Ready, Set, Connect! Networking Opportunities at the Annual Meeting

AABB’s Annual Meeting, to be held Oct. 7-10 in San Diego, is the perfect opportunity to mingle with colleagues from around the world and discuss the latest developments in the fields of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management. AABB has networking events planned in a variety of formats and forums, providing ample opportunities for you to make connections, exchange ideas and have some fun. Engage yourself by including a few of these networking events in your schedule.

Pre-Conference Workshop Receptions
Friday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 pm

Kick off the meeting with events geared exclusively towards cellular therapies and patient blood management professionals. Network with colleagues while enjoying light refreshments.

Abstract Poster Luncheon
Saturday, Oct. 7, at noon

Join us for lunch! Poster presenters will be on-hand to discuss their posters with you and your fellow attendees over a complimentary lunch. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
Saturday, Oct. 7, at 5:45 pm

Grab a drink and a bite to eat while you connect with colleagues and exhibitors from about 200 companies. This will be your first opportunity to see many new products and services that are transforming the field.

First-Time Attendee Breakfast
Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7:00 am

New to AABB or the Annual Meeting? Join AABB’s President, Zbigniew “Ziggy” Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP, for breakfast and learn about all the benefits of your AABB membership. Whether you’re interested in using the AABB Hub, participating in a volunteer position or hearing about educational opportunities, you’ll learn all about it here.

Professional Engagement Program Member Mingle
Monday, Oct. 9, at 1:00 pm

This “ready-set-go” style event makes learning about AABB’s engagement opportunities easier than ever. Meet some of AABB’s most involved members in seven-minute intervals to learn how you can volunteer on AABB’s Board of Directors, on a committee, as an assessor, as a section member or as part of AABB’s mentoring program.

Annual Meeting Closing Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 4:00 pm

Join us for one last chance to network with colleagues as we close the 2017 Annual Meeting. There’s no better way to say goodbye to San Diego than with music, libations and great food!

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