American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Conference 2011

chronic myeloid leukemia cells

Chronic myeloid leukemia cells

ASH as it is commonly called is happening this week. This will be ASH’s 53 annual conference. This year it takes place in San Diego, CA. It is a 6 day summit where the worlds foremost hematology researchers get together, share their findings, ask each other questions and as I like to call it, “geek out” together.  Hematological diseases such as Multiple Myeloma, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Cycle Cell Anemia, Hemophelia, Transfusion complications, genetic reprogramming, platelet technology and more are covered.  There are poster sessions, lectures, training sessions, time to shmooze and train aspiring doctors.

I have never been lucky enough to attend one, but it seems like a jam packed few days.  Some of the titles of the talks and posters are:

  • Managing CML as a Chronic Disease by Andreas Hochhaus, MD, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Germany
  • Current Controversies in Hemophilia Management by Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Stem Cells and Aging by Margaret A. Goodell, PhD Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Their website has been upgraded and this year, includes a search mechanism for information by title, date, key word or author. Go ahead and poke around, there are a lot of resources on their website.

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