BloodCenter of Wisconsin launches new educational webinar series

MILWAUKEE, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versiti, Inc., has announced a series of quarterly continuing education webinars called BloodFLOW – Further Learning On the Web. Webinar topics include: transfusion medicine, transplantation, hematology and genetics.

The first webinar in the series – NGS technology for HLA typing – will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 1:00p.m. CST. To register, visit BloodFlow webinars.

Jennifer Schiller, Ph.D., D (ABHI) will discuss Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and how it may improve donor selection for hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Her discussion will lead into the analysis of NGS and how it can assist with virtual cross matching.

June topic
Discord in the blood bank
Greg Denomme, Ph.D., Senior Director, Immunohematology and Innovation
Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute

August topic
Diagnostic testing for vonWillebrand disease
Kenneth Friedman, M.D., Medical Director, Hemostasis Reference Lab

December topic
Genetic testing in hematology
Stefanie Dugan, MS, CGC and Jamie McCreery, MS, CGC, genetic counselors

To register, visit BloodFlow webinars. In order to receive educational credits, please create an account at http://belearning.bcw.edu.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited provider of continuing medical education for physicians, and is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

About BloodCenter of Wisconsin
BloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versiti, is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., that specializes in blood services, esoteric diagnostic testing, organ, tissue and stem cell donation, medical services and leading-edge research. We advance patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. The collective efforts of Versiti affiliates result in improved patient outcomes, expanded access to care, and cost efficiencies for healthcare systems nationwide. For more information, visit www.versiti.org.

About Versiti
Versiti was formed with the mission to improve the health of patients and enable the success of our health care partners nationally. We provide innovative, value added solutions in the fields of transfusion medicine, transplantation, and blood-related diseases to meet the needs of each of our customers. The collective efforts across Versiti result in improved patient outcomes, expanded access to care and cost efficiencies for health care systems nationwide. For more information, visit www.versiti.org.

Contact: Fay Spano

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