Other Scientific Activities

IQM consulting contributions to the International field of Transfusion Medicine since 2001

Meetings and congresses

BEST Collaborative LVII meeting, Cork, IE

Transfusion Medicine Foundation Board meeting, Vienna, AT

Rotary Doctors Nederland, Nijkerk, NL

RI Convention, Hamburg, D

a)  International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors

b)  RAG Global Network for Blood Donation

ISCOMS 2019, Groningen, NL (jury)

ISBT European congress, Basel, CH

XV Congress of Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM), Ulaanbaatar, MN

a) co-chair sessions A4 (Clinical Transfusion and Patient Blood Management) and A5 (Quality Management in Transfusion Medicine)

b) Plenary lecture (Plenary Meeting) and two General Lectures (session A4 and A6)

BEST Collaborative LVIII meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

AABB Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

 

Manuscript reviews

Transfusion    (1)

Vox Sanguinis    (4)

Transfusion and Apheresis Science   (2)

International J Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology  (3)

IntechOpen (book chapter)   (3)

 

Teaching and training

UMCG Wenckebach Institute, School of Nursing and Health, Groningen – guest lectures ‘Blood Transfusion’, April and October 2019

 

Professional commitments

ISBT –

  • Working Party on Global Blood Safety – Organizing Committee: At Large member
  • Working Party on Clinical Use

AABB –

  • Global Transfusion Forum – Chair Subcommittee on Education

 

 

Meetings and Congresses

LV BEST Collaborative, Florence, Italy

35th International Congress ISBT, Toronto, Canada

1st Joint Congress of the INS European Chapters, Nijmegen, NL

LVI BEST Collaborative, New Port, RI, USA

AABB Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA

 

Manuscript reviews

J Blood Transf      (1)

Int J Blood Transfus Immunohem    (2)

Risk Manag Healthc Policy     (1)

Vox Sang      (4)

EMHJ     (1)

J Blood Med     (2)

Haematol Int J   (2)

Advances in Hematology    (1)

Transfusion   (1)

 

Teaching and Training

Wenckebach Institute UMCG, School of Nursing and Health, guest lectures ‘Blood Transfusion’, May and October
RI Convention – RAG Global Network for Blood Donation, Toronto, CA

Senior Academy RUG, Groningen – HOVO course ‘Futurologie: ontwikkelingen en toekomst van de Gezondheidszorg’.  Lecture – Natuurwetenschappen en Technologie; Impact op de Gezondheidszorg. Dilemma’s – verantwoord, haalbaar, betaalbaar?

 

Professional Commitments

ISBT –

  • Working Party on Global Blood Safety – Organizing Committee: At Large member
  • Working Party on Clinical Use

AABB –

  • Global Transfusion Forum – Chair Subcommittee on Education

Meetings and Congresses

  1. AABB annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA
  2. LIV BEST Collaborative, La Jolla, CA, USA
  3. 16th ECEL, Porto, PT
  4. RI Convention, Atlanta, GA, USA

Manuscript reviews

  • Transfusion Medicine  (5)
  • Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal  (4)
  • F1000Research  (1)
  • IGI Global  (1)
  • Turkish Journal of Hematology  (1)
  • Transfusion and Apheresis Science (1)
  • ISBT Science Series (2)
  • Journal of Blood Transfusion (1)

Teaching and Training

  1. UMCG Wenckebach Instituut –
    May and November: lectures blood transfusion AM and OA nurses.

    1. Pakistan, GIZ/SBTP consultation November 2017 –
      Peshawar, KP: Seminar on Rational Use of Blood; Seminar on Regulations and Inspection.
      Quetta, Balochistan: Seminar on Rational Use of Blood; Seminar on Regulations and Inspection.
      Lahore, Punjab: Seminar on Rational Use of Blood; Seminar on Regulations and Inspection; Seminar on Quality Assurance.
      Islamabad, ICT: GIZ-SBTP Quarterly SBT Progress Review: Recent Updates and Analysis of Blood Safety Legislations and Regulation.
      Plenary Sessions –
      1. Possible Strategies for Phasing in Voluntary Donation;
      2. Possible Strategies to develop linkages between RBCs and HBBs, and hurdles faced in the full organization of the blood transfrusion
    2. Professional Commitments

      ISBT –

      • Working Party on Global Blood Safety
      • Working Party on Clinical Use
        AABB –

        • Global Transfusion Forum – Chair Subcommittee on Education

       

Meetings and Congresses

  • 2016 RI Presidential Conference on Disease Prevention and Treatment, Cannes, F.
  • 17th International Haemovigilance Seminar, Paris, F.
  • LI BEST Collaborative Meeting, Oxford, UK
  • Rotary International Convention. Seoul, Korea
  • 23rd ISCOMS, Groningen, NL
  • 34th ISBT Congress, Dubai, UAE
    co-moderator WP: Quality Management session on Management and Organization
  • LII BEST Collaborative Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA
  • AABB Annual Meeting 2016, Orlando, FL, US

 

Manuscript Reviews

  • Int J Blood Transf Immunohem   (2)
  • Transf Med  (2)
  • EMHJ (4)
  • Int J Clin Transf (4)
  • Adv Med Educ Practice (1)

Meetings and Congresses

  • XLIL BEST Collaborative, Barcelona, E
  • ISBT European Region Congress, London, UK
  • L BEST Collaborative, Anaheim, CA, US
  • AABB Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, US

Manuscript reviews

  • J Blood Med (1)
  • Intern J Clin Transf Med (4)
  • ISBT Scientific Series (2)

  • Med Educ Practice  (1)
  • Int. J Blood Transf Immunohaem (1)
  • Transf Med (2)
  • EMHJ (1)

Meetings and Congresses

  • XLVII BEST Collaborative, Barcelona, E
  • XLVIII BEST Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • ISBT International Congress, Seoul, South Korea
  • AABB Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Manuscript reviews

  • EMHJ (1)
  • J Blood Med (1)
  • F1000 Medicine (2)
  • Intern J Clin Transf Med (4)
  • PlosOne (1)
  • ISBT Scientific Series (1)
  • BMC Health Services Research (1)
  • Intern J General Med (1)
  • J Multidisciplinary Healthcare (1)
  • Adv Med Educ Pract (2)
  • Transfusion (1)
  • Transfusion Medicine (1)
  • Transfusion and Apheresis Sience (1)

Meetings and Congresses

  • XLV BEST Collaborative, Dublin, Ireland
  • XLVI BEST Collaborative, Denver, CO, USA
  • 2013 AABB Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA
  • 23rd ISBT Congress European Region, Amsterdam, NL

Manuscript reviews

  • J Cases Inform Technol (3)
  • EMHJ (3)
  • PLoS ONE (1)
  • J Blood Med (2)
  • F1000 Medicine (3)
  • Drug Design Develop Ther (1)
  • Intern J Clin Transf Med (4)

Guest lectures

  • Wenckebach Instituut, School of Nursing & Health, UMCG, Groningen
    Guest lecturer – Bloedtransfusie

Meetings and Congresses

  • XLIII BEST Collaborative, Leuven, BE
  • XLIV BEST Collaborative Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA
  • 19th ISCOMS, Groningen, NL
  • 32nd ISBT International Congress, Cancun, MX
  • 2012 AABB Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA
  • ECEL2012, Groningen, NL

Manuscript reviews

  • EMHJ (4)
  • PLoS ONE (2)
  • Transplant Research and Risk Management (1)
  • Dove Press: Patient Related Outcome Matters (1)
  • Dove Press: Journal of Blood Medicine (1)
  • Transfusion and Apheresis Science (1)
  • Blood Transfusion (1)
  • IJBTI (1)
  • Faculty1000 medicine (2)

Guest lectures

  • Wenckebach Instituut, School of Nursing & Health, UMCG, Groningen
    Guest lecturer – Bloedtransfusie

Meetings and Congresses

  • XLII BEST Collaborative meeting, San Diego, CA , USA
  • AABB 2011 annual meeting San Diego, CA, USA
  • 18th ISCOMS, Groningen, NL (workshop en IRF fellow Iran)
    • 1. Smit Sibinga CTh. Blood transfusion – an integrated part of National Health Care system? Pros and cons. (workshop)
    • 2. OTIENO Gregory, IRF Fellow Kenya (together with Prof. M.J. Postma, PharmacoEpidemiology & PharmacoEconomics) -Transfusion Medicine related Health Sciences project on Cost- effectiveness analysis of PEV vaccine (malaria) in Kenya and it impact on blood safety
  • Launching the Global Studies Groningen, RUG
    Sustainable Society, Healthy Aging and Energy in Global Contexts, Trans-Disciplinary Invitations, Speed-Dating in “Join My Table” sessions –
    Table 5: Health and Healthy Aging in global contexts 1
    1. Health Sciences and the Development of Transfusion Medicine – The
    International Perspective (Cees Th. Smit Sibinga, Medicine)
    Table 10: Health and Healthy Aging in global contexts 2
    2. Epidemiology of Blood Transfusion – a Global Approach (Zeeshan Ali (Lahore) & Feroz Hayat (Dhakka), Epidemiology/UMCG).

