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Annual Meeting registration will open in May of 2017. Registration rates are available, further information including the program will be forthcoming.
The official hotel for the 43rd Annual Meeting is the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Housing will open in May 2017. To see hotel rates and additional information please visit the link below.
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The Travel Fund Award was created to help newer ASHI members attend regional and annual meetings. The ASHI Board of Directors has approved two grants for Technologist members for each Regional meeting in 2017. For the Annual meeting, two grants have been reserved for Technologist members and two for Doctoral level members. Winners of a 2017 ASHI Travel Fund Award will receive:
|ASHI Travel Awards Available — Apply Now!
*Limited to one travel fund award per institution each year.
To be considered for the ASHI Travel Fund Award you must be a current ASHI member of five (5) years or less. The following increase your likelihood of being chosen:
- One (1) complimentary registration to the 2017 ASHI Annual or (1) Regional Education Workshop
- Up to $800 reimbursement for travel expenses to a Regional Education Workshop or $1,000 reimbursement to the 2017 Annual Meeting (must be in compliance with the ASHI travel policy).
Please complete this application. Once we receive your application, we will contact your General Supervisor or Director for verification of support for your application. These items will be sent to the reviewing committee. Good luck!
- Volunteer service to ASHI and/or ABHI
- Presentations at ASHI meetings
- Authorship in ASHI publications
- Desire to further your career in HLA
Regional Workshop 2 — April 28th
Annual Meeting — July 7th
The next generation of Virtual Crossmatch is here!
VXmatch is a web and mobile-enabled application that displays all the crossmatch data you want; in exactly the way you want it. Want DSA trends, dilution, reactivity history, and graphs? VXmatch is a virtual crossmatch for labs who take it seriously.
Are you an HLA technologist who has worked in the field for less than three years and desires to pursue a career in HLA? If so, then you should submit an essay for a chance to win the 2017 ASHI Rising Star Award! This award recognizes an outstanding HLA technologist who has worked in the field for less than three years and desires to pursue a career in HLA. The requirement for this award is a short essay (less than four pages) describing your current work in HLA and why you're interested in pursuing a career in the field. This essay must be written by the nominee and validated by the nominee's direct supervisor.
The ASHI Distinguished Service Award was established in 1999 to honor colleagues who have contributed significantly to ASHI's heritage. This award recognizes:
The ASHI Distinguished Scientist Award was established in 2001 to honor a distinguished scientist who is an ASHI member. This individual must have contributed significantly to the field of immunogenetics and/or transplant immunology. This award recognizes:
- ASHI membership past or present, doctoral or non-doctoral
- Creativity in moving ASHI in new directions, both scientifically and as an organization
- Service to ASHI
- Educational contribution on behalf of ASHI
The Rose Payne Award recognizes distinguished scientific accomplishment and extraordinary contributions to the immunogenetics community. Specifically, this award recognizes contributions to the advancement of histocompatibility and immunogenetics and other extraordinary contributions.
- ASHI membership past or present
- Professional scientific accomplishments: theoretical and technical creativity
- Special contributions and achievements in their field of expertise
- Other extraordinary contributions
The Outstanding Technologist Award is presented annually to a technologist who has provided outstanding contributions to the field of histocompatibility and immunogenetics.
Click here to read the nomination requirements for all awards and then submit your nominations now to Katherine Miranda.
THE NOMINATIONS DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2017.
To view a list of former award winners, please click here.
Remember to show your lab spirit by posting videos and photos to the ASHI Facebook page to show others how you are celebrating for a chance to win fun prizes! ASHI is proud to show our support and gratitude for the hard work laboratory professionals do and reminds you to hang your ASHI lab week poster for all to see!
Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Speaker: Michael Gautreaux, Ph.D., D.ABHI
This a Joint NATCO/ASHI Webinar
HLA for Beginners is intended to be an introduction to HLA and immunogenetics for all transplant professionals wishing to know the basics of HLA's functions in transplantation. Topics covered will be HLA's role in the immune system and, consequently, transplant rejection, HLA typing and HLA antibody testing, specifically PRA testing and crossmatching.
