March 21, 2018
On 24 and 25 April 2018 the International Consensus Conference on Patient Blood Management (ICC-PBM2018) will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. The conference has a rigorous scientific process.
In this Consensus Development Conference, international experts will present the best available evidence on Patient Blood Management (PBM) to a multi-disciplinary panel and an audience of 250 stakeholders. This will result in evidence-based recommendations on the following 3 key topics:
The Centre for Evidence-Based Practice of the Belgian Red Cross followed a rigorous and transparent process by systematically reviewing the available evidence and assessing the quality of the evidence on different research questions within these 3 topics. The Scientific Committee members have overseen the work and evaluated all the evidence summaries. The GRADE approach will be used during the Conference to formulate recommendations based on the evidence summaries. Besides the rigorous scientific process, this conference is unique due to its international collaboration: the consortium of organisers spans European, American, Canadian and Australian organizations in the field of blood transfusion, all willing to contribute to furthering patient blood management. More information on the format and the GRADE approach can be read in the booklet.