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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

All evaluations of the program must be submitted by June 1, 2018 in order to receive continuing education credit

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. 

Webinar Event: Wednesday April 11, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT

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.

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
Disclosure: No relationships to disclose

 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 Live Activity 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 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.

Registered attendees of this live webinar may receive their continuing education credit by logging in and completing the course evaluation.  Please contact us with any questions

belearning@bcw.edu