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Patient Blood Management in Obstetric Population

May 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Learn about patient blood management in the obstetric population from international experts, including SABM President Elect Sherri Ozawa.

Topics include:

  • Improved Outcomes and Risk Reduction in the Perinatal Patient
  • Maternal Hemorrhage in Patient Blood Management
  • Detection and Management – Iron Deficiency and Anemia in the Prenatal Patient: A Review of Current Data
  • And more!  Click here for the full agenda.

Featured speakers:

Sherri Ozawa Sherri Ozawa is President Elect and a founding member of The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), the only multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting better patient outcomes with optimal Patient Blood Management.

Ozawa has been a leader in the field of patient blood management and bloodless medicine and surgery for over 20 years.  She is the Clinical Director of The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery as well as Senior Director, Patient and Family Engagement, at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. She has served in an advisory role to numerous regulatory and government agencies throughout the United States and abroad. She has provided commentary and expertise to numerous media outlets including NBC, Fox, Al Jazeera, ABC, CBS, CNBC television and a wide variety of print media including Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and many other publications.


Aryeh ShanderAryeh Shander, M.D., FCCM, FCCP, FASA is Emeritus Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center in Englewood, NJ. He is also Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as well as Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in NJ. He is the Executive Medical Director of The Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital, and Past -President of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management. Dr. Shander also serves as the Clinical Research Director for TEAMHealth Anesthesia. Dr. Shander lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and patient blood management and his publications have appeared in several prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals.



Michael AuerbachMichael Auerbach, MD, FACP, is a hematologist/oncologist at Auerbach Hematology and Oncology Associates, Inc., in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC.

Dr. Auerbach has authored or coauthored over 160 journal articles, books, chapters and meeting abstracts, most recently focusing on intravenous iron supplementation in pregnancy and in patients with RLS. He is an author of the Treatment of Iron Deficiency in Adults, Anemia in Pregnancy, and Diagnosis and Causes of Iron Deficiency for UpToDate. He currently serves on the scientific board of the Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives, advises the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management and is on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Hematology and Expert Review of Hematology.

In 2010, along with three colleagues, he participated in the first educational session ever delivered on the use of intravenous iron, at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting and in 2016 presented another on complete replacement dosing in an initial, brief, single visit. In December, 2017 he was the principal author of the first prospective study of intravenous iron in pregnancy performed in the United States which was published in the American Journal of Medicine.


Arnold J FriedmanArnold J. Friedman, MD, received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and went on to complete a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  From there he joined the faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. where he served as Director of Gynecology and the residency training program.  In 1993 he became Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey where he was first introduced to the concepts of Patient Blood Management (PBM) and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery.  He became a vocal advocate for the appropriate, evidence-based use of transfusion, and when he moved on to assume the position of Chairman of Ob/Gyn at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York in 2000, he brought his expertise with him.  He was the driving force behind the development of a PBM and Bloodless Program at his new institution and ultimately became its Medical Director.  In that role he championed PBM principles and helped create a new generation of advocates in the form of the residents he trained.

Since January 2018 he is serving as Vice Chairman of Ob/Gyn for Academics and Director of Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.  In this role he continues working toward the goal of optimal patient outcomes with appropriate use of blood.

Dr. Friedman has written and lectured widely on the subjects of PBM and anemia in Women.  He has been a long time member of SABM.


May 21, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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