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Case Study Submission Deadline
Back by popular demand, the ASHI Regional Education Workshop Faculty is requesting Case Studies from attendees for the ASHI 2018 Regional Education Workshops. Submit your case study today for Regional Education Workshop 2 before the deadline on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Regional Education Workshop 2 - Cleveland Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Abstract Submission Ends April 9!
The abstract submission site is open for the 44th Annual Meeting. Abstracts may be accepted for either an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Before you prepare and submit your abstract, please carefully review the abstract requirements.
Submit Your Abstract Now
Deadline to Submit: April 9, 2018 at 11:59 CT
VxMatch now features full LIMS integration, MFI cut-offs and custom visualizations. VxMatch is a dedicated application that displays DSA trends, dilution and reactivity history and has been validated at leading HLA labs. Click here to schedule a full demo or view our recent ASHI poster on VxMatch to learn more.
On September 13-15, 2018 in Madrid Spain, The International Conference on Lymphocyte Engineering (ICLE 2018) will provide a dedicated platform to advance research, clinical translation and treatment in immuno-gene therapy. ICLE brings together immunotherapy with cell and gene therapy to foster interdisciplinary collaborations, deepening the connection between basic and clinical research across related disease specialties: oncology, pathogenic diseases, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies and others.
Click here to meet the June 19th Early Registration Deadline or for Abstract Submission information.
The Best Paper Award was created to recognize the best papers published in the Human Immunology journal each year. During the selection process, the number of citations, number of downloads, and quality of each paper were considered by the Editorial Board. This year's award is for papers published in 2016, as we must wait a full year for the number of citations and downloads to be reported accurately.
|Human Immunology 2016 Best Paper Awards
The Human Immunology Editorial Board proudly announced the winners for the Best Paper of 2016 Award. However, due to the excellence of papers submitted in 2016, the Editorial Board reported a tie for first and third place winners.
First Place Winners
Lisa König, M.Sc., PhD Student - "The prognostic impact of soluble and vesicular HLA-G and its relationship to circulating tumor cells in neoadjuvant treated breast cancer patients"
Dr. Ravikiran Bhairavabhotla - "Transcriptome profiling of human FoxP3+ regulatory T cells"
Third Place Winners
Dr. Raphaël Carapito - "Next-Generation Sequencing of the HLA locus: Methods and impacts on HLA typing, population genetics and disease association studies"
Dr. James Robinson - "The IPD-IMGT/HLA Database - New developments in reporting HLA variation"
Name & Credentials: Medhat Askar, MD, PhD, MSHPE, FRCPath, D(ABHI)
Job Title: Director, Transplant Immunology
Place of employment: Baylor University Medical Center
Graduated from: Ain Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
How long have you been an ASHI member? 15 years
When did you attend your first ASHI meeting? My first ASHI meeting was 2003 in Miami, FL. I met so many HLA idols of mine. I had read their publications and all-of-a-sudden, I was talking to them face to face. I also had oral and poster presentations at this meeting.
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.
HLA pioneer and former ASHI president Paul Terasaki is being inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) or his invention of Tissue Typing for Organ Transplants.
In the 1960s, UCLA professor Paul Terasaki invented a tissue-typing test that became an international standard for matching potential organ donors with recipients. The procedure, used for kidney, heart, liver, pancreas, lung, and bone marrow donors and recipients, remained for decades the most common method of HLA antibody screening. Terasaki also founded the first kidney transplant registry, and his contributions to developing a cold storage solution for kidney preservation during shipping helped define the field of transplantation science.
Click here to learn more about the NIHF's 2018 Class of Inductees.
When an organ donor's human leukocyte antigens (HLA) are different from the recipient's, the recipient's immune system can recognize the donor's organ as a foreign invader. In this educational offering, we will discuss the role of HLA in the discrimination of "self" versus "non-self," and how components of the histocompatibility system can set organ rejection in motion.
Locate "Let's Talk HLA" in the UNOS Connect course catalog Histo category. You can also access this offering by clicking the learning series tab on the left side of your home page in UNOS Connect. Select the Histocompatibility Learning Series then the Let's Talk HLA course to register for the offering and click Entrance Survey to begin. This offering lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Interested in additional instructional offerings?
Please visit UNOS Connect for more offerings.
The Travel Fund Award was created to help new ASHI members attend regional and annual meetings. ASHI is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By contributing to the travel fund award, you'll help us give more educational and career building opportunities to our members.
Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes. Donate today by clicking here!
2018 HT Results
The 2018 HT results entry has begun in the new PT Lab Center. A step-by-step HT Results Entry Guide is posted on the PT page of the ASHI website to guide you through the new process. The guide includes information about results entry and the types of accounts that can access PT results for your lab. The submission due date for HT results in the new PT Lab Center is Friday, April 6, 2018.
As a reminder, LAB accounts cannot access PT results. Only personal ASHI member and non-member accounts can access PT results for your lab. If you are logged in with the username for the lab account, you will not be able to view or access the PT results page of the new PT Lab Center. Further information on account types and login information can be found on the ASHI PT page in the Login and Account Procedure Manual.
Also, if you were formerly a member of ASHI and do not wish to reactivate your membership, but want to access PT results in the new Lab Center, it is not necessary to establish a new account in the ASHI system. Instead, please contact the PT Office Manager Cheryl Hartman at email@example.com to reactivate your former, inactive account as a non-member account.
The AC-1 2018 survey is scheduled to ship on Tuesday, April 10th. This year, as part of the AC-1 2018 survey, AC and AO survey subscribers will have the opportunity to participate in a new Virtual Crossmatch Challenge. However, this new challenge is not a required part of the AC-1 2018 survey.
For further information about the new challenge, please click here.
When you renew your membership, you can choose "Bill Me" as a payment option to print your Membership Invoice for the year. This way, you can mail in a check or submit the invoice to your lab for payment.
If you need assistance with your ASHI membership account, feel free to contact Mandi Cruz at MCruz@ashi-hla.org.
The NMDP/Be The Match has extended an invitation to ASHI and the HLA community to participate in their Walk+Run events. Be The Match Walk+Run is a fundraising event that helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant. These events will be held in:
Philadelphia - Saturday, April 14
Chicago - Sunday, May 6
Minneapolis - Saturday, May 12
Click here to register for any of these events. Save $5 by using this special discount code "community"!
Contact Erin Forsell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 22 – 28, 2018. How will your lab celebrate? Click here to see ASHI's collection of pictures from the 2017 Lab Week celebration.
The pathogenesis of many diseases is influenced by environmental factors which can affect human genome and be inherited from generation to generation. Adverse environmental stimuli are recognized through the epigenetic regulatory complex, leading to gene expression alteration, which in turn culminates in disease outcomes.
The impact of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching on outcomes in liver transplantation is controversial. Varying levels of HLA matching resolutions were examined in a uniform patient population with no pre-transplant DSA from a small, single center cohort.
The frequency of HLA genes in one population may not accurately represent frequencies in other populations. In this study, we characterized extended human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotypes in several families of Kuwaiti descent by high-resolution typing using next-generation technology. A total 81 members (including patients and related donors) from 21 families were enrolled.
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