Upcoming Member Meetings


BEST LIV: 4-5 October 2017. San Diego, California USA

The meeting will be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, prior to the AABB Annual Meeting.

BEST LV: 27-28 April 2018. Florence, Italy

The meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo.

Welcome to BEST

The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative is an international research organization that works collaboratively to explore ways to improve transfusion-related services through standardization of analytic techniques, development of new procedures, systematic review of evidence, and execution of clinical and laboratory studies. READ MORE

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE 20 July 2016:  Interference of New Drugs in Compatibility Testing for Blood Transfusion READ MORE

Important Ahead of Print Publication: Delaney M, Wendel S, Bercovitz RS, Cid J, Cohn C, Dunbar N, Apelseth TO, Popovsky M, Stanworth SJ, Tinmouth A, Van De Watering L, Waters JH, Yazer M, Ziman A for the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative. Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Transfusion Reactions: Evidence-Based Review & Clinical GuidelineLancet, 2016 April 12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736 (15)01313-6.

Macopharma and EFS co-sponsored a Transfusion Medicine Educational Event on April 9, 2015. Selected BEST Members presented. Details on this event may be downloaded pdf  HERE  

PRESS RELEASE 13 Nov 2014: BEST Collaborative Announces New Term Scientific Membership READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE 26 Feb 2014: Michael Murphy, MD Elected Chair, effective October 2014 READ MORE

Meeting News

Attendance at BEST meetings is open to all members of BEST and approved guests. Attendance and participation at these meetings is highly encouraged of all members and allows opportunity for highly productive discussions.

Members should log into the members area of this website to access full avialable details of upcoming meetings.

Sydney  Torrey Pines  Florence 

April 2017

The last Meetings was held on 28-29 April 2017 at the Pullman Hotel, in Sydney Australia. The BEST Book and meeting presentations are  published in the members area.

October 2017

The meeting dates have been confirmed for 4-5 October 2017 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Hotel reservations may be made now, and no later than Sept 4th.

April 2018

Dates for the meeting to be held  in Florence, Italy have been confirmed for April 27-28, 2018. These date are now firm and the meeting venue is the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo