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Harold Gunson Fellowship

All Young Professionals who are 40 years or younger can apply for the Harold Gunson Fellowship and receive travel, registration and accommodation for the congress.

Please make sure that you have read the Harold Gunson Fellowship Procedure carefully.

Download the application form here. Send the completed form to with the subject heading Harold Gunson Fellowship and your surname. Closing date for applications is July 24, 2019 at 23.59 CEST.

Young Professionals Scientific Session

The scientific programme for the Bangkok regional congress also offers a Young Professionals Scientific Session.

If you would like your abstract to be considered for oral presentation in this session, please indicate this during the abstract submission process.

You should be undertaking research in a topic related to transfusion medicine and you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 35 years of age or under (proof of age will be required if successful)
  • Attending the congress and presenting the submitted work if selected
  • And be working towards a PhD or Masters degree and/or undertaking high level research



Abstract submission

Submission Deadline: July 24, 2019 at 23.59 CEST. 

The Scientific Committee invites you to submit your scientific abstracts. Please only submit an abstract if you intend to attend the congress. Abstracts selected for oral or poster presentation will be removed from publication if the author does not register for the congress.

An international panel of experts will review and select abstracts for oral or poster presentation. The first (presenting) author will receive a confirmation of acceptance for either an oral or poster presentation, or a notice of rejection, by email by the end of August, 2019.

Watch the tutorial on 'How to get your abstract accepted and how to present' it by Geoff Daniels


1.1 Organisational issues
1.2 Information technology
1.3 Cost/effectiveness
1.4 Training and education
1.5 Risk models, standards and regulation
1.6 Blood supply management and utilization
1.7 Quality management

2.1 Blood donor recruitment
2.2 Blood collection including apheresis
2.3 Donor adverse events

3.1 Blood processing, storage and release
3.2 Blood components
3.3 Plasma products
3.4 Pathogen inactivation
3.5 Novel blood products

4.1 Screening strategies for TTI
4.2 Hepatitis B (HBV)
4.3 Hepatitis C (HCV)
4.4 HIV
4.5 Bacteria
4.6 Parasites
4.7 Newly emerging pathogens and other transfusion related pathogens

5.1 Red cell immunology: Serology
5.2 Red cell immunology: Molecular
5.3 Platelet immunology
5.4 Granulocyte immunology
5.5 Fetal-maternal immunology

6.1 Neonatal and pediatric transfusion
6.2 Therapeutic apheresis
6.3 Evidence based transfusion medicine practice
6.4 Haemorrhage and massive transfusion
6.5 Adverse events, including TRALI
6.6 Haemovigilance and transfusion safety
6.7 Alternatives to blood transfusion
6.8 Transfusion practitioner related clinical practice improvement



7.1 Stem cell and tissue banking, including cord blood
7.2 Collection, processing, storage and release
7.3 Clinical applications

8.1 HLA in transfusion medicine
8.2 Histocompatibility in stem cell transplantation
8.3 Histocompatibility in organ transplantation



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