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Canadian Society For Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) Conference 2022- May 26-29th

Troy Thompson, Program Manager ORBCoN and 2022 CSTM Conference Co-Chair

The CSTM Conference for 2022 will be located at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto ON.  The theme for the 2022 conference is Adapt, Transform, Personalize.  The scientific program offers educational sessions for all healthcare professionals working in or with an interest in Transfusion Medicine.  

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Jessica Holmes who has been a perennial favourite on Royal Canadian Air Farce for 15 years, and has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey.
Her hilarious take on life’s challenges as well as her unique knack for impersonating celebrities will have audiences in stitches. Her customized emcee and entertainment presentations — which include motivation and wellness — are always a hit. 

Networking Opportunities
The CSTM conference provides registrants with ample opportunity for networking and socializing and will once again host an Exhibitor area and a President’s reception.  In addition, you are invited to submit abstracts for poster and/or oral presentation at the conference to highlight your individual/facility’s efforts in Transfusion Medicine and helping to connect Canada’s Transfusion Community!

The conference venue, the Westin Harbour Castle, with its two 34-storey waterfront towers, offers dreamy views of both Lake Ontario and the entire city. It is the quintessential urban convention resort located in the revived waterfront district, the hotel offers direct access to some of Toronto’s most noteworthy sites, including the Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena, CN Tower, high-end shopping and delicious restaurants. The hotel is located near local subway stations and bus stops for easy travel throughout downtown Toronto and is only a short taxi ride from both Pearson and Toronto Island Airports.

For more information and to register for the 2022 CSTM Conference please visit https://www.transfusion.ca/Events/2022-CSTM-Conference-Toronto/2022-General-Information

Advertisement posters highlighting the 2022 CSTM Conference are available on the conference webpage; please help to promote the conference by printing and posting at your facilities!

Discounted Early Bird registration closes after April 29, 2022, be sure to register soon!

On behalf of the 2022 CSTM Conference co-chairs- Dr. Katerina Pavenski and myself and the CSTM Conference Organizing Committee we invite you to join us at the conference in May.  We look forward to an inspiring and thought provoking conference!

Celebrating National Medical Laboratory Week 

Medical laboratories are at the centre of healthcare! Although you might not see them, #LabISEssential. On behalf of ORBCoN Happy National Medical Laboratory Week to all medical laboratory professionals for everything you do!

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Coming Soon: Transfusion Medicine Education Web Conference Archive Video

The 17th annual Transfusion Medicine Education Web Conference was held April 8th 2022. This event showcased dealing with different transfusion requirements for different types of patients with a massive bleed. If you missed the event it will be archived on the Transfusion Ontario website for viewing. Watch for it on transfusionontario.org in the coming week. We would like to extend our thanks to the organizers and the speakers for another great symposium. See you all next year!

Upcoming Event: University of Toronto Transfusion Medicine Rounds

April 28th, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI), presented by Dr. Alexander Vlaar