14th Annual NATA Symposium
Dates & venue
The 14th Annual Symposium on Transfusion Medicine and Alternatives will be held in Vienna, Austria, on April 18-19, 2013.
The final scientific program is now available. Sessions and workshops will be dedicated to the following topics:
- Implementing patient blood management in practice
- Red blood cells—an old friend revisited
- Fluid management in the intensive care unit patient
- Prevention and management of bleeding in cardiac surgical patients
- Management of perioperative anemia
- Pro/con debate: Is there still a pivotal role for fresh frozen plasma in the management of perioperative bleeding
- Best posters’ presentation
- Breaking news
BREAKING NEWS SESSION
Prof. Beverley J. Hunt (London, UK) will present preliminary results from the WOMAN (World Maternal ANtifibrinolytic) study, a pragmatic double-blind placebo-controlled trial evaluating the benefits of tranexamic acid in women with postpartum hemorrhage.
Dr. Cándido Villanueva Sanchez (Barcelona, Spain) will present the results of a randomized clinical trial that compared a liberal and a restrictive transfusion strategy in patients with upper gatrointestinal bleeding. This study was recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Prof. Jens Meier (Tübingen, Germany) will provide new insights on organ-specific anemia tolerance, based on the results of an experimental study recently published in Critical Care Medicine.
WORKSHOPSFour practical workshops on highly clinically relevant topics, each repeated twice, will provide an excellent opportunity for clinical discussions and exchange of experience.
- Management of preoperative anemia
- Perioperative management of new oral anticoagulants
- Transfusion in pediatrics
- Cell salvage in 2013
On April 18, the emerging risks and costs of red blood cell transfusion and hemoglobin monitoring, as well as the role of non-invasive point-of-care monitoring and potential for improved patient outcome, will be discussed during a Masimo-sponsored lunchtime symposium.
Dr. Aryeh Shander (Englewood, NJ, USA) will give a lecture entitled "Clinical Excellence in Blood Management: Patient Centered Decision Making”, followed by a question-and-answer session. Lunch will be provided.
Seventy-five abstracts have been accepted for presentation. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters, and each poster will be visited by two moderators during one of the four breaks of the symposium.
The presenters of the four best-rated abstracts have been invited to give a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute discussion, during the Best Posters' Presentation session scheduled on April 18 from 16:30 to 17:30.
The program of the Best Posters' Presentation session is as follows:
- Inhaled Nitric Oxide Prevents the Adverse Effects Caused by Resuscitation of Lambs from Hemorrhagic Shock with Stored Blood – David Baron, Vienna, Austria
- Association between Bradykinin Levels and Hypotensive Reactions after Platelet Concentrate Transfusion – Geneviève Du Pont-Thibodeau, Montreal, QC, Canada
- Total Dose Iron Infusion for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Major Cancer Surgery—Service Evaluation – Edward Todman, London, UK
- Survival Analysis of Patients Taking Dabigatran Who Consulted an Emergency Department for Acute Bleeding: A First Alarm – Éric Notebaert, Montreal, QC, Canada
Please click on the link below to view the final scientific program.
14th Annual Symposium Scientific Program
The abstracts of the 14th Annual NATA are now available online as a free-access supplement to Transfusion Medicine. Please click on the link below to view the abstracts of plenary and poster presentations.
14th Annual NATA Symposium Abstract Book
Online registration is now closed. The on-site registration desk will open at 8:00 on April 18.
Four hotels offer discount rates for NATA delegates:
- Austria Trend Messe Wien (3 stars)
- Courtyard by Marriott Wien Messe (4 stars)
- Hilton Vienna (5 stars)
- Hilton Vienna Plaza (5 stars)
Please click on link below to book your hotel online via KIT Group.
14th Annual Symposium Hotel Booking
The conference dinner will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 8pm. The dinner venue, Augustinerkeller Bitzinger, is the vaulted cave of a former medieval cloister, one of the last ones still running in Vienna. It opened in 1924 as a restaurant. Located in the centre of Vienna, it offers traditional Viennese food in a cosy and authentic atmosphere.
The option to participate in the conference dinner booking is included in the online and print symposium registration forms.