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Special-Interest Sessions

These smaller sessions provide the opportunity for ASH’s various communities to focus on specific topics of interest, ranging from coping with physician stress and burnout, to counseling fellows on careers in hematology, to the impact of ASH's international outreach programs.

ASH Choosing Wisely® Campaign: 2019 ASH Choosing Wisely Champions

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Tangerine 1 (WF1), Level 2

In cooperation with the ABIM Foundation, ASH has introduced the Choosing Wisely Champions initiative to recognize the efforts of practitioners who are working to eliminate costly and potentially harmful overuse of tests and procedures. Each year, three individuals are invited to present on successful utilization strategies that they have developed and implemented in their practice, institution, or hospital system. This provides an opportunity for clinicians, administrators, and other medical professionals to learn about projects that might be translated to their own practices.

Chair:

Anita Rajasekhar, MD
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL

Speakers:

Rachael F. Grace, MD
Dana-Farber Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Boston, MA
Recommendations for Newly Diagnosed Children with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

Stephen L. Wang, MD
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Santa Clara, CA
Reduction in IVCF Utilization and Increase in IVCF Retrievals

Jordan K Schaefer, MD
University of Michigan
Dexter, MI
Warfarin Monotherapy in Place of Combination Therapy of Aspirin and Warfarin

ASH Choosing Wisely® Campaign: The ASH-ASPHO Pediatric Choosing Wisely List

Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Tangerine 1 (WF1), Level 2

The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to help physicians and patients engage in conversations to reduce overuse of tests and procedures and supports physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. ASH has partnered with the American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) to develop a new, pediatric-focused Choosing Wisely list, scheduled for publication in conjunction with the 2019 ASH Annual Meeting. The list includes five tests, treatments, and/or procedures that are often overused or misused and that should be the subject of conversations with the patient. The session will include a presentation of each list item by an expert in the field.

Co-Chairs:

Sarah H. O'Brien, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Mona D Shah, MD, MBA
Baylor College of Medicine Texas Childrens Hospital
Houston, TX

Speakers:

Veronica H Flood, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Don’t perform routine pre-operative hemostatic testing (PT, aPTT) in an otherwise healthy child with no prior personal or family history of bleeding

Rachel Bercovitz, MD, MS
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL
Don’t transfuse platelets in an asymptomatic (i.e., non-bleeding) pediatric patient (e.g. aplastic anemia, leukemia, etc.), with a platelet count > 10,000/mcL unless other signs and/or symptoms for bleeding are present, or if the patient is to undergo an invasive procedure

Leslie J. Raffini, MD
CHOP
Philadelphia, PA
Don’t order thrombophilia testing on children with venous access (i.e., peripheral or central) associated thrombosis in the absence of a positive family history

Patrick T. McGann, MD MS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Don’t transfuse packed red blood cells (pRBC) for iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic pediatric patients when there is no evidence of hemodynamic instability or active bleeding

Peter E. Newburger, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division
Worcester, MA
Don’t routinely administer granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) for empiric treatment of pediatric patients with asymptomatic autoimmune neutropenia in the absence of recurrent or severe bacterial and/or fungal infections

ASH Foundation Run/Walk

Start your day in a fun, healthy, and philanthropic way by participating in the sixth annual ASH Foundation Run/Walk before attending the Sunday sessions on December 6. Participants may run or walk through the designated event course in scenic San Diego, choosing either a 3K or 5K route.

Invite your friends and family to support your efforts by donating to the ASH Foundation in honor of you or your team!

ASH and the ASH Foundation may opt to designate a portion of or all corporate sponsorship revenues associated with the run/walk to help support the cost of administering the event.

Schedule and Race Route

The ASH Foundation Run/Walk will start and finish at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and will take participants along San Diego’s scenic Embarcadero. Shuttle bus service will be provided from hotels on the meeting shuttle route. Further details will be available closer to the event date.

7:00 a.m. Race day packet pickup; no on-site registration
7:15 a.m Warm-up
7:30 a.m. Race starts
8:30 a.m. Race ends (approximately 8:30 a.m. or when the last participant finishes)


ASH Networking Reception for the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Community

Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Sunburst Room (W340)

This reception immediately follows the Special Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis and is a chance to network with colleagues from the hemostasis and thrombosis community. Clinicians and researchers are encouraged to attend.

This reception is also an opportunity to meet and mingle with ASH President Dr. Roy Silverstein, ASH Treasurer Dr. Mark Crowther and the 2019 Ernest Beutler Lecturers Drs. Sriram Krishnaswamy and Jeffrey Weitz.Please click here to register.

ASH Networking Reception for Women in Hematology

Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom T-U

Please join us for an amazing, interactive lecture and reception where women and men come together to recognize the value and impact of women in our field. This event is hosted by the ASH Women in Hematology Working Group. Please encourage all of your colleagues to join you at this “Must Attend” event. Please click here to register.

Speaker:

Julie K. Silver, MD
Harvard Medical School
Foxboro, MA
Accelerating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with a Focus on Women in Hematology

ASH Practice Partnership Lunch

Genomic/Genetic Testing: The Who, What, Where, When, & Why

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom T-U

Emerging evidence indicates that genomic data can be useful in all aspects of clinical practice, including diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of response to specific treatments, as well as in the development of novel targeted treatments for patients with hematological disorders. However, the rapid accumulation and complexity of evidence regarding the role of molecular testing in hematology has outpaced clinicians’ understanding and adoption of these advances, limiting their ability to apply these findings to their patients. There are several key issues preventing optimal use of genomic/genetic testing by healthcare professionals, including a lack of clarity on terminology and types of tests, a lack of confidence in interpreting and applying the results to actual clinical care, as well as their implications on treatment decisions. This session will first highlight basic concepts in genomic/genetic testing. The application of molecular methods in benign and malignant hematologic diseases will be discussed using a case-based approach, with the aim to illustrate when tests should be ordered, how to understand and interpret the results, and what to do about them.