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (2)
  • Vox Sanguinis (1)
  • Bulletin of the WHO (1)

Guest lectures

  • Wenckebach Instituut, School of Nursing & Health, UMCG, Groningen
    Guest lecturer – Bloedtransfusie

Meetings and Congresses

  • XXXIX BEST Collaborative meeting, Lisbon, P
  • XL BEST Collaborative meeting, Baltimore, MD , USA
  • AABB 2010 annual meeting Baltimore, MD, USA17th ISCOMS, Groningen, NL (workshop en IRF fellow Iran)
    1. Smit Sibinga CTh. Blood transfusion – an integrated part of NationalHealth Care system? Pros and cons. (workshop)
    2. ALHOOT M. IRF Fellow Malaysia/otPalestine– Transfusion Medicinerelated Health Sciences project on How to organize and structure a safe s sustainable blood supply system in Palestine.

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (5)

Guest lectures

  • Wenckebach Instituut, School of Nursing & Health, UMCG, Groningen
    Guest lecturer – Bloedtransfusie

Meetings and congresses

  • XXXVII BEST Collaborative meeting, Krakau, PL
  • XXXVIII BEST Collaborative meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • AABB 2009 annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 16th ISCOMS, Groningen, NL (workshop en IRF fellow Iran)
    1. Smit Sibinga CTh. Blood transfusion – an integrated part of National Health Care system? Pros and cons. (workshop)
    1. Tah Sik LOO. IRF Fellow Malaysia – Transfusion Medicine related Health Sciences project on Cost effectiveness of introduction of advanced technology in donor screening in Malaysia.
    2. Ali Zeeshan, IRF Fellow Kyrgyzstan– Transfusion Medicine related Health Sciences project on Whether testing and processing performed in Kyrgyz labs complies with WHO criteria?

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (4)
  • Vox Sanguinis (1)
  • Bulletin of the WHO (1)

Guest lectures

  • Wenckebach Instituut, School of Nursing & Health, UMCG, Groningen
    Guest lecturer – Bloedtransfusie

Meetings and congresses

  • XXXV BEST Collaborative meeting, Cambridge, UK
  • XXXVI BEST Collaborative meeting, Montreal, CA
  • EDULINK Stakeholder Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 15th ISCOMS, Groningen, NL (workshop en IRF fellow Iran)
    1. Smit Sibinga CTh. Blood transfusion – an integrated part of National Health Care system? Pros and cons. (workshop)
    2. Machboobi N. IRF Fellow Iran – Transfusion Medicine related Health Sciences project on Cost-effectiveness of NAT, HIV antibody screening, and no screening for HIV.
  • 8th General Meeting GCBS, Geneva, CH
    3. Smit Sibinga CTh. Key Topic: Education and Training (moderator and presenter).

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (3)
  • Bulletin of the WHO (1)

