ATLANTA, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional association of blood specialists, expects more than 20,000 attendees at the 49th ASH Annual Meeting on December 8-11, 2007, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The meeting will premiere the latest research and treatments for blood disorders.
"The ASH annual meeting is the premier forum for physicians and researchers from around the world to hear the most up-to-date developments in hematology," said ASH President, Andrew Schafer, MD, of the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. "The research that will be presented affects hematologists in every area of the discipline."
Highlights of the meeting include special symposia, education programs, special interest seminars, and scientific sessions.
A special symposium on venous thromboembolism will provide an overview of this common clotting disorder from the patient, public health, and scientific sectors. Guest speaker Melanie Bloom, national spokesperson for the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis and widow of award-winning TV journalist David Bloom, who died from complications related to deep-vein thrombosis while on assignment in Iraq, will provide her personal perspective on this common condition. The symposium will take place on Saturday, December 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST.
A hot topic this year for policy makers, physicians, and patients has been appropriate use and coverage of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). To address this important issue, the ASH Committee on Practice is sponsoring a Practice Forum that will feature presentations on the new Medicare coverage policy, the status of federal legislation regarding ESAs, the revised ASH practice guidelines on the use of ESAs, and the impact of the new policy on practices. This event will take place Saturday, December 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
|SOURCE American Society of Hematology|
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