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Scientific Presentations

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Loss of repeat convalescent plasma donors due to waning anti-SARS-CoV2-2 plaque reduction neutralization test titers (April-December 2020).

Steven Drews

 48

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among Canadian blood donors

Sahar Saeed

 49

Current challenges and implication for SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies among blood donors: A Scoping Review

Sahar Saeed

 50

Evaluating Red Cell Concentrate Product Quality from Day 42 to Day 49 of Hypothermic Storage

Tracey Turner

Clinical Presentations

 51

Transfusion of a Platelet Pool Contaminated with Exotoxin-Producing Staphylococcus aureus: A Case Report

Sandra Ramirez-Arcos

 52

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on blood donations in Canada

Sahar Saeed

 53

Discontinuing Donor Unit Sicle Screening for Paediatric Sickle Cell Anemia Patients

Letka Dumevska

 54
A case of recipient neutrophil and human leukocyte antigen antibody mediated fatal reverse transfusion related acute lung injury

Rachel Jug

Administrative Presentations

 55

Development of a Library of TikToks to Support Stem Cell Donor Recruitment in Canada

Brady Park

 56

Prevention of Alloimmunization in Mothers of Saskatchewan: Development of a Hospital-based Provincial Prenatal Testing Program Structure

Kalen Paulson

 57

Multimedia resources to engage gay, bisexual, and queer men in Canada as stem cell donors

Natalie DeGurse

 58

Transfusion Medicine Education for Physicians

Troy Thompson

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Loss of repeat convalescent plasma donors due to waning anti-SARS-CoV2-2 plaque reduction neutralization test titers (April-December 2020).

Steven Drews

 48

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among Canadian blood donors

Sahar Saeed

 49

Current challenges and implication for SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies among blood donors: A Scoping Review

Sahar Saeed

 50

Evaluating Red Cell Concentrate Product Quality from Day 42 to Day 49 of Hypothermic Storage

Tracey Turner

 51

Transfusion of a Platelet Pool Contaminated with Exotoxin-Producing Staphylococcus aureus: A Case Report

Sandra Ramirez-Arcos

 52

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on blood donations in Canada

Sahar SAeed

 53

Transfusion of Paediatric Sickle Cell Anemia patients: sickle screening of units discontinued

Wendy Lau

 54
A case of recipient neutrophil and human leukocyte antigen antibody mediated fatal reverse transfusion related acute lung injury

Rachel Jug

 55

Development of a Library of TikToks to Support Stem Cell Donor Recruitment in Canada

Brady Park

 56

Prevention of Alloimmunization in Mothers of Saskatchewan: Development of a Hospital-based Provincial Prenatal Testing Program Structure

Kalen Paulson

 57

Multimedia resources to engage gay, bisexual, and queer men in Canada as stem cell donors

Natalie DeGurse

 58

Transfusion Medicine Education for Physicians

Troy Thompson

 47.  Loss of repeat convalescent plasma donors due to waning anti-SARS-CoV2-2 plaque reduction neutralization test titers (April-December 2020).

Presenter: Steven Drews

Steven J. Drews, Ph.D., F.C.C.M., D(ABMM), Clinical Microbiologist, Associate Director, Canadian Blood Services. Steve completed his Ph.D. in 2003 at the University of British Columbia, in Experimental Medicine (Infectious Diseases). He then completed his Clinical Microbiology Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Steve currently heads the Medical Microbiology Laboratories at Canadian Blood Services, where he provides guidance on transmissible diseases testing, microbiology and infectious diseases issues. Prior to this he was a Clinical Virologist at the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab) Alberta, and the head of the province-wide influenza and acute respiratory viral diagnostics program. He has also held a prior position as Head of Molecular Diagnostics for the Public Health Ontario Laboratories. Steve has significant experience representing diagnostic microbiology and public health laboratories at provincial, national and international committees. He has held faculty positions at both the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary. Steve is currently an Associate Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada.

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 48 Tracking SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among Canadian blood donors

Presenter: Sahar Saeed

Dr. Sahar Saeed is an infectious disease epidemiologist with more than a decade of experience conducting studies in populations living with HIV, Hepatitis C and most recently COVID-19. She holds PhD in epidemiology from McGill University and completed a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Sahar joined Canadian Blood Services in Sept 2020, where her research is primarily focused on SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence. 

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49 Current challenges and implication for SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies among blood donors: A Scoping Review

Presenter: Sahar Saeed

Dr. Sahar Saeed is an infectious disease epidemiologist with more than a decade of experience conducting studies in populations living with HIV, Hepatitis C and most recently COVID-19. She holds PhD in epidemiology from McGill University and completed a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Sahar joined Canadian Blood Services in Sept 2020, where her research is primarily focused on SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence. 

