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Versiti's webinar series hosted by BloodCenter of Wisconsin

 BloodFLOW is an online education tool offered by BloodCenter of Wisconsin to physicians, laboratory professionals, nurses and scientists.  These courses focus on education activities in transfusion medicine, benign hematology and transplantation.  

Webinars will be offered as live events as well as online educational activities.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin offers activities for many levels of health care professionals. 

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

 Information on our upcoming webinars with directions for registering will be available soon! To receive email announcements, please contact us at belearning@bcw.edu

As utilization of genotype information increases, so too has the discovery of discordant results between a phenotype and genotype. How to address these results is problematic. This presentation will look at some of the discordant findings and their resolution through the use of case studies.

Target Audience: This presentation is intended for physicians, laboratory scientists, nurses and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of patients undergoing transfusion.

The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.

Level of Instruction : Advanced

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Review the principles of phenotye and genotype.
2. Identify situations leading to discordant results between phenotype and genotype.
3. Resolve the discordant observations.
4. Provide relevant information to care for the patient.

Faculty and Disclosures As an organization accredited by the ACCME, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

Greg Denomme, PhD, FSCMLS(D)
Senior Director, Immunohematology and Innovation, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute
Disclosure: Grifols, SA - Speaker Bureau; Ortho Clinical Diagnostics  - Honorarium; Canadian Blood Services - Honorarium; AABB Press Technical Manual chapter author - Honorarium

Planning Committee
Mathew Anderson, MD, PhD, Activity Director
Versiti Vice President, Diagnostic Labs and Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: No relationship to disclose

Michael Schanen, MT(ASCP)SBB
Director, Immunohematology, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: No relationship to disclose

Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page.

Follow these steps to earn CME/PACE/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Participate in the educational content by viewing and listening to the narrated presentation online.
  3. Complete the Activity Evaluation. Evaluations MUST be completed by July 13, 2018 to receive credit for participating in this event.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

 Credits Available

 ACCME Accreditation Statement: Blood Center of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 AMA Credit Designation Statement: BloodCenter of Wisconsin designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals: BloodCenter of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 contact hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
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Optimal matching of hematopoietic cell transplant donors and recipients is based on multiple factors, but with a primary consideration given to the level of HLA genotype matching.  Clinical complications post-transplant suggest that there is still much room for improvement in this matching process, and the additional HLA-allele level information provided by NGS typing should impact matching algorithms and improve overall patient outcomes long-term. Recorded  April 11, 2018. 

Target Audience: This presentation is intended for physicians, laboratory scientists, transplant coordinators and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of patients undergoing transplantation.

The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.

Level of Instruction: Advanced

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology
  2. Explain some of the challenges of high resolution HLA typing
  3. List at least 3 benefits of performing HLA typing by NGS for clinical testing

Faculty and Disclosures As an organization accredited by the ACCME, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

Jennifer Schiller, PhD
Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: No relationships to disclose

Planning Committee

Mathew Karafin, MD, MS, Activity Director
Associate Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: New Health Sciences, Inc – Honorarium

Timothy Barta, BS
Field Manager, Transfusion Services, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: No relationships to disclose

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Participate in the educational content by viewing and listening to the narrated presentation online.
  3. Complete the Knowledge Assessment
  4. Submit an Activity Evaluation.

You may save or print the certificate upon successful completion of the activity. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be archived for 6 years.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

 Credits Available

 ACCME Accreditation Statement: Blood Center of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 AMA Credit Designation Statement: BloodCenter of Wisconsin designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals: BloodCenter of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 contact hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.  This activity has been submitted to the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program for approval.

  • Release date:  04/22/2018
  • Valid for credit through:04/21/2020