2022 EBB:101 Program Information

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August 2, 2022

Presentation #1: Introduction to Immunohematology

  • Speaker: Megan Dupont, MLS(ASCP)CM,SBBCM
  • Objectives
    1. Compare and contrast common reagents and testing methodologies.
    2. Describe common tests performed in the blood bank.
    3. Explain the process of antibody identification.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

Presentation #2: Common Blood Groups

  • Speaker: Kelly J Winkhart, SBB(ASCP)CM
  • Objectives:
    1. Define characteristics of common blood group antigens and antibodies.
    2. Determine the clinical significance of antibodies to common blood group antigens.
    3. Select appropriate units for transfusion in case scenarios.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.5


August 9, 2022

Presentation #1: Positive DATs and Eluates

  • Speaker: Megan Dupont, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM
  • Objectives:
    1. Descibe how to detect and identify antibodies bound to red cells.
    2. List reasons a patient might have a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT).
    3. Discuss how the results of eluate testing can help to determine the cause of a positive DAT.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

Presentation #2: Case Studies

  • Speaker: Shay Jones, MLS(ASCP)CM, BBCM
  • Objecitves:
    1. Recognize ABO discrepancies and list methods used in resolution.
    2. Discuss strategies involved in antibody identification.
    3. Select appropriate units for transfusion.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.5


August 16, 2022

Presentation #1: Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus/Newborn

  • Speaker: Gina Folk, MSHS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM

  • Objectives:
    1. Define Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus/Newborn (HDFN).
    2. Discuss the blood bank's role in investigation, management, and treatment of HDFN.
    3. Select appropriate units for transfusion for mom, fetus, and neonate.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

Presentation #2: Serologic Workups of Samples Containing Autoantibodies

  • Speaker: Lynsi Rahorst, MHPE, MT(ASCP)SBBCM
  • Objectives:
    1. Discuss reactivity patterns and serologic methods utilized in cases of autoantibodies.
    2. Compare and contrast autoadsorption and alloadsorption.
    3. Discuss options for selecting blood for transfusion for patients with autoantibodies.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.5


August 23, 2022

Presentation #1: HLA in the Blood Bank

  • Speaker: Lynsi Rahorst, MHPE, MT(ASCP)SBBCM

  • Objectives:
    1. Define HLA and discuss how HLA antibodies may interfere with red cell antibody identification.
    2. Discuss how HLA antibodies affect platelet refractoriness.
    3. Describe transfusion reactions that are associated with the HLA system.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

Presentation #2: Platelet Antibodies

  • Speaker: Kelly J Winkhart, SBB(ASCP)CM
  • Objectives:
    1. Discuss antigens that are expressed on platelets and the implications of corresponding antibodies.
    2. List and describe routine tests performed in the detection of platelet antibodies.
    3. Describe applications of platelet antibody testing.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.5


August 30, 2022

Presentation #1: IRL and Transfusion Service Working Together

  • Speaker: Cassandra Lokken, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM
  • Objectives:
    1. Describe patterns of reactivity suggesting complex serologic investigations.
    2. List methods used in complex workups such as warm and cold autoantibodies and antibodies to high prevalence antigens.
    3. Select appropriate units for transfusion.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

Presentation #2: Basic Genomics for the Blood Banker

  • Speaker: Gabby Bisson, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Objectives:
    1. Describe the methology of the Human Erythrocyte Assay (HEA) and the blood group antigen information it provides.
    2. Discuss cases in which a genotype is advantageous over a serologic phenotype.
    3. Explain how genomic testing provides additional clinically relevant information in patient scenarios.
  • Level of Instruction: Basic

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.5