*program is subject to minor changes
Sunday, March 6, 2022
All ABC members are invited to join us at the ABC Board Meeting open session, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Monday, March 7, 2022
|8:10 – 9:00 am||Keynote Speaker|
|9:05 – 11:45 am||General Sessions and Center Insights|
|11:45 am – 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:45 pm||Science, Medical and Technical (SMT) Forum Kickoff|
|12:50 -1:50 pm||SMT-focused Sessions and Center Insights|
|4:35 – 5:45 pm||Celso-Bianco Memorial Lecture|
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
|8:00 – 10:30 am||ABC Member’s Meeting (members only)|
|10:30 – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 am – 12:25 pm||General Sessions and Center Insights|
|12:25 – 1:45 pm||Lunch on Your Own|
|1:45 – 2:30 pm||FDA Update|
|2:35 – 3:15 pm||General Session|
|3:20 pm – 4:15 pm||ABC Advocacy Agenda and Capitol Hill Update|
|4:15- 4:30 pm||Break|
|4:30- 5:55 pm||General Session and Center Insights|
|6:30 – 8:00 pm||ABC 25th Awards of Excellence|
|8:00 – 11:00 pm||ABC 60th Anniversary Celebration – Diamond Casino Night!|
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
This additional day is included in your full registration. It is also available as a one-day registration option.
|9:00 – 11:30 am||Advocacy Workshop: State-based Advocacy – Opportunities for Coordination and Collaboration|
Collaboration is essential to maximize the effectiveness of state advocacy activities. During this workshop, we will discuss the current initiatives happening at the state level and identify opportunities for collaboration with blood centers on issues of mutual interest.
|11:30 am – 1:00 pm||Lunch Roundtable Discussions|
|1:00 – 4:00 pm||Advocacy Workshop: Securing Federal Funding for Your Center|
Explore resources available to help benefit your center. We will cover how federal earmarks work, finding federal grants, how to find them, and how to secure them for your center.
|5:00 – 7:00 pm||Optional Evening Activity (additional fee)|
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
We are excited to continue to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill. Even though we can’t physically be on the Hill this year, we will arrange for virtual visits with your Senators and Representatives. Take advantage of this virtual setting to gather your team together and participate in what is sure to be a great day. Separate registration will be required and limited to ABC members only. Additional details will be forthcoming. Any questions can be directed to Diane Calmus.