To get to the Hyatt Regency Ballroom T-U, take the skybridge that starts near W206 in the Convention Center.

Chair:

Joseph C. Alvarnas, MD
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA

Speakers:

David Wu, MD, PhD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
The Basics of Genetic and Genomic Testing

Michele P. Lambert, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Genetic Testing in Benign Hematology

Rebecca McClure, MD
Health Sciences North
Sudbury, Canada
Genomic Testing in Malignant Hematology

ASH Research Collaborative Update

Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W207BC

The ASH Research Collaborative will provide updates on site selection for the SCD Clinical Trials Network and technology and data set developments for the Data Hub.

Co-Chairs:

Charles S. Abrams, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

William Wood, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Speakers:

Charles V Chesson II, Ph.D.
ASH Research Collaborative
Washington, DC
SCD CTN Update

Robert Plovnick, MD, MS
American Society of Hematology
Washington, DC
Data Hub Update

Charles S. Abrams, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Panel Discussion

Charles V Chesson II, Ph.D.
ASH Research Collaborative
Washington, DC
Panel Discussion

Robert Plovnick, MD, MS
American Society of Hematology
Washington, DC
Panel Discussion

William Wood, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Charles S. Abrams, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Charles V Chesson II, Ph.D.
ASH Research Collaborative
Washington, DC

Robert Plovnick, MD, MS
American Society of Hematology
Washington, DC

William Wood, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

ASH Wellness Studio - De-Stress Well: Roll Away Mental Knots

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Release muscle tension with a simple and effective 30-second technique.

This topic will be repeated on Monday afternoon, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
De-Stress Well: Roll Away Mental Knots

ASH Wellness Studio - De-Stress Well: Roll Away Mental Knots

Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Release muscle tension with a simple and effective 30-second technique.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
De-Stress Well: Roll Away Mental Knots

ASH Wellness Studio - De-Stress Well: Two Minutes to Less Stress

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Express de-stress with practices from fields of massage, psychology, psychiatry, and yoga. This topic will be presented as part of the wide variety of topics in the ASH Wellness Studio featuring short, mirco-burst learning opportunities in this open space environment. 

This topic will be repeated on Saturday and Monday afternoons, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
De-Stress Well: Two Minutes to Less Stress

ASH Wellness Studio - De-Stress Well: Two Minutes to Less Stress

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Express de-stress with practices from fields of massage, psychology, psychiatry, and yoga. This topic will be presented as part of the wide variety of topics in the ASH Wellness Studio featuring short, mirco-burst learning opportunities in this open space environment. 

This topic will be repeated on Monday afternoon, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
De-Stress Well: Two Minutes to Less Stress

ASH Wellness Studio - De-Stress Well: Two Minutes to Less Stress

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Express de-stress with practices from fields of massage, psychology, psychiatry, and yoga.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
De-Stress Well: Two Minutes to Less Stress

ASH Wellness Studio - Eat Well: Mindful Eating

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Improve eating habits and satisfaction at every meal with the practice of mindful eating.

This topic will be repeated on Sunday morning, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Eat Well: Mindful Eating

ASH Wellness Studio - Eat Well: Mindful Eating

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Improve eating habits and satisfaction at every meal with the practice of mindful eating.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Eat Well: Mindful Eating

ASH Wellness Studio - Eat Well: Quick Meals Made Easy

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Learn how to put together nutritious and delicious meals without any cooking.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Eat Well: Quick Meals Made Easy

ASH Wellness Studio - Feel Well: Energize Your Life

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Discover five energy management strategies to keep going morning, noon, and night.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Feel Well: Energize Your Life

ASH Wellness Studio - Making it Stick: Bringing Wellness Home

Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

All of the information in the world is only genuinely beneficial to the learner with an effective plan to "make it stick." This session will help you pack personalized, practical, and actionable tools to take home in order to enhance your well-being. Attendance is encouraged even if this will be your first experience in the ASH Wellness Studio. Participants who have attended any of the earlier ASH Wellness Studio workshops on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday are also encouraged to attend this wrap-up.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speakers:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Making It Stick: Bringing Wellness Home

ASH Wellness Studio - Meditation without Robes and Incense: Simple Steps to Meditation

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Explore meditation and practice a fast and easy method to use during your workday.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speakers:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Meditation without Robes and Incense: Simple Steps to Meditation

ASH Wellness Studio - Move Well: Better Posture for a Better Self

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Perform posture-improving exercises and discover the connection to our mental and emotional states.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Move Well: Better Posture for a Better Self

ASH Wellness Studio - Move Well: Expressway to a Resilient Body

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Perform seated stretches to improve your flexibility, posture, and stress.

This topic will be repeated on Monday morning, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Move Well: Expressway to a Resilient Body

ASH Wellness Studio - Move Well: Expressway to a Resilient Body

Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Perform seated stretches to improve your flexibility, posture, and stress.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Move Well: Expressway to a Resilient Body

ASH Wellness Studio - Sleep Well: Deep Sleep

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Fall asleep--and stay asleep--with four solutions to promote optimal slumber.

