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9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion Congress 2018

9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion Congress 2018

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 9th Africa Society Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) Congress in Arusha, Tanzania.  

Africa Health 2018 Exhibition

Africa Health 2018

The SSEM team together with our international partners - Steelco, Hamilton Medical, Fanem, and Nihon Kohden, attended the Africa Health 2018 exhibition at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

Creating High Customer Value

Creating High Customer Value

Nihon Kohden Middle East recently held their annual partners meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Create High Customer Value” ...

SAALAS International Conference

SAALAS International Conference

The SAALAS (South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science) International Conference 2017 took place at beautiful Spier Farm in Cape Town from 1 November to 3 November.

SATS Conference 2017

SATS Conference 2017

The 19th National SATS Congress took place at the world class Century City Conference Centre from 22 – 25 August 2017.

Hamilton Medical launches new high-end ventilator for critical care

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH

With the new HAMILTON-C6*, Hamilton Medical, expands its portfolio in the high-end ventilation segment and ushers in the next generation of intelligent and versatile ICU ventilators for all patient population.

Nelson Mandela Day 2017

Nelson Mandela Day 2017

The 18th of July marks the birthday of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Africa Health 2017

CONGRESS REPORT

The country's biggest healthcare exhibition kicked off on the 8th of June 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

SASA Western Cape Update Meeting

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently partook in the SASA Western Cape Update Meeting which was held the scenic Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town.

27th Regional Congress of the ISBT Copenhagen Denmark

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently attended the 27th Regional Congress of the ISBT in beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

SASA Congress 2017

CONGRESS REPORT

The SASA congress is an annual event that is dedicated to the discipline of Anaesthesia at both Academic and Clinical level.

Sean Chetty – 2017 Winner of the SSEM Mthembu Academic Prize

LATEST NEWS

SSEM Mthembu Medical Academic Award for 2017 announced.

SASA Congress 2016

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical attended the SASA Congress 2016 from 26 February to 1 March 2016 in Bloemfontein.

SA National Blood Transfusion Congress 2015

CONGRESS REPORT

SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 33rd National Blood Transfusion Congress...

Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize

NEWS

Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize.

SSEM Congress Calendar

October 2018

SA Heart Congress
Sun City, NW
4 - 7 Oct 2018

 

CNSSA Congress
Kloofzicht Lodge, GP
12 - 14 Oct 2018

 

WCIM Congress 
Cape Town ICC, WC
18 - 21 Oct 2018

 

November 2018

PACSA Congress
Vineyard Hotel, CPT
9 - 11 Nov 2018

Generally, the ISBT holds about two regional conventions of which one is held in Europe. This year the convention was held at Bella Centre in Copenhagen from 17th to 21st of June 2017.

The ISBT is an international society that aims to connect with blood transfusion professionals, promote and maintain a high level of ethical, medical and scientific standards in blood transfusion medicine as well as support safe and sufficient transfusion therapy globally.

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The conference, which was organised in collaboration with Danish specialists within the field, was attended by roughly 2100 registered delegates from 54 global countries and boasted over 85 exhibitors. The congress buzzed with activity and provided researchers and experts from different countries an opportunity to exchange information regarding blood transfusion medicine and related disciplines. Numerous ISBT Working Parties as well as Workshops took place during the congress. A breakfast was also held to informally bring Young Investigators (under 40 years old) together with Transfusion Medicine experts. The overall Scientific Programme was of a high standard with participants from all over the world with Africa making its mark in the International arena.

 Presentations from South Africa entailed the following:

  • Discovery of “False HIV Elite Controllers” among South African Blood Donors - presented by Marion Vermeulen – SANBS
  • The National Blood Service as a platform for HIV cure research: A preliminary report from the Monitoring & acute treatment of HIV Study (MATHS) – Dr. Karin Van Den Berg – SANBS
  • Practical Experiences from the field: Reflections of Blood Safety in Africa – Peter Zacharias

Presentations from Africa were as follows:

  • Practical Aspects of Sickle Cell Disease – O Nnodu – University of Abuja, Nigeria
  • Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell disease in Ghana: 20 years of testing, tracking and follow-up – A Osei-Akoto
  • The Benefits and challenges of International Research collaborations in Transfusion Medicine: The case of Francophone Africa Transfusion Research Network – C Tayou Tangy – University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Blood Cell Storage under usual conditions in Africa: A User’s perspective – S Uyoga – Welcome Trust Research Programme , Kenya
  • Computerising Blood Donor & Donation Information in Ghana – E Dei - National Blood Service, Ghana
  • Implementation of Evidence -Based & Co-ordinated Blood Supply Management System: Zimbabwean Experience – T Mapako National Blood Service, Zimbabwe
  • The Organisation of Blood Centres in Namibia – Israel Chipare- National Blood Service Namibia
  • Motivating Blood Donors in Ghana – Lucy Asamoah-Akuoko – National Blood Service, Ghana Further topics discussed where Blood donation, Blood Products, Management & organisation, Transfusion Transmitted Infections, Immune Haematology, Clinical Transfusion, Cellular Therapies & Immunogenetics

Two of SSEM Mthembu Medical’s main suppliers JMS & Conroy were well represented at the exhibition. Conroy launched their new tube sealers which will also be on display at the 34th National Blood Congress in Sun City from 28 – 31st August 2017. Come visit SSEM Mthembu Medical at stand 40 & 41 to view these new products.

The 27th Regional Congress of the ISBT Copenhagen Denmark was a great success and a big congratulation goes to all the local & international organising committees on a scientific & technical success.