Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID): Clinical Findings, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

In this lecture, Dr. Wahn introduces the topic of Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID). He reviews the clinical impact abnormal/opportunistic infections have on individuals with PID and also reviews other clinical findings associated with PID. In addition, Dr. Wahn discusses the diagnostic approach for PID and reviews current treatment options.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 0.5 hours

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A Clinical Crossroad: Emergency Release Blood and Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions - Transfusion Medicine Calls That Keep You Awake at Night

In this lecture, Dr Lynne Uhl discusses emergency blood release and clinical use. Based on her clinical experience, she also discusses appropriate management of blood to meet urgent needs and concludes with insights regarding recognition of hemolytic transfusion reactions.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 0.5 hours

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Unmet Need for Plasma Derived Medicinal Products in APAC: the PID Patient’s Perspective

In this lecture, Johan Prevot, Executive Director of the International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI), describes the organization and provides an overview of the evolving use of immunoglobulins. His presentation summarizes accessibility and proposes solutions to improve availability to these therapies for primary immunodeficiency patients in Asia.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 0.5 hours

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Blood Donation Behavior Interventions for Motivation and Contextual Influences

In this lecture, Eva-Maria Merz, Principal Investigator of Donor Medicine Research at Sanquin and Professor in Donor Behaviour at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides information regarding donor behavior after temporary deferral and reviews how public trust in healthcare may impact that behavior. She concludes with presenting innovative ideas to encourage donation.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 0.5 hours

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Clinical Relevance for the RH Blood Group System

In this lecture, Dr Denomme provides a review of the RH system and D antigen variants. He then discusses RhD discrepancy studies and then provide RHD genotyping recommendations.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 1.0 hours

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Challenging QC Paradigm for Infectious Diseases

In this lecture, Wayne Dimech discusses the traditional approach to monitoring the quality control of infectious disease testing and considers an alternate approach these processes.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: Hours: 0.5

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P1PK, Globoside, and FORS Blood Group Systems

In this lecture, Dr Anani will focus on P1PK versus Globoside blood groups and will discuss the biosynthetic pathways for P1Pk and the serology of P1PK antigens and antibodies. He will conclude with a review of how NOR, FORS, and LKE are formed.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: Hours: 0.5

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Red Blood Cell Antigens and Antibodies Overview

In this lecture, Dr Anani will discuss the role of red blood cells, the types of antigens found on red blood cells, and the formation of red blood cell antibodies. He will introduce basic serology principles related to antigen and antibody interactions.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: Hours: 0.5

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Blood Group Overview: ABO

In this lecture, Dr Anani will introduce the ABO antigens on red blood cells by discussing the genetics, structural differences, and major subtypes. He also will discuss the serology and clinical significance of the ABO blood groups.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: Hours: 0.5

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Clinical Applications for the RH Blood Group System

In this lecture, Dr Denomme will discuss RHD Zygosity and introduce a clinical application for RH molecular testing in transfusion medicine. He will also provide insights on new recommendations for RHD genotyping in pregnancy.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: Hours: 0.5

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