Annual Meeting


SABM Annual Meeting

PBM: A Central Focus for Patient Safety and Quality

Would you like to develop and strengthen your practice of Patient Blood Management (PBM)? Would you like to build and maintain a PBM Program within your facility? The SABM 2019 Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 19-21, 2019 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Due to its popularity, the SABM PBM Certificate Course with Exam will be offered on September 18, 2019.

These two learning and networking activities are packed with what industry professionals need to know.

Continuing education credits for the four days of activity are estimated at 28 hours. Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management.

Learn more about registration and travel or register today!

Annual Meeting Program

Our exciting programs will deliver the latest science, best practices, global perspectives and networking opportunities. The full program will be available in late April. Current highlights include:

  • PBM as a Public Health Issue
  • SABM Joint Sessions with American Society of Anesthesiologiests (ASA) and Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis (NATA)
  • Breakout Sessions: 1) PBM in Various Clinical Scenarios - Trauma, GI Bleeding and Pregnancy; 2) Bleeding and POC Testing; 3) Pediatrics; 4) When Blood is Not an Option and 5) Perfusion
  • Boot Camp for PBM Program Implementation
  • How to Implement a Successful Preoperative Anemia Clinic
  • Hospital Costs and Reimbursement Associated with Preoperative Iron Deficiency Anemia Clinic in Colorectal Surgery
  • Research 2019: Top Patient Blood Management Articles of the Year
  • Abstract presentations

SABM PBM Certificate Course with Exam

This immersion course provides participants with the knowledge and tools needed for those working in the field of PBM. This course was created by recognized clinical experts in the field of PBM. Whether you are a physician, nurse, perfusionist, advocate, or administrator, this course offers administrative guidance, PBM program principles, clinical concepts and best practice applications. Course highlights include:

  • Physiology of Anemia and Oxygen Delivery
  • Pre-op Evaluation and Preparation of the Surgical Patient
  • Peri-operative PBM
  • PBM in the Trauma Patient
  • Profound Anemia When Blood is Not an Option
  • Law, Ethics and Patient Rights

Call for Abstracts

The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) invites members and non-members to submit abstracts related to the field of Patient Blood Management. Accepted abstracts will be published in the SABM Supplement of Anesthesia & Analgesia and will be presented at the SABM 2019 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 10, 2019

The top three abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and given an award.

Abstract Categories:
1. Clinical Research - Anemia Detection/Treatment/Management, Coagulation Issues/Management, or Blood Conservation Modalities/Devices/Techniques.
2. Quality and Safety - Patient Blood Management Outcomes, Morbidity and Mortality or Patient Experience/Patient Centered Care.
3. Medical Economics and Regulatory/Advocacy.
4. Case Series/Report - Only those that have a significant novel approach will be considered.
5. Basic Science.
6. Additional.

Submit your abstract. Please note that you will be required to create a user account. Once the account is set up, you will then click on the link that reads "Submit Your Abstract Now".

Exhibits and Sponsors

The SABM Annual Meeting is an ideal opportunity for the PBM industry to market its products and services to SABM’s multidisciplinary members. Learn more about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities here.

Hospital Sponsors

The Society for Advancement of Blood Management is sincerely appreciative of the 2019 Annual Meeting Hospital Sponsors. Their generous support, along with our other sponsors and exhibitors, contribute greatly to the success of the Annual Meeting.

Champion Sponsor

Leadership Sponsor