The Mazumder Lab at George Washington University held a workshop in March called the 2017 High-throughput Sequencing Computational Standards for Regulatory Science (HTS-CSRS) workshop. It was a very successful workshop that brought together several groups who are involved in complementary projects and was able to generate significant amount of enthusiasm. The organizers of this workshop would like to continue discussions on BCO-specification document, potential pilots and manuscript. If you would like to join their monthly WebEx meetings beginning May 11th, please contact Research Assistant, Amanda Bell, at George Washington University.
To view the workshop slides, click here.
To view the HTS-CSRS project page, click here.
We hope that you'll take a few moments to renew your 2017 ASHI membership today to avoid disruption of your ASHI benefits.
Your membership dues allow us to provide programs, professional awards, and educational opportunities that advance the science, education and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology. Renew Today!
44TH ANNUAL MEETING
October 1-5, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
45TH ANNUAL MEETING
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David L. Lawrence Convention Center
46TH ANNUAL MEETING
October 19-23, 2020
Name & Credentials: An Thai MLS(ASCP), CHS(ABHI)
Job title and place of employment: Georgetown University Hospital
Graduated from: George Mason University
How long have you been an ASHI member? Since 2016
If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Member Spotlight, please complete the online form.
ASHI and the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI) are hosting an exciting Member Society symposium at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2017) on Wednesday, June 14, at the Hilton Downtown Chicago Hotel. First held in 2001, the FOCIS Annual Meeting draws the best clinician scientists from around the world to participate in the scientific program, bringing together cutting-edge science from various disease fields related to clinical immunology.
With an innovative lineup of topics and presenters, the FOCIS 2017 program has something for everyone! Registration is open and late-breaking abstract submissions will be accepted through April 7, 2017. Travel awards available to top-scoring late-breaking posters.
Hope to see you in Chicago!
The 2017 joint EFI/ASHI/APHIA Summer School meeting will be held in Trinity College in the heart of the city of Dublin, Ireland, July 24th-26th. The concept of the Summer School is that it provides a focused course on all aspects of theoretical and applied Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility. To encourage discussion the course is limited to a small group of participants (30-40). Participants are invited to present their own research. Attendance provides a great opportunity for those studying towards higher H&I specific qualifications as well as a chance to meet others working in the field in different parts of the world.
Elsevier, publisher of ASHI's scientific publication, Human Immunology, offers help online education to authors. Here you'll find free online lectures, interactive training courses, expert advice and other resources to support you in publishing your journal article or world-class book. Certificates to recognize your efforts are available.
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American Journal of Transplantation
Long-term graft acceptance of a transplanted organ is possible thanks to daily intake of immunosuppressive drugs. Tremendous efforts and progress have been made to improve drug efficiency, but current immunosuppressive treatments are still unable to prevent rejection in the long term and are associated with a significant risk of tumor development. Novel next-generation strategies, avoiding panimmunosuppression, are urgently required to target alloreactive T cells and graft rejection. Regulatory T cells (Tregs), the role of which has been demonstrated mainly in rodent models, are currently under study in several clinical trials to treat various diseases including kidney and liver transplant rejection.
The Karelia regions of Finland and Russia are remarkably similar. They have unique architecture, they share a common heritage and genes, and speak similar dialects. But if you live on the Finnish side, you'll have around ten times as many neighbors with celiac disease.
And no, it's not because Finns eat more bread. If anything, Russians eat more gluten than do their Scandinavian neighbors, so you can stop right now with the "it's because we eat such refined wheat products!" argument.
By Chelsea Adams
A new study from the University of Michigan has found a possible reason for chronic rejection of transplanted lungs. Lungs are sometimes rejected due to bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. The process causes scarring in the small airways, which eventually close up. To find a treatment, a team of researchers examined the scarring process in the transplanted lung. The goal of the study was to seek out new therapies to stop scarring in the small airways before it starts.
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