About the Meeting

The AABB Annual Meeting brings together the latest research and practice-changing resources for the fields of blood and biotherapies. Colleagues from throughout the world attend to connect, network, learn and advance the field.

Keep Up-to-Date on Changes in the Field

  • Advance Your Career
    Keep up with new research and innovations while earning continuing education credits.
  • Connect to Your Community
    Network with a global community of blood and biotherapies professionals on today’s critical issues.
  • Bring Practice-Changing Solutions Back
    Access practical and valuable information you can implement in your facility.
  • Be Inspired by Innovation
    Learn more about the field’s latest technological advances in the exhibit hall.

AABB Annual Meeting attendees include:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • scientists
  • researchers
  • administrators
  • medical technologists
  • other health care providers

Learning Objectives

The education sessions at the Annual Meeting are designed to provide insights and solutions for physicians and other health care professionals who practice in transfusion medicine and biotherapies, and to help them maintain and enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

By actively participating in the continuing education programming at the Annual Meeting, physicians and other health care professionals should be able to:

  • Disseminate the latest developments in laboratory, clinical, and administrative practices in the fields of blood and biotherapies.
  • Foster conversations with colleagues to stimulate scientific research, enhance clinical practice and improve quality management to improve donor and patient safety in transfusion medicine and biotherapies.
  • Evaluate state of the art innovations in transfusion medicine and biotherapies.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access at the Annual Meeting

AABB is proud to welcome attendees from throughout the world into our community and to our 2023 Annual Meeting. The diversity of backgrounds, knowledge and life experiences represented within AABB is critical to our success as an Association. That is why AABB is deeply committed to our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) Action Plan, which puts these principles into action at the AABB Annual Meeting and across all facets of our Association. The AABB Board of Directors is proud to release a statement that outlines actions AABB is taking to ensure everyone feels welcome, supported and safe during #AABB23 in Nashville.

AABB is working with SocialOffset

AABB has partnered with SocialOffset to offer 2023 AABB Annual Meeting attendees the opportunity to contribute to local organizations in Nashville that make a difference in people’s lives.

We invite you to use this campaign to offset tax spending in Nashville that doesn’t align with your values by supporting local charities that do.

Health and Safety Update

AABB is committed to the health and safety of Annual Meeting attendees and wants to ensure that all in attendance feel comfortable. For the 2023 AABB Annual Meeting, AABB is encouraging all attendees to engage in the behavior that makes them most comfortable with regards to COVID-19 protocols. There will be N-95 (or equivalent) masks available for those who wish to mask and hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the convention center.

AABB applauds the health and safety protocols of the Music City Center (MCC), which is a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR-accredited facility. That means the facility has established a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.

AABB will continue to monitor trends in COVID-19 rates and may review or revise policies for the 2023 AABB Annual Meeting as needed.

Tina S. Ipe, M.D., M.P.H

"I was awestruck at my first AABB meeting by the quality of education offered and by the people I met, all whom were thought leaders and change agents in the field."

— Tina S. Ipe, M.D., M.P.H
Chief Medical Officer, Oklahoma Blood Institute