Welcome to LifeStream

2018 Transfusion Medicine Forum


All lab and nursing personnel are welcome!

Hosted by Holiday Inn – Ontario
Citrus Room
2155 E. Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764

Saturday, January 20, 2018
8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Every attendee will receive:

  • 6 CEUs, from experts in each field
  • Continental breakfast & lunch served
  • Networking opportunities


Registration and continental breakfast: 8 AM

1st Presentation: 8:30 – 9:30 AM

One of These Things is Not Like the Other (ABO Discrepancies)
D. Joe Chaffin, MD

2nd Presentation: 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Management vs Leadership: What’s the Skinny?
Mary Lieb, MT (ASCP)SBB
Blood Systems, Inc.

Break: 10:30 – 10:45 AM

3rd Presentation: 10:45 – 11:45 AM

Massive Transfusion or Massive Confusion?
Minh-Ha Tran, DO
University of California, Irvine

Lunch: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

4th Presentation: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Strategies for Platelet Support of the Refractory Patient
Patricia Kopko, MD
University of California, San Diego

Break: 1:30 – 1:45 PM

5th Presentation: 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Transfusion Medicine Hot Topic Review
Marissa Li, MD
Blood Systems, Inc.

6th Presentation: 2:45 – 3:45 PM

Your Questions Answered!
D. Joe Chaffin, MD

Have a question you want answered? Send to by 4 PM, Friday Jan., 19.

Adjourn: 3:45 PM


Online registration for this event is now closed.

If you wish to register, please contact Lo-Ruhama Westbrook at with the following information:

Full Name of Registrant
Contact Phone Number
Hospital Affiliation
License #

Onsite registrations will also be taken. Payment by check or credit card can be made onsite. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

If you are registering or making payment onsite, please arrive no later than 8:00 a.m.


All cancellations for the annual Transfusion Medicine Forum must be made in writing and sent to Cancellations received by Friday, January 12, 2018, will receive a full refund. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.

There will be no refunds for cancellations within one week of the Forum.


Six continuing education credits are offered for the annual Transfusion Medicine Forum. Documentation for continuing education credit will be provided for applicable clinical laboratory and nursing personnel at the close of the event. For those registering the day of the event, your certification will be mailed to you.


You must attend all 6 courses to receive credit; no partial credit will be given for this event. If for any reason you are more than 20 minutes late to the start of the first presentation (8:30 a.m.), no credit will be offered; however, you are invited to stay and listen to the speakers.

Questions regarding continuing education credits should be directed to Jennifer Volkmann at 800.879.4484 extension 424 or by e-mail at


Holiday Inn, Ontario

LifeStream is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Provider Number CEP 9523 for 6 contact hours.

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