June 2 - 3 at the Grand Hyatt
San Antonio!
 
AIMS is targeted towards people passionate about immunohematology and seeking continuing education in the fields of immunohematology and/or reference laboratory work including molecular testing. ​

SCHEDULE
 
Sunday June 2

8:00 - 8:30 Exhibits
8:30 am - 9:30 am  John Moulds Memorial Lecture
9:30 am - 11:45 am  AIMS Sessions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Industry Workshop & Lunch
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  AIMS Sessions & Exhibits
 
Monday June 3
8:00 - 8:30 Exhibits
8:30 am - 11:45 am  AIMS Sessions
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Industry Workshop & Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  AIMS Sessions & Exhibits


Session Descriptions

Scholarships to attend AIMS are available!
 
 
The John Moulds AIMS Scholarship and vendor supported scholarships are avialable to help with costs associated with attending the Symposium.  For more details and how to apply see
Resgistration
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Registration is $200 before March 31, 2019, and $250 starting April 1, 2019.

John Moulds Memorial Lecture
The John Moulds Memorial Lectureship was established in John’s memory in October of 2011 by John’s employer, LifeShare Blood Centers, in partnership with South Central Association of Blood Banks (SCABB) and Quotient Biodiagnostics. 

John’s career as an immunohematology reference lab specialist began with an interest in high and low incidence blood group antigens.  He also had a unique ability to recognize and adapt techniques for use by the serologist in investigation of simple and complex problems.  His leadership and participation in various organizations showed his willingness to share his knowledge.  Some of these included Invitational Conference of Investigative Immunohematologists (ICII), ASCP, AABB, ISBT, and SCABB.  He formed the Serum, Cell and Rare Fluid (SCARF) international exchange in 1972 and served as its director for almost 40 yrs.

John was a passionate Immunohematologist who was best known for establishing the international Serum, Cell and Rare Fluid Exchange (SCARF) in 1972 and serving as its director for almost 40 yrs.  He was the consummate teacher always willing to share his knowledge with anyone who asked.  John was the Director of the John J. Moulds Scientific Support Services at LifeShare Blood Centers when he lost his almost 3 year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sandra J. Nance, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB
We are honored to have Sandra Nance as this years John Moulds Memorial Lecturer.

Sandra Nance is the Senior Director for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories for the American Red Cross providing leadership to the American Rare Donor Program, National Reference Laboratory for Blood Group Serology and Specialized Testing and Process Design for 45 Immunohematology Reference Laboratories across the United States.  She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Transfusion Medicine & Therapeutic Pathology Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  She has a master’s degree in Pathology from the University ofMaryland and received her SBB from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Ms Nance has held leadership positions in the AABB, ASCP, ICII, and ISBT. Among other roles, she was on four nominating committees for AABB and ASCP.  She chaired the ISBT Working Party on Rare Donors and conceptualized and organized the new ISBT Working Party on Immunohematology and currently manages the Case Study development for the WP on Immunohematology as the past chair.

She is Editor in Chief of the Immunohematology Journal of Blood Group Serology and Molecular Genetics. She has authored or co-authored over 40 papers, 150 abstracts and edited 9 books.
Continuing Education
P.A.C.E. CREDITS 
SCABB is approved as a provider of continuing education programs by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program. 13.5 PACE Credit hours are approved for this meeting. 
 
FLORIDA CE CREDITS 
SCABB is approved as a provider of Florida Continuing Education through CE Broker. 
     

Please take time to visit our AIMS exhibitors who will be available throughout the symposium to showcase the latest products and services.

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Industry Workshops
Exhibitors