Other 2011 ASH Annual Meeting highlights include special symposia, the Education Program, the Scientific Program, and a host of lectures and seminars. The Education Program will offer nearly 30 sessions on important areas of clinical progress, including advances in genomic studies of hematologic malignancies and new management strategies for bone failure syndromes, as well as two sessions held jointly with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) on transfusion medicine. The Scientific Program will feature 17 sessions on the hottest areas of hematology research, including discussions of metabolic and DNA methylation changes in leukemia and innovative strategies to enhance regenerative potential of hematopoietic stem cells.
Several renowned hematologists will present this year's Special Lectures. Peter Carmeliet, MD, PhD, will examine the fundamentals and medical relevance of angiogenesis during the 2011 Ham-Wasserman Lecture, "Angiogenesis in Health and Disease," on Saturday, December 10. On Monday, December 12, George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, will present the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture, "Hematopoietic, Embryonic, and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Diseases, Myths, and Medicines," which will explore the possibilities and obstacles surrounding the use of genetically modified human embryonic stem cells and personalized induced pluripotent cells derived from patients by somatic cell reprogramming. Also on Monday, December 12, Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize recipients Janet D. Rowley, MD, and Brian J. Druker, MD, will highlight their achievements in chronic myeloid leukemia research and treatment during their lecture, "Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML): A Success Story from Chromosomes to Effective Therapy." The Presi
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