Looks like I’ll be attending the 52nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology. This year’s event is being held in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Centre, December 4-7. I’ll be attending not as a researcher or programmer, but as a blogger!
As always, there promises to be some interesting discussions. I’m looking forward to this year’s Ham-Wasserman Lecture, named in honour of the late Thomas Hale Ham, MD and the late Louis R. Wasserman, MD. The Ham-Wasserman Lecture is given by a individual from outside the United States who has contributed to the field of hematology. This year’s lecture will be given by Tsvee Lapidot, PhD, from The Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. Dr. Lapidot will be presenting a talk entitled, “The Brain-Bone-Blood Triad: Traffic Lights of Stem Cell Homing and Mobilization”.
And of course, whats a conference without receptions? ASH has three official receptions – a Welcome Reception on Saturday night with finger foods and drinks, and two Poster Hall Receptions on the Sunday and Monday nights, respectively. If you’re attending, please stop by and say hi!