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

Optimal matching of hematopoitic 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

Dr. Jennifer Schiller will be discussing the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and how it improves the donor selection within Histocompatability.   Her discussion will lead into the analysis of NGS and how it can assist with virtual cross matching.

Learning Objectives:

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