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50Evaluating Red Cell Concentrate Product Quality from Day 42 to Day 49 of Hypothermic Storage

Presenter: Tracey Turner

Tracey is a medical laboratory technologist who was a senior research assistant at the Centre for Innovation with Canadian Blood Services for over 10 years. She received her MLT training from the Michener Institute in Toronto before she earned her MBA from the University of Alberta in 2017. She has since transitioned to a scientist role at a cell therapy manufacturing company where she uses her experience in biopreservation and biobanking to further the development of CAR-T drug products for clinical applications.

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51.  Transfusion of a Platelet Pool Contaminated with Exotoxin-Producing Staphylococcus aureus: A Case Report

Presenter: Sandra Ramirez-Arcos

Dr. Sandra Ramirez-Arcos trained as a microbiologist in her native Colombia and then conducted PhD studies in Biological Sciences in Spain. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Ramirez did her post-doctoral training and worked as a research associate at the University of Ottawa. Since 2003, she has worked at Canadian Blood Services where she currently holds a Senior Scientist position.  Dr. Ramirez is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Ramirez has built a strong team with expertise on bloodborne bacteria. Her research projects are focused on understanding bacterial growth dynamics during blood component storage. Her laboratory oversees the development, validation and implementation of protocols and processes aimed at enhancing blood component safety.


52. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on blood donations in Canada

Presenter: Sahar Saheed

Dr. Sahar Saeed is an infectious disease epidemiologist with more than a decade of experience conducting studies in populations living with HIV, Hepatitis C and most recently COVID-19. She holds PhD in epidemiology from McGill University and completed a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Sahar joined Canadian Blood Services in Sept 2020, where her research is primarily focused on SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence. 

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53. Discontinuing Donor Unit Sicle Screening for Paediatric Sickle Cell Anemia Patients


Presenter: Letka Dumevska

Letka Dumevska is a Resource Technologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. She obtained her degree in Medical Laboratory Science in 1986 from the Medical Institute of Science in Bitola-Macedonia. In 1997 she graduated from the Medical Laboratory Science program at the Michener Institute in Toronto. Letka worked in various departments in the beginning, but has remained loyal to the Transfusion Laboratory since 1996. 

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54. A case of recipient neutrophil and human leukocyte antigen antibody mediated fatal reverse transfusion related acute lung injury

Presenter: Rachel Jug

Rachel Jug is an Anatomical & Clinical Pathologist specialized in Cytopathology (trained at Duke University Medical Center) & Transfusion Medicine (current fellow at the University of Toronto). 


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55. Development of a Library of TikToks to Support Stem Cell Donor Recruitment in Canada

Presenter: Brady Park

Brady Park is an undergraduate student at Western University and a donor recruiter for Stem Cell Club. He created and currently leads the national library of TikToks for stem cell donor recruitment (@stemcellclub on TikTok). 

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56. Prevention of Alloimmunization in Mothers of Saskatchewan: Development of a Hospital-based Provincial Prenatal Testing Program Structure


Presenter: Oksana Prokopchuk-Gauk

Dr. Oksana Prokopchuk-Gauk is a Transfusion Medicine physician and Clinical Hematologist in Saskatoon. She is a University of Saskatchewan alumnus, where she completed her undergraduate and medical training, followed by a Hematology residency in Calgary and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship in Edmonton. She is active in the Transfusion Medicine community and has recently completed a 2-year term as Chair of the National Advisory Committee for Blood and Blood Products. In addition to her transfusion medicine consultant role, Dr. Prokopchuk-Gauk is an adult hematologist with the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorders Program. Her research interests include identifying strategies to improve transfusion appropriateness and safety.

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57. Multimedia resources to engage gay, bisexual, and queer men in Canada as stem cell donors

Presenter: Natalie DeGurse

Natalie DeGurse received a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Western University, and she is a recruiter with Stem Cell Club. She is currently engaged in efforts to learn the perspectives of gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men in Canada on stem cell donation and related multimedia.

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58. Transfusion Medicine Education for Physicians

Presenter: Troy Thompson

Troy Thompson is the Regional Manager for the Central office of ORBCoN located at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; he joined ORBCoN in 2006 as the Regional Project Coordinator.  Prior to 2006, he worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist primarily in Transfusion Medicine at several hospitals in Ontario and the United States.  He completed his Bachelor of Allied Health Honours degree in 2015 and graduated from Mohawk College (Medical Laboratory Technology program) in 1995.

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