China-ASEAN Blood Safety Forum and International Symposium on Transfusion-Transmitted (Mosquito-borne) Pathogens Held in Nanning

From November 14 to 18, 2022, Workshop on Key Technologies for Prevention and Control for Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens and Capacity Building for Blood Safety in “the Belt and Road Countries” and ASEAN, China-ASEAN Blood Safety Forum and International Symposium on Transfusion-transmitted (Mosquito-borne) Pathogens, was successfully held in Nanning, Guangxi. This forum was mainly hosted by the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  and  Nanning Regional Blood Station, and co-organized by the Institute of Blood Transfusion, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (Peking Union Medical College) , Guangzhou Blood Center, Working Party on Transfusion Transmitted Infectious Diseases of CSBT (CSBT/TTD), and Education Committee of CSBT (CSBT/EC). The 5-day forum was conducted both online and offline, inviting experts and scholars from China and other ASEAN countries to discuss in certain academic fields, contributing their wisdom and strength to China-ASEAN blood safety cooperation and development.


As the first blood establishment hosting advanced training program of the National Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Nanning Regional Blood Station invited domestic and foreign experts in the fields of transfusion-transmitted diseases and blood safety to present lectures and discussions on Overview of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Research on HIV Blood Safety Prevention and Control Based on Molecular Epidemiology, Virus Inactivation Technology and Blood Safety, as well as other cutting-edge theory and technology, current situation and outlook. Experts from the National Blood Centers of Laos and Nepal also participated online and jointly discussed on aspects of blood transfusion safety improvement, international cooperation and exchange promotion, public health capacity-building, thereby enhancing the academic level of blood transfusion medicine in China and encouraging the clinical research on transfusion-transmitted diseases (pathogens) among blood establishments. According to figures, there were 7,432 peers attending the forum, among which, 1,102 online participants from Laos and Nepal, and nearly 200 offline participants from Guangxi.


Translated by TANG Xinyi;

Reviewed by FENG Chenchen, ZHU Shanshan.