Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion
  • Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)
    Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization that works collaboratively to explore ways to improve transfusion-related services through…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 150 manufacturers, clinicians, and scientists from 22 countries committed to improving transfusion…

  • BEST Meetings
    BEST Meetings

    BEST meetings are held twice per year. and attendance is open to all members. Invited guests may attend with pre-approval of the Chair.

  • Press Releases
    Press Releases

    Official notices regarding significant publications, special events and member news.

  • Recommended Procedures
    Recommended Procedures

    Several best practice documents are available for download

  • Sponsorship
    Sponsorship

    Any commercial organization or Blood Service interested in advancing the purpose of BEST may become a supporter of BEST by paying the annual dues amount; providing a…

Latest News

Press Release 05 Nov 2018

Accouncement of BEST Membership for the next 4-year term (2018-2022)

Press Release 13 Dec 2017

Ziggy Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD elected Chair, effective Oct 2018

Transfusion Update Event

was held in Sydney Australia in April 2017.

Member Reminders

  • The April 2019 meeting in Cork, Ireland will be the first meeting with the refreshed membership under the leadership of the new Chair, Dr. Ziggy Szczepiorkowski.
  • A preliminary agenda for the full 2-day BEST Meeting is posted in the members area.
  • A pre-meeting symposium is being planned for the day prior to the BEST Meeting in Cork, Thursday, April 25th. 
 
 

April 2019

Ireland

BEST LVII Meeting

Dates for the Meeting in Cork, Ireland are set for April 26-27, 2019

Important News

  • The meeting location is the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa on Little Island
  • Information on hotel reservations is now posted

 

October 2019

Alamo

BEST LVIII Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are October 16-17, 2019.

Location

  • Venues for the meeting and dinner in San Antonio will be announced at a later date
  • Meeting will be held on the Wed-Thursday prior to the AABB Annual Meeting

 

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How often are BEST Meetings held?

Meetings are held twice per year and are open to all BEST Members. Member attendance and participation at these meetings is highly encouraged and allows the opportunity for highly productive discussions. Meetings will be held whenever reasonably feasible in conjunction with professional society meetings commonly attended by members.

An invited guest of a current BEST Member may attend an individual BEST Meeting with pre-approval of the Chair.

How do I become a BEST Member?

A call for Scientific Membership occurs every four years. The next call will open in January 2018. Instructions on how to apply will be posted on this website. The application period will close approximately May 2018, after which time the Executive Team will make their selections. The new 4-year term will begin following the conclusion of the October 2018 meeting.

Individuals who are members of organizations interested in becoming sponsoring members should view the information HERE.

How do I get information on Sponsorship?

Any commercial organization or Blood Service interested in advancing the purpose of BEST may become a supporter of BEST by paying the annual dues amount and providing a Member at meetings to participate in discussions.

More details may be found HERE.

For information about sponsoring BEST Collaborative, please contact The BEST Collaborative Chair, Michael Murphy, MD.

How do I retrieve my login credentials?

Please be aware that passwords are encrypted and current passwords cannot be retrieved, verified or sent to you. You must use the "Forgot Login?" function to reset your password. You may change your password in the "My Membership Info" in the Members Area once you successfully log in.

The "Forgot Login" function has the capability of retrieving your username. You must have access to the same email address used for your membership information. If you no longer have access to that email address, please contact the the BEST Executive Director at eileenselogie@besetcollaborative.org .

Please be aware that NO user information will be sent to anyone other than directly to the individual to which it belongs. Requests for login assistance by other colleagues cannot be honored.

How do I get Meeting Materials?

All meeting materials are posted in the Members Area of the website. Files are secure PDFs and are not able to be sent directly to individuals.

Meeting materials are posted approximately 2 weeks in advance of each meeting.