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					                                            "Transfusion safety: from the donor to the patient"
                                      (Coordinators: J. Koistinen, A. Massaro, I. Qendro Seferi, V. Durro, E. Nastas)

                                                                Residential Course
                                                        Tirana (Albania), 4 - 8 March 2009


Wednesday, 4/3/2009              Evening:    Arrival at the Hotel                                                           (Dinner)
Thursday, 5/3/2009               Morning:    Introduction. The essence of voluntary blood donation
 8,00 - 9,00    Opening of the course (Coordinators). Introduction. Presentation of participants
 9,00 - 9,30    Blood donors and blood donation in Europe (V. Hafner)
 9,30 - 9,50    The urgent need of 100% voluntary blood donation (J. Koistinen)
 9,50 - 10,10   Motivations for being a voluntary blood donor (R. Orlandi)                                                   10,10 Coffee-break
10,40 - 11,10   Blood donation in Albania (I. Qendro Seferi, N. Capodicasa, A. Deliana)
11,10 - 11,30   Promotion of voluntary blood donation in schools and among young people (A. Massaro)
11,30 - 11,50   The role of health workers in promotion of voluntary blood donation (M. Belegu)
11,50 - 12,10   The significance of the voluntary gift of blood (J. M. Cárdenas)
12,10 - 12,30   Discussion                                                                                                   12,30 Lunch
Thursday, 5/3/2009               Afternoon: The organisation of voluntary blood donation
14,00 - 14,20   The need of a comprehensive national programme for voluntary blood donation (J. Koistinen)
14,20 - 14,35   Achievements and plans of the Albanian Organization of Voluntary Blood Donors (N. Capodicasa)
14,35 - 15,05   Examples and experiences of national blood donor programmes: Slovenia (D. Domanovic), Croatia (T. Vuk), Greece (E. Zervou)
15,05 - 15,25   Voluntary blood donation among Albanian emigrants (V. Saturni, V. Gjylameti)
15,25 - 15,45   Blood collection in hospital Transfusion Centres (F. Carubia)
15,45 - 15,55   Blood collection in hospital Transfusion Centres (V. Spahiu)                                                15,55 Coffee-break
16,25 - 16,45   Blood collection in mobile campaigns and collection Centres (V. Saturni)
16,45 - 17,05   The medical surveillance and selection of blood donors (G. Facco)
17,05 - 17,15   The medical surveillance and selection of blood donors (A. Metka)
17,15 - 17,35   Phasing out paid and replacement donation (J. M. Cárdenas)
17,35 - 18,00   Voluntary blood donation: the role of families in sensitization and recruitment (M. Angastiniotis)
18,00 - 18,30   Discussion                                                                                                  19,30 Dinner
Friday, 6/3/2009                 Morning:    The preparation of blood components
 8,00 - 8,30  The visual and laboratory control of collected blood units (V. Saturni)
 8,30 - 8,40  Control of collected blood units for infectious agents transmitted with blood transfusion (Z. Abazaj)
 8,40 - 9,10  Changes in blood components during storage and their clinical significance (T. Vuk)
 9,10 - 9,40  The preparation of red cell and platelet concentrates (S. Rossini)
 9,40 - 10,10 The preparation of fresh-frozen plasma for transfusion and of plasma for fractionation (F. Carubia)            10,10 Coffee-break
10,40 - 11,10 The storage and quality control of blood components (A. Massaro)
11,10 - 11,25 The storage and quality control of blood components (V. Durro)
11,25 - 11,45 Logistics of blood components and collaboration between Blood Services and hospitals:
              Slovenia (D. Domanovic), Croatia (T. Vuk)
11,45 - 12,30 Discussion                                                                                                     12,30 Lunch

