Every year, during the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, the Ham-Wasserman Lecture is presented. This lectureship was named in honor of two past ASH presidents, the late Dr Thomas Hale Ham and the late Dr Louis R Wasserman. The Ham-Wasserman lecture is traditionally given by an individual from outside the United States who has made a major contribution to our understanding of an area that relates to hematology.
This year Dr Jesus San Miguel was selected for his major contribution in the field of Multiple Myeloma. He will present the Ham-Wasserman Lecture entitled “Multiple Myeloma: A Modern Model for Scientific and Clinical Progress”.
The European Hematology Association (EHA) congratulates 20 promising young researchers recently selected for the Translational Research Training in Hematology 2015 program. EHA and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) are proud to offer them a rigorous yearlong training, mentoring, and networking program in translational hematological research. TRTH faculty is made up of international leaders in hematology who cover biostatistics and biomarkers, genetics and molecular biology, ethics, and phase I clinical study design. The faculty of the program looks forward to working with the selected trainees on their research proposals, and to build collaborative networks for the future.
On July 22, the European Commission announced an update of the Work Programme 2014-2015. Hematologists should be aware that in 2015 opportunities are available to them in the Societal Challenge Health, demographic change and wellbeing.
Today, EU Reporter published an article by Ulrich Jäger, past president of the European Hematology Association (EHA) and chair of the European Affairs Committee, highlighting the importance of education and collaboration for the treatment of patients.
At the 54th Annual Meeting of ASH, Dr Francesco Lo Coco, lead author and Chairman of the APL subcommittee of the Italian GIMEMA group and Professor of Hematology at University Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy, presented the outcome of new research that demonstrates the efficacy of the first curative treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) that does not include chemotherapy, marking an important step toward front-line use of targeted therapies for acute leukemia.
H-Net, the 3-year European Network for Harmonization of Training in Hematology project led by Professor Eva Hellström-Lindberg, ended in September 2011, but its strongest components continue. The project is an assembly of 22 of the most important hematology organizations in Europe (and beyond) working to improve the mobility of students and professionals by raising their skills to an equally high standard across countries.
For the whole text, of this early release paper in Haematologica: http://www.haematologica.org/content/early/2012/10/29/haematol.2012.078964.abstract