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Join the Save the Cord Foundation for a live virtual conference focused entirely on the world of cord blood. Leading researchers will be presenting highlights of their work to educate the public on the latest advances and treatments using cord blood. In addition, Save the Cord will be holding special sessions dedicated to those who are just learning about cord blood. Expectant parents, health professionals and the general public are invited to attend.
Some of the conference topics include:
Click here to read more.
- "History/Cord Blood Pioneers": Dr. Eliane Gluckman & Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg
- Focus on Transplants & the Importance of Quality Collections: "What a Transplant Center Expects When Thawing Cord Blood" by Sharon Miller, MT (ASCP), CHS(ABHI)
- Treating Leukemia: "Outcomes in Patients with Hematological Malignancies After Cord Blood Transplantation Compared to Unrelated Donor Transplants" by Dr. Filippo Milano
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018 REGIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS!
|ASHI REGIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP 1:
Bally's Las Vegas
3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
April 12-14, 2018
|ASHI REGIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP 2:|
Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown
1100 Carnegie Ave.
June 28-30, 2018
We are pleased to announce the 2018 ASHI Regional Education Workshop Faculty.
University of Nebraska
Andres Jaramillo, Ph.D.
Nicholas Brown, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
The University of Chicago
Matthew Cusick, D(ABHI)
BCM Immune Evaluation Laboratory
Luis Hidalgo, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
University of Alberta Hospitals
Gerald Morris, MD, Ph.D.
University of California San Diego
Check back often for more information about the 2018 ASHI Regional Education Workshop.
- New wallchart with an overview of the HLA molecule, genes and nomenclature: REQUEST WALLCHART
- Still using lymphocyte separation medium (LSM)? Isolate cells from whole blood without centrifugation or lysis: WATCH VIDEO
- This case study shows how cell purity affects flow cytometry crossmatch (FCXM) results: READ CASE STUDY
- RoboSep™-16 can isolate cells from up to 16 samples simultaneously:
- Purity assessment by flow cytometry for lineage-specific chimerism analysis: READ MORE
In June 2015, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved a rewrite of the histocompatibility bylaws that included the addition of the general supervisor to the list of laboratory key personnel. The implementation of the addition of this new requirement was delayed to allow for the development of a new key personnel application form, which then needed approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB has recently approved the new general supervisor key personnel application form.
As part of the implementation of this bylaw, UNOS will send the OPTN general supervisor key personnel application to all OPTN approved histocompatibility laboratories. All approved histocompatibility laboratories will be asked to complete and submit the general supervisor key personnel application form within 30 days.
The effective date of the general supervisor key personnel requirement bylaw will coincide with the date that the Membership and Professional Standards Committee acts on all of the general supervisor applications received during the 30 day submission period. All OPTN approved histocompatibility laboratories will need to submit this form within the 30 day period to remain in compliance with the histocompatibility laboratory membership requirements. If UNOS
receives the application after the deadline, UNOS cannot guarantee that it will be processed prior to the implementation date. The new bylaw language can be found in the Histocompatibility Bylaws Rewrite Phase II policy notice on the OPTN website. UNOS will implement the general supervisor key personnel requirement for histocompatibility laboratories on the following schedule:
||Due date for all general supervisor key personnel applications for consideration before the bylaw is implemented. If we receive your application after this deadline, we cannot guarantee it will be processed prior to the implementation date.
|Feb. 27, 2018
||Effective date of general supervisory key personnel bylaw. Notice will be provided 30 days prior to the effective date.
If you have any questions, please contact Christi Manner, Jasmine Smith or Tierra Simpkins by phone at (804) 782-4800 or by email using the format firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name & Credentials: Sharon Adams, MT, CHS (ABHI)
Job Title: HLA Laboratory Supervisor
Place of employment: National Institutes of Health
Graduated from: George Mason University
How long have you been an ASHI member? 20 years
When did you attend your first ASHI meeting? The first meeting that I have extremely fond
memories from was Vancouver 1998. I had been to a couple of meetings prior to this
Vancouver meeting; however, I was so new in the field during those meetings that I was
spending so much time trying to comprehend that I didn't enjoy the essence of the meeting.
Vancouver changed all that. I was enthralled with the lectures and also with the camaraderie of
the group. It was clear that these were some pretty special people. The field was exploding
with information in all facets of immunology and transplantation. It was where I became the
HLA nerd and just couldn't get enough information to feed my brain. It was after this meeting
that I dove into really getting Sanger sequencing up and running in our laboratory. The
contacts that I made at that meeting became lifelong friends. People that I could call on when I
had a question or just could share a nice glass of wine with while we talked work or personal.
