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NICE 2021 Meeting in Sydney - postponed


The NICE 2021 Organising Committee have been monitoring the updates on COVID-19 and the likely impacts on this year’s meeting. Regretfully due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place in Sydney NSW, the committee has decided to postpone this year’s meeting until 2022.

The committee apologises for any inconvenience caused by the postponement of NICE 2021.


For registrants who have paid their invoice for NICE 2021:

VIDG will refund your registration cost.

You will receive a separate email with information about the refund process.

Refunds are only available by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

NICE 2022

The venue will remain at Novotel Brighton, Sydney.

Dates are yet to be confirmed, likely mid October.

Please note: registration costs will be slightly higher for NICE 2022 due to a pricing increase applied by Novotel Brighton for 2022.

The committee wishes to thank everyone for their understanding, interest and ongoing support for NICE.

Here’s hoping next year that COVID-19 issues are minimal, and we can look forward to holding a successful meeting in Sydney.

Please stay safe and well.

Any questions or feedback is most welcome.


NICE Organising Committee (Sue, Jo, Dot, Kathy, Helen)


The National Blood Authority (NBA) is involved in a number of initiatives to engage with and support health providers on important issues such as minimising wastage of blood and blood products, implementing patient blood management and showcasing best practice in the sector through relevant case studies.

As part of this initiative, the NBA has arranged with the National Immunohaematology Continuing Education (NICE) Organising Committee to host the presentations of NICE participants on the NBA website. The authors of the presentations published on this website have given their permission for their PowerPoint presentations to be saved as PDFs and made available from this NBA page.

It is important to remember that one of the features that make the NICE Weekend Meetings valuable is that every attendee must give a 5 minute presentation and this is used to launch discussion at the meeting. As such, the presentations provide a snapshot of the topic and are not meant to be viewed as an authoritative or complete discussion of the immunohaematological topics presented.

If you have any questions in relation to these presentations, please contact the Health Provider Engagement team of the National Blood Authority on telephone 02 6151 5000 or 13 000 BLOOD (13 000 25663) or email





If you would like to view a particular presentation from the NICE meetings 2008 to 2015, please contact the Chair of the NICE Organising Committee at

Please note: The NBA is hosting these presentations at the request of the NICE Organising Committee and with the consent of each author to enable wider access to the proceedings of NICE for educational purposes. The NBA does not endorse the content of any of these presentations and does not accept responsibility for copyright.