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President’s Message

November 2018

Dear CSTM members, 

As we head into the holiday season the Local organizing committee is working hard planning the joint CSTM/CBS/HQ 2019 conference in Calgary to ensure that it offers educational sessions of interest to all attendees.  

The CSTM annual conference is an excellent way to learn and stay up to date in transfusion medicine and to network and share knowledge among your old and new fellow blood bankers across the country. You won’t want to miss it!

The preliminary program is available on the website and registration details will be available soon.  For those needing to act now to secure funding, the cost of registration and lodging will not exceed $550 for registration (member rate), $90 for each 1/2  day on the Thursday workshop day and $235 per night, tax included, for rooms reserved for attendees. Please note that the total cost of registration plus membership will be less than the cost of non-member registration alone.

If funding is an issue, don’t forget that there are bursaries available.  For more information on these and to access the application forms please click here

You should have received a recent reminder to renew your CSTM membership and I’d like to encourage you to do so.  CSTM membership offers so many benefits including a growing number of audio visual presentations to help you maintain your continuing education requirements.  Membership renewal

On behalf of the CSTM board of directors I wish you the very best this holiday season,

Ann Wilson

CSTM President