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Brisbane, Australia: The 3rd Annual Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium – Implementation of Patient Blood Management - hosted by the Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Anaesthesia (CEIA) - will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 15 & 16 February 2019. The symposium will present the latest research and knowledge on Patient Blood Management (PBM). 

The keynote speech of the Symposium, “Perioperative Anaemia is important, but not rocket science”, will be delivered by Professor James Isbister AM, a Scientific Associate of The International Foundation for Patient Blood Management (IFPBM). Professor Isbister is currently chair of the NBA PBM Implementation Steering Committee and the Australian and New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry. His broad range of contributions to clinical, research and teaching in haematology, transfusion medicine and patient blood management have been acknowledged with National and International awards, including membership of the Order of Australia.

Convenor of the Symposium, A/Prof Dr Kerstin Wyssusek, stated “PBM is complex and its implementation often presents many challenges. The Symposium will focus on the importance of evidence in PBM in general and Perioperative PBM in particular. Our dedicated workshop day on Friday 15th February will provide hands on experience with plenty of take-home material. Presentations will include the latest advice on PBM implementation strategies as well as perioperative approaches to minimise blood loss and apply point of care guided transfusion strategies.” Dr Wyssusek is the Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and chair of the RBWH Perioperative Patient Blood Management committee.

The full program with registration link of the 3rdAnnual Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium including workshops and poster submission form may be viewed at Brisbane PBM Symposium. For further details of the event, please see the 3rd Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium program.

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