Annual Meeting Accreditation Information

SABM 2023 Annual Meeting General Information:

  • 1. Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management 2023 Annual Meeting
  • 2. Date and Location: 10/4/2023-10/7/2023 / Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
  • 3. Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, social workers, dieticians, clinical laboratory scientists, perfusionists and healthcare administrators practicing the application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis, and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Utilize strategies to minimize all modalities of blood loss and enhance blood production.
  • Employ strategies to optimize coagulation to mitigate the risk of excessive blood loss or development of thrombosis.
  • Relate the latest research-based recommendations for the detection, evaluation, and treatment of anemia in hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients.
  • Explain the rationale for quality, safety, and financial metrics for successful patient blood management programs.
  • Evaluate the elements of patient centered decision-making as it relates to patient blood management.
  • Identify the necessary elements of PBM across the entire healthcare spectrum with a multiprofessional approach to address Blood Health.


Sarah Walbolt, BSN
MaryAnn Sromoski, APRN, Geisinger Health System
Tiffany Hall, RN, Accumen
Sherri Ozawa, RN, Accumen
Mindy Jackson, RN, Nuvance Health
Becky Rock, RN, Alberta Health Services
Carolyn Burns, MD
Janusz Godyn, MD, Jefferson Health East
Cassandra Upchurch, RN, Anita Clinical Consulting
Nicole De Vita, RN, Accumen
Eric Tesoriero, MD, St. Luke’s University Health Network
Prakash Patel, MD, Yale University
Christopher Champion, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Stacey Valentine, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Jen Andrews, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Melissa Cushing, MD, Cornell University Medical Center
Richard Verstraete, RN, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Irwin Gross, MD
Richard Gammon, MD, OneBlood
Thorsten Haas, MD, University of Florida
Angel Augusto Perez-Calatayud, MD, Hospital General De Mexico De Eduardo Liceaga
Guilherme Rabello, Instituto Do Coracao Incor
Diana Pauperio, MD, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia
Kaycie Atchison, MCR, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
S. Claudia Didia, MD, Texas Tech University El Paso, University Medical Center
Miklos Kertai, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pierre Tibi, MD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center
Sanjay Patel, MS, CCP, LP, CPBMS, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Jacob Raphael, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, Hofstra, Northwell
Atman Shah, MD, University of Chicago
Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD, University of Chicago
Rita Schwab
Dan Hausrath, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Gary Koenig, CCP, Comprehensive Blood Management
Deb Tolich, RN, Cleveland Clinic
Maryam Asif, MD, MBBS, University of Washington
Christopher Czura, PhD, Fiveliters, Inc.
Navid Khodaparast, PhD, Spark Biomedical
Sean Yates, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Steve Frank, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Heidi Meyer, MD, University of Cape Town
Una Choi, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Shannara Bauer, MD
Matt Warner, MD, Mayo Clinic
Lisa Eisler, MD, Columbia University Medical Center
Rebecca Jeltuhin
Ronak Mistry, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Stathis Poulakidas, MD, FACS, Cook County Health
Donat Spahn, MD, FRCA, University Hospital Zurich
Sigismond Lasocki, MD, PhD, Angers University Hospital
Vernon Louw, MD, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
Gee Mei Tan, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Greg Balfanz, MD, University of North Carolina
Jenny Kwak, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
Anil Panigrahi, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Keith Howell, MD, University of Florida
Anne Burkey, St. Luke’s Health System
Jesse Qiao, MD, University of California at Irvine
Pamela Clark Qiao, RDN
Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Barbara Martin, RN

Program Agenda

Please refer to the complete schedule at the top menu.

Joint Accreditation Statement


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™(8 hours Pre-Con Cert Course, 14 hours Annual Conference). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 22 contact hours(8 hours Pre-Con Cert Course, 14 hours Annual Conference).

Interprofessional Continuing Education



This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 22 (8 hours Pre-Con Cert Course, 14 hours Annual Conference) Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control educational content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Tara Ballard prior to the live event at (856) 423-7222 ext. 917.

Fee Information

Fees are as listed;

    • Member: Physician/Executive $700
    • Member: Allied Health/Individual Affiliate $600
    • Member: Technologist/Student/Resident $350
    • Non-Member: Physician/Executive $1500
    • Non-Member: Allied Health/Individual Affiliate $1000
    • Non-Member: Technologist/Student/Resident $550
    • Non-Member: Patient Advocate $175