Meetings and congresses

  • XXXIII BEST Collaborative meeting, Amsterdam, NL.
  • XXXIV BEST Collaborative meeting, Dana Point, CA, USA
  • Africa Institute of Transfusion Medicine (AITM) –
    Two meetings were attended:
    1. Strategic Planning Group meeting, February 2007, Johannesburg SA Objectives of the meeting were to:
    – define clearly the purpose of the AITM
    – determine the scope of AITM’s coverage in terms of education and training and who would be appropriate recipients
    – agree to concrete outcomes with responsibilities and timelines.
    2. AITM Inaugural Meeting, December 2007, Geneva, CH
    Rational:
    The meeting is the first General Meeting of the members of the AITM as defined by clause 5.1 of the Articles of Association. Clause 5.1 states that the nominee directors shall convene a first General Meeting as soon as possible after the registration of the Company (which occurred on 7th November 2007) for the purpose of nominating and appointing the first Directors
  • World Health Organization
    WHO Regional Directors of Blood Transfusion Services meetings
    Two meetings were attended by invitation –
    1. AFRO 4th Directors Meeting, May 2007, Cotonou, Benin
    Presentation:
    Contributions of the Academic Institute IDTM and Sanquin in the improvement of quality in blood transfusion services in Africa and staff training.
    2. EURO 1st Directors Meeting, June 2007, Copenhagen, DK – Reporter of the Meeting.
    Objectives:
    a. To assist in the process of regional benchmarking and priority setting for safer national blood supplies and prevent transmission of HIV and other blood borne pathogens.
    b. To provide a common platform for discussion, information exchange and cooperation between Member States, looking into sustainable future collaborative activities.
    c. To develop regionally specific strategic directions for strengthening quality, safety and availability of the blood supply, and facilitate setting milestones for action.
  • WHO EURO Workshop, October 2007, Minks, Belarus
    Objective – a two days workshop to produce national guidelines for a quality approach in laboratory practice. During a courtesy visit on behalf of WHO EURO to the Ministry of Health interest was expressed in future participation of potential leadership from the Republic of Belarus in the IDTM MMTM course.
  • WHO EURO / EU co-funded project ‘HIV/AIDS Prevention and Combating in the Russian Federation, Phase II’ – EU-Russia Dialogue, December 2007, Moscow, RU. Objectives:
    1. to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Social Development to scale up ART delivery;
    2. to improve blood safety in four pilot regions and at the Federal level.
  • Contribution was made with a presentation in Session IV: Blood Safety – Blood safety and best practices in the EU
  • NVB annual meeting 2007, Ede, NL
  • AABB 2007 annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA
  • Global Collaboration for Blood Safety, 8th General Meeting, Geneva, CH

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (3)
  • Bulletin of the WHO (2)

Meetings and congresses

  • XXVIII BEST Collaborative meeting, Barcelona, Spain.
  • XXIX BEST Collaborative meeting, Cape Town, SA.
  • AABB 2006 annual meeting, Miami Beach, FL, USA.
  • NVB annual meeting 2006, Ede, NL
  • International Symposium on Blood Transfusion Management, Hong Kong, PRC.
  • Global Collaboration for Blood Safety, Cairo, Egypt
  • ISLH 2006, Amsterdam. XIXth International Symposium on Technological Innovations in Laboratory Hematology (Session III: Transfusion for Hematologists Moderators: Anneke Brand, Cees Smit Sibinga)
  • De Groote Societeit, Groningen – Najaarslezing: Ervaringen met de internationale ontwikkeling van transfusiegeneeskunde.

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (1)
  • Bulletin of the WHO (1)
  • Transfusion (1)

Meetings and congresses

  • XIX BEST Collaborative meeting, Rome, Italy.
  • XXX BEST Collaborative meeting, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Hungarian Society of Blood Transfusion, Budapest, Hungary – invited speaker
  • 2nd National Transfusion Medicine conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – invited speaker
  • AABB 2005 annual meeting, Seattle, WA, USA – invited speaker

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (1)
  • Vox Sanguinis (1)

Meetings and congresses

  • XXVII BEST Collaborative meeting, Bermuda.
  • XXVIII BEST Collaborative meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • IRC Colloquium on Donor Recruitment, Beijing, PRC – invited speaker.
  • 2nd Macedonian Society of Transfusion Medicine Meeting, Skopje, Macedonia – invited speaker.
  • 5th Africa Society of Blood Transfusion Congress, Lagos Nigeria – invited speaker

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (1)
  • Vox Sanguinis (2)

Meetings and congresses

  • XXV ISBT BEST Working Party meeting, Frankfurt, D
  • XXVI ISBT BEST Working Party meeting, San Diego, CA, USA

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (2)
  • Vox Sanguinis (1)

Meetings and congresses

  • XXIII ISBT BEST Working Party meeting Oxford, UK
  • XXIV ISBT BEST Working Party meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (1)
  • Vox Sanguinis (1)
  • Transfusion (1)

Meetings and congresses

  • XXI ISBT BEST Working Party meeting Paris, F
  • XXII ISBT BEST Working Party meeting San Antonio, TX, USA

Manuscript reviews

  • EMJH (1)
  • Vox Sanguinis (2)
  • Transfusion (1)

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