Friday, 6/3/2009                 Afternoon: The appropriate selection of blood components
14,00 - 14,30   WHO, European and national guidelines on the clinical use of blood (J. M. Cárdenas)
14,30 - 14,50   Clinical evidence as a basis for decision on transfusion (A. Iacone)
14,50 - 15,20   Appropriate blood component transfusion in Surgery and emergencies (R. Reverberi)
15,20 - 15,40   Appropriate blood component transfusion in Surgery and emergencies (E. Prifti)
15,40 - 16,10   Appropriate blood component transfusion in Haematology and Internal Medicine (S. Rossini)                    16,10 Coffee-break
16,40 - 17,00   Clinical indications for transfusion of blood and blood components in Haematology (E. Kraja)
17,00 - 17,10   Transfusion criteria in different pathologies of paediatric age (E. Kola)
17,10 - 17,20   Use of blood transfusion in Neonatology Service (E. Tushe)
17,20 - 17,35   Appropriate use of blood and blood components in Obstetrics-Gynaecology (A. Misja)
17,35 - 18,00   The quality control of clinical transfusion haemovigilance (G. Facco)
18,00 - 18,30   Discussion                                                                                                   19,30 Dinner

Saturday, 7/3/2009              Morning: The clinical side of Transfusion Medicine
 8,00 - 8,10    I love life (D. Malo)
 8,10 - 8,30    Safety and risks of transfusion treatment (T. Vuk)
 8,30 - 8,40    Symptomatic, supportive, pathogenetic and etiologic effects of blood component transfusion therapy (U. Rossi)
 8,40 - 9,00    Transfusion therapy of sickle-cell syndromes (R. Reverberi)
 9,00 - 9,20    Case presentations of sickle-cell transfused and non-transfused patients (E. Nastas)
 9,20 - 9,50    Transfusion therapy of thalassaemia syndromes (M. Angastiniotis)
 9,50 - 10,10   Data on haemoglobinopathies in Albania (E. Nastas)                                                            10,10 Coffee-break
10,40 - 11,00   Conservative therapy and management for patients with congenital haematological diseases (P. Di Bartolomeo)
11,00 - 11,30   Old and new options in therapeutic haemapheresis (A. Iacone)
11,30 - 12,00   Transplantation as definitive therapy for patients with congenital haematological disease (P. Di Bartolomeo)
12,00 - 12,30   Discussion                                                                                                    12,30 Lunch
Saturday, 7/3/2009                    Afternoon:       The educational side of Transfusion Medicine

14,00 - 14,10 How to learn Transfusion Medicine? (U. Rossi)
14,10 - 14,40 Learning by hearing: the responsibility of Universities (A. Brand)
14,40 - 15,00 Learning by hearing: the responsibility of Universities (A. Bulo)
15,00 - 15,30 Learning by doing: the responsibility of hospitals and Transfusion Services (A. Iacone)
15,30 - 15,50 Learning by discussing: the responsibility of scientific and professional societies (A. Massaro)
15,50 - 16,00 General education of nurses and technicians in Transfusion Medicine (T. Çina)                                    16,00 Coffee-break
16,30 - 17,00 Planning, promoting and caring for education: the responsibility of Governments (J. Koistinen)
17,00 - 17,20 Planning, promoting and caring for education: the responsibility of Governments (A. Ivanaj)
17,20 - 17,40 Learning by crossing borders: the experience of the Hospital of Ioannina (E. Zervou)
17,40 - 18,10 Learning by helping each other: the contribution of international cooperation to educational and professional development (F. Lovisolo,
              P. Ambrosi)
18,10 - 18,30 Discussion
18,30         Closing remarks. Conclusion of the course                                                                        21,00 Social Dinner

Sunday, 8/3/2009          Morning: Departure from the Hotel
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ESTM - Viale Beatrice d'Este 5, I-20122 Milano, Italy; Tel.: +39/02/58.31.65.15 - Fax: +39/02/58.30.81.11 - E-mail: estm.secretariat@estm.info


Course venue: Meeting room of the Hotel Tirana, where participants will be hosted (see below)
Hotel accommodation at: Hotel Tirana, Scanderbeg Square 8, Tirana
Tel.: +355 42 234 185, Fax: +355 42 232 521; email: hotel@hoteltirana.com.al;                            Website: http://www.hoteltirana.com.al

