Shaping a sustainable future South African Society for Blood Transfusion Congress 23 - 26 August 2021 Shaping a sustainable future South African Society for Blood Transfusion Congress 23 - 26 August 2021 Shaping a sustainable future South African Society for Blood Transfusion Congress 23 - 26 August 2021 Shaping a sustainable future South African Society for Blood Transfusion Congress 23 - 26 August 2021

Welcome to the SANBTC 2021 Congress

On behalf of the South African Society for Blood Transfusion, it is my great pleasure to announce that the 36th South African National Blood Transfusion Congress will be held at the Durban International Convention Center in KwaZulu-Natal from 23 to 26 August 2021.

The theme for the 2021 congress is “Shaping a sustainable future”.

The Scientific Committee will be compiling a comprehensive and exciting programme in which local and international speakers will address the challenges facing blood collection and transfusion in South Africa, Africa and the World. Presentations and discussions by invited speakers and delegates will focus on future strategies to ensure the sustainability of blood transfusion in terms of managing donors, resources and the blood supply, marketing and information technology, patient blood management and blood safety.

The congress aims to provide a platform for delegates to acquire information on scientific developments, share knowledge and network with other professionals in their fields. As in previous years, we hope to welcome a growing number of delegates from neighboring African countries to widen our pool of knowledge and ensure the sustainability of blood transfusion as an essential service.

Our sponsors and exhibitors will also be displaying the latest equipment and technology available in the market in a vibrant Trade Exhibition.

The Social Committee will be working hard to create a fun-filled social programme that will include a welcome cocktail evening, a casual dinner with the traditional singing competition, a Gala dinner and an early morning Fun Run along Durban’s glorious Golden Mile.

As chairperson of the Organising Committee, I cordially invite you to attend the 36th SANBT Congress. We look forward to getting to know you while you relax and enjoy Durban – “the warmest place to be”.

Warm regards

Wendy Sykes
Chairperson of the SANBTC 2021 Organising Committee

Important Dates

On-line abstract submission opens: 1 November 2020

On-line abstract submission closes: 30 April 2021

On-line registration opens: 1 November 2020

On-line registration closes: 20 August 2021

Join us in

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Durban ICC
45 Bram Fischer Road
Durban
4001

Tel: +27 (0)31 360 1000

GPS Coordinates: S 29 51.166 / E 31 01.791
Decimal Degrees: -29.8527608 / 31.0298468
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds: S 29 51 09 / E 31 01 47