Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion

Warsaw, Poland

Hotel BristolThe face-to-face 63rd meeting of BEST will be held 22-23 April 2022

Warsaw (Warszawa in Polish) is the capital and the largest city in Poland. Once described as the "Paris of the North", Warsaw was believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world until World War II. Warsaw gained the new title of "Phoenix City" because of its extensive history and complete reconstruction after the war, which had left over 85% of its buildings in ruins. Many of the historic streets, buildings, and churches were restored to their original form. In 1980, Warsaw's historic Old Town was inscribed onto UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Meeting venue:

Hotel Bristol
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 42/44
Warsaw, 00-325 Poland
Phone: +48 22 551 10 00

Venue Website

Situated next to the Presidential Palace, just a short stroll from the Old Town, the Royal Castle, and the 200-year-old National Theatre and Opera House, the Hotel Bristol holds the most prestigious location in the city. It is a notable gem along the celebrated Royal Route.

All BEST members and guests are responsible for making their own room reservations. A designated room block has been arranged. The link to make reservations within the room block will be released at a later date. Rooms rates should range from 660 PLN (Polish Złoty) up to 3690 PLN. (1 PLN = 0.26 USD or 0.23 Euro), although things may change as the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We kindly request that as many BEST Members as possible choose to stay at the Bristol, as we have a minimum number of rooms that must be booked to meet our contractual obligations.

The Meeting Registration and RSVP for the dinner will be available winter 2021. We will send out an email announcement when this is available. 

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, 22 April 2022
A possible Education Session may again be considered. Details to follow at a later date
Friday, 16 April 2021 
06:30 - 18:00 BEST Registration open
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast (for guests staying at the Hotel Bristol)
08:00 - 08:15 Welcome Session
08:00 - 12:30
(break 10:00-10:30)
Conventional Components Team Meeting (Meeting is unopposed)
12:30 - 12:45 Intermission
12:45 - 13:30 Box Lunch, includes the Scott Murphy lecture
13:30 - 13:45 Intermission
13:45 - 18:00
(break 15:30-16:00)
Team Meetings:
• Cellular Therapy
• Donor Studies
19:00 - 22:30 BEST Dinner: Royal Castle Warsaw 
Saturday, 23 April 2022
06:30 - 12:00 BEST Registration open
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast (for guests staying at the Hotel Bristol)
08:00 - 12:15
(break 10:00-10:30)
Clinical Transfusion Studies Team Meeting (Meeting is unopposed)
12:15 - 13:45 Lunches
(BEAM Meeting in separate working lunch)
13:45 - 16:00 BEST Main Meeting
• Administrative Reports
• Team Reports
• Special Discussions
16:00 - 18:30 BEST Executive Team Meeting (by invitation only)
19:30 BEST Executive Team Dinner (by invitation only)