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Early Bird Deadline is July 20th
Registration for the ASHI 43rd Annual Meeting being held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on September 11-15, 2017 is open!
Register by Thursday, July 20th to take advantage of our early registration rates.
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Don't forget to renew your 2017 membership before registering for the 43rd Annual Meeting!
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Housing is now available for the ASHI 43rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book your housing today to guarantee your room!
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Please note that for the first time, the ASHI Annual Meeting will be a paperless event. The meeting program will be available online only. Please download and print the program (also available on the ASHI website) if you prefer a personal copy. Thank you for helping us reduce our carbon footprint!
The pocket schedule at a glance will still be available thanks to our generous sponsor, One Lambda, a Thermo Fisher Scientific Brand.
- Development of a rapid optimized flow cytometry crossmatch (FCXM) assay: READ CASE STUDY
- How to isolate total lymphocytes from whole blood without lysis or centrifugation: WATCH VIDEO
- Purity assessment by flow cytometry for lineage-specific chimerism analysis: READ MORE
- Fully automated sequential cell isolation of four different cell types from a single sample: READ CASE STUDY
- Frequencies of cell types in human peripheral blood REQUEST WALLCHART
Join us Thursday evening, September 14th from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm for an evening of networking & fun with fellow attendees and dancing the night away with DJ Dorry. Click here to submit a song request!
The Networking Event is included in your registration fee and is NOT an additional fee.
The Travel Fund Award was created to help newer ASHI members attend regional and annual meetings. For the 2017 annual meeting, 2 additional grants have been added for Technologist members to attend so there are now four grants available for Technologist members and two for Doctoral level members. Winners of a 2017 ASHI Travel Fund Award will receive:
|ASHI Travel Awards Are Available for the Annual Meeting It's Not Too Late to Apply!
Deadline is July 7
*Limited to one travel fund award per institution each year.
- One (1) complimentary registration to the 2017 ASHI Annual Meeting
- Up to $1,000 reimbursement to the 2017 Annual Meeting (must be in compliance with the ASHI travel policy).
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:
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
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.
The ballots for the 2017 Board election and proposed bylaws amendments have been mailed to all Full and Full Doctoral members. Please contact us if you haven't received yours. ASHI is incorporated in the state of Missouri and must abide by the election laws in that state which do not allow for electronic ballots. Ballots must be mailed. This year, a self-addressed, stamped, return envelope has been included so you only need to make your selections on the ballot, and mail the completed ballot in the return envelope back to ASHI headquarters. Ballots received after July 17, 2017 will not be valid.
Name & Credentials: Sam Ho, PhD, D(ABHI)
Job title and place of employment: Chief Laboratory Officer, Gift of Life Michigan
Graduated from: Baylor University
How long have you been an ASHI member? 10 years
If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Member Spotlight, please complete the online form.
With our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer, however, the right match can help you find friends, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help improve your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering and get started as a ASHI volunteer by visiting the online Volunteer Portal on the ASHI website. Here you will find open committee positions as well as micro-volunteering opportunities.
Micro-volunteering opportunities are short-term, low time commitment volunteer activities.
WHO: Open to all current members of ASHI. Ideally suited for first-time volunteers!
WHAT: These positions vary in nature. Examples include writing an article for the ASHI Quarterly, posting to the online Forums, helping at the annual meeting or promoting the value of ASHI membership on Social media. The micro-volunteering opportunities are organized by committee.
WHEN: Applications are accepted year round, however most positions will be filled in the months leading up to the annual meeting (June – August). Committee leaders will reach out to interested volunteers on an as-needed basis.
WHY: Enhance your CV with volunteerism and connect with your ASHI colleagues while maintaining flexibility in your busy schedule.
HOW: Complete the online Volunteer Form to tell us your preferred areas of service. The committee chair for your selections will contact you as opportunities arise.
Visit the Volunteer Portal
If you are interested in becoming involved, please complete the volunteer form.
The performance and summary reports for the HT-1 are complete and are posted in the lab center. Login here to view.
Take a few moments to renew your 2017 ASHI membership today to avoid disruption of your ASHI benefits including a discounted meeting registration rate. 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.
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The latest release of the 17th International Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Workshop and Conference newsletter, IHIWS Connects, is now available. This issue features registration instructions for attending the 17th IHIWS in Pacific Grove, California, as well as important updates about the progress of workshop components and projects. To read this and all prior IHIWS Connects newsletters, visit: http://ihiws.org/newsletters/.
The 17th International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
Workshop and Workshop Conference
September 6–10, 2017
Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Elsevier, publisher of ASHI's scientific publication, Human Immunology, offers 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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The purpose of this study was to examine if HLA-G is expressed in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells of the eye. The RPE comprises the outer most layer of the retina and as such defines the interface to the blood and contributes to the immune privilege in the posterior part of the eye. One way the RPE might be regulating the immune system could be by expressing the non-classical human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecule, HLA-G.
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences via ScienceDaily
Researchers have discovered a clue that could unlock the potential of immunotherapy drugs to successfully treat more cancers. The findings were made in mice and showed that targeting a sub-population of immune cells called regulatory T cells (T-regs) could make the drugs more effective.
Age and number of recipients in need of kidney re-transplantation are increasing. Re-transplantation practices and outcomes in elderly recipients are not previously explored. We aimed to retrospectively evaluate the outcomes of recipients 65 years and older receiving their second deceased donor allograft.
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