16th Annual NATA Symposium
The 16th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis will take place at the Prague Congress Centre in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 16-17, 2015.
The annual NATA symposium will provide a unique opportunity for stimulating and constructive exchanges across different specialities involved in patient blood management.
The final scientific programme is available, and 101 abstracts have been accepted for presentation.
The results of major, recently published or completed trials will be presented and discussed:
- The Age of Blood Evaluation (ABLE) Randomised Controlled Trial
- The Transfusion Requirements in Septic Shock (TRISS) Trial
- Long-Term Mortality in the Transfusion Trigger Trial for Functional Outcomes in Cardiovascular Patients Undergoing Surgical Hip Fracture Repair (FOCUS)
- Fibrinogen Concentrate as Initial Treatment for Postpartum Haemorrhage: FIB-PPH Study
- Liberal or Restrictive Transfusion after Cardiac Surgery: TITRe2 Study
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