Professional & Continuing Education

Live events, workshops, lectures, BloodFLOW webinar series and self-directed learning modules.

beLearning Education


beLearningTM is an online clinical education tool offered by Versiti to medical professionals, including physicians, lab professionals, nurses and scientists. Versiti’s beLearning medical directors, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, quality specialists and information technology specialists are actively involved in research and teaching. Many are world-renowned experts in their fields.

 

Our faculty has developed lectures and presentations in numerous disciplines, including:

  • Immunohematology
  • Hemostasis/thrombosis
  • Histocompatibility
  • Molecular biology
  • Platelet and neutrophil biology and immunology
  • Transfusion therapy/apheresis
  • Hematology
  • Vascular biology
  • Stem cell biology
  • Immunobiology
  • Information technology
  • Quality and lean principles
  • Blood center operations
 

BloodFLOW Webinar Series

Hematology Genetics: Bedside to Benchtop and Back

Date: Wednesday, October 12th 1PM CDT

Valerie Trapp-Stamborski and Mia Sullivan, will describe genetic testing by NGS and aCGH for the diagnosis of germline nonmalignant hematologic disorders. Using a case-based approach and clinical correlates, they will walk the audience through the technical steps and analysis from patient sample collection to reporting of results.

Speakers: Valerie Trapp-Stamborski, PhD and Mia Sullivan BS,MB(ASCP)CM

Educational Opportunities

This innovative learning series features blood banking expert Sue Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBBCM, as she walks you through a variety of topics in immunohematology. Learn at your own pace with the ability to pause, rewind and replay topics. This one-of-a-kind series is made possible with the support of our educational partner, Marquette University.

Topics include:

  • Evaluating Antibody Identification Panel Results
  • Resolution of ABO Discrepancies
  • Serologic Weak D Phenotype Evaluation
  • Direct Antiglobulin Test: What DAT, How DAT, Why DAT and Who DAT!

BloodFLOW (Further Learning on Web) webinars include discussions in HLA, transfusion medicine, hematology, oncology and more. Join industry thought leaders as they discuss the latest blood health innovations across the spectrum of hematology challenges.

To receive education credits, register for BloodFLOW events via beLearning. Zoom and beLearning registration is required. Credits are issued to individual accounts.

 
beLearning

beLearning™ is an online education tool offered by Versiti to physicians, laboratory professionals, nurses and scientists. These courses focus on education in transfusion medicine, hematology and transplantation.

 
Blood Flow Webinar Series

These unique online learning opportunities will include topic discussions in HLA, transfusion medicine, hematology, oncology, and more. Join industry thought-leaders as they discuss the latest blood health innovations across the spectrum of hematology challenges.

 
Clear as Glass Series

This innovative learning series features blood banking expert, Sue Johnson MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB, as she walks you through a variety of topics in immunohematology. Learn at your own pace with the ability to pause, rewind, and replay topics as you experience this one-of-a-kind series.

Lectures & Seminars

Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) lectures are integral to the SBB program, providing theoretical information on transfusion medicine. These lectures are intended for medical professionals seeking to gain in-depth knowledge on transfusion-related topics. Speakers with professional experience and expertise address topics including anemia, red cell genotyping and antigen systems, blood donor qualification, and storage of blood components.

Versiti subscribes to a variety of audio conferences/webinars.

Versiti Blood Research Institute (VBRI) sponsors several seminar series and lectures throughout the year. We bring together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and investigators to hear presentations by world-renowned scientists whose work is relevant to research at VBRI. Topics include:

We also host:

  • A Versiti Medical Sciences Institute-sponsored seminar series that addresses clinical topics in hematology and hematologic disorders.
  • The Mosesson Lecture on Thrombosis, established by Michael W. Mosesson, MD, brings an outstanding researcher in thrombosis medicine to VBRI every year.
  • The Aster Lecture, presented annually, brings a prominent researcher in the field of platelet biology to VBRI. This lecture is presented in honor of Richard H. Aster, MD, VBRI senior investigator emeritus.

Workshops

Versiti offers day-long “wet workshops” organized and presented by Versiti’s Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) Program, Clinical Education and Immunohematology Reference Laboratories. These workshops provide training in new skills and problem-resolution techniques for medical laboratory scientists working in hospital blood banks and transfusion services. Versiti offers these workshops every Fall and Spring. More information can be found on beLearning.

 
Continuing Education Scholarship
The Joan Heimler Legacy of Life Scholarship is available to critical care & emergency nursing professionals in Wisconsin who work with organ & tissue donation.
 
Specialist in Blood Banking Program
Credits earned as part of the Specialist in Blood Banking SBB Program can be used toward a masters of scient in transfusion medicine at Marquette Universtiy.
 
Transfusion Medicine Blood Banking Fellowship
Transfusion medicine blood banking fellowships cover topics including transfusion medicine, therapeutic apheresis, diagnostic laboratory services and more.
 
TxMD Transfusion Medicine Resources
TxMD transfusion medicine program provides blood transfusion client education and blood management guidelines to partner hospitals.