Upcoming Member Meetings


BEST LII: 19-20 October 2016. Orlando, FL, USA

The meeting will be held in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, prior to the AABB Meeting. 

BEST LIII: 28-29 April 2017. Sydney, Australia

The meeting will be held at the Sydney Pullman Hotel at Hyde Park.

Welcome to BEST

The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative is an international research organization that works collaboratively to explore ways to improve transfusion-related services through standardization of analytic techniques, development of new procedures, systematic review of evidence, and execution of clinical and laboratory studies. READ MORE

Latest News

Macopharma and EFS co-sponsored a Transfusion Medicine Educational Event on April 9, 2015. Selected BEST Members presented. Details on this event may be downloaded pdf  HERE 

PRESS RELEASE 13 Nov 2014: BEST Collaborative Announces New Term Scientific Membership READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE 26 Feb 2014: Michael Murphy, MD Elected Chair, effective October 2014 READ MORE

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service sponsored a Transfusion Medicine Education Forum on April 4, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland, featuring presentations by selected BEST Members. READ MORE 

The Transfusion Safety Team of BEST has been showcased in the September 2012 Issue of Blood and Transplant Matters, a publication of UK NHS Blood and Transplant distributed to hospitals they serve. READ MORE

Selected Presentations from BPAC May 2012 on overnight room temperature hold of plasma

Statement to Blood Products Advisory Committee May 16, 2012 comments on evaluation of potential new plasma products manufactured following storage at room temperature for up to 24 hours

Meeting News

Attendance at BEST meetings is open to all members of BEST and approved guests. Attendance and participation at these meetings is highly encouraged of all members and allows opportunity for highly productive discussions.

Members should log into the members area of this website to access full avialable details of upcoming meetings.

Oxford Christ Church  Orlando  Sydney 

April 2016

The Spring 2016 Meeting was held on 15-16 April 2016 at Christ Church, Oxford, England. Meeting materials are  posted in the members area.

October 2016

The October 2016 Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency on International Drive in Orlando Florida, 19-20 October 2016 prior to the AABB Meeting.

April 2017

The April 2017 Meeting dates have been confirmed for 28-29 April 2017 at the Pullman Hotel, in Sydney Australia. Further information will be posted in the member area as they are available.