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ASHI/Banff Housing Now Open
Book your housing now to secure discounted rates at the ASHI/Banff host hotels. Rooms are limited to first come, first served. The reservation deadline is Thursday, August 29, 2019.
The official host hotels for the ASHI/Banff Joint Scientific Meeting are:
The Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Note: Please be cautious and aware that any solicitation you receive regarding housing services is coming from an outside company that is not endorsed by or affiliated with ASHI in any way. Room reservations made on your behalf by any outside company may not be guaranteed. ASHI is not responsible for any reservations made outside of the ASHI block.
Each year the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI) sponsors several awards to recognize scientific accomplishments and contributions to the fields of histocompatibility and immunogenetics as well as service to the society. ASHI is currently accepting nominations for the following awards:
Send nominations and supporting information to Katherine Giovetsis. To view former award winners, please click here. The nominations deadline for all awards is May 15, 2019. Click here for more details.
- J. Marilyn MacQueen Rising Star Award
- Distinguished Service Award
- Bernard Amos Distinguished Scientist Award
- Rose Payne Award
- Outstanding Technologist Award
In 2018, the membership committee released a series of surveys to gauge strengths and opportunities to grow in areas of engagement & satisfaction, education, member benefits and career development.
YOUR VOICE WAS HEARD!
ASHI is diligently working to address the needs identified in the survey. Click here to view a short video for more information.
- Tips on how to keep your lab stockroom and cold reagents organized: READ MORE
- Dr. Robert Liwski, HLA Lab Director, developed and validated a rapid optimized flow cytometry crossmatch (FCXM) Assay: READ MORE
- Get a wallchart with an overview of the HLA molecule, genes and nomenclature: REQUEST FREE WALLCHART
- Are you processing too many samples? Automate cell isolations with RoboSep™: WATCH VIDEO
Registration and housing for the ASHI Regional Education Workshops in Portland, OR and Savannah, GA are open. Regional Education Workshop 1 Early Bird and Case Study submission deadlines are approaching. Early bird and housing deadlines for Regional 1 are Thursday, March 14.
CASE STUDY SUBMISSION
ASHI Regional Education Workshop faculty request case studies from attendees. Submit before the March 11 deadline. Case study submission deadline is Monday, March 11.
ASHI TRAVEL AWARD FUND
ASHI members can apply for a travel stipend. Click here to complete the application. Application deadline is Friday, April 26 for Regional 2.
Sunday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Marriott Springhill Suites Old Montreal
Registration is now open!
The application for the 14th International Summer School on Immunogenetics is now open! Before preparing to apply, please review all the meeting requirements.
Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019
Important Note: This application requests a copy of the participants curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, abstract of own research that you will present to the attendees, letter of support from your mentor/supervisor/sponsor and copy or verification of society membership with either APHIA, ARSHI, ASHI or EFI.
For more information on the faculty,
Name & Credentials: Angelica DeOliveira, MS, CHS (ABHI)
Title: Clinical Analytical Specialist
Employment: Duke University
Graduated from: Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Sao Paulo University
How long have you been an ASHI member? 28 years
Where was the ASHI meeting held the first time you attended? My first ASHI meeting was in Orlando, Florida in 1980.
What made you decide to work in HLA? It was my destiny to work in HLA. I joined the HLA lab in Sao Paulo in 1978 as a trainee and the man that would later be my husband was sent to Duke for 2 years, so suddenly I was running a kidney transplant program at an HLA lab with 12 patients on the wait list and doing serological typing for HLA-B27. Here I am, still in the field 40 years later and still enthusiastic about learning and contributing to matching patients to donors for a better life quality.
Click here to read more.
To be our next ASHI Member Spotlight, click here now! You can also nominate a co-worker or fellow colleague by contacting Mandi Cruz at Mcruz@ashi-hla.org.
HT samples for laboratories in Group A were shipped on Tuesday, February 19th. Samples for laboratories receiving samples from Group B, however, were shipped a day later than expected due to a vendor supply issue. Because of this delay, the deadline for submitting HT-1 results has been extended to all HT-1 participants by one business day to Monday, April 1st.
The next survey to be shipped is the 2019 AC-1 survey. It is scheduled to ship on Tuesday, April 9th.
The 2018 Summary and Performance Reports for AC-2 are now available in the PT Lab Center. To access the reports, login to the Lab Center with your username and password, select Reports then Summary or Performance Reports for the correct survey type and year.
The American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation (AFDT) Basic Histocompatibility Course will be held on March 8-11, 2019 at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. Click
here for the brochure.
Registration is now open!
Click here to register today.
Factors determining anti-HLA immunization are poorly understood, although anti-HLA immunization following pregnancy is well described.
The HLA-G molecule has been extensively described for its implication in immunological tolerance, especially during pregnancy. Transplant studies show an association between HLA-G haplotypes and alloimmunization.
Noninvasive immunologic analysis of peripheral blood holds promise for explaining the mechanism of development of adverse clinical outcomes, and may also become a method for patient risk stratification before or after mechanical circulatory support device (MCSD) implantation. Dysregulation of the innate immune system is associated with increased patient age but has yet to be evaluated in the older patient with advanced heart failure undergoing MCSD surgery.
Storage and stable shipment of genomic DNA are of great concern to laboratories that may need to perform testing off archived samples. There are some dry-state storage methods that are available that have the potential to provide a way to store samples at room temperature for long periods of time as well as offer a means to ship DNA to other facilities without the same safety concerns that come with shipping liquid samples.
Understanding mechanisms of late/acquired cancer immunotherapy resistance is critical to improve outcomes; cellular immunotherapy trials offer a means to probe complex tumor–immune interfaces through defined T cell/antigen interactions.
*As recommended by the Science & Technology Initiatives Committee
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