Call for Papers

Author(s) can submit a paper for consideration and, if accepted, have the paper assigned by the conference committee to a particular session. An author can only present one paper during the conference, although he or she may be listed as co-author in other submissions. The focus of the submitted papers can be

  • research regarding donors, blood, blood products, quality and management,
  • diagnostics (serological, genetic, microbiological),
  • organisational or clinical management of donors and donated blood, organs and tissue, or
  • organisation and strategy in the work with Donor Health and Donor Management.

Note that depending on the number of submissions, some papers may be forwarded to the poster session.
Submission deadline is May 22nd, 2020.

To submit an abstract, please complete the please complete the template document following the guidelines provided, sent it to no later than May 22nd, 2020

Call for Special Sessions

Researchers are encouraged to set up a special session featuring three or four papers around a specific topic. All the papers in such sessions will be accepted assuming the special session itself is accepted. To submit a special session please contact 

Submission deadline is May 22nd, 2020.

Call for Posters

Authors, whose papers are still in the early phase of development, or who are looking for one-on-one feedback, are encouraged to submit papers specifically in this category. Papers submitted for this session will be presented Wednesday evening.

In addition, if too many papers are submitted for the paper sessions, the conference committee may assign some of the papers to the poster session.

Submission deadline is May 22nd, 2020.

PhD / Doctoral Course (September 22nd)

PhD students can take part in a one-day doctoral class before the conference starts.

The PhD / Doctoral course involves relevant isssues and topics in donor health & management, which will be discussed and reviewed. Representatives from donation services will give a presentation on “hot topics” from a managerial point of view. Furthermore, each PhD student is to present one research project they are currently working on, and receive extensive feedback by their peers. PhD students are further encouraged to book a 15 minutes time slot to discuss their project with representatives from the field or academia. This sesssion adresses both, medical as well as management focused PhD candidates.

Registration deadline is August 21st, 2020.