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SABM 2019 Newsletter Publication 

Editor: Kevin T. Wright
Associate Editor: Majed Refaai, MD

Christine Cahill, MS, BSN, RN
Mary Ann O'Brien, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNE

Contributors for This Issue

Eloa Adams, MD
Leon Binette, RN
Carolyn Burns, MD

Tiffany Hall, RN

Queeneth Kalu, MD
Sherri Ozawa, RN
Prakash Patel, MD
Becky Rock, RN
Stephanie Smith, RN
Nathaniel Usoro, MD
Sarah Walbolt, BSN, RN 

Carmen Melseth

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SABM Spotlight

The 5th Annual Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Society Conference

SABM member Nathaniel Usoro, MD, a general surgeon from Nigeria, recently organized and led the 5th Annual conference of the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Society (BMSS), held on October 31 – November 1, 2019 at the University of Calabar in Calabar, Nigeria. SABM President Sherri Ozawa, RN, and Aryeh Shander, MD, were privileged to be invited as the keynote speakers for the event. The positive effects on patient outcomes from the application of Patient Blood Management or Bloodless Medicine & Surgery techniques are now well documented in the medical literature worldwide. However, there is a pressing need for the development of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Programs in that particular part of the globe, not only for its contributions to improving patient outcomes, but also because of the high rates of infectious agents in the donor blood supply.  Those are some of the needs addressed by BMSS through promoting bloodless care. Four of the local presenters described the contribution that their SABM membership as well as attendance at SABM annual meetings has made on improving practice, even in a resource challenged environment.

BMSS & SABM members with Prof. Zana Akpagu, Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar

The 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Society for Patient Blood Management Conference

A SABM membership committee member, Ananthi Krishnamoorthy, MD, was recently part of the organizing committee for the 5th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society for Patient Blood Management, held in in Tokyo, Japan, October, 2019. Despite taking place during the largest typhoon to hit Japan in many years, faculty from throughout Asia presented their Patient Blood Management experience in various countries and medical settings. SABM leaders Sherri Ozawa, RN, and Aryeh Shander, MD, were also invited to present.  Speakers and attendees from Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and China described the support and education they have received from SABM and the knowledge and inspiration they have gained as they have implemented Patient Blood Management programs throughout Asia.  


SABM Spotlight Photos

Congratulations to this year's SABM Award Winners. Thank you for all you do to drive forward the SABM mission and vision. 

2019 President's Award Winner:

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2019 Kathleen J. Sazama Award Winner:


2019 SABM Research Grant Award Winner:

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Click the link to view more photos from this year's Annual Meeting.

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Anesthesia & Analgesia

Consider submitting your future manuscripts in PBM for peer review and publication in this new section. The success of this endeavor will depend on the provision of material to make it lively and attractive to our colleagues and other professionals in the field.

Members Invited to Submit Papers CLICK HERE