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Early Bird Registration 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.
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!
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.
- 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
Name & Credentials: Matthew Cusick, PhD, D(ABHI)
Job title and place of employment: Director in training, Northwestern University
Graduated from: Creighton University, University of Vermont and University of Utah
How long have you been an ASHI member? 3 Years
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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.
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.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- Be available at the Membership Desk
- Volunteer at the 5K
- Collect tickets at the pre-meeting on Monday
- Hand out agendas for the business meeting, Directors' and Technologists' Forums
2 Committee Vacancies
Directors' Affairs Committee
- During Public Comment Period, review proposed changes to the bylaws and respond with comments
3 Committee Vacancies
- Posting to Online Directors' Forum
- Being a meeting buddy for a director in training
- Being a mentor
3 Committee Vacancies
- Reviewing an ASHI U module
- Writing an ASHI U module
- Being a moderator for a regional education workshop
- Writing a case study for the regional education workshop
4 Committee Vacancies
Proficiency Testing Committee
- Help at the registration desk &/or membership table at annual meeting
- Help with evaluating membership survey questions for ASHI Membership Survey (to be ready for review by 3rd Quarter)
If there are any open committee positions, they will be posted after the annual meeting.
- Posting to online Directors' forum
- Posting to online Technologists' forum
- Editing content for Quarterly
- Serving as Quarterly content coordinator (coordinator would suggest content and/or track writers, editors, and deadlines for the upcoming issues, etc.)
3 Committee Vacancies
Quality Assurance and Standards Committee
- Review of ASHI U modules/development of modules
- Review of current literature to offer suggestions for articles
- Summary of a current article for an ASHI Q publication
4 Committee Vacancies (2) Doctoral and (2) Technologist positions
Technologists' Affairs Committee
- During Public Comment Period, review proposed changes to the standards and respond with comments
3 Committee Vacancies
ASHI Volunteer Form
- Submitting to the online Technologists' Forum
- Writing articles for ASHI quarterly
- Promoting ASHI on Social Media
Visit the Volunteer Portal
The performance and summary reports for the HT-1 are complete and are posted in the lab center. The AC-1 and EMO performance and summary reports will be posted soon. Login here to view.
The presentations are now available in ASHI University for just $10 each for ASHI members, and $20 each for non-members. They can be found in Volume 4.3:
While you're in ASHI-U, be sure to check out the updated Serum Preparation module, which can be found in Volume 1:
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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
The registration fee includes:
Admission to all workshop sessions
Admission to all workshop social events
Welcome reception on 9/6
Closing "strolling dinner" reception on 9/9
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Current Forum topics being discussed include:
- HLA Laboratory Business Model
- Complement binding antibodies and 1:16 serum dilution
- DP Antibody in Heart Tx
- Justifying the need for another HLA tech
- Ongoing Poll! SAB Testing
- Contacting Patients for Serum Specimens
- NEW! Billing Questions: VXM, Hold & Freeze, & Mailers
- What current challenges are you facing as a technologist?
- Ongoing Discussion! Easy Sep Bead Preparation for Flow Crossmatching
- How did you get started in HLA?
- NMDP codes
- Continuing Education
Septic patients develop immune dysfunctions, the intensities and durations of which are associated with deleterious outcomes. LILRB2 (leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptors subfamily B, member 2), an inhibitory member of the LILR family of receptors, is known for its immunoregulatory properties.
Pulmonary Hypertension News
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was associated with higher mortality rates after bilateral lung transplantation (transplantation of both lungs), but not after single lung transplantation (LTx), according to a new study of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database.
McGill University Health Centre via Medical Xpress
Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) may have cracked the code to understanding the function of special cells called regulatory T Cells. Treg cells, as they are often known, control and regulate our immune system to prevent excessive reactions. The findings, published in Science Immunology, could have a major impact in our understanding and treatment of all autoimmune diseases and most chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, Crohn's disease as well as broader conditions such as asthma, allergies and cancer.
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