TTISS-ON Annual Meeting 2019

The 2019 annual meeting was held on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Toronto, ON. The morning started off with a talk from Joanne Duncan and Natasha Rickards about the Definition Working Group, followed by an engaging talk from Dr. Christine Cserti-Gazdewich on TACO versus TRALI. Following a refreshment break, we heard from Allahna Elahie, Donna Berta, and Dr. Bob Skeate about Hospital Interactive Feedback, Dr. Tonja Stothart on Health Canada Cases Submitted and Takeda on IVIg Gammagard Reactions Reported.

After lunch, we ended the annual meeting with a table review of three transfusion reaction cases, which were then presented by Dr. Akash Gupta, Dr. Aggrey Dhabangi, and Dr. Aditi Khandelwal. Overall, the day was a great success and opportunity for physicians, transfusion safety officers, technologists, RNs, and representatives from Canadian Blood Services and plasma manufacturers to mingle and share knowledge!

For an overview of the day’s events, including speaker biographies and all 3 transfusion reaction case studies, take a look at our Annual Meeting Booklet 2019.

Watch It Again! 

For those who missed Dr. Cserti-Gazdewich’s talk, or would like to watch it again, we have put together a video of her lecture and slides. Click HERE to watch her on YouTube!


Check out some pictures from the big day, below!