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Corporate Events 2014

Corporate Events 2014

There are a number of exciting corporate events taking place at the ASFA & WAA Joint Conference in April. Please see below to learn more about the sponsored events at this year's meeting.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Corporate Breakfast Symposium
8:00AM - 11:00 AM
Bayview A & B
 Implementation of a Therapeutic Apheresis Platform: A User's Perspective

This session will focus on a review of data and implementation experiences using Fenwal Amicus.

Agenda:

Fenwal Amicus MNC: A Blood Center’s Experience in Implementing a Platform for MNC Collection
Christina Anderson, RN, BSN, HP (ASCP), Carter BloodCare

Fenwal Amicus MNC: A Hospital’s Experience in Implementing a Platform for MNC Collection
Phillip DeChristopher, MD, PhD, Loyola University Medical Center

Fenwal Amicus TPE: A Hospital’s Recent Experience with Amicus as a Platform for TPE
Ed Burgstaler, MT, ASCP(HP), Mayo Clinic
   
Corporate Lunch Symposium
12:00PM - 3:00 PM
Bayview A & B
 Join your colleagues and industry leaders at Terumo BCT’s Educational Symposium. The symposium will focus on the latest Spectra Optia® Apheresis System protocols released in the U.S: mononuclear cell collection, red blood cell exchange and granulocyte collection. An
interactive question and answer session will follow each presentation.
Audience participation is encouraged.
   
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:00PM - 8:00 PM
Grand B & C
 Terumo BCT is proud to sponsor the ASFA and WAA Joint Conference
Welcome Reception in the conference exhibit hall. Please join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and to network with your colleagues. Visit the Terumo BCT booth and learn more about how we are advancing the
delivery of therapeutic apheresis.
   
Corporate Dinner Symposium
7:30PM - 10:30 PM
Bayview A & B
Octaplas™ (Pooled plasma (Human), solvent/detergent treated
solution for intravenous infusion) – A virally inactivated plasma for
transfusion: Product overview and European experience.

This dinner symposium will provide a clinical overview of Octaplas™,
a solvent-detergent treated, pooled plasma product new to the US
market. A review of 2 principal mechanisms for reducing the risk of
viral transmission (plasma pooling and S/D treatment) will be provided,
as well as a review of mechanisms for reducing the risk of transfusion related adverse events such as TRALI and allergic reactions. Further, a review of 10+ years of clinical experience with Octaplas™ in St. Anna
Kinderspital, Vienna, Austria will also be provided.

The symposium will be hosted by Octapharma with presentations being
made by: Dr. Volker Witt, MD from Vienna, Austria and Dr. Andrea Neisser-Svae, PhD with Octapharma; Hoboken, NJ

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Breakfast with the Experts Session I
7:00AM - 8:15AM
Bayview A & B

 
Therakos is proud to support the Friday Breakfast with the Expert session.
Join us for a roundtable discussion over breakfast with experts in the field of apheresis.
Pre-registration with ASFA required.
   
Networking Lunch
12:30PM - 1:14 PM
Bayview A & B
Sanofi Oncology is proud to sponsor the Networking Lunch at the ASFA & WAA Joint Conference. Come have lunch with your peers and participate in an interesting networking opportunity. 
   
Corporate Dinner Symposium
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Bayview A & B
 Thrombotic Microangiopathies: Advances in aHUS Disease and Diagnosis

Systemic TMA is a process of widespread thrombi and inflammation in the small blood vessels of vital organs throughout the body. The multiple thrombi and inflammation occur throughout the body, affecting the brain, kidneys, heart, organs of the gastrointestinal system, and lungs. The clinical presentation of aHUS can have significant clinical overlap (signs and symptoms) with other diseases, some of which are caused by systemic TMA such as TTP and STEC-HUS.

Presented by: Bruce Berger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Educational Objectives:

1. A typical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS): Overview of Disease and Diagnosis
2. Role of Complement in aHUS
3. Differential diagnosis for TMAs: aHUS, TTP, and STEC-HUS

Friday, April 4, 2014

Breakfast with the Experts II
7:00AM - 8:30AM
Bayview A & B

 
Therakos is proud to support the Friday Breakfast with the Expert session.
Join us for a roundtable discussion over breakfast with experts in the field of apheresis.
Pre-registration with ASFA required.
   
Corporate Dinner Symposium
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bayview A & B
Running a successful Photopheresis center; establishing value
within your institution


Key Note Speaker: Marisa B. Marques, MD Medical Director UAB Apheresis Service, Department of Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Objectives:
  • To provide an overview of both the components and benefits of a successful Photopheresis Program.
  • To discuss important topics such as building referral networks, creating operational efficiencies, and establishing the Photopheresis Program as a value driver for an institution.
  • To discuss placing an appropriate focus on patient outcomes and health economics as the foundation for decision-making.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

 

Breakfast with the Expert III
7:00AM - 8:30AM
Bayview A & B

 
Therakos is proud to support the Saturday Breakfast with the Expert session.
Join us for a roundtable discussion over breakfast with experts in the field of apheresis.
Pre-registration with ASFA required.