Michigan Medicine was Well Represented at the AABB Annual Meeting

By Theresa Downs | November 4 2019

Laura Cooling receiving recognition by the AABB president at the keynote addressThe American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) Annual Meeting is the must-attend event to learn about cutting-edge research, keep up with the latest technological advances, and network with like-minded transfusion medicine professionals from around the world. AABB is committed to providing continuing education that focuses on optimizing patient and donor care and safety.  Michigan Medicine was well represented at this year’s meeting, held in San Antonio, TX:


Oral Abstracts

A Phase 1, Open-Label, Multi-Center, Dose Escalation Safety Trial of Lyophilized Platelets in Bleeding Thrombocytopenic Patients
Dr. Robertson Davenport 

Molecular and Other Testing: New Alleles, Antigens, and Methods
Dr. Laura Cooling



Navigating the Challenges of Monoclonal Antibodies and Transfusion Therapy, Flipped Classroom in Action: See One, Do One, Go Out and Teach One
—Dr. Laura Cooling

Emergency Event Planning in the Transfusion Service (Speaker)
—Terry Downs

Emergency Event Planning in the Transfusion Service (Program Director), What’s New with Reimbursement and Coding for Blood Products, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies (Speaker)
—Suzanne Butch


Posters with contributors from MM Pathology

Case Report of Six Patients Demonstrating New Unexpected Antibodies Following Treatment with PD-1/PD-L1 Blocking Antibodies
—Sheri Hugan, Dr. Laura Cooling, Brian Novak, Dr. John Sherbeck:

Changes in anti-B with Enteral Nutrition, Diet and Probiotic Use in Children
—Dr. Laura Cooling, Dr. Helen Worrell, Sheri Hugan, Brian Novak

Manual Whole Blood Exchange in Two Pediatric Patients with Sever Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
—Dr. Laura Cooling, Dr. Sean Li, Sheri Hugan, Michelle Herrst

Type 1 CD36 Deficiency with Aberrant CD36 Bone Marrow Expression and Compound Heterozygosity for a CD36-Null and CD36-Weak Allele in an African American Male
—Dr. Laura Cooling, Dr. Helen Worrell, Dr. Bryan Betz, Dr. Charles Harmon, Dr. Thomas Wilson


Recognition acknowledgment by the AABB president at the keynote address

Dr. Laura Cooling for her work as a previous chair of the annual meeting program committee. 



Coding and Reimbursement – Terry Downs