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50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Will Feature Breakthrough Research in Blood Diseases
Date:12/3/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 /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 50th ASH Annual Meeting from December 6-9, 2008, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The meeting will showcase the latest research and treatments for blood disorders. In honor of the Society's golden anniversary, there will also be several special programs including a unique video project featuring influential figures in hematology.

"It is my distinct honor to serve as President during this celebratory year in the Society's history. The ASH annual meeting continues to be the premier forum for physicians and researchers from around the world to hear the most up-to-date developments in hematology, and this year will be no exception," said Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, 2008 ASH President, and Helen M. Ranney Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. "In addition to presenting research that affects hematologists in every area of the discipline, this year's meeting underscores 50 years of unprecedented growth and advancement in the field."

Highlights of the meeting include special symposia, education programs, special interest seminars, and scientific sessions. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, the meeting will also feature historical displays showcasing major scientific discoveries and clinical advances in the specialty. Several world-renowned scientists will share their life stories and speak about groundbreaking medical discoveries during the Pioneers in Hematology sessions.

The Special Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis will provide an opportunity for communication among scientists in the field and focus on the most important basic science contributions from 2008 to each of the three majo
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