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Mark your calendars for these featured events at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Baltimore!
Pre-Meeting Symposium: There is No "I" in HLA: Skills for Leadership and Team Building
Successful leadership is independent of titles, seniority, or personal attributes. The goal of this session on Monday, October 1 from 1:00-5:00 pm is to explore evidence-based practices to unlock motivation in your own workplace and develop the skills necessary to become a leader.
Featuring an exclusive presentation from Christopher Myers, PhD of the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University - this is a course you won't want to miss! Space is Limited. Read More & Register Now
Tulip Run – 6th Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Please join us for a morning 5k run or 1 mile walk through Patterson Park in Baltimore on Wednesday, October 3 from 6:30 am – 8:30 am. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. All runners and walkers are welcome.
NEW THIS YEAR! Warm-up with a local yoga instructor who will guide us through gentle stretches to prepare for the run/walk. Begins at 6:00 am. Read more and add the run to your registration today!
Join us to enjoy a night of music, desserts, drinks, dancing, and networking with your colleagues on Thursday, October 4, from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM. The Networking Event features Dorry Segev as your DJ! Dorry is a transplant surgeon from Johns Hopkins Medical Center who has been a DJ at several transplant-related, highly enjoyable parties. Request a song here! This event is complimentary for all registered attendees; there is no additional fee to attend.
Claude the Lab Crab has a special meeting announcement!
Don’t forget to bring your wallet to the 2018 ASHI Annual Meeting. There will be a Silent Auction in Exhibitors Hall and believe me, you don’t want to miss out!
Place your bid on the Chocoholic Basket, Dog 101 Basket, Trusty Traveler Basket, Take a Hike Basket, or my personal favorite, Maryland is for Crabs Basket, just to name a few! All proceeds will be donated to the ASHI Travel Fund.
Click here to read more about the Silent Auction at the 2018 ASHI Annual Meeting!
Congratulations to the Membership Survey, Module 4 winner
Indiana University School of Medicine Histocompatibility Laboratory!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Membership surveys! The Membership Committee has received results from all four surveys and will be using that data to drive ASHI’s 2019 Strategic Planning initiatives. A brief update will be given at the Annual Business Meeting held at the 2018 ASHI Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Stay tuned for more information.
HLA Typing, NGS, almost no ambiguity, Affordable, Accurate, Quick turnaround time. Reports are uploaded to compatible laboratory software. HLA antibody identification by SAB or C1q, KIR typing, Cancer gene screening and many more.
Questions regarding our testing or to discuss your needs, please contact us at 972-566-8478, 972-566-6278 or 972-566-5761 or visit our website at texasmedicalspecialty.com.
The 18th International Symposium on Bone Marrow Transplantation will be held in Mexico City from October 24 - 27, 2018 at The National Academy of Medicine. The symposium is intended for a bilingual audience. Please click here to view the preliminary schedule on the symposium brochure.
Standard Rate: $250.00 USD
Medical Residents and Students: $150.00 USD
For more information, click here.
Name & Credentials: Sally Schumacher B.S. MT(ASCP), CHS(ABHI)
Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist
Place of employment: Nebraska Medicine
Graduated from: University of Nebraska Medical Center
How long have you been an ASHI member? 4 years
When did you attend your first ASHI Meeting? The first ASHI meeting I attended was in 2011 in New Orleans.
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.
ABHI is excited to announce the development of a new "CE Center" website with features that will enable you to:
✔ Pay your annual dues online. No more paper invoices!
Watch for more information on the new ABHI CE Center at the ASHI Annual Meeting in Baltimore, and your email inbox, coming this fall.
✔ Monitor your 3-year certification period in a clear, concise dashboard. See how many more credits you need to complete!
✔ Upload continuing education activities & certificates that you have completed (CE credits & CECs included!)
✔ Update personal information such as your address, email, etc.
2018 Fall PT Schedule
The 2018 HT-2 samples are scheduled to ship Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
AC-2 and EMO-2 Surveys
The 2018 AC-2 samples are scheduled to ship Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The 2018 EMO-2 samples are scheduled to ship Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
2018 PT Reports
HT-1 and EMO-1 Reports
The 2018 Summary and Performance Reports for the HT-1 and EMO-1 surveys are available in the new PT Lab Center under Reports/Summary or Reports/Performance.
At the time of this publication, the final announcement has not been received concerning the AC-1 Summary and Performance reports, but AC-1 participants should expect to receive an email very soon announcing the completion of the AC-1 reports. Thank you for your patience as the last few AC-1 report details are addressed.
The following ASHI Committees have open seats waiting for you!
Directors' Affairs Committee
Tech Affairs' Committee
Click here to learn more about ASHI committee roles and responsibilities. Sign up to volunteer today by clicking here or contact Mandi Cruz at Mcruz@ashi-hla.org for more information.
Flow cytometric crossmatches (FCXM) are routinely performed to support living-donor renal transplantation. While long a laboratory mainstay, a physical crossmatch is costly, time consuming, and frequently poses interpretative conundrums with both false-positive and false- negative results.
HLA-G is an immune checkpoint molecule. Since a differential molecule expression has been reported even for healthy individuals, many studies have focused on polymorphisms at HLA-G regulatory regions, particularly the 3′ untranslated region (3′UTR). The presence/absence of a 14-bp sequence was the first polymorphism described and it is the most studied in association between HLA-G and disorders.
Advanced liver diseases are associated with impaired intestinal barrier function, which results in bacterial influx via the portal vein to the liver, causing hepatic and systemic inflammation. Little is known about possible concomitant trafficking of immune cells from the intestines to the liver. We therefore performed a comprehensive immunophenotyping study of the portal venous versus peripheral blood compartment in patients with liver cirrhosis who received a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPS).
In this cohort study (n=935 transplantations), we investigated the phenotype and risk of graft
failure in patients with histological criteria for antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in the
absence of circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA), and compared this to
patients with definite ABMR and HLA-DSA-positivity.
*As recommended by the Science & Technology Initiatives Committee
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