15th Annual NATA Symposium
The 15th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Hemostasis and Thrombosis will take place at the Alfândega Congress Center in Porto, Portugal, on April 10-11, 2014.
The scientific committee has selected the following topics for plenary sessions:
- Blood Transfusion Services in 2014
- The Safety of Blood and Alternatives
- Cell Salvage: When and How?
- The Challenges Posed by New Oral Anticoagulants
- Understanding and Monitoring Coagulopathy in Clinical Practice
- Pro/Con Debate: Should Hydroxyethyl Starches Be Abandoned?
In addition, 4 practical workshops on highly clinically relevant topics, each repeated twice, will provide an excellent opportunity for clinical discussions and exchange of experience:
- Patient Blood Management—The Basics
- Cell Salvage for the Inexperienced—An Overview of the Available Technologies
- Management of Massive Bleeding: Meet the Experts
- Perioperative and Emergency Management of Oral Anticoagulants
News from the Industry: Monofer – a new therapeutic option for iron-deficiency anemia
Monofer® (iron isomaltoside 1000) is an innovative intravenous iron preparation that allows high-dose iron treatment for patients with iron-deficiency anemia. Monofer is indicated for the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used, or when there is a clinical need to deliver iron rapidly.
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Focused Update: European Society of Anesthesiology Guidelines on the Management of Severe Perioperative Bleeding
European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) guidelines on the management of severe perioperative bleeding (POB) were published recently.
In a Nataonline Focused Update, Prof. Kozek-Langenecker, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Evangelical Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria, and first author of the article published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, provides an overview of the recommendations.
The basis of clinical questions covered in the ESA guidelines is wide, she explains. POB management is not restricted to procoagulant strategies in overt POB but also includes patient optimization before, during and after bleeding. A web-app summarizing the key messages of the guidelines is available on the ESA website.
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Slide Presentations from 2013 and 2012 Annual Symposia
Transfusion Medicine Becomes NATA's Official Journal
Online subscription to Transfusion Medicine is granted to NATA members. Please visit the Members Area for more information.
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