APHIA 2018


Conference Program

Preliminary program, subject to change 25/06/18

Saturday, 10th November 2018


Flow workshop: Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney


Principles of Flow Cytometry Crossmatching - Dr Cathi Murphey


Halifaster Method - optimisation and implementation into the routine workflow - Dr Rob Liwski

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

APHIA Flow Crossmatch QAP including instrument set up review - Ian Nicholson


Meet the experts - trouble shooting/case studies from APHIA laboratories

Sunday, 11th November 2018

 9:00am-12:00pm Flow workshop: Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney
9:00am-10:00am Principles of Flow Cytometry CrossmatchingDr Cathi Murphey
10:00am-10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am-12:00pm DSA Flow Cytometry Crossmatching... The New Frontier - Dr Cathi Murphey
1:00pm-4:00pm Wet workshop - TBA
4:30pm-5:30pm Council Meeting
6:00pm Opening Lecture - Prof Jeremy Chapman
7:00pm Opening Reception

Monday, 12th November 2018


Solid Organ Plenary

Allo Immunity in Transplantation - Dr Ross Francis

Introduction of the fast flow crossmatch method: the Canadian experience – Prof Rob Leski

Strategies for the highly sensitised patient - Dr Rob Carroll

10:30am - 11:00am  Morning Tea

Solid Organ Clinical Plenary

The role of eplet analysis in Lung Transplantation - Dr Glen Westall

The Australian Paired Kidney Exchange – Dr Peter Hughes

Islet Cell Transplantation - Prof Wayne Hawthorne

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm Trade Session - Guest speaker presentation
2:30pm-3:30pm Free Abstracts
3:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm-5:00pm Free Abstracts
5:15pm-6:00pm APHIA AGM

Tuesday, 13th November 2018


Stem Cell Transplantation Plenary

Advances in Stem Cell Transplantation - Prof Effie Petersdorf

Cord Blood - derived iPSC “haplobank” Dr Ngaire Elwood

10:30am-11:00am  Morning Tea

Transplantation Plenary

T cell therapy: advances in stem cell transplantation (TBA)

Humoral Theory of antibody Development (TBA)

Antibodies in Stem Cell Transplantation - Prof Effie Petersdorf

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-3:00pm Trade Session - Guest speaker presentation
3:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm-5:00pm Panel Discussion –The future of Stem Cell Registries
  Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 14th November 2018


Immunogenetics Plenary

APHIA award session

Life Member presentation – Dr Narinder Mehra

The allotypic architecture of HLA-B57 allotypes alters peptide conformation to regulate inhibition of NK Cell activation through KIR3DL1 - Prof Andrew Brooks

10:30am-11:00am  Morning Tea

Immunogenetics Plenary

Trade Session - Guest speaker presentation

Full HLA gene sequencing in stem cell transplantation - Prof Steve Marsh

1:00pm Closing Comments: Meeting Close
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch