstract prizes 
14.20-14.35 Best submitted abstract 1: Is the Kleihauer test still relevant in the blood transfusion laboratory? 
14.35-14:50 Best submitted abstract 2: An effective safety netThe routine use of Intra Operative Cell Salvage for Caesarean Sections
14.50-15.10 IT issues in transfusion- what have we learnt from incidents reported to SHOT? A short overview followed by interactive case discussions
15:10-15.25 Workforce planning- addressing the supply-demand challenges
15.25-15.55 Point-counterpoint: Debate moderated by Wendy McSporran – Do nurses need to know ABO compatibility for blood components?
16.00 Concluding remarks and wrap up by Dr Gail Miflin