Transfusion Science Educational Course (TSEC)

This course provides a review of key scientific concepts necessary to identify and resolve challenges that laboratories face on a daily basis. An emphasis is put on the integration of serological and molecular methods for blood group antibody identification and compatibility testing. Interactive case studies will offer the opportunity to enhance practical case resolution skills.
Format: Intermediate - advanced levels
Faculty: Recognized experts in the field of immunohematology, blood group genomics, and transfusion medicine
Audience: Experienced blood bank technologists, supervisors, transfusion medicine physicians
Continuing education credits: P.A.C.E.® credits awarded by ASCLS as well as CEUs for the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. Available only for US attendees.
2019 TSEC SCHEDULE
Date Location Course Format/Level Registration
March 7-8, 2019 Mexico DF, Mexico Classroom/Intermediate to Advanced level By invitation only
March 28-29, 2019 Atlanta, GA, USA Classroom/Intermediate to Advanced level Download form
June 6-7, 2019 Seattle, WA, USA Classroom/Intermediate to Advanced level Download form
September 12-13, 2019 Boston, MA, USA Classroom/Intermediate to Advanced level Download form
December 5-6, 2019 Dallas, TX, USA Classroom/Intermediate to Advanced level Download form
September, 25, 2019 Bahrain Classroom/Intermediate to Advanced level By invitation only
Recorded Live TSEC Sessions
Program Speaker Recording
Anti-CD38 and Other Drugs That Interfere with Serological Testing Sue Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP) SBB Watch
Antibodies Previously Known as HTLAs Joann Moulds PhD, MT(ASCP)SBB Watch
Blood Group Diversity and Its Impact on Transfusion Medicine Geoff Daniels, PhD, FRCPath Watch
DNA vs. Serology: A New Twist Joann Moulds PhD, MT(ASCP)SBB Watch
When you really do have a Unicorn: Unusual Cases of Hemolysis Sarah Jones, MT(ASCP)SBB Watch
From Littile Things Come Big Headaches; The Challenges of Platelet Transfusion Mark D. Pool, MD Watch
Tools in the Serologist's Toolbox Jan Hamilton, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB Watch

Immunohematology workshop (Hands-on)

An intensive three day program focusing on the molecular basis of blood group diversity and applications of various molecular techniques. This course integrates didactic and practical exposure with more than 50% of time dedicated to laboratory hands-on practice.
Audience: Intermediate and advanced blood bank technologists
Continuing education credits: P.A.C.E.® credits awarded by ASCLS as well as CEUs for the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. Available only for US attendees.
2019 Hands-on Schedule
Date Topic
April 10-12, 2019 Molecular
July 17-19, 2019 Molecular
November 6-8, 2019 Serology

Webinar

One hour online course targeting current trends relevant to blood bank laboratory practices and transfusion medicine
Audience: Blood bank technologists, Supervisors, Transfusion medicine physicians
Continuing education credits: P.A.C.E.® credits awarded by ASCLS as well as CEUs for the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. Available only for US attendees.
2019 Webinar Schedule
Date* Time Region Course Topic Registration
February 13, 2019 2:00 PM US CST Strategies for Identification of High Prevalence and Multiple Antibodies Download form
March 11, 2019 09:00 AM UTC+01.00 Pregnant Women and Newborn Management – The Immunohematology Point-of-view Download form
March 26, 2019 15:00 PM CET (UTC+01.00) HEV RNA Screening: A Commitment to Transfusion Safety Download form
May 8, 2019 2:00 PM CST Designing and Running a Patient Blood Management Program Download form
June 13, 2019 03:00 PM UTC+01.00 Manejo de Mujeres Embarazadas y Recién Nacidos desde el Punto de Vista Inmunohematológico (Pregnant Women and Newborn Management – The Immunohematology Point-of-view). Webinar held in Spanish Download form
August 7, 2019 2:00 PM CST Laboratory Support for Intrauterine Transfusions Download form
October 9, 2019 2:00 PM CST Critical Values in Transfusion Medicine Download form

*All dates are subject to change


Recorded Live Webinar Events
Date Program Speaker Recording
February 15, 2017 Methods and Techniques for Red Blood Cell Antibody and Identification Cindy Steinmetz, MT(ASCP)SBBCM Watch
May 10, 2017 Serological Evaluation of Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions Sandy Wortman, MT(ASCP)SBBCM Watch
October 18, 2017 Impact of RBC Alloimmunization on Sickle Cell Disease Patient Morality and Morbidity Sean Stowell, MD, PhD Watch
October 25, 2018 Monoclonal Antibodies that Interfere with Pretransfusion Testing: DARA and Beyond. Sue Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB Watch
March 11, 2019 Pregnant Women and Newborn Management – The Immunohematology Point-of-view. Dr. Agneta Wikman Watch
March 26, 2019 Hepatitis E blood donor screening: a commitment to transfusion safety. Silvia Sauleda, PhD Watch
May 8, 2019 Designing and Running a Patient Blood Management Program. Eric Gehrie, MD Watch
August 7, 2019 Laboratory Support for Intrauterine Transfusions. Gregory Denomme, PhD, FCSMLS(D) Watch

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