American Society of Hematology

ASH-a-Palooza

Friday, December 6, 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

 Add to calendar 12/6/2019 12:30 PM12/6/2019 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!Topgolf, Orlando, FLMM/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 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,” food, and more!

ASH-a-Palooza will be held Friday, December 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Topgolf, located across from the North Building of the Orange County Convention Center on Universal Boulevard. A courtesy shuttle will be provided between the Orange County Convention Center West Building and Topgolf.

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 2019
  • ASH Talk speakers will present on the Topgolf driving range.
  • 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 Topgolf food and are invited to visit the HEM FYI information booths to learn about opportunities in hematology.
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Full ASH-a-Palooza Schedule

The following schedules are preliminary and subject to change.

TimeSession
12:30 p.m.Topgolf
Food and drinks will be available
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Welcome
Why Hematology? Here’s Why
Rayne Rouce, MD, Texas Children's Hospital
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.ASH Talk 1
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.HEM FYI tables
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Break (15 min)
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Blood Buddies mentor session. 8 categories
1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

1:45 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Blood Drops (five-minute talk presented twice). 9 presentations to choose from.
1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Break (10 min)
2:00 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.Remarks from ASH President
2:05 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.ASH Talk 2
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Break (10 min)
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Blood Buddies mentor session. 8 categories
2:30 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Blood Drops
(five-minute talk presented twice). 9 presentations to choose from.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.ASH Talk 3
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Break (15 min)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Blood Buddies mentor session. 8 categories
3:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Blood Drops (five-minute talk presented twice). 9 presentations to choose from.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Topgolf Play: Driving Range
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Trainee Welcome Reception, ASH Park @ The Plaza, Orange County Convention Center
TimeSession
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.ASH Talk 1
SCD Patient Cured by a Transplant Story
Shauna Whisenton, ASH Manager of SCD Clinical Trials Network
2:05 p.m - 2:20 p.m.ASH Talk 2
Negotiation
Marc Kahn, MD, MBA, Tulane University
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.ASH Talk 3
A Leadership Journey
Lilian Sung, MD, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children
TimeSession
1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

1:45 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Blood Drops (5-min talk presented twice). 9 presentations to choose from. Trainees are free to move after the first 5-min presentation.
  1. Hemostasis and Thrombosis
    Thomas Ortel, MD, Duke University
  2. ASH Clinical Research Training Institute Award
    Christine Phillips, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  3. ASH Research Training Award for Fellows (RTAF)
    Kandace Gollomp, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  4. Hemostasis and Thrombosis
    Margaret Ragni, MD, University of Pittsburg
  5. Systems Based Hematology
    Nathan Connell, MD, MPH (Brigham & Women’s Hospital)
  6. Women’s Health in Sickle Cell Disease
    Lydia Pecker, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  7. PhD topic
    Rejla Popovic, PhD, AbbVie
  8. Wellness topic
    Alice Ma, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  9. Careers in Government
    Courtney Fitzhugh, MD, National Institutes of Health
2:30 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Blood Drops (5-min talk presented twice). 9 presentations to choose from. Trainees are free to move after the first 5-min presentation.
  1. ASH Medical Educators Institute (MEI) Award
    Hanny Al-Samkari, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  2. ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)
    Rita Asuquo, Central Michigan University
  3. ASH Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) Award
    Cameron Beau Hilton, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  4. ASH Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)
    Melody Smith, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  5. Clinical Practice Guidelines: What are they and why do they matter?
    Menaka Pai, BSc, MD, FRCPC, MSc, McMaster University
  6. Sickle Cell Disease
    Sophie Lanzkron, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  7. PhD topic
    Jeremy Wood, PhD, University of Kentucky
  8. Wellness topic
    Elaine Muchmore, MD, University of California, San Diego
  9. Not Everything is an AVM
    Radhika Peddinti, MD, University of Chicago
3:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Blood Drops (5-min talk presented twice). 9 presentations to choose from. Trainees are free to move after the first 5-min presentation.
  1. ASH and EHA Translational Research Training Institute (TRTH) Award
    Bethany Mundy-Bosse, PhD, Ohio State University
  2. ASH Physician Scientist Career Development Award (Phy-Sci)
    Kaitlyn Ben-David, Mount Sinai Health System
  3. ASH Scholar Award
    Rikhia Chakraborty, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital
  4. Hemostasis and Thrombosis
    Yasmina Abajas, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  5. Implementation and Dissemination
    Lisa Hicks, MD, MSc, Saint Michaels Hospital
  6. New Findings in Sickle Cell Research
    Julie Kanter, MD, University of Alabama
  7. PhD topic
    Kellie Machlus, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  8. Wellness topic
    Tait Shanafelt, MD, Stanford University
  9. Drug Development and Implementation
    Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, Johnson and Johnson
TimeSession
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Blood Buddies mentor session. 8 categories
  1. Adult Clinical Malignant Hematology
    • Andrew Branagan, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Morie Gertz, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
    • Surbhi Sidana, MBBS, Stanford University
  2. Pediatric Clinical Malignant Hematology
    • Amy Billet, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Andy Place, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Glen Lew, MD, Emory University
    • Lucie Turcotte, MD, University of Minnesota
    • Robin Norris, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  3. Adult Clinical Non-Malignant Hematology
    • Annemarie Fogerty, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital)
    • Gowthami Morey Arepally, MD, Duke University
    • Shannon Bates, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC, McMaster University
  4. Pediatric Clinical Non-Malignant Hematology
    • Alex Boucher, MD, University of Minnesota
    • Betty Pace, MD, Augusta University
    • Jill de Jong, MD, PhD, University of Chicago
    • Michael Debaun, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University
    • Sanjay Ahuja, MD, Case Western University
  5. BMT Peds and Adult
    • James LaBelle, MD, PhD, University of Chicago
    • Lori Muffly, MD, Stanford University
    • Rayne Rouce, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital
    • Rob Soiffer, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  6. Laboratory & Translational Hematology
    • Eric Pietras, PhD, University of Colorado
    • Gabriel Ghiaur, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  7. PhD Careers
    • Alisa Wolberg, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • Dan Starczynowski, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    • David Bodine, PhD, National Institutes of Health
    • Heather O’Leary, PhD, Indiana University
    • Ishac Nazy, PhD, McMaster University
    • Jeremy Wood, PhD, University of Kentucky
    • Natarajan Muthusamy, DVM, PhD, The Ohio State University)
    • Olga A. Guryanova, MD, PhD, University of Florida
    • Randal Joseph Westrick, PhD, Oakland University
    • Sherine Elsawa, PhD, University of New Hampshire
  8. Quality Improvement
    • Menaka Pai, BSc, MD, FRCPC, MSc, McMaster University
    • Michael Keng, MD, University of Virginia
    • Nathan Connell, MD, MPH, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
    • Tejaswini Dhawale, MD, University of Washington
TimeSession
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.HEM FYI tables
  • Government Relations
  • Sickle Cell Disease Initiative
  • EHA-ASH Translational Research Training in Hematology
  • Clinical Research Training Institute
  • ASH Medical Educators Institute
  • ASH Publications
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Women in Hematology
  • Awards and Diversity
  • The ASH Research Collaborative
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy- Interactive Demo
  • Quality Improvement
  • Lumbar Puncture- Interactive Demo
  • NHLBI
  • Corporate tables

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