THOR-AABB Working Group

Transfusions play a key role in preventing deaths in traumatic shock and in other massively bleeding patients. The challenges and benefits of providing optimal transfusion support during the resuscitation of these patient are less well characterized than in stable patients. This workshop, organized by members of AABB and the THOR Network, will highlight use of current and next-generation interventions to improve transfusion support in these settings, and will address practical considerations in the implementation of better care strategies.

The THOR-AABB Working Group is having a one day symposium on hemorrhagic shock resuscitation.

THOR-AABB Working Group

  • Oct 18
  • San Antonio, Texas

AGENDA OVERVIEW

SESSION 1           TRAUMA BY THE NUMBERS

Preventable Deaths from Traumatic Injuries
Brian J. Eastridge, MD FACS
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas USA

Pediatric Outcomes In 500 Children With Severe Bleeding
Phil Spinella, MD FCCM
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri  USA

2° Analyses of the PAMPER RCT of prehospital plasma
Mark Yazer, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  USA

SESSION 2           DO WE STILL NEED PLASMA?

Hemostatic Effects Of Cryo Vs. Fibrinogen In Microfluidic Models
Susan Shea, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri  USA

Dried Plasma: Who Should Get It?
COL Jennifer M. Gurney, MD FACS
US Army Joint Trauma System
USA

What’s New In Trauma-Induced Endotheliopathy
Shibani Pati, MD PhD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California  USA

SESSION 3           WHAT’S NEW IN BLOOD PRODUCTS?

New Blood Product Update
Andrew P. Cap, MD, PhD, FACS
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
San Antonio, Texas  USA

Cold Intercept Platelet Experience: Laboratory and Clinical Data
James Stubbs, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota USA

Immune Consequences of Cold Platelets
Kim Thomas, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri  USA

SESSION 4           WHOLE BLOOD IN ACTION!

 ARC Limitations / Solutions LTOWB Programs
Pampee Young, MD PhD
American Red Cross
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Description Of And Successes Of Brothers In Arms – STRAC
Randi Schaeffer, MSN RN CEN
Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)
Texas  USA

San Antonio Low Titer O Whole Blood Program
Don Jenkins, MD
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas  USA

Norway Low Titer O Whole Blood Program
Geir Strandenes, MD
Norwegian Naval Spec. Op. Commando
Bergen, Norway

Israeli Innovation in Prehospital Resuscitation
Eilat Shinar, MD
Director, Magen David Odom National Blood Services Center
Ramat Gan, Israel

Computer Simulations of Massive Bleeding
Jansen N. Seheult, MB BCh BAO, MSc, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  USA

SESSION 5           NEAT STUFF FOR THE FUTURE

Non-Human Primate Blood Bank Development Project
Paul Buehler, PhD
FDA
USA

Moderated Debate On Hot Topics In Resuscitation
Phil Spinella, MD FCCM
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri  USA

Richard Haspel, MD PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts  USA