Virginia Transfusion Medicine Seminar

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On June 1, Virginia Blood Services, the Institute of Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) and the University of Virginia Health System will host the Virginia Transfusion Medicine Seminar in Charlottesville, VA.

Leaders from the transfusion medicine industry will speak on a variety of topics in hopes of continuing to educate health professionals and the general public on the importance of changes and advances in transfusion medicine.



Join us for this special event on June 1 at the UVA Pinn Hall Conference Center (formerly Jordan Hall Conference Center)

1340 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville VA 22903

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.




Full Agenda:


10:00 am   Introduction 


10:15 am – 11:00 am 

“Educating Donors for Informed Consent: It’s a Balancing Act”

Gay Wehrli, MD, MBA, MSEd

Associate Medical Director, Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Services

Program Director, Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

University of Virginia Health System


11:00 am-11:45 am

“What the Hell are They Thinking!?: Avoiding Us vs. Them Thinking”

Steven M. Armstrong, MSHA, MT (AMT), SBB (ASCP) CM, FACHE- Manager Transfusion Medicine



11:45am-12:30 pm

“Communicating and Working with Different Generations” 

Eva D. Quinley, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB – Executive Regional Director

LifeSource Blood Center


12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  LUNCH 

1:00 pm- 1:45 pm

“The Unique Aspects and Challenges of Pediatric Therapeutic Apheresis”

Yunchuan Delores Mo, MD, MSc- Transfusion Medicine Associate Medical Director

Children’s National Medical Center


1:45 pm- 2:30 pm

“Prehospital Administration of Blood Products”

Matt Handley CFRN, EMT-P -VP Clinical Operations

HealthNet Aeromedical Services


2:30 pm – 2:45 pm   BREAK


2:45 pm-3:30 pm

“The INTERCEPT Pathogen Reduction System: A New Standard of Care

John Pitman, PhD- Medical Science Liaison,

Cerus Corporation 


3:30 pm – 4:15 pm 

“Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors of HIV Infection in Blood Donors” 

Courtney K. Hopkins, D.O. – Division Chief Medical Officer

Lifeblood: United Blood Services


4:15 pm- 4:30 pm   FINAL Thoughts