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BBANYS offers a variety of Continuing Education opportunities, and members receive a discounted rate to meetings and events! Please check back regularly for updated information on our offerings.

Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 73
    Register

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 / 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

    Topic: Practical Tips for Hospital Regulatory Review in Blood Transfusion/Immunohematology


    Speaker: 

    Ghazala Nathu, MD, MS, PhD, FACB

    Clinical Medical Molecular Laboratory Director

    Director of Point of Care, Blood Bank Tissue Compliance Officer

    Bassett Healthcare Network – Cobleskill Regional Hospital | O’Connor Hospital |Bassett Medical Center


    Speaker Bio:

    I am currently a licensed practicing Medical/Molecular Pathology Director in New York, New Jersey. I have a COQ-Certification of Qualification as a Laboratory Director from the New York State Department of Health in the following categories: Molecular/Genetic Testing limited to Molecular Pathology, Oncology, Molecular and Cellular Tumor Markers, Cellular Immunology Malignant, Non Malignant Leukocyte Immunophenotyping, Bacteriology, Blood pH and Gases, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Toxicology, Diagnostic Immunology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Immunohematology, Parasitology, Molecular testing in pharmacogenomics, Ther. Sub. Mon,/ Quant. Tox. (Oncology), and Virology in the Clinical Pathology setting. I also am a NYSDOH Tissue Bank Compliance Officer in the following categories: Musculoskeletal tissue, Skin tissue, and Amniotic Fluid Membrane. I have developed and taught medical science courses, as well as participated in online courses during my graduate studies; affording me a depth and breathe of experience with this challenging and exciting technologic learning medium. I have over 30 years of experience as a health care professional educator at the college level, first at Albany Medical College, Albany College of Pharmacy and then at Hudson Valley Community College, Bryant and Stratton College, and Mildred Elley. I am an assistant professor at College of Pharmacy I also have over 30 years’ experience in clinical pathology in base labs, doctors offices and hospital settings. I am currently a Medical/Molecular Director at the Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Clinical Director at Fast Medical Reference Lab Medical lab, and Assistant Medical at ATVIVO Medical Lab. I am currently a board member for Emergency Medicine/Transfusion/Pharmacy Medicine for CRH, and BBANYS Educational Committee Board Member

    Abstract:

    Blood transfusions are often an important component of medical care for many patients. We studied the differences between classical phenotyping and compared the results with the RBC genotyping using the Beadchip technology. 40 patients' specimens were involved in this study. It was concluded that the RBC genotyping is the far superior and accurate method to provide the best transfusion care to patients.

    Objectives:

    1. Understand transfusion medicine basics.

    2. Describe various plasma and platelet products and the NYS DOH guidelines of transfusion medicine patient testing.

    3. Understand the phases of the regulatory process.

    Disclosures:

    None

    Pricing:

    • Members: FREE (Registration is required.)
    • Non-Members: $45 per session & $130 entire series
    • Institutions: $75 per session & $200 entire series

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    • Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 98

    Wednesday, April 10, 2024 / 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

    Topic: Car -T Cells

    Speaker: 

    Victoria Costa, MD

    Assistant Medical Director of the Blood Bank at NYU Langone Health, Tisch Hospital

    Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Victoria Costa is Assistant Medical Director of the Blood Bank at NYU Langone Health, Tisch Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Costa completed her undergraduate and medical education at The George Washington University, followed by residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center and fellowship in Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Costa's interests include patient blood management, quality improvement projects, and medical and resident education. 

    Pricing:

    • Members: FREE (Registration is required.)
    • Non-Members: $45 per session & $130 entire series
    • Institutions: $75 per session & $200 entire series

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    • Wednesday, May 08, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 98

    Wednesday, May 8, 2024 / 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

    Topic: Intro to Apheresis

    Speaker: 


    Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD

    Transfusion Medicine Director

    SUNY Upstate Medical University

    Speaker Bio:

    Matthew completed his MD and PhD at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and completed his AP/CP pathology residency and Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is the Transfusion Medicine Director, Director of Apheresis, Stem Cell Laboratory Associate Director, Medical Director of Chemistry, and Director of the Upstate Cord Blood Bank. In addition to these clinical roles, he serves as the Pathology Department Quality Officer and chairs 3 institutional quality committees. He is the Director of the SUNY Upstate Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking fellowship and Associate Director of the SUNY Upstate Pathology residency program. Matthew is a dedicated educator and proponent for interdepartmental and inter-institutional collaboration for best clinician learning as well as patient care.

    Pricing:

    • Members: FREE (Registration is required.)
    • Non-Members: $45 per session & $130 entire series
    • Institutions: $75 per session & $200 entire series

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    • Thursday, May 16, 2024
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, May 17, 2024
    • (EDT)
    • Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga Street Syracuse, New York 13202

    Save the date!

    Thursday, May 16, 2024 – Friday, May 17, 2024

    Marriott Syracuse Downtown
    100 East Onondaga Street
    Syracuse, New York 13202 (MAP)

    Lodging:

    Click here to reserve your room in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown BBANYS block at a discounted rate ($179 per night). The last day to book at the special group rate is Monday, April 15, 2024.

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