                                                                   Faculty members
Jukka Koistinen (co-Coordinator), former Deputy Director, Finnish Red Cross, Blood Transfusion Service, Helsinki, Finland ; Anna Massaro
(co-Coordinator), former Director, Transfusion Medicine Service, Ospedale Sant'Anna , Torino, Italy; Irena Qendro Seferi (co-Coordinator), Director,
Albanian National Transfusion Centre, Tirana, Albania; Vjollca Durro (co-Coordinator), Specialist of Blood Transfusion, Ministry of Health, Tirana,
Albania; Eleni Nastas (co-Coordinator), Director, Haemoglobinopathies Centre, Onco-Haematology Service, Dept. of Paediatrics, University Hospital
Centre "Mother Teresa", Tirana, Albania; Zhaneta Abazaj, Microbiologist, Head of laboratory for the control of infectious agents, Albanian National
Transfusion Centre, Tirana, Albania; Pierpaolo Ambrosi, Cooperante Internazionale, VIS, Tirana, Albania; Michael Angastiniotis, TIF Medical
Advisor, Thalassaemia International Federation; Head, WHO Collaborating Centre on Thalassaemia; Nicosia, Cyprus; Mazllum Belegu, Director,
National Blood Transfusion Centre of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo; Anneke Brand, Professor of Transfusion Medicine, Leiden University Medical
Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands; Anyla Bulo, Head of Clinical Chemistry Service, University Hospital Centre "Mother Teresa"; Vice Dean, Medical
Faculty, University of Tirana; Tirana, Albania; Natale Capodicasa, Director, Poliambulanca "Ate L. Monti", Universiteti "Zoja e Keshillit te Mire";
President, Albanian Organization of Voluntary Blood Donors; Tirana, Albania; José Manuel Cárdenas, Technical Director, Centro Vasco de
Transfusión, San Sebastián, Spain; Francesco Carubia, Director, Transfusion Medicine Service, General Hospital, Asti, Italy; Tatjana Çina, Head,
Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania; Ariana Deliana, National Blood Coordinator, Albanian Red
Cross, Tirana, Albania; Paolo Di Bartolomeo, Director, Unità Intensiva Ematologica per il Trapianto Emopoietico, Ospedale Civile, Pescara, Italy;
Dragoslav Domanovic, Head, Blood Supply Dept., Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Lubljana, Slovenia; Vjollca Durro, Specialist of Blood
Transfusion, Ministry of Health, Tirana, Albania; Giuseppina Facco, Head, Blood component collection, Transfusion Medicine Service, Ospedale
Sant'Anna, Torino, Italy; Viola Gjylameti, Transfusiologist, Albanian National Transfusion Centre, Tirana, Albania; Valentina Hafner, Quality of
Health Systems, Division of Country Support, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark; Antonio Iacone, Director, Transfusion
Medicine Dept., Ospedale Civile, Pescara, Italy; Arben Ivanaj, Haematologist, Vice Minister, Ministry of Health, Tirana, Albania; Ermira Kola,
Paediatrician, Intensive Care Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Centre "Mother Teresa", Tirana, Albania; Emirjona Kraja,
Haematologist, Regional Hospital Transfusion Centre, Shkoder, Albania; Flavio Lovisolo, Director, Ufficio di Cooperazione, Italian Embassy, Tirana,
Albania; Denisa Malo, Governing Council, Albanian Thalassaemic Association, Tirana, Albania; Arben Metka, National Quality Control Manager,
Albanian National Transfusion Centre, Tirana, Albania; Adriana Misja, Obstetrics-Gynaecology University Hospital "Koco Glozheni", Tirana,
Albania; Rosita Orlandi, Regional President, FIDAS (Italian Federation of Blood Donor Association), Bari, Italy; Edvin Prifti, Consultant in Cardiac
Surgery, University Hospital Centre "Mother Teresa"; Medical School Lecturer; Tirana, Albania; Roberto Reverberi, Director, Transfusion Medicine
Service, University Hospital, Ferrara, Italy; Umberto Rossi, ESTM President, Milano, Italy; Silvano Rossini, Director, Dept. of Haematology and
Transfusion Medicine, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy; Vincenzo Saturni, Transfusion Medicine Dept., General Hospital, Varese; President,
Lombardy Regional AVIS (Italian Voluntary Blood Donor Association), Milano; Italy; Vjollca Spahiu, Transfusiologist, Maternity Hospital, Tirana,
Albania; Eduart Tushe, Neonatologist, Paediatrician, Head of Neonatology Service, Maternity Hospital, Tirana, Albania; Tomislav Vuk, Quality
Manager, Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia; Eleftheria Zervou, Director, Blood Transfusion Centre, University Hospital,
Ioannina, Greece.
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                                                                        PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Applications should ordinarily be sent as soon as possible. The deadline is 20/1/2009. Applications may be accepted, in extreme cases, until
the 20/2/2009. Early application is strongly advisable to ensure adequate hotel reservation.
Notification of the registration with full practical information will follow in due course.
