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  • 29 Jul 2022 9:23 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    HSANZ offer an award - HSANZ / ASH Abstract Achievement Award to a value of  ($2,000 US) to the highest ranking HSANZ member

    Less Than a Week Left to Submit Your Abstract to the ASH Annual Meeting!

     64th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition. As a reminder, the abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, August 2, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

    Review the abstract policies and submit your abstract on the ASH website.

    Thousands of abstracts will be accepted for presentation. Abstracts will be published in Blood and made available to in-person meeting participants in New Orleans as well as those participating via the virtual meeting platform.

  • 28 Jul 2022 2:28 PM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    Blood 2022

    Early Bird closing, 10th August!

    Early Bird registration rates for Blood 2022 will only be available until Wednesday 10 August 2022.  

    Register now and join us from 11th – 14 September at the Sydney International Convention & Exhibition Centre for programs containing the most recent clinical and research information for all blood related specialities.

    Blood 2022 Pre-Meeting Workshops

    A number of educational workshops will be taking place on Saturday 10th September at the Sydney International Convention Centre. Places are limited so make sure you register early to secure your space.

    Workshops can be registered for when registering for the main Meeting or if you have already registered, please email us to add a workshop to your registration.

    Abstract Notifications
    Notifications to abstract submitters have now been sent out, if you have not received an update from us, please check your junk mail or contact

    We look forward to welcoming you to the BLOOD Scientific Meeting 2022 in September.

    On behalf of the 2022 Local Organising Committee

  • 27 Jul 2022 3:47 PM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    In 2020, the Haemovigilance Advisory Committee (HAC) proposed to host a series of online forums on current issues in Haemovigilance, with both Australian and international speakers. The National Blood Authority (NBA) established a working group, and they developed a draft program for a series of four free, open-access, 90-minute online forums. 

    The Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT), International Haemovigilance Network (IHN) and International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) agreed to collaborate with the NBA, and with ISBT hosting the forums via their existing webinar platform. 

     Flyer here

    Registration for each webinar is now available on the ISBT website at Haemovigilance Webinars: Haemovigilance in Australia and Beyond | The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) ( The webinars are also advertised on the NBA website at Haemovigilance | National Blood Authority

  • 22 Jul 2022 9:59 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    Did you know there is an HSANZ Advanced Trainee Workshop as part of Blood2022 on Saturday 10th September

    To attend the HSANZ Advanced Trainee Workshop, you must meet criteria; 

    Support for Interstate Attendees

    Attendees who meet the criteria above and are attending from outside NSW and are not receiving travel assistance from any other sources may apply for support for economy flights and/or 1 nights’ accommodation (Friday 9th September).

    In order to be considered for this support, you must complete registration and indicate your need for support. Once eligibility has been confirmed, the organisers will contact you in regards to your flight and accommodation bookings.

    If you are not a member,  join NOW and click APPLY

  • 8 Jul 2022 3:46 PM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    From Patient Blood Management National Blood Authority:

    Public Consultation Open – Single Unit Transfusion Flowchart

    The draft Single Unit Transfusion Flowchart has been developed by an expert working group and the National Blood Authority (NBA) as a decision support tool designed to assist clinicians with appropriate prescribing of red blood cells. The International Society for Blood Transfusion defines single unit transfusion as “in the non-bleeding patient, single-unit transfusion refers to a standard dosing scheme of one unit of red blood cells, followed by an assessment of the patient’s signs and symptoms to determine whether additional units are indicated.”

    A single unit transfusion policy can ensure the safety and efficacy of red blood cell transfusion by confirming every unit transfused is a clinical decision where the expected benefit outweighs the risks.

    Implementing a single unit transfusion policy will help hospitals meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service Blood Management Standard. The Single Unit Transfusion Flow Chart will be available for download from the NBA website once finalised. 

    The National Blood Authority invite interested individuals, groups and organisations to comment on the Flowchart and encourage you to advise your colleagues of its availability for public comment. The Flowchart will not be mandatory but available as a tool for Australian health providers implementing a single unit transfusion policy. 

    The draft Flowchart and comments template are available on the NBA’s website at:

    The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 5 August 2022.

  • 8 Jul 2022 3:45 PM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    HSANZ and a number of other societies have been lobbying for the reimbursement of NGS for myeloproliferative neoplasm. I’m pleased to say that this has been approved for ET/ PV (item 73398) and transplant eligible myelofibrosis (item 73399). Please contact your friendly haematopathology service for details about testing and availability. 

    Best wishes
    Steven Lane – on behalf HSANZ

  • 7 Jul 2022 10:51 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    The second Australasian COVID-19 Conference will be held in Sydney at the

    Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on 21-22 July 2022

    For full information:

  • 7 Jun 2022 10:26 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    The Malaysian Society of Haematology, have asked us to inform you that they will be hosting the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting 2022virtually at from the 9 to 11 August 2022. 

    The theme of the virtual meeting is Cell Based Therapies: The New Frontier In Personalized And Targeted Therapy. This theme was chosen specifically to 
    focus on sharing the latest developments in the field of Cell Therapy. After 2 years of lockdown where everyone has been rightly focused on COVID-19, it 
    is now time for recovery and to shine the spotlight on the developments that have quietly taken place in the field.

    To register:

  • 30 May 2022 3:03 PM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)
    Hui-Peng Lee, on behalf of the Blood Cancer Task Force, of which HSANZ is a member of the steering committee, invites expressions of interest from heamatologists and nurses  to join the Optimal Care Pathways  working groups for the following diseases (with lead clinicians):
    • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) - Dr Carrie Van Der Weyden & Dr Dejan Radeski
    • Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) – A/Prof Kate Burbury & Prof Steven Lane
    • AL Amyloidosis – A/Professor Peter Mollee & Dr Fiona Kwok
    • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) - Dr Shaun Fleming & Dr Caroline Mcnamara
    • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia/LPL – Prof Judith Trotman & Dr Nicole Wong Doo
    If you are interested, kindly download this form and respond by Monday 13 June 2022
  • 25 May 2022 4:07 PM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

    Blood2022 Abstracts Close in Two Days!

    Submissions will close at 8pm AEST Friday 27th May so make sure you don’t miss the deadline and submit your abstract now. No further extensions will be possible.

    Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process at the end of July.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the BLOOD Scientific Meeting 2022 in September.


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