This topic will be repeated on Monday afternoon, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Sleep Well: Deep Sleep

ASH Wellness Studio - Sleep Well: Deep Sleep

Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Fall asleep--and stay asleep--with four solutions to promote optimal slumber.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Lance Breger, MS
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Sleep Well: Deep Sleep

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Are you Mindful or Mind Full?

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Learn the essential steps to clearing your mind for better patient outcomes, improved rating scores, and above all, a healthier you.

This topic will be repeated on Sunday morning, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Are You Mindful or Mind Full?

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Are you Mindful or Mind Full?

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Learn the essential steps to clearing your mind for better patient outcomes, improved rating scores, and above all, a healthier you.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Are You Mindful or Mind Full?

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Avoid DALPO to Transform Life and Work

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Demanding, Awfulizing, Low frustration tolerance, Personalizing, Overgeneralizing: DALPO is an acronym representing a way of approaching daily circumstances that creates emotional storms and impairs professional and personal performance--a misstep which, once understood, is easily corrected.

This topic will be repeated on Monday afternoon, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Avoid DALPO to Transform Life and Work

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Avoid DALPO to Transform Life and Work

Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

DALPO is an acronym representing a way of approaching daily circumstances that creates emotional storms and impairs professional and personal performance--a misstep which, once understood, is easily corrected.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Avoid DALPO to Transform Life and Work

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Burnout the Burnout

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

It's time to kick out emotional exhaustion, feelings of cynicism, and detachment from work -- the all too common symptoms of burnout -- that cost American healthcare $4.6 billion each year, and this stand-up talk will stock your toolkit so you'll know how to burnout the burnout.

This topic will be repeated on Monday afternoon, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Burnout the Burnout

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Burnout the Burnout

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

It's time to kick out emotional exhaustion, feelings of cynicism, and detachment from work -- the all too common symptoms of burnout -- that cost American healthcare $4.6 billion each year, and this stand-up talk will stock your toolkit so you'll know how to burnout the burnout.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Burnout the Burnout

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Food & Mood

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Hippocrates was right when he urged, "Let food be thy medicine," and nutritional psychiatry is building a strong movement to help us all improve our "second brain" to get through each day in a healthier, more positive, and generally better mood.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Food & Mood

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Healthy Personal Relationships

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Regardless of the nature of your personal relationships, marriage, partners, and friends, in this lively talk we'll breakdown the seven steps that will help ensure a "happily ever after."

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Healthy Personal Relationships

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Stress - Why Manage What You Can Prevent?

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Stress is an “inside job” anchored in the way we think about and respond to outside events – events from EMR to patient demands to publication and research pressures. This topic will be presented as part of the wide variety of topics in the ASH Wellness Studio featuring short, mirco-burst learning opportunities in this open space environment. 

This topic will be repeated on Saturday and Monday afternoons, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Stress - Why Manage What You Can Prevent?

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Stress - Why Manage What You Can Prevent?

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Stress is an “inside job” anchored in the way we think about and respond to outside events – events from EMR to patient demands to publication and research pressures. This topic will be presented as part of the wide variety of topics in the ASH Wellness Studio featuring short, mirco-burst learning opportunities in an open space environment. 

This topic will be repeated on Monday afternoon, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Stress - Why Manage What You Can Prevent?

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: Stress - Why Manage What You Can Prevent?

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

Stress is an “inside job” anchored in the way we think about and respond to outside events – events from EMR to patient demands to publication and research pressures. This topic will be presented as part of the wide variety of topics in the ASH Wellness Studio featuring short, mirco-burst learning opportunities in an open space environment. 

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: Stress - Why Manage What You Can Prevent?

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: The Life Enhancing Power of 'Compassionomics'

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

The latest tool that's not in the healthcare professional's black bag, but rather in the heart of the healthcare professional carrying that black bag, and that leads to improved patient healing, healthier and happier doctors, and better revenue streams for healthcare practices. Not bad for a 40 second investment of time!

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: The Life Enhancing Power of 'Compassionomics'

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: The Link is What You Think

Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

The A-B-C model of healthy physical and emotional wellness is fully dependent on the all-powerful "B," which this snapshot presentation will completely reveal to you ina practical way.

Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: The Link Is What You Think

ASH Wellness Studio - Think Well: The Link Is What You Think

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C, Level 2

The A-B-C model of healthy physical and emotional wellness is fully dependent on the all-powerful "B," which this snapshot presentation will completely reveal to you in a practical way.

This topic will be repeated on Monday morning, so you are welcome to come back for more. Handouts for this workshop are available within the annual meeting mobile app.

Speaker:

Michael R. Mantell, PhD
Infinity Wellness Partners
San Diego, CA
Think Well: The Link Is What You Think

ASH Yoga

ASH Yoga for All Skill Levels from Beginners to Advanced

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, ASH Park @ The Plaza

New this year and part of ASH's focus upon wellness during the annual meeting, all participants (beginners to advanced) may begin this day with instructor-led yoga. Mats will be provided for all participants. The ASH shuttle service will be available early in the morning to allow participants to ride to the convention center in time for yoga. The location is ASH Park @ the Plaza, which is outdoors but in a covered space. Yoga will take place rain or shine, regardless of any inclement weather conditions.

ASH Yoga

ASH Yoga for All Skill Levels from Beginners to Advanced

Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, ASH Park @ The Plaza

New this year and part of ASH's focus upon wellness during the annual meeting, all participants (beginners to advanced) may begin this day with instructor-led yoga. Mats will be provided for all participants. The ASH shuttle service will be available early in the morning to allow participants to ride to the convention center in time for yoga. The location is ASH Park @ the Plaza, which is outdoors but in a covered space. Yoga will take place rain or shine, regardless of any inclement weather conditions.

