Navigation Links
ASH Holds a Special Symposium to Interest High School Students in Biomedical Research
Date:12/3/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will host its annual High School Student Symposium at the San Francisco Marriott on Thursday, December 4, 2008, beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST. The symposium, which encourages an interest in hematology, the biological sciences, and medical research, is held in conjunction with the Society's 50th Annual Meeting. This year, students will have the opportunity to explore research on sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that distorts the shape of red blood cells, causing severe pain in patients who have the disease.

"Part of ASH's mission is to help train the next generation of biomedical scientists and clinicians, and the High School Symposium plays an important role in that endeavor, showing these young students that hematology is an exciting field that critically affects human health," said Scott D. Gitlin, MD, Chair of ASH's Committee on Training Programs, which organized the event.

Students from four local high schools, including Abraham Lincoln High School, Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, Wallenberg High School, and Galileo Academy High School, will participate in a series of activities related to sickle cell disease during the half-day symposium. Each student will receive a worksheet to gather data related to the presentations. Teachers will later use the worksheet to facilitate classroom discussions. In addition, small breakout sessions will provide the students with hands-on demonstrations and scientific techniques related to sickle cell disease and biomedical research.

After a kick-off breakfast, two physicians from the Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland will give presentations. Keith Quirolo, MD, will give a lecture on the diagnosis and clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease followed by Carolyn Hoppe, MD, who will discuss treatment options. Students will also have the
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Society of Hematology
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Holds Forum to Explore Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Initiatives
2. Fauquier Health System Holds a Food Show with a Twist Long Term Care Patients Hold the Judges Pen as Vendors Vie for Approval
3. Discovery of widespread tumor growth gene holds promise for effective anti-cancer treatment
4. Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism
5. Sunday, October 14, MSPP holds Sixth Annual Lucero Memorial Run and Latino Leadership Breakfast
6. Alzheimers Foundation of America Holds Fifth Annual National Memory Screening Day
7. European Patent Office Upholds Verathons IP Against Aircraft Medical Challenge
8. University Hospitals Case Medical Center finds new treatment holds promise for Tourette syndrome
9. Go Red For Women Holds Nationwide Casting Call to Find the Heart of Go Red
10. Fruit fly phlebotomy holds neuroscience promise
11. American Association for Dental Research holds 37th annual meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 First Warning Systems, a pioneer ... changes throughout the body, announced the company is changing ... the company’s breadth of upcoming product releases. The initial ... technology. , “Our initial focus will be an ‘Internet ... abnormal circadian cellular changes over time,” said Rob Royea, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Join the more than 80 golfers who ... first ever charity golf tournament to benefit Project HEAL, a ... who cannot afford treatment. The tournament will be held Monday, ... , The day-long event starts with 10:30 a.m. check-in ... dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and will include an ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Innovations announces the upcoming airing of Innovations with ... 20, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. EST/PT via Discovery Channel. ... scenes to learn about Break the Cycle’s comprehensive dating ... help and information Break the Cycle provides to teens ... abuse, how to navigate the legal system, and provides ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... NC (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Scientists ... of three drugs that target immune system proteins has ... Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new study ... story now. , Researchers in the UWA School ... and anti-CTLA-4 drugs to mice with mesothelioma with promising ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 October is national Breast ... early detection plans while raising money for breast cancer ... Cancer Awareness Month in the effort to find ... promote the importance of having access to clean, healthy ... be linked to certain forms of cancer. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:First Warning Systems Changes Name to Cyrcadia Health to Better Reflect Core Competency and Goals of Company 2Health News:First Warning Systems Changes Name to Cyrcadia Health to Better Reflect Core Competency and Goals of Company 3Health News:First Warning Systems Changes Name to Cyrcadia Health to Better Reflect Core Competency and Goals of Company 4Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 3Health News:Innovations to Explore Breakthroughs in Health and Wellness in Upcoming Episode Airing Monday, October 20, 2014 via Discovery Channel 2Health News:New Mesothelioma Study Says Mice Cured by Immuntherapy “Cocktail”, Reports Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Pelican Water Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Order Donations 2
... not exactly help in memory recall. The need of the hour ... 30 seconds. You might look weird doing this in an ... the forgotten facts and figures. ,A study shows that ... eye from one end to the other for 30 seconds every ...
... tenth of Idahos trout population and a loss of ... The outbreak of Ichthyophthirius multifilis has killed around 250,000 trout ... Fish and Game hatchery, in Nampa. This is the second ... probably resulted when stress from overcrowding weakened the fish, making ...
... regard to doctor-patient ratio in various State Government Hospitals ... from case to case depending upon various factors like ... patient-care required i.e. indoor/outdoor. According to the Medical Council ... out to 1:1722. ,The patient nurse ...
... country are 73557. There are 22273 numbers of doctors at ... as on March 2006. As on 1.1.2007, total numbers of ... 340308 beds are available in urban government hospitals including Community ... 92.4% of CHCs are located in government buildings. As on ...
... Lara has thrown a punch at the West Indies Cricket ... named after him. ,He commended the persons and ... Lara Cancer Center for their "teamwork, integrity and use of ... Cricket Board. ,His statement underlines the fact there ...
... quality at western Yamuna canal meets the desired water ... Haridwar, is carrying out water quality monitoring and analysis ... Yamunanagar upstream, Yamunanagar downstream, Panipat downstream and Sonepat upstream ... The monitoring results are being submitted by PCRI to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Eyeing a Good Memory - Not an Exercise in Futility! 2Health News:Disease Outbreak Claims Trout From Idaho Hatchery 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014   Plexus Information Systems, Inc. ... Management Systems (AIMS), announced a partnership with ... owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a ... solutions.  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149406 ... This partnership extends the NextGen Healthcare product ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Oct. 1, 2014 NeuroCall, Inc., ("NeuroCall") announced ... its Telestroke and Teleneurology services. Dr. Ricardo Garcia-Rivera ... "We are extremely proud that our quality of service ... continue to provide lifesaving support and continuity of care ... throughout the United States ." ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Oct. 1, 2014 Quantum Materials Corp ... production of photoactive quantum dots for use in ... offering numerous advantages for solar power generation, the ... of quantum dots with which to develop thin ... from commercial utilization and acceptance. The company is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Plexus IS' Anesthesia Documentation Solution Strengthens NextGen Healthcare Product Offering 2Plexus IS' Anesthesia Documentation Solution Strengthens NextGen Healthcare Product Offering 3NeuroCall Awarded Joint Commission Accreditation 2Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation 2Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation 3
... 16, 2007 - ZIOPHARM Oncology,Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) announced ... active form of ZIO-201 (isophosphoramide mustard,- IPM) at ... in Los Angeles. Data presented demonstrated oral availability,of ... models, including,those with ifosfamide (IFOS) and cyclophosphamide resistant ...
... 2007 - Somanta,Pharmaceuticals (OTCBB:SMPM) today announced that ... later today at the American,Association for Cancer ... poster presentation is entitled "Cytotoxicity of novel,alkylating ... and DNA Mismatch Repair defects," and focuses ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ZIOPHARM Presents Data on Orally Active ZIO-201 at AACR 2ZIOPHARM Presents Data on Orally Active ZIO-201 at AACR 3Somanta Announces the Presentation of Alchemix Data at The American,Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2
Hudson Cranial Drill, complete, consisting of: brace; with extension piece and 4 burs...
23 cm - 9, adult size, for skull thickness up to 12 mm....
Length-9 (229 mm) Tapered retractor blades....
Pattie Tray...
Medicine Products: