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Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to interact with and gain exposure to a network of Transfusion Medicine experts from:
    • hospitals
    • Canadian Blood Services
    • Héma-Québec
    • individuals in industry
    • individuals in research and development.
    • others involved in transfusion medicine in Canada
  • Opportunities to express your views and impact the changing face of transfusion medicine in Canada
  • Opportunities to take part in various CSTM Committees (and prepare yourself for a CSTM Board position)
  • Reduced registration fees and hotel rates for the Annual CSTM/CBS/HQ Conference
    • attend lectures, seminars and workshops on recent developments and research on transfusion related topics
    • peruse poster presentations and discuss their content with the authors
    • attend the many social events, meet your peers from across Canada and “network” with the  Canadian experts in Transfusion Medicine
    • see the latest vendor offerings in analyzers, equipment, reagents, disposables, computer programs, educational materials and new gadgets for your laboratory
  • Access to and input into updating the CSTM Standards for Hospital Transfusion Services

What’s the difference between an individual member, student affiliate and institutional affiliation?

  • Individual memberships, student affiliations and institutional affiliations are available.
  • Individual members have all the privileges as listed above.
  • Institutional affiliations are available to transfusion centers. These affiliations allow one staff member a reduced registration fee to the Annual Conference. They do not allow all staff access to the Annual General Meeting or allow all staff access to the ‘members section only’ of the CSTM website. Only one access code will be issued for each institutional affiliation purchased. Institutional affiliation entitles the primary institution to print up to three copies of the CSTM Standards for Hospital Services.
  • Student affiliations are available at a reduced rate upon proof of registration in a recognized educational institution. These affiliations allow all of the same privileges as individual membership with the exception of voting on CSTM business.
  • Honorary affiliations are awarded at the discretion of the CSTM Board to members who have made significant long-term contributions to the CSTM. These affiliations are for a lifetime term and allow the honorary affiliate all of the privileges of individucal membership with the exception of voting on CSTM business.