Upcoming Member Meetings

BEST LIII: 28-29 April 2017. Sydney, Australia

The meeting will be held at the Sydney Pullman Hotel at Hyde Park. Meeting materials are posted in the members area.

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.

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 meeting dates are 28-29 April 2017 at the Pullman Hotel, in Sydney Australia. Full details are available in the members area. THe BEST Book is now published.

October 2017

The meeting dates have been confirmed for 4-5 October 2017 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Further information will be posted in the member area soon.

April 2018

Tentative dates for the meeting to be held  in Florence, Italy have been set for April 27-28, 2018. These date are not firm and the meeting venue is yet to be determined.