Offering nearly 30 education sessions, ASH expands upon its Education Program this year by covering an even wider variety of hematologic topics, from marrow responses in aging and inflammation to consultative hematology in the pregnant patient, as well as two sessions aimed at hematology trainees on the subjects of grant writing and understanding the economic aspect of academic medicine. The 2010 Scientific Program consists of 17 sessions about topics such as transplantation biology and blood disorders in childhood.
This year's "Special Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis," a session that focuses on the most notable contributions made in the areas of thrombosis, blood coagulation and fibrinolysis, and platelet biology, will take place on Tuesday, December 7, starting with presentations by the invited speakers and followed by oral abstract-based sessions.
Several notable hematologists will be presented with awards at the meeting. The Society's highest honor, the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement, will be presented to Volker Diehl, MD, on Sunday, December 5, for his pioneering research on Hodgkin lymphoma. On the final day of the meeting, David T. Scadden, MD, will be recognized with the William Dameshek Prize for his breakthroughs in stem cell biology, and Sanford Shattil, MD, will be honored with this year's Henry M. Stratton Medal for his achievements in the area of platelet cell biology and signal transduction.
Following the announcement of these awards on Tuesday, the Presidential Symposium will highlight "Innovations and the Future of Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation." Featured symposium speakers will be E
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