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

Press Release 11 Mar 2022

Award Recipient of 28th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Call for Scientific Applications

Applications open now through 20 June 2022

BEST 30th Anniversary Symposium

Symposium Recording Now Available for Viewing

Ukraine

The BEST Collaborative condemns the needless and bloody war in Ukraine, and urges BEST members, and others, to support the Ukrainian people in any way you can.

Member News

  • Concurrently to the election of new President, the Call for Applications for the next term Scientific membership is open now. All current Scientific Members also must submit applications. The application period will close at the close of business 20 June 2022. We encourage you to invite your colleagues who may be interested in applying. Please help spread the word! We encourage you to download and post the flyer  HERE.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
 

Fall 2022

Cocoa Beach

BEST LXIV Meeting

The Fall 2022 Meeting is confirmed for Cocoa Beach, Florida 28-29 Sept 2022

Updates:

  • The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, Florida, prior to the AABB Annual Meeting in Orlando
  • Cocoa Beach is located on the Space Coast, easily accessible from Orlando
  • The hotel reservation link is now available in the BEST Members area - you can book your rooms now!
  • The BEST Dinner will be held at the Kennedy Space Center- we hope to see you all there!

Spring 2023

Tokyo

BEST Meeting LXV

The Spring 2023 Meeting will now be held on 28-29 March in Tokyo, Japan

Important News

  • Dates have been set for the meeting to be held at the Japanese Red Cross Society Headquarters. Note that this is a Tuesday-Wednesday configuration.
  • No room block is being arranged.
  • A half-day education event is being planned for Monday, 27 March 2023. Details will follow at a later date.

 

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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.