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In addition to five days of educational sessions, attendees experienced the Baltimore Aquarium, beautiful views at the downtown waterfront, and of course, Claude the Lab Crab.
Some fun facts about this meeting:
Thank you to the members of the Program Planning committee for designing sessions that were relevant and securing speakers that were knowledgeable. This resulted in a terrific meeting!
- Over 900 attendees
- 13 ASHI past presidents in attendance
- 105 registrants for the 5K Tulip Run and an additional 12 donations to Living Legacy of Maryland
- Attendees from 36 different countries
Chair: Michael D. Gautreaux, PhD, D(ABHI)
Sharon Adams, MT(ASCP), CHS(ABHI)
Medhat Z. Askar, MD, PhD, D(ABHI)
Maria Bettinotti, PhD, D(ABHI), FACMG
John L. Schmitz, PhD, D(ABMLI, ABHI)
Patricia M. Campbell, MBChB, FRCP
Myra Coppage, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Howard M. Gebel, PhD, D(ABHI)
John A. Gerlach, PhD, D(ABHI)
Amy B. Hahn, PhD, D(ABHI)
Walter Herczyk, MT(ASCP), CHS(ABHI)
Annette M. Jackson, PhD, D(ABHI)
David F. Kiger, CHS(ABHI)
Peter N. Lalli, PhD, D(ABHI)
Cathi L. Murphey, PhD
Lorita Rebellato-De Vente, PhD, MS, D(ABHI)
Paul Warner, PhD, D(ABHI)
At the 2018 ASHI Annual Business Meeting held in Baltimore, MD, ASHI's Past President Dr. John Schmitz revealed ASHI's Strategic Planning initiatives for 2019.
Click here for a quick video of the 5 Strategic Planning initiatives.
The IPTA 2019 Congress will be held on May 4-7 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ASHI is proud to announce their partnership with IPTA for the Plenary Session: Lab Meets Clinical – Antibodies and Sensitization, featuring speaker and former ASHI President Dr. Anat Tambur.
Click here for event details or visit www.ipta2019.org.
Click here to submit your abstracts by November 5, 2018. All abstracts will be published electronically in the official journal of the International Pediatric Transplant Association – Pediatric Transplantation.
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Did you miss the ASHI 44th Annual Meeting in Baltimore? Now, you won't miss out! Purchase ASHI Access* now - recordings from the Annual Meeting - for only $75!
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Name & Credentials: Andrés Jaramillo, Ph.D.
Title: Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory
Place of employment: Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Graduated from: University of Louisville
How long have you been an ASHI member? 21 years
When did you attend your first ASHI Meeting? Atlanta, Georgia in 1997. My special memory of that meeting was how friendly and welcoming the ASHI community was!
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.
ASHI's 2019 Regional Education Workshop
dates and locations are now available!
April 11-13, 2019
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center
June 27-29, 2019
The DeSoto Hotel
Stay tuned for more information.
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.
ASHI would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 ASHI Annual Meeting Silent Auction!
Transplant This: donated by Carolyn Hurley - Michele Prod
Maryland Is for Crabs: donated by Education Committee - Kari Roberts
Dog 101: donated by QAS Committee - Linda Buckert
HLA Chef: donated by Bylaws Committee - Susan Twietmeyer
Chocoholic: donated by IT Committee - Anne Halpin
Trusty Traveler: donated by PT Committee - Myra Lopez
Mixologist's Wheelbarrow: donated by Membership Committee - Anonymous
Looking Suave: donated by Technologists' Affairs Committee - Sam Ho
50 Shades of Makeup: donated by Technologists' Affairs Committee - Sam Ho
Coffee & Tea Time: donated by ASHI Board of Directors - Debra Kukuruga
Take a Hike: donated by Accreditation Review Board - David Hurio
Regional Favorites: donated by Publications Committee - Linda Buckert
Directors' De-Stressors: donated by Directors' Affairs Committee - Lesley Kresie
Family Night-In: donated by Science and Technology Initiatives Committee - Nell Field
Grill Master: donated by Directors Training Review and Credentialing Committee - Debra Kukuruga
A special thank you to ASHI committees for their generous donations. The Silent Auction raised over $1,500 for the ASHI Travel Fund!
If you would like to donate to the ASHI Travel Fund, please click the button below.
The 2018 HT-2 results are due by 11:59pm Pacific time on Friday, October 19, 2018. Please remember to check the status of your laboratory’s results to be sure they have been entered and submitted correctly.
The 2018 AC-2 samples will be shipped on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
As of the date of this writing, we are anticipating being able to announce the release of the AC-1 Performance reports soon. Though the AC-1 Summary Report has been released, the individual Performance Reports have not yet been released due to ongoing adjustments which have necessitated an extended review period.
For those laboratories who need to submit the inspection packet soon, please be aware that you have the option of including the AC-1 Summary Report released last month along with documentation stating that the Performance Report will be submitted by your laboratory once the Performance Reports have been released. The ASHI Accreditation Review Board is aware that the AC-1 Performance Reports have been delayed due to complications in the new software program.
Check out ASHI's newest volunteer opportunities!
Click here to learn more about ASHI committee roles and responsibilities.
Looking for a small way to give back? Contact Mandi Cruz at Mcruz@ashi-hla.org for a list of opportunities!
If you are interested in volunteering, click here to complete the volunteer application.
Mark your calendar now for future ASHI Annual Meetings!
45TH ANNUAL MEETING
September 23-27, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
46TH ANNUAL MEETING
October 19-23, 2020
Older kidney transplant recipients experience increased rates of infection and death, and less rejection, compared with younger patients. However, little is known about immune dysfunction in older compared with younger kidney transplant recipients and whether it is associated with infection. We evaluated T cell phenotypes including maturation, immune senescence, and exhaustion in a novel investigation into differences in older compared with younger patients receiving identical immune suppression regimens.
The cause of biliary atresia (BA) remains an enigma. However, an ethnic diversity in the incidence of BA is so unique that anthropological approach may provide some etiopathogenetic implications in the disease mechanism.
The absence of interleukin-25 (IL-25) favors the induction of Th1 and Th17 immune responses in mice. Th1 immune responses have been associated with the pathology of atherosclerosis, a lipid and inflammation driven disease of the arterial wall.
Since the first association between HLA and diseases of native kidneys was described almost 50 years ago, technological and conceptual advances in HLA biology and typing, together with better case ascertainment, have led to an improved understanding of HLA associations with a variety of renal diseases.
*As recommended by the Science & Technology Initiatives Committee
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