American Society of Hematology

ASH-a-Palooza

Trainee Day. Reimagined.

Friday, November 30, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

 Add to calendar 11/30/2018 12:00 PM11/30/2018 05:00 PMASH-a-PaloozaThe "Trainee Day" attendees may know from past annual meetings has been re-imagined as ASH-a-Palooza. What has emerged is a new educational experience that will offer a relaxed, open learning environment for trainees in a festival-like setting with multiple opportunities for micro learning. Trainees won’t want to miss this fun, interactive, half-day event, complete with engaging ASH Talks, speed mentoring, rapid-fire learning sessions, food, and more!Petco Park, San Diego, CAMM/DD/YYYY172800
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The "Trainee Day" attendees may know from past annual meetings has been re-imagined as ASH-a-Palooza! What has emerged is a new educational experience that will offer a relaxed, open learning environment for trainees in a festival-like setting with multiple opportunities for micro learning.

ASH-a-Palooza will be held the Friday before the start of the official annual meeting at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team. The stadium is across the street from the convention center and is adjacent to the Omni San Diego Hotel.

There is no fee to attend, and registration is not required; however, attendance will be limited and access to the event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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What to Expect

Trainees won’t want to miss this fun, interactive, half-day event, complete with engaging ASH Talks, speed mentoring, rapid-fire learning sessions, food, and more!

ASH-a-Palooza Components
  • ASH Talk speakers will present from atop the visitors’ dugout. There will be no podium and minimal slides.
  • Designed to provide short bursts of learning, Blood Drops will be done twice in a row and will allow the audience to move easily between each presentation. Speakers will either present one slide for five minutes or 20 slides changing automatically every 15 seconds.
  • During breaks, trainees can enjoy the ballpark-style food and are invited to visit information booths to learn about opportunities in hematology.
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ASH-a-Palooza Schedule

The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

12:00 noonGates Open
Information booths and ballpark-style food will be available
12:45 p.m.Welcome, Explanation, and Kickoff
Alex Boucher, MD, Chair, ASH Trainee Council (2018-19)
Leidy Isenalumhe, MD, Chair, ASH Trainee Council (2017-18)
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.ASH Talk
Why Hematology? Here’s Why
Rayne Rouce, MD, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Take 10
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Blood Drops (concurrent programming; each five-minute talk presented twice)

Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy
Michelle Sholzberg, MD, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada

DLBCL Genomics
Christopher Flowers, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Practical Hempath: Know Your Cluster Designations
Deborah Ornstein, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Key Issues in Health Maintenance in Sickle Cell Disease
Sophie Lanzkron, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Transitions From the Pediatric Perspective
Tara Henderson, MD, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Telling It Like It Is: Essays About Medicine
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH

#HowITweet
Naveen Pemmaraju, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Transitioning From Academia to Industry
Benjamin Kim, MD, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc, Novato, CA

Extra Degrees…of Freedom?
Marc Kahn, MD, MBA, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

ASH: A One-Stop Shop for PhD Career Development
Margaret Goodell, PhD, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Houston, TX
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Take 15
2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.ASH Talk
Show Me the Money: Negotiating Your First Job
Joseph Mikhael, MD, City of Hope Caner Center, Duarte, CA
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Take 10
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Blood Drops (concurrent programming; each five-minute talk presented twice)

How Do You Use the 4Ts Score and Heparin-PF4 ELISA to Screen for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia?
Adam Cuker, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Identifying White Cell Disorders on the Peripheral Smear
Anne Neff, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Clinical Applications for Next Generation Sequencing
Courtney DiNardo, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Transfusion Basics: Why, When, What, How, and Who
Michelle Zeller, MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Transitions From the Adult Perspective
Wendy Stock, MD, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Self-Care: Survival Tips for When It Seems Like You're a Cog in a Broken Machine
David Steensma, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

So You Want to Be a Benign Hematologist
Rakhi Naik, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Dollars and Sense, Budgeting and Planning
Gerald Soff, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Practice Made Perfect: The Secret to Success in Private Practice
Gwen Ho, MD, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Navigating the Hematology Field as a Basic Scientist
Grant Challen, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Blood Buddies
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.ASH Talk
Driving CARs: Where Are We Going?
Saar Gill, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Take 10
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Blood Drops (concurrent programming; each five-minute talk presented twice)

When Should a Patient With Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Be Hospitalized?
Elisabeth Battinelli, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Approach to Inherited Thrombocytopenia
Amy Geddis, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

Scientific Communication: Explaining Your Science to a Lay Audience
Margaret Ragni, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Preventing Long-Term Complications in Sickle Cell Disease
E. Leila Clay, MD, Johns Hopkins University, St. Petersburg, FL

The Birds and the Bees: Fertility Preservation
Alison Loren, MD, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Harassment and Bullying
Scott Moerdler, MD, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY

Knocking Your Fellowship Interview Out of the Park: Tips to Make Sure Your Interview Day Is a Homerun
Hetty Carraway, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

How Do I Stay Current With Literature?
Jason Gotlib, MD, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA

Funding Opportunities at the PhD and Postdoctoral Level
Alisa Wolberg, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Opportunities for Scientists in Hematology: Nothing Basic About Discovery
Daniel E. Bauer, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Blood Buddies
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.ASH Talk
PhD Topic
Elli Papaemmanuil, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Take 10
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Blood Drops (concurrent programming; each five-minute talk presented twice)

Drugs That Cause Thrombocytopenia: What Is Your Mnemonic?
Ryan Zarychanski, MD, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

What to Do When a Pre-Op Patient Has Abnormal Prothrombin Time (PT) or Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)
Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD, Bloodworks Northwest, Seattle, WA

The Clock Is Ticking: Managing Acute Leukemia in the First 24 Hours
Jessica Altman, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Pros and Cons of Being a Clinician Educator Doing Research in Sickle Cell Disease
Adelota Kassim, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Blood Editor: Volunteering Your Skills Overseas
Robert Negrin, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Medicine and Parenthood: Surviving and Thriving During the Early Years
Lisa Hicks, MD, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Academic Career Development in Pediatric Hematology
Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Crafting Your Elevator Pitch
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Must See CV
Ted Wun, MD, University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA

PhDs Can Love Hematology
Michael G. Kharas, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.ASH Talk
Resiliency
Tait Shanafelt, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
5:00 p.m.Welcome Reception

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