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16 May 2018 - 17 May 2018

IPFA/PEI 25th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens, Athens, Greece

The International Plasma and Fractionation Assocation (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are pleased to announce the IPFA/PEI 25th International Workshop on “Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens”. The Workshop will be held at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 May 2018 and will be hosted by the Hellenic National Blood Transfusion Center (E.KE.A). 

Blood-borne pathogens: Keeping the Blood Supply Safe
This 25th International Workshop on Blood-borne Pathogens will address the detection, inactivation and epidemiology of new and old agents, that threaten the safety of blood components and plasma derivatives, including the costs and regulation of safety interventions. The open and inclusive discussions between all stakeholders will also include contributions from researchers and colleagues beyond the immediate field of transfusion. 

Target Audience
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 and academia.

Scientific Programme
The Outline of the Programme is now available. Please click here to view the Workshop session details.  

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

Accommodation - Royal Olympic Hotel
Arrangements for a reduced rate for our delegates have been made with Royal Olympic Hotel. The offered rate is as follows: executive room EURO 150 and a de luxe room EURO 180 including taxes, breakfast and free internet in the room. For reservations please click here. Please note that the cut-off date for hotel reservations is 31 March 2018.
After this date, rooms are subject to availability. 

As a corporate sponsor you can be assured that this IPFA event offers excellent networking opportunities with recognized international experts. We expect about 200-225 delegates from the international scientific community, regulatory agencies, test kit manufacturers, blood services and plasma fractionators. The structure of the meeting will allow time for discussion and interaction with all interested participants, including your own experts, should they wish to attend. 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.

There are a number of sponsorship categories, to profile and represent your company. Should you have questions regarding these arrangements, or any other suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We warmly invite you to support/attend this meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Athens for this important event.

Dr Paul Strengers, Executive Director IPFA
Dr Michael Chudy, Acting Head Molecular Virology PEI
Dr Charis J. Matsouka, Haematologist, President of the Board of E.KE.A


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Where and When

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 May 2018, Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece
Registration is open

Registration fees:
Regular - EURO 895
IPFA Members - EURO 595
Governmental - EURO 595
Low & Medium HDI countries - EURO 195

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. 

Sponsorship opportunities 

We are pleased to invite you to become one of the corporate sponsors for this event. 

Should you wish to receive the Workshop Sponsorship Prospectus, please contact Ms Mooijekind or Ms Heil at the IPFA Secretariat.

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


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


This Workshop is co-organised by PEI: 


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