Upcoming Member Meetings


BEST XLVII: 11-12 April 2014. Barcelona, Spain

The location for this meeting is the Crowne Plaza - Fira Center (formerly known as the Fira Palace) in downtown Barcelona.

BEST XLVIII: 22-23 October 2014. Philadelphia, PA USA

The location for this meeting is The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

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

Scientific Membership Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2014. READ MORE Also see associated PRESS RELEASE

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.

Denver Barcelona Philadelphia

October 2013

The previous BEST meeting was held 9-10 October 2013 in Denver, Colorado, prior to the AABB Annual Meeting and CTTXPO. Meeting presentations are  posted in the member area.

April 2014

The next  BEST Meeting will  be held 11-12 April 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Fira Center Hotel in Barcelona Spain. Agenda, venue details and travel information are posted in the Members area.

October 2014

The Fall 2014 Meeting have  been set for 22-23 October 2014 at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, USA immediately prior to the AABB Annual Meeting and CTTXPO.

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