The fee of 960 Euro (single room), or of 790 Euro (shared double room, accepted only with the indication of the sharing participant), includes
board and lodging from Wednesday 4/3/2009 night (dinner included) to Sunday 8/3/2009 morning (breakfast included), and covers accommodation at
the hotel, the meals during the course, the Proceedings and other didactic material, the cost (travel, board and lodging) of the participation of teachers,
and the ESTM organisational expenses for the preparation of the course. Travel expenses are at the charge of participants. Participants from Tirana, not
needing hotel accommodation (bed and breakfast), will pay a reduced fee of 520 Euro.
The registration fee includes a book of Proceedings of the course, to be distributed at the beginning of the course, and an attendance certificate, to be
delivered at the end of the course.
Knowledge of English is useful. Simultaneous translation both ways in Albanian and in Italian will be available.
The ESTM courses have been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists of London as being appropriate for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
purposes, at the rate of 1 CME credit per hour.
Application shall also be made for accreditation by the European Council for Accreditation in Haematology of the European Haematology Association
(ECAH/CME): based on the experience of the previous ESTM courses, we expect the answer to be given before the beginning of the course.
 Payment of the registration fee should be made:
 - through bank transfer to the "ESTM" (account n. 49/36561, Credito Artigiano, C.so Magenta 59, 20123 Milano - Italy; IBAN code: IT
   62 Y0351201614000000036561; SWIFT Code: ARTI IT M2): all bank expenses must be covered by the participant,
 - or by "non transferable" bank cheque in Euro (for participants from the European Union), or international cheque, drawn to "ESTM"
   and sent by mail, together with the application form, to:
   ESTM, Viale Beatrice d'Este 5, I-20122 MILANO, Italy - Tel. +39/02/58.31.65.15 - Fax +39/02/58.30.81.11.
 Registrations without payment, or evidence of payment, will not be accepted.
 The number of participants is foreseen in 100. In case the number of applications should exceed the number of available places, a selection of
 applications may be made on the basis of the chronological order of arrival and the judgement of the course coordinators.
 The course is subject to cancellation, owing to causes beyond control, or in the unlikely case that the required minimum number of registrations should
 not be reached. In this case, a written notification of the cancellation will be sent to all registrants before the course, with full refund.
 Requests of cancellation received up to 2 months before the beginning of the course entitle to a full refund. A charge of 25% will be made for requests
 of cancellation received between 60 and 30 days before, and of 50% between 29 days and 10 days before the beginning of the course. Cancellations
 received less than 10 days before the beginning of the course will not be reimbursed. All requests of cancellation must be done in written, signed and
 sent by fax and/or e-mail transmission. All reimbursements will be dealt with after the end of the course.


 APPLICATION FORM

 (to be filled and sent to the ESTM by fax - +39/02/58.30.81.11 - and/or e-mail - estm.secretariat@estm.info).


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 I APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION TO THE ESTM RESIDENTIAL COURSE (4 - 8 March 2009): "Transfusion safety: from the donor to the patient"
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                                                                                   960 Euro (single room), or
 O I include a copy of a bank transfer to the ESTM of                              790 Euro (shared double room: accepted only with the indication of the sharing participant)
        (all bank expenses must be covered by the participant)
                                                                                   520 Euro (participants from Tirana, not needing hotel accommodation)


 (account n. 49/36561, Credito Artigiano, C.so Magenta 59, I-20123 Milano (Italy); IBAN code: IT 62 Y0351201614000000036561; SWIFT code: ARTI IT M2)



 O I include a "non transferable" bank cheque in Euro                              960 Euro (single room), or
  (for participants from the European Union),                                      790 Euro (shared double room: accepted only with the indication of the sharing participant)
   or international cheque, drawn to "ESTM" of
                                                                                   520 Euro (participants from Tirana, not needing hotel accommodation)


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