American Society of Hematology

Continuing Conversations With the Speakers

Continuing Conversations With the Speakers sessions offer additional informal and interactive discussions to supplement the traditional didactic Q&A format of Scientific Program sessions.

These sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are intended to give interested individuals, especially trainees and junior investigators, increased accessibility both to information on the topic and to the opinions of experts in those fields. Attendees should come prepared to actively participate in the discussions.

Continuing Conversations Session at the ASH Annual Meeting

Continuing Conversations With the Speakers on Metabolism and Hematologic Malignancies

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 10

Join Drs. Tak Mak, Marina Konopleva, Aaron Schimmer, and Stefano Casola to continue discussions on the role of metabolism in the onset and progression of hematologic diseases, as well as the development of novel therapeutic approaches. This session complements the joint Scientific Program session titled “Metabolism and Hematologic Malignancies” and provides an opportunity for scientific peers to form collaborations and partnerships.

Co-Chairs:

Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Inga Hofmann, MD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Speakers:

Aaron Schimmer, MD, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Stefano Casola, MD, PhD
FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation
Milan, Italy

Tak Mak, PhD, DSc
Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Toronto, ON, Canada

Marina Y. Konopleva, MD, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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Continuing Conversations With the Speakers on Role and Mechanisms of Clonal Evolution in Lymphoid Malignancies

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 9

Join Drs. Charles Mullighan, Dan Landau, and Sarah-Jane Dawson to continue a discussion on the implications of clonal evolution, including the role of genetic and epigenetic heterogeneity on the development of lymphoid malignancies. This session complements the Scientific Program session titled “Role and Mechanisms of Clonal Evolution in Lymphoid Malignancies” and provides an opportunity for scientific peers to form collaborations and partnerships.

Chair:

Christian Steidl, MD
British Columbia Cancer Agency
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Speakers:

Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS, MD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Dan A. Landau, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Sarah-Jane Dawson, MD, PhD
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
Melbourne, Australia

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Continuing Conversations With the Speakers on Swinging the Iron Pendulum: Loss and Gain Through Blood Donation and Transfusion

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 10

Join Drs. Laura Silvestri, Caroline Philpott, Eldad Hod, and Alan Mast to continue discussions on iron physiology and the clinical implications of blood transfusion and blood donation on iron homeostasis. This session complements the joint Scientific Program session titled “Swinging the Iron Pendulum: Loss and Gain Through Blood Donation and Transfusion.” It provides an opportunity for scientific discourse and the formation of vital collaborations and partnerships.

Co-Chairs:

Jeanne E. Hendrickson, MD
Yale University
Guilford, CT

Karin E. Finberg, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Speakers:

Alan E. Mast, MD,PhD
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Laura Silvestri, PhD
San Raffaele Scientific Institute & Vita-Salute University
Milan, Italy

Eldad A. Hod, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Caroline Philpott, MD
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

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Continuing Conversations With the Speakers on Thrombopoiesis Revised: From Lung to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Platelet Bias

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 9

Join Drs. Mark Looney, Katrin Heinze, and Claus Nerlov to continue discussion on platelet biogenesis and the possible role that age-related platelet bias could have on bone marrow transplantation. This session complements the Scientific Program session titled “Thrombopoiesis Revised: From Lung to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Platelet Bias.” The session provides an opportunity for scientific discourse and the formation of vital collaborations and partnerships.

Co-Chairs:

Jordan A. Shavit, MD,PhD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Karin M. Hoffmeister, MD
Blood Research Center Institute, Blood Center of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Speakers:

Claus Nerlov, PhD
Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom

Mark Looney, MD
University of California – San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Katrin G Heinze, PhD
University of Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

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