Red Cell Genotyping 2015: Precision Medicine

Bethesda, MD US
September 10, 2015

Red cell genotyping fills a gap that currently exists with red cell phenotyping. The goal of this symposium is to raise awareness of molecular testing in transfusion and in alloimmunized pregnancies. 

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Blood Center of Wisconsin. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  


To Register: visit or call 414-937-6271


Target Audience

Medical and laboratory professionals interested in clinical red cell genotyping applications for immunohematology and tranfusion medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:
1.  Discuss how advances in molecular immunohematology are changing patient care.
2.  Discuss patient care strategies from examples (vignettes) described during case reviews.
3.  Review the fundamentals of the molecular basis for blood group antigen expression.
4.  Identify red cell genotyping strategies to prevent alloimmunization
5.  Discuss the future of red cell genotyping in personalized transfusion medicine.
Additional information


Phyllis Kirchner
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 937-6271
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/10/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2015 - 4:15pm CDT
Masur Auditorium, Clinical Center
9000 Rockville Pike, NIH Building 10
Bethesda, MD 20894
United States
Planning Committee Members:
Jerome Gottschall, MD
Willy Flegel, MD          
Greg Denomme, PhD, FCSMLS(D)
Sue Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB
Symposium Coordinators:
Phyllis Kirchner, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SH, SBB
Scheduled Speakers
Lynne Briggs, MBA
BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Lynn Uhl, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA
Elizabeth S Allen, MD
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Rhazvan Lapadat, MD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Silvano Wendel, MD, PhD
Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil
Christoph Gassner Priv-Doz Dr rer nat
Swiss Red Cross, Zurich, Switzerland
Gregor Bein Prof Dr med
University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
Maryse St-Louis, PhD Adjunct Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Microbiology and Bio-Informatics Scientists, Innovation Héma-Québec, Quebec
Razvan Lapadat, MD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Jay Epstein, MD
Director, Office of Blood Research & Review
Food and Drug Administration, CBER
Silver Spring, MD
Maria Rios, PhD
Senior Scientist, Principal Investigator
Food and Drug Administration, CBER
Silver Spring, MD
Celina Montemayor, MD. PhD
NIH Clinical Center
Waseem Anani, MD
Blood Center of Wisconsin
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:
Jerome Gottschall, MDCollege of American PathologistSpeaker
Gregory Denomme, PhDCanadian Blood ServicesInventor
Susan Johnson, MSTMGrifolsSpeaker
 AABB PressAuthor
Willy Flegel, MDPatents for RHD genoping applicationOwner
 Ilstutspendedienst Baden-Wuettemberg-HessenInventor
Gregor BeinBAG Healthcare, Lich, GermanyInvestigator
 Patent DeviceInventor
Neil Avent, PhDGrifolsConsultant

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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