ASHI meetings became something that I was so excited about every year. In addition, I
became an active member volunteering as it was clear this society was so important for all
aspects of the field.
We'd love to feature you in the Member Spotlight section of an upcoming issue of ASHI Insights! Just complete this online form.
We hope that you'll take a few moments to renew your 2018 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. Click here to renew today!
The Travel Fund Award was created to help new ASHI members attend regional and annual meetings. The ASHI Board of Directors has approved two grants for Technologist members for each Regional meeting in 2018. For the Annual meeting, two grants have been reserved for Technologist members and two for Doctoral level members.
2017 Travel Award Recipient An Thai of Medstar Georgetown University Hospital says:
"Receiving the ASHI Travel Fund gave me an opportunity to attend the ASHI 43rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. It was a great learning experience where I got to meet many colleagues, learn about the updates in the field, meet with different vendors, and much more. I really appreciate ASHI for giving the chance to those who are eager to learn and advance in the field by offering the Travel Fund."
ASHI is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By contributing to the travel fund award, you'll help us give more opportunities to members like An Thai.
Online donations are quick and easy using our secure website. We welcome donations of all sizes. Donate today by clicking here!
Your lab could win up to $1,000 in funding to host an HLA meeting! ASHI has prepared all the tools you need to organize your local meeting including an ASHI Local Meeting Handbook. Ready to get started? Just submit an application for funding. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
VxMatch now features full LIMS integration, MFI cut-offs and custom visualizations. VxMatch is a dedicated application that displays DSA trends, dilution and reactivity history and has been validated at leading HLA labs. Click here to schedule a full demo or view our recent ASHI poster on VxMatch to learn more.
ASHI will sponsor two joint symposia at FOCIS 2018 - one with the American Society on Transplantation and The Transplantation Society and the other with The Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists. Watch for more details to come. FOCIS is the meeting in translational immunology that will give you a competitive edge in your career. Stay ahead of the curve with leading clinicians and researchers delivering the latest breakthroughs across immune-mediated diseases. Focusing on molecular pathways and their implications in human disease provides the unique opportunity for innovative thinking and application of ideas from the pathologies of other diseases to uncover novel solutions to challenges in the diseases you study. For more information, click here.
Peter N. Lalli, PhD, D(ABHI), ASHI member, OPTN/UNOS Histocompatibility Committee, Regional Representative and Director of Histocompatibility/Flow at Carolinas Medical Center is the Subject Matter Expert in this video. Crossmatching of potential donors against potential transplant recipients has been performed for over 40 years and is a mandatory component of the transplant evaluation process. However, there are now many options available for determining the likelihood of donor-specific antibody-mediated responses, including the "virtual" crossmatch. Click here to learn more and to register.
Did you miss the professional photos from the 2017 ASHI Annual Meeting in San Francisco? Click here to start viewing them. Feel free to save them, share them and post them to your social media using the hashtag #ASHIAnnual2017.
Mark your calendar now for future ASHI Annual Meetings!
44TH ANNUAL MEETING
October 1-5, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
45TH ANNUAL MEETING
September 23-27, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
46TH ANNUAL MEETING
October 19-23, 2020
Are you interested in volunteering for ASHI?
With our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer, however, the right match can help you learn new skills, meet new people, 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 an 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.
Results Submission: As the 2017 PT year comes to a close, please remember to submit your results for AC-2 and EMO-2 by Friday, December 1, 2017.
2018 Ordering: The PT ordering system for 2018 is tentatively scheduled to be available by the end of November. Please stay tuned for the new brochure, new order form, and new online ordering system for the 2018 PT year. Additional details will be provided as they become available.
Lots of topics being discussed now on our forums. Get in on the discussion!
Many clinical human leukocyte antigen (HLA) laboratories are adopting next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology for HLA genotyping. There have been several reports of the cost-benefit and reduction in turn-around-time provided by NGS. Ninety-six percent of buccal swabs and peripheral blood samples had reportable HLA genotyping by NGS.
To improve assistance for patients awaiting a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor, it is important to genetically characterize the Brazilian volunteer bone marrow donors registry (REDOME). Our objective was to describe the antigenic groups and haplotype frequencies of HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-DRB1 in the five regions of Brazil and by self-reported ethnicity groups using the REDