2010 Overview

Target Audience

The target audience for the SABM® Annual Meeting is medical professionals who care for anemic and surgical patients and administrators who are interested in improving patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs. SABM® is a multi-disciplinary organization, and meeting attendance includes a wide variety of medical specialties, comparable to the composition of our membership.

Dates to Remember

  • May 31, 2010 – Online Preliminary Program Available
  • June 23, 2010 – Online Exhibit Booth Application Closes
  • June 30, 2010 – Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED!
  • July 15, 2010 – Abstract Acceptance Notification
  • July 23, 2010 – Final Program Inclusion Deadline
  • August 6, 2010 – Early Registration Deadline
  • August 23, 2010 – Housing Reservation Deadline
  • September 3, 2010 – Advanced Registration Deadline
  • September 10, 2010 – Registration Cancellation Deadline
  • September 23, 2010 – Pre-conference Event
  • September 24-26, 2010 – See you in San Juan!

Learning Objectives

  • Apply clinical knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment of anemia

  • Identify the benefits of patient blood management relative to allogeneic blood transfusion using clinical and economic data

  • Utilize fundamental blood management strategies and guidelines for effective transfusion

  • Explain The Joint Commission blood management metrics

  • Debate the proper management of massive blood loss and hemostasis

  • Interpret relevant literature regarding controversial topics in patient blood management

Planning Committee

Patricia Ford, MD
Director, Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Pennsylvania Hospital
Oncology/Hematology Associates
Philadelphia, PA
Steven E. Hill, MD
Medical Director/Professor of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Michael L. Berman, DO
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Scottsdale, AZ
Edgardo Castillo, MD
Hospital HIMA San Pablo
Bayamon, PR
Kevin L. Collins, BSN, RN, CCP
Duke University
Durham, NC, United States
Mary L. Ghiglione, RN, MSN, MHA
Director, Blood and Tissue Management
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Nabil E. Hassan, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Pediatric Intensivist
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
Lori Heller, MD
Medical Director
Swedish Hospital Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Richard Melseth
Surgical Specialty Hospital of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Heather E. Mingo, RN, MSnNP
Program Manager
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS, Canada
Lena Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Division Chief
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
Sherri Ozawa, RN
Clinical Director
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ
Dawn Peterson, RN
Swedish Hospital Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Jorge D. Rivera Vargas, MD
Medicina Interna
San Juan Bloodless Group
San Juan, PR
Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP
Chief, Dept. of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Management
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ
Gary Thompson, MD
Medical Director
St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Francisco Vazquez Ruiz, PhD
San Juan, Puerto Rico HLC
Guaynabo, PR
Roslyn Yomtovian, MD
Quality Scholar Fellow
Adjunct Professor of Pathology
Louis Stokes VAH
Cleveland, OH