First announcement: 29 August 2016


IPFA/PEI 24th International Workshop on “Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens” | 16 – 17 May 2017 | Zagreb, Croatia


The International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are proud to announce the 24th International Workshop on “Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens” to be held in Zagreb, Croatia. This annual, well recognised event in 2017 will be hosted by the Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine (CITM).


Key issues | Blood-borne pathogens: Keeping the Blood Supply Safe

The 24th IPFA/PEI International Workshop on Blood-borne Pathogens will address the detection, epidemiology, costs and regulation of new and old agents, that threaten the safety of blood components and plasma derivatives. The scientific programme will maintain valuable and important elements of the previous Workshops, including open and inclusive discussion between all stakeholders and will also include contributions from researchers and colleagues beyond the immediate field of transfusion. Each session of the programme will provide in-depth, up to date coverage by recognised experts including issues such as ethics and costs of blood safety. The Programme is being developed by our Scientific Programme Committee and will be published on the IPFA website later this year, as soon as it becomes available.


Who should attend?

The Workshop is a highly regarded international event, attracting delegates from more than 30 countries with contributions from recognised experts and opinion formers. The Workshop will, as always, be valuable to all professionals with an interest in maintaining the safety of the blood supply for patients including: blood establishments, doctors and health care providers, industry,

regulatory authorities and patient organisations


Date | Venue

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2017 at the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia.



Please register on-line or provide IPFA with your completed registration form by email.


Direct link to event section IPFA website:

Hard and / or digital copies of the announcement flyer can certainly be provided upon request.