The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Wednesday, May 16 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Transfusion based laboratory testing

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Blood transfusion is often a life-saving therapeutic intervention; however, appropriate product usage relies on good quality diagnostic tests prior to administration. Tests which are particularly important in the transfusion patient, are blood typing, crossmatching, and Coombs' testing. How these tests work, what they are useful for, what can go wrong, which of these tests are available (and necessary) for use in-house, and common diseases which can cause these tests to be invalid will be discussed.

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Karen Jackson

ASAV Committee, University of Queensland
I'm a clinical pathologist with a passion for haematology, immunohaematology, transfusion medicine, oncology, and education.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Great Hall Doors 1 and 8 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre