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

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization with a vision to lead the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies toward the best…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 170 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

Call for Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture Applications

Applications for the Washington, DC meeting being accepted now thru August 1, 2020

Press Release 21 May 2020

Award Recipient of 24th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Press Release 28 Aug 2019

Award Recipient of 23rd Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Member Reminders

  • BEST LX Virtual Meeting will be scheduled for future date(s) to be determined. Details will be sent to members and approved guests when available. This meeting will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.
  • Agreements have been made with the Bristol Hotel to hold the Warsaw Meeting on 16-17 April 2021.
  • Members who wish to invite MEETING and/or CONFERENCE CALL guests must have the pre-approval of the Chair. Please submit your requests for approval well in advance of each event. Approved guests will receive a separate Registration & Dinner RSVP, as well as meeting materials, and must complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
 

October 2020

Washington DC

BEST LX Meeting

The meeting originally scheduled for Sept 30-Oct 01, 2020 has been canceled.

Location

  • The Executive Committee agreed to move to a completely virtual platform.
  • While no final decision had been made as to the format and the precise dates of the meeting, several different options are being considered.

 

April 2021

Warsaw

BEST LXI Meeting

The face-to-face meeting in Warsaw, Poland has been rescheduled for 16-17 April 2021

Important News

  • Please read the previous email communications regarding the cancellation of the April 2020 meeting
  • Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have rescheduled the Warsaw Meeting for 16-17 April 2021.

 

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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.