ASH-FDA Joint Symposium on New Drug Approvals in Malignant Hematology

Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall D, Level 2

These joint sessions, co-sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will feature drugs recently approved to treat hematologic disorders. FDA product-reviewers will discuss the safety and efficacy issues for the products' clinical trials and toxicity studies. The program will also include clinicians who will discuss their perspectives on the use of the products in the real-world setting. There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

Speakers:

Nicole J. Gormley, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Welcome Remarks and Overview of 2019 Hematology Approvals

Nicholas Richardson, DO,MPH
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Ellicott City, MD
Acalabrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

Kate Gurd, PhD
Health Canada
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Health Canada Perspective on Project Orbis

Jacqueline C Barrientos, MD
Northwell Health System
New Hyde Park, NY
Clinical Discussant for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

Yvette L. Kasamon, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Polatuzumab Vedotin-piiq: Regulatory Challenges with Small, Randomized Phase 2 Trials

Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Clinical Discussant for Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

Emily Y. Jen, MD,PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Ruxolitinib for Acute Graft Versus Host Disease

Betty K. Hamilton, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Clinical Discussant for Acute Graft Versus Host Disease

Andrea C. Baines, MD,PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Safety Discussion for Myeloma Drugs: Venetoclax and Anti-PD1 Antibodies

Andrea C. Baines, MD,PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Jacqueline C Barrientos, MD
Northwell Health System
New Hyde Park, NY
Panel Discussion

Angelo De Claro, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Ann T. Farrell, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Panel Discussion

Nicole J. Gormley, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Kate Gurd, PhD
Health Canada
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Panel Discussion

Betty K. Hamilton, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Panel Discussion

Emily Y. Jen, MD,PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Yvette L. Kasamon, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Nicholas Richardson, DO,MPH
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Ellicott City, MD
Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Andrea C. Baines, MD,PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Jacqueline C Barrientos, MD
Northwell Health System
New Hyde Park, NY

Ann T. Farrell, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Nicole J. Gormley, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Kate Gurd, PhD
Health Canada
Ottawa, ON, CAN

Betty K. Hamilton, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Emily Y. Jen, MD,PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Yvette L. Kasamon, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Nicholas Richardson, DO,MPH
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Ellicott City, MD

ASH-FDA Joint Symposium on New Drug Approvals in Non-Malignant Hematology

Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall D, Level 2

These joint sessions, co-sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will feature drugs recently approved to treat hematologic disorders. FDA product-reviewers will discuss the safety and efficacy issues for the products' clinical trials and toxicity studies. The program will also include clinicians who will discuss their perspectives on the use of the products in the real-world setting. There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

Speakers:

Ann T. Farrell, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Welcome Remarks and Overview of 2019 Hematology Approvals

Tanya Wroblewski, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Welcome Remarks and Overview of 2019 Hematology Approvals

Patricia Oneal, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Crizanlizumab-tmca for Sickle Cell Disease, Featuring Discussion of Global Drug Development

Rosanna Setse, MD, MPH, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Voxelotor for Sickle Cell Disease, Featuring Discussion of Global Drug Development

Caterina P. Minniti, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Clinical Discussant for Sickle Cell Disease

Jane S. Hankins, MD, MS
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Clinical Discussant for Sickle Cell Disease

Margret Merino, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Dalteparin Sodium for Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism

Neil A Goldenberg, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL
Clinical Discussant for Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism

Andrew Dmytrijuk, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Givosiran for Acute Hepatic Porphyria

Michael Linenberger, MD
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA
Clinical Discussant for Acute Hepatic Porphyria

Andrew Dmytrijuk, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Ann T. Farrell, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Neil A Goldenberg, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL
Panel Discussion

Jane S. Hankins, MD, MS
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Panel Discussion

Michael Linenberger, MD
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA
Panel Discussion

Margret Merino, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Caterina P. Minniti, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Panel Discussion

Patricia Oneal, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Rosanna Setse, MD, MPH, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Tanya Wroblewski, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Andrew Dmytrijuk, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Neil A Goldenberg, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL

Jane S. Hankins, MD, MS
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Michael Linenberger, MD
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Margret Merino, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Caterina P. Minniti, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Patricia Oneal, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Rosanna Setse, MD, MPH, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Tanya Wroblewski, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Tanya Wroblewski, MD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Blood & Beyond

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W304, Level 3

The editors of the Blood journal highlight the intersection of hematology and the humanities in bringing to light the epic story of blood. This year Blood editors have again selected an author whose work showcases the medical professions impact on our cultural fabric. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: a Hmong Child, Her American doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia’s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman’s compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.

Anne Fadiman is the Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down was her first book. Fadiman is also the author of two essay collections. The London Observer called “Ex Libris” “witty, enchanting, and supremely well-written.” NPR said of “At Large and At Small,” “Fadiman is utterly delightful, witty and curious, and she’s such a stellar writer that if she wrote about pencil shavings, you’d read it aloud to all your friends.”

Chair:

Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Blood, Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Speaker:

Anne Fadiman, BA
Yale University
New Haven, CT
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Career Development Awards Reception

Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, ASH Park @ The Plaza

Informal networking event and celebratory reception for past and current awardees, participants and faculty of ASH Awards and Career Development Programs. By invitation only.

Consultative Hematology Course

Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom T-U

The ASH Consultative Hematology Course (CHC) is an interactive, half-day program led by faculty familiar with consultative practice issues and commonly encountered clinical problems that require the expertise of a hematologist. Program participants engage in case-based presentations and discussions focusing on non-malignant hematology topics, such as thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, and bleeding. For more information, visit Consultative Hematology Course.

If you are interested in registering for this course but are not planning to register for the annual meeting, please contact ashregistration@spargoinc.com. Advance online registration is limited to clinical hematologists practicing in North America; on-site registration will be possible for other groups if space is available.

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

ASH designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Co-Chairs:

Jenny M. Despotovic, DO, MS
Texas Children's Hospital Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Anita Rajasekhar, MD
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL

Speakers:

Molly Weidner Mandernach, MD,MPH
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Sickle Cell Disease: Old and New Truths

Leslie Skeith, MD
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
ASH VTE Guidelines: Updates on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Optimal Management in Adults, Pediatrics, and Pregnancy

Jenny M. Despotovic, DO, MS
Texas Children's Hospital Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
ASH ITP Guidelines: Changes in the Role of Thrombopoietin Agonist, Treatment Scheme and Major Changes in the Guidelines

Molly Weidner Mandernach, MD,MPH
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Panel Discussion I

Jacquelyn M. Powers, MD,MS
Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX
Indications for Iron Replacement Outside of Classic Iron Deficiency

Anita Rajasekhar, MD
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL
Hemophilia: Current Treatment Concepts and Advances

Bethany T. Samuelson Bannow, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Well Known and Underrecognized Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Jacquelyn M. Powers, MD,MS
Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX
Panel Discussion II

FDA-Sponsored Patient Advocate Meeting

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W206A (ED Office)

Annually, reviewers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and leadership from the Oncology Center of Excellence and the Office of Hematology and Oncology host a session intended to foster dialogue between reviewers of benign and malignant hematology drug products and patients affected by the drug approval process. The session will be interactive and allow time for discussion between the FDA reviewers and the patients.

Grassroots Network Lunch

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom T-U

Thanks to ASH’s advocacy efforts and the ASH Grassroots Network, issues important to the future of hematology have been brought to the attention of the U.S. Congress and federal agencies. The ASH Grassroots Network Lunch provides a forum for interested members to learn how they can participate in ASH’s advocacy efforts, communicate with Congress, become effective advocates for hematology, and discuss the Society’s legislative and regulatory priorities.

To get to the Hyatt Regency Ballroom T-U, take the skybridge that starts near W206 in the Convention Center.

Chair:

Alan G. Rosmarin, MD
Wolters Kluwer Health
Waltham, MA

Speaker:

Jeff Dufour
National Journal
Washington, DC
The 2020 Election and the Impacts on Healthcare

Hemostasis and Thrombosis Poster Walk for Trainees

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall B, Level 2

This is an intimate and exclusive event where trainees will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. The walk includes key opinion leaders who will lead small groups of trainees through a curated set of six hemostasis and thrombosis focused posters in the Poster Hall. This will be followed by a panel discussion with a continental breakfast in a dedicated theater.

This is a ticketed session. Tickets can be obtained on site at registration. Tickets are restricted to trainees only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speakers:

Renata Grozovsky, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Desialylation and Apoptosis Crosstalk to Modulate Platelet Clearance

Oluwamayokun T. Oshinowo, BS
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
Increased Platelet Force Is Associated with Decreased Bleeding Severity in Pediatric Immune Thrombocytopenia

Mettine H.A. Bos, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, Netherlands
Evaluation of a Blood Coagulation Factor IX Variant That Functions Independently of Factor VIII As an Alternative Treatment for Hemophilia A

Margaret V. Ragni, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Von Willebrand Disease Minimize Menorrhagia (VWDMin) Trial

Anand Padmanabhan, MD, PhD
Bloodcenter Of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
New Monoclonal Antibodies Reveal Distinct Specificities for Platelet Factor 4 Bound to Heparin Vs. Platelets: Implications for HIT Pathogenesis

Julie Jaffray, MD
University of Southen California Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, 
Assessing Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Critically Ill Children: A Report from the Children’s Hospital-Acquired Thrombosis (CHAT) Consortium

Panelists:

Lawrence F. Brass, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Mark Crowther, MD
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Jorge Di Paola, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Englewood, CO

Katherine A. High, MD
Spark Therapeutics
Philadelphia, PA

Anita Rajasekhar, MD
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL

How to Get Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W307, Level 3

The ability to communicate one’s work effectively by publication in high-impact journals is a benchmark for success in academic medicine. Even high-quality work may not be accepted if not presented in a well-crafted manuscript. This talk will provide insight into the elements of a high-quality manuscript worthy of publication in Blood and tips on avoiding common errors that might result rejection.

Chair:

Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Blood, Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands

How to Peer Review a Scientific Paper

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W307, Level 3

The Blood Advances Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Robert Negrin, will lead a panel discussion on How to Peer Review a Scientific Paper. The session will provide valuable information on the best practices of peer review from the editorial perspective for both basic and clinically relevant manuscripts. There are multiple professional benefits to becoming a reviewer. It allows the hematologist to stay current on research and developments in the field and can help in patient care, in the lab, and in the classroom. It also has the additional benefits of allowing the reviewer to be recognized by their colleagues, and the reviewer can use the experience to demonstrate professional development with their institution.

Chair:

Robert S. Negrin, MD
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Panelists:

Leslie Kean, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Nikhil C Munshi, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Meet the Blood Editors

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W102A

These sessions provide the opportunity for attendees to meet with the associate editors of Blood and discuss recent changes to the journal as well as submission and peer-review processes and policies, with each session giving a unique focus. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Panelists:

John D. Crispino, PhD, MBA
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Selina M. Luger, MD, FRCPC
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Meet the Blood Editors

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W102A

These sessions provide the opportunity for attendees to meet with the associate editors of Blood and discuss recent changes to the journal as well as submission and peer-review processes and policies, with each session giving a unique focus. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Panelists:

Irene Roberts, MD
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Andrew W. Roberts, MBBS, PhD
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Melbourne, Australia

Power Nap @ ASH

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C Lobby Atrium, Level 2

Power Nap @ ASH

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C Lobby Atrium, Level 2

Power Nap @ ASH

Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall C Lobby Atrium, Level 2

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations 1

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations 1

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando Ballroom L

Scientific presentations by the 2019 ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) and Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) Participants in Orlando Ballroom L.

Co-Chairs:

David M. Bodine, PhD
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Melody Smith, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Speakers:

Jesse Cobell, MD
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Intrapatient Molecular Heterogeneity in Lymphoma

Catherine Gutierrez
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Characterization of Therapeutic Resistance in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Using Functionalized Lineage Tracing

Naima Jama Hashi, BS
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, 
CMV Modulation of Mir-29b Expression in NK Cells in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Berline Francis
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Philadelphia, PA
Characterization of Immune Cells Producing Regulatory Cytokines That Mediate Engraftment in Sickle Cell Disease Patients after Haploidentical Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

Chibuikem Chukwudalu Nwizu
Warren Alpert Medical School
Providence, RI
Classification of a Malignant AML Vesicle Phenotype in Patients Using Machine Learning

Adriana Saavedra-Simmons
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
Edinburg, TX
Identifying Biologic Factors Predictive of Prognosis and Risk for Treatment Related Toxicities in High Risk Pediatric Acute Lymph

Kekoa Taparra, PhD
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester, MN
Bleomycin Use in the Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL): Changes over the Years

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations 2

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations 2

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando Ballroom M

Scientific presentations by the 2019 ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) and Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) participants in Orlando Ballroom M.

Co-Chairs:

Betty S. Pace, MD
Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Deepika S. Darbari, MD
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Speakers:

Atinuke Dosunmu-Ogunbi
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
SOD2, Sickle Cell Disease and the Pulmonary Endothelium

Sherraine Griffin, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Effects of Implementing Customized Pain Regimens on Time to First Opiate and Patient Satisfaction in Sickle Cell Patients

Ismanie Guillaume, MD
Christiana Care Health System
Philadelphia, 
Improving Screening TCD Adherence Rates in Pediatric Sickle Cell Populations

Olufunke Y Martin, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
The Impact of a Standardized Emergency Room Pediatric Pain Protocol on Sickle Cell Disease Pain Management

Mahogany Oldham
University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH
Analyzing Immune Parameters of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease on Combination Therapy; Hydroxyurea and Chronic Transfusion

Olubusola Oluwole, MD,MS
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Impact of Hydroxyurea Use on Cognitive Performance of Ghanaian Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Tijesunimi Oni
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, 
Pregnancy-Related Venous Thromboembolism in African American Women with Sickle Cell Trait

Oluwaseun Orikogbo
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Role of Hemopexin in Acute Kidney Injury of Sickle Cell Disease during Hemolytic Crisis

Ashley Shatola
UC Davis Health
Sacramento, CA
Fragmentation of Care for Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease in California

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations 3

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations 3

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando Ballroom N

Scientific presentations by ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) and Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) participants in Orlando Ballroom N.

Co-Chairs:

Ruben A Mesa, MD
UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center
San Antonio, TX

Rayne H. Rouce, MD
Clinical Care Center-Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Speakers:

Maria Acevedo
University of Illinois College of Medicine
chicago, 
ALL in Hispanic Patients: Searching for Germline Genetic Variants to Explain Health Disparity

Selamawit Addissie
Ohio State University
Columbus, 
Assessing the Effects of BRD4 Inhibition on Epstein-Barr Virus Driven Lymphoproliferative Disease

Ijele Adimora
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, NH
Assessing Risk of Post-Operative Bleeding Complications Around Heparin Bridging Protocol Intervention

Rachel Alade
Frank H. Netter School of Medicine Quinnipiac
North Haven, 
Risk Factors for High Medical Resource Utilization: A Case Control Study of High and Low Utilizing Aya with SCD

Cristina F Contreras Burrola, BS
Indiana University School of Medicine2
West Lafayette, IN
Reduced Toxicity Conditioning for Non-Malignant Hematopoietic Cell Transplants

Ashley Thrower, BS
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
The Effect of Opioid Analgesics on Albuminuria in Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia

Oluwamayokun Oshinowo
Medical College of Georgia
Lagrange, GA
Increased Platelet Force Is Associated with Decreased Bleeding Severity in Pediatric Immune Thrombocytopenia

Alexandra Power-Hays, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical
Boston, 
Asparaginase-Associated Pancreatitis: Do Early Imaging Findings Predict Clinical Severity in Children?

Alexis Rae Williams
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Prevalence and Significance of Sarcopenic Obesity in MM Patients Undergoing Autohct

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations and Reception

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando Ballroom LMN

Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations and Reception

ASH invites all interested meeting attendees to this event, which will showcase training and research opportunities geared toward increasing the diversity of scholars in the field of hematology. The highlight of the session will be scientific presentations from ASH Minority Medical Student Award and Minority Resident Hematology Award program participants. The reception will also feature poster presentations by students participating in two Minority Research Supplement programs from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as an announcement about the ASH-AMFDP Award, a partnership between ASH and the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Representatives from the NIH will be available to provide information about their training and research offerings.

CoChair:

Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Deirdra Terrell, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Special Education Session on ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Older Adults

Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Tangerine 2 (WF2), Level 2

In 2017, after a formal topic nomination and selection process, ASH initiated its first guideline development effort on a malignant topic: acute myeloid leukemia in older adults. This topic was selected as clinically important and largely unaddressed by existing guidelines. In 2018, a guideline panel composed of research experts, clinicians, and a patient representative prioritized clinical questions. Systematic evidence review is supported by the McMaster University GRADE Centre. By December 2019, draft recommendations are expected to be available for public comment.

In this special session, speakers will highlight particularly notable recommendations and will discuss important considerations for the practical application of the recommendations in practice.

Chair:

Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, OH

Speakers:

Sudipto Mukherjee, MD, PhD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jessica K. Altman, MD
Northwestern Univ.
Chicago, IL

Rena J Buckstein, MD, FRCPC
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center
Toronto, ON, Canada

Mark Litzow, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Special Education Session on ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Immune Thrombocytopenia

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Tangerine 2 (WF2), Level 2

A third edition of the ASH guidelines on immune thrombocytopenia are expected to be published in 2019. These guidelines, which address the management of both children and adults, update prior editions published in 1996 and 2011. The new edition was developed using updated methods, by an international panel that included research experts, clinicians, and patient representatives. Systematic evidence review was supported by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

In this special session, speakers will highlight particularly notable recommendations and will discuss important considerations for the practical application of the recommendations in practice.

Chair:

Cynthia Neunert
Columbia University
New York, NY

Speakers:

Nichola Cooper, MD, MRCP
Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College
London, United Kingdom

Wendy Lim, MD, MSc
McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada

Jenny M. Despotovic, DO, MS
Texas Children's Hospital Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Rachael F. Grace, MD
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Special Education Session on ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Tangerine 2 (WF2), Level 2

In 2016, ASH initiated the development of five clinical practice guidelines on sickle cell disease, addressing acute and chronic complications of the disease. Development of the guidelines, including systematic evidence review, was supported by the Mayo Evidence-Based Practice Center. Five guideline panels, which included more than 70 sickle cell disease experts and 10 patient representatives, reviewed evidence and formulated over 50 recommendations. The five guidelines are expected to be submitted for publication in 2019. 

In this special session, speakers will highlight particularly notable recommendations and will discuss important considerations for the practical application of the recommendations in practice.

Chair:

Robert Liem, MD
Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL

Speakers:

Robert I Liem, MD
Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL
Introduction to ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease and Methodology

Ankit A Desai, MD
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
Topic 1: Sickle Cell Disease-Related Cardiopulmonary and Kidney Disease

Allison A. King, MD,MPH,PhD
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Clayton, MO
Topic 2: Sickle Cell Disease-Related Cerebrovascular Disease

Patrick Carroll, MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Topic 3: Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

Ross M. Fasano, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Topic 4: Sickle Cell Disease-Related Transfusion Support

Courtney D. Fitzhugh, MD
NIH (Hematology)
Bethesda, MD
Topic 5: Sickle Cell Disease-Related Stem Cell Transplantation

Special Education Session on ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism

Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall E1, Level 2

Six ASH clinical practice guidelines on VTE were published in 2018 in Blood Advances, and four others are planned to be published in late 2019 or early 2020 (prevention of VTE in surgical patients, treatment of VTE, prevention and treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis, and thrombophilia testing). Development of the guidelines, including systematic evidence review, was supported by the McMaster University GRADE Centre. The 10 guidelines will provide over 200 recommendations on VTE. 

In this special session, speakers will highlight particularly notable recommendations from the guidelines and will discuss important considerations for the practical application of the recommendations in practice.

Chair:

Adam Cuker, MD,MS
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Speakers:

Theodore E. Warkentin, MD
McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada

Daniel M. Witt, PharmD
University of Utah- College of Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, UT

David R. Anderson, MD
Dalhousie Unv. and Capital District
Halifax, NS, Canada

Sarah H. O'Brien, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Special Symposium on Quality: ASH EQUIPS - Learning from Medical Errors and Other Incidents

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W230, Level 2

Medical errors and preventable adverse events are widely recognized as important contributors to patient mortality, morbidity and experience. Incident reporting is an important tool for recognizing adverse events and near-misses, creating a culture of safety, and ultimately driving down the incidence of iatrogenic harm to patients. This session will explore incident reporting systems and how they contribute to creating safer care.

The first speaker will highlight the importance of creating a culture of reporting and incident learning through the review of a very public campaign in pediatrics. The second speaker will highlight the value of incident learning as illustrated by the Hemovigilance program, a transfusion incident reporting system.

The latter half of the Quality Symposium will introduce audience members to the ASH Empowering Quality Initiatives in Patient Safety (EQUIPS) Trainee Competition. Residents and fellows were invited to submit their response to the question “What is one change in clinical practice or care delivery that could improve the safety of care for patients with blood diseases?” Three finalists were selected from over 70 submissions and have been invited to deliver a five-minute presentation making the case for their suggestion. The panel co-chairs, speakers, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters, after which the audience will select the winning presentation.

Co-Chairs:

Vishal Kukreti, MD,FRCP,MSc
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Sarah H. O'Brien, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Speakers:

Richard Brilli
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
The Culture of Quality and Incident Learning – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Melissa Cumming, MS, CIC
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Jamaica Plain, MA
Hemovigilance: Incident Learning in Transfusion Medicine – Feasibility of Large-Scale Implementation

Panelists:

Abinav Baweja, MD
University of California Irvine
Orange, CA

Nicole M Held, DO
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, WI

Sven Reid Olson, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Special-Interest Session on Sickle Cell Disease Centers

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Tangerine 3 (WF3-4), Level 2

Care delivered through specialized clinical centers has resulted in demonstrated improvements in patient care outcomes for hematological and non-hematological diseases alike. Unfortunately, the formation of specialized centers for the care of adults living with sickle cell disease has lagged behind advances leading to the potential for greater longevity and improved quality of life as well as the recognition that the transition out of pediatric care can be a significant event leading to early mortality.

In November 2019, ASH will convene a workshop to help interested institutions advance their plans to create specialized clinical centers for adults living with sickle cell disease. To extend these efforts beyond that workshop, this special interest session will address topics important in the formation of specialized centers, potentially including sessions on institutionalizing approaches to pain management, securing funding from the C-suite and other sources, and engaging patients, the community, and other stakeholders to achieve success.

Additional details on session topics and speakers will be available in fall 2019.

Co-Chairs:

Biree Andemariam, MD
University of Connecticut Health Center
West Hartford, CT

Susan Claster, MD
Center for Inherited Blood Disorders
Pasadena, CA

Speakers:

James Robert Eckman, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Acute Care Treatment Models Beyond Infusion Centers

Susan Claster, MD
Center for Inherited Blood Disorders
Pasadena, CA
Developing a Sickle Cell Disease Program in a Community Setting

Mary Brown
Sickle Cell Foundation of California
Ontario, CA
Developing a Sickle Cell Disease Program in a Community Setting

Shawn M. Bediako, PhD
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
Addressing Unconscious Bias in Your Colleagues

Systems-Based Hematology: How to Implement Evidence-Based Programs for Virtual Hematology Consults and Anticoagulation Stewardship

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Tangerine 1 (WF1), Level 2

This session will focus on highlighting the successful work of systems-based hematologists as they improve care delivery for patients with blood disorders, focusing on specific implementation of two high-impact projects. In each talk, the speaker will provide an overview of the importance of the problem in terms of scope of impact on care delivery in health systems, provide a literature review of best practices for clinical care in accordance with published guidelines, and describe how they implemented the program in their own institutions.

The latter half of the session will be devoted to networking with the speakers and other systems-based hematologists over drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Chair:

Nathan T. Connell, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Speakers:

Nathan T. Connell, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Introduction to Systems-Based Hematology

Michal G. Rose, MD
VA CT Healthcare System
West Haven, CT
How I Setup a Virtual Hematology Consult Service

Jean M. Connors, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
How I Setup an Anticoagulation Management and Stewardship Program

Training Program Directors’ Workshop

Friday, December 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Bayhill 21-22

The Training Program Directors' Workshop will be held Friday morning in Orlando, FL. The workshop will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. During breakfast, there will be an update on the ASH programs and information of interest to the Program Director community. The education competent will begin at 9:00 a.m. with three topics each being given an hour for presentations and discussions. 

The three topics are Igniting Millennials, Being a Program Director in the Digital Age Finding the Right Balance, and Implicit Bias Topic with Case Based Questions.

Chair:

Hetty E. Carraway, MD,MBA
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Speakers:

Hanny Al-Samkari, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Igniting Millennials

Stacy Cooper, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Igniting Millennials

Amit Soni, MD
CHOC Children's Hospital
Orange, CA
Igniting Millennials

Morie A Gertz, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Being a Program Director in the Digital Age Finding the Right Balance

Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MSc
Dana-Farber Cancer Inst.
Boston, MA
Being a Program Director in the Digital Age Finding the Right Balance

Annie Im, MD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Implicit Bias Topic with Case Based Questions

TRTH Scientific Symposium: A Decade of Training the Future Leaders in Translational Research

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W314, Level 3

A TRTH Scientific Symposium will be held at the ASH Annual Meeting to celebrate the Translational Research Training in Hematology 10-year anniversary. The Symposium will give TRTH alumni the opportunity to come together, network, and hear about career successes since the TRTH program. The symposium will be open to any ASH attendee interested in translational research and will feature four TRTH-alumni scientific-research presentations.

Four participants whose projects exemplify outstanding translational research have been chosen to present. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to discuss a recent successful research project and scientific accomplishments of the project. The speakers will also comment on how the TRTH curriculum and mentorship component impacted their work and careers in translational research and are encouraged to share notable professional accomplishments and promotions they have received since participating in TRTH. After the presentations, 30 minutes will be allocated for questions, discussion, and networking.

Co-Chairs:

Mary C. Dinauer, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St Louis, MO

Rajesh Chopra, MD
Institute of Cancer Research
Sutton, United Kingdom

Speakers:

Chun-Wei David Chen, PhD
City of Hope
Duarte, CA
Dissecting the DOT1L Epigenetic Networks in MLL-Rearranged Leukemia Using High-Throughput Functional Genomics

Pieter Van Vlierberghe, PhD
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium
TRTH Symposium: A Decade of Training the Future Leaders in Translational Research

Jessica Okosun, MD, PhD
Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London
London, United Kingdom
Metabolic Perturbations in Follicular Lymphoma: Clues from the Genetics

Ami S. Bhatt, MD,PhD
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
TRTH Symposium: A Decade of Training the Future Leaders in Translational Research