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16 May 2017 - 17 May 2017

IPFA/PEI 24th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens, Zagreb, Croatia

The International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are pleased to announce the 24th annual International Workshop on “Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens”. The Workshop will be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 16 – 17 May 2017 at the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel and will be hosted by the Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine (CITM).

Blood-borne pathogens: Keeping the Blood Supply Safe

The 24th IPFA/PEI International Workshop on Blood-borne Pathogens will address the detection, epidemiology, costs and regulation of new and old agents, that threaten the safety of blood components and plasma derivatives. The scientific programme will maintain valuable and important elements of the previous Workshops, including open and inclusive discussion between all stakeholders and will also include contributions from researchers and colleagues beyond the immediate field of transfusion. Each session of the programme will provide in-depth, up to date coverage by recognised experts including issues such as ethics and costs of blood safety.

Registration is open

Please use this link for on-line registration or provide us with the registration form by email. 

Venue - Sheraton Zagreb Hotel

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2017 at the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia. 

Accommodation - Sheraton Zagreb Hotel

Accommodation arrangements for a reduced rate for our delegates have been made with Sheraton Zagreb Hotel. The offered rate is as follows: single occupancy EURO 125 and double occupancy EURO 145 including VAT, breakfast and free internet in the room. For on-line reservations please click here. You may also contact the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel by email reservations@sheratonzagreb.com or by telephone +38514599136. Please note that the cut-off date for hotel reservations is 1 April 2017.

Scientific Programme - Finalised and Available

The Workshop Programme is available. 

Who should attend

The Workshop is a highly regarded international event, attracting delegates from more than 30 countries with contributions from recognised experts and opinion formers. The Workshop will, as always, be valuable to all professionals with an interest in maintaining the safety of the blood supply for patients including:

  • Blood establishments
  • Doctors and health care providers
  • Industry
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Patient organisations
  • Academia


As a corporate sponsor you may be interested in the fact that our event offers great networking opportunities. We expect over 220 experts and the structure of the meeting will allow time for discussion and interaction. In addition the size and informal atmosphere of the meeting facilitates dialogue with guest speakers and other delegates both in the meeting forum and during breaks and social events. 

Various types of sponsorship are available to profile and represent your company. Should you be interested in sponsorship or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Ms Linda Heil at info@ipfa.nl.

We warmly invite you to attend this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Zagreb for an exciting and productive Workshop. 

Dr Paul Strengers, President IPFA
Dr Michael Chudy, Acting Head Molecular Virology PEI
Dr Irena Jukiæ, MD PhD, Director Croatian Institute of
Transfusion Medicine (CITM)


 Workshop General Conditions and Disclaimer


Where and When: 

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2017 at the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia

 Registration Fee: 

On-line registration is open!
Registration fee EURO 895  
Preferential rate for delegates from low and medium HDI countries: EURO 195.
Special IPFA members delegate rate: EURO 695.  The registration fee includes full attendance of the Workshop, lunch on both days, a social dinner and access to the on-line proceedings after the event. 

This Workshop is kindly sponsored by: 

Abbott A Promise for Life  | Sponsor | IPFA PEI Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens 2014, Rome Italy

Cerus | Sponsor IPFA/PEI 23rd International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens, 25 - 26 May 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. Organised by the International Plasma Fractionation Assocation and the Paul Ehrlich Institut


GFE Blut | Sponsor IPFA/PEI 23rd International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens | Lisbon, Portugal | 25 - 26 May 2016


Grifols, formerly Novartis, sponsor IPFA/PEI Workshop 2014


Roche sponsor IPFA/PEI Workshop 2014

TerumoBCT | Sponsor | IPFA PEI Workshops |

This Workshop is organised by IPFA: 

Organiser IPFA PEI 23rd annual International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens 25 - 26 May 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal


This Workshop is co-organised by PEI: 



This Workshop is kindly hosted by CITM:


NRL Workshop 

NRL Australia will hold an European Workshop one day prior to the IPFA/PEI Workshop