Haemovigilance Workshop 2024

Tuesday, 09 April 2024

Welle 7, next to Bern main station

About the event

After an extended period with webinars, online meetings and virtual coffee breaks, we are pleased to invite you to the Haemovigilance Workshop 2023 in Bern.

This year’s focal topics are near misses/transfusion errors and alloimmunisations/haemolytic transfusion reactions. In addition to sharing knowledge, our aim is to identify ways to improve transfusion and thus also patient safety.

The workshop will be a mixture of specialist presentations and joint discussion of concrete examples from haemovigilance. Participants are welcome to ask questions or present examples from their own experience.

The target audience are persons working in haemovigilance, especially those in clinics, immunohaematology labs and quality assurance. Haemovigilance aspects from the production of labile blood products are not a focus of this workshop.

The workshop was designed as an on-site event, because meeting in person and getting to know one another are additional important aspects of the event. We also offer a simplified online broadcast via Teams should you be unable to join us in Bern. Please note the conditions for participating online.

Administrative information

  • Participation in the Haemovigilance Workshop is free of charge.
  • Presentations will be held in German or French, with simultaneous interpretation into the respective other language (no interpretation if participating online).
  • Venue: Welle 7, next to Bern main station.
  • The Swissmedic presentations will be made available after the event. A link will be e-mailed to all participants.
  • All registered participants will receive an e-mail with a certificate of participation after the event.
  • To register for the event, please complete one registration form per person.

Conditions for online participation

  • The online broadcast will be conducted as a webinar (one-way only to the audience).
  • It will not be possible to take part in discussions during the event. Participants will be able to ask questions via the chat function.
  • Simultaneous interpretation will not be available online. Only the language spoken by the presenter will be broadcast (German or French).
  • Swissmedic offers no technical support should external participants have reception issues.
  • Microphones and cameras must remain switched off at all times.
  • We can only issue certificates of participation for registered persons who logged onto the webinar platform with their full name (first name and last name).