Global Symposium Patient Blood Management 2018

Global Symposium Patient Blood Management

March 24th 2018, Frankfurt am Main

We are happy to organise the Global Symposium Patient Blood Management, taking place on March 24th 2018 in the Hörsaalzentrum of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

In the morning, international experts provide an overview on the progress PBM has made worldwide. Sessions during the afternoon are opened by the introduction of three particular commited hospitals, being members of the German PBM Network. Following this, PBM is described from the point of view of a controller and of that of a lawyer, respectively. Furthermore, talks will be given regarding several important PBM topic. Finally, German PBM Awards and PBM certificates will be awarded.

Detailed information regarding programm, registration, venue & arrival, certification and organisation are given in the following and are also summarised in the flyer.

We would be happy to welcome you personally during the symposium!


The symposium is starting at 9 AM and will end at approximately 4:30 PM. During the individual sessions, there will be breaks during which refreshments will be offered. Anyone who wants to come is welcome to end the day with various delicacies on the Craft Festival Frankfurt in the building directly opposite of the venue.

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Patrick Meybohm & Kai Zacharowski (Frankfurt, Germany)

PBM Perspectives I
Chair: Andrew Klein (Cambridge, UK) & Donat Spahn (Zurich, Switzerland)

09:00 – 09:30 “PBM in the US” by Aryeh Shander (Englewood, USA)

09:30 – 10:00 “PBM in the UK” by Andrew Klein (Cambridge, UK)

10:00 – 10:30 “PBM in Australia” by Bernd Froessler (Adelaide, Australia)

Coffee break

PBM Perspectives II
Chair: Stefan de Hert (Ghent, Belgium) & Axel Hofmann (Zurich, Switzerland)

11:00 – 11:30 “PBM in Italy” by Giancarlo Liumbruno (Rome, Italy)

11:30 – 12:00 “PBM as a surgeon” by Toby Richards (London, UK)

12:00 – 12:30 ” PBM in Spain” by Elvira Bisbe (Barcelona, Spain)

Lunch Break

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German PBM Network*
Chair: Kai zacharowski (Frankfurt, Germany)

13:00 – 13:15 “German PBM Network” by Patrick Meybohm (Frankfurt, Germany)

13:15 – 13:25 “PBM at the Herzogin Elisabeth Hospital” by Kerstin Große Wortmann (Braunschweig, Germany)

13:25 – 13:35 “PBM at the St. Josef-Krankenhaus” by Patrick Stark (Zell, Germany)

13:35 – 13:45 “PBM at the Ortenauklinikum” by Josef Thoma (Offenburg, Germany)

13:45 – 14:00 “PBM through the eyes of a controller” by Markus Thalheimer (Heidelberg, Germany)

14:00 – 14:15 “PBM through the eyes of a lawyer” by Malte Oehlschläger (Berlin, Germany)

Coffee Break

*Talks and discussions in German

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Panel discussion*
Moderation: Kai Zacharowski (Frankfurt, Germany)

14:45 – 15:30

Patient representative – Inquired

Surgeon – Andreas Schnitzbauer

Controlling – Markus Thalheimer

Transfusion medicine – Markus Müller

Anaesthesist – Patrick Meybohm

Barmer health insurance – Ursula Marshall

PBM Perspectives III*
Chair: Patrick Meybohm (Frankfurt, Germany)

15:30 – 15:45 “Anaemie Update” by Suma Choorapoikayil (Frankfurt, Germany)

15:45 – 16:00 “Treatment with iron & erythropoietin” by Hartmut Link (Kaiserslautern, Germany)

16:00 – 16:15 “PBM & coagulation” by Elisabeth Adam (Frankfurt, Germany)

16:15 – 16:30 “Presentation of PBM awards and certificates, closing ceremony” by Kai Zacharowski (Frankfurt, Germany)

*Talks and discussions in German

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Infodesk PBM networks

You plan to implement PBM or to join a PBM network? You want to get the insights on the routines of an anaemia walk-in clinic? During the breaks we are happy to answer any questions: Christoph Füllenbach (management & organisation), Elke Schmitt (data export & analyses) & Sabine Isik (anaemia nurse).


For registration please send an email to A fee of 20€ is levied to cover expenses regarding board. After registration via email you will receive an invoice with all information needed.

Venue & Arrival

Hörsaalzentrum, Campus Westend, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Map)

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1,
60323 Frankfurt am Main

The car park Grünhof APCOA is the closest place to park (Walking distance approx. 1km, walking time approx. 10 minutes). Unfortunately, parking on the campus itself is not possible .

Arrival by public transportation:

  • Starting at the central station: S-Bahn, line S 1 – 9 to Hauptwache, change to U-Bahn, line U 1 – 3 or 8 to Holzhausenstraße or Miquel-/Adickesallee, approx 10 minutes walking distance.
    Alternative: S-Bahn, line S 1 – 9 to Konstabler Wache, change to bus line 36 (towards Westbahnhof) to station Uni Campus Westend.
    Alternative: from central stration bus line 64  to station Bremer Straße.
  • Starting from the south entrance of the central station: bus line 64 towards Ginnheim to station Bremer Platz (IG-Farben-Haus) or station Bremer Straße (Gisèle‐Freund‐Platz) (9-10 minutes).
  • Starting from Bockenheimer Warte: bus line 75 to station Max-Horkheimer-Straße (Seminarhaus, PEG & ExNO) (6 minutes).
  • Starting from west- or east station: bus line 32 to station Miquel-/Hansaallee (Seminarpavillon) (12 / 16 minutes).
  • Taking a Taxi: destination is „Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1“.

For additional information, please see Frankfurter Verkehrsbetriebe or Deutsche Bahn.

Financial support

Diamond sponsor (6.000€)

Platinum sponsor (2.315€)

Gold sponsor (1.965€)

Silver sponsor (1.265€)

Bronze Sponsors (1.050€)

BBraun Melsungen AG • CODAN pvb Medical GmbH • CSL Behring GmbH • Dynabyte GmbH • Ferring Arzneimittel GmbH • iron4u • KVK Zeugen Jehovas • Radiometer AG

CME certification

There will be a certification (6 points) by the the Hessian State Chamber of Physicians (LAEKH).

The content of this educational symposium will be product- and service neutral.

Potential conflicts of interests of the organiser, the scientific administration and  speakers will be made public in form of a voluntary disclosure (eg, first slide of presentation, handout, posting, link).

Organiser & Organising committee

Prof. Dr. Patrick Meybohm, MHBA
Consultant, Anaesthesiology & Operative Intensive Care Medicine
University Hospital Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Zacharowski, ML FRCA
Director, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy
University Hospital Frankfurt

Organising committee:
Dr. Suma Choorapoikayil
Dr. Christoph Füllenbach
Research fellows, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy
University Hospital Frankfurt

Kerstin Haschke, Sandra Kandel & Verena Zöllner
Secretariat, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy
University Hospital Frankfurt