University of Chicago To Be Well Represented at 55th Annual ASH Meeting

Physicians and scientists from the University of Chicago will be well represented at the 55th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition December 7-10 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The premier event of the year dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders is expected to draw more than 18,000 hematologists and other healthcare professionals from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.

The meeting provides opportunities for attendees to learning about the latest developments in research, clinical practices and strategies, and therapies through a number of education and scientific programs. Plus, there are thousands of selected scientific abstracts for participants to review.

Here is a list of presentations and posters by UChicago experts. (Note: you may need to enlarge the browser window)

University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Michelle Le Beau, PhD, Arthur and Marian Edelstein Professor of Medicine, was recently named to the executive committee of ASH.

Dr. Le Beau will serve a four-year term as councillor, the name given to members of the society’s governing body. She has been the director of the Cancer Center since 2004. Her major research interests include cancer cytogenetics and genetics, genetic pathways that lead to myelodysplastic syndromes, acute myeloid leukemia, and therapy-related myeloid neoplasms.

A number of University of Chicago faculty will be participating in education sessions, giving talks, and presenting posters of their latest research.

These include:

  • Andrew Artz, MD, MS
  • Jianjun Chen, PhD
  • Brian Chiu, PhD
  • Jill de Jong, MD, PhD
  • Lucy A. Godley, MD, PhD
  • Sandeep Gurbuxani, MBBS, PhD
  • Andrejz Jakubowiak, MD, PhD
  • Justine Kline, MD
  • Richard Larson, MD
  • Michelle M. Le Beau, PhD
  • Yusuke Nakamura, MD, PhD
  • Olatoyosi Odenike, MD
  • Kenan Onel, MD, PhD
  • Sonali Smith, MD
  • Wendy Stock, MD
  • Amittha Wickrema, PhD
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