2022 State of the Science in Transfusion Medicine (SoS in TM)

2022 State of the Science in Transfusion Medicine (SoS in TM)
(August 29-30, 2022)

The virtual workshop hosted by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of NIH and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH) of the Department of Health and Human Services will take place from 10am to 3pm Eastern Time on August 29, 2022 and from 10am to 3:30pm Eastern Time on August 30, 2022. 

The purpose of the symposium is to identify current basic, translational, and clinical research priorities, that if addressed in the next 3-10 years, would increase and diversify the volunteer blood donor pool, identify which blood products from which donors would best match the needs of specific recipient populations, and help ensure safe and effective transfusion strategies.

Six working groups are currently identifying draft research priorities: 1) Blood donors and the supply; 2) Optimizing transfusion outcomes for recipients; 3) Emerging infections; 4) Mechanistic aspects of components and transfusion; 5) New methods in computational science for transfusion; and 6) Donor and blood recipient health disparities in transfusion medicine. Representatives of each working group will present these draft research priorities for their area of focus at the meeting to obtain input from the online audience. The input from symposium participants will be essential to help finalize and disseminate research priorities for the field.

The registration for the meeting is anticipated to be available in early July.