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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

This presentation will discuss the ‘need to knows’ for hematologists when considering genetic testing, including managing patient expectations, informed consent, and the importance of clinical history. The lecture will also provide ‘behind-the-scenes’ insight in laboratory stewardship and utilization guidance as well as testing limitations and variant interpretation methods. Recorded 11/7/2018

Target Audience: This presentation is intended for physicians, laboratory scientists, nurses, genetics counselors and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of patients with inherited blood disorders.

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

Faculty: Jamie McCreery, MS, CGC Genetics Counselor, Versiti

CME and CE credits available.

Release Date: 12/07/2018
Valid for credit through: 12/06/2020


Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is one of the most common inherited bleeding disorders. This presentation will discuss how assembling knowledge of a patient's clinical presentation, laboratory data, disease inheritance and defects, coupled with diagnostic molecular testing for newly identified variants of VWD, can be complementary for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of a patient with VWD. Recorded 8/15/2018  

Target Audience: This presentation is intended for physicians, laboratory scientists, nurses and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of patients with von Willebrand's Disease.

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

Faculty:Kenneth Friedman, MD, Senior Medical Director, Hematology, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

CME, PACE, and CE credits available.

Release date:  09/15/2018
Valid for credit through:09/14/2020 

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. Recorded June 13, 2018

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.

Faculty: Greg Denomme, PhD, FSCMLS(D)
Senior Director, Immunohematology and Innovation, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute

CME, PACE, and CE credits available.

Release date:  07/18/2018
Valid for credit through:07/17/2020 

 

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.

Faculty :Jennifer Schiller, PhD

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

CME, PACE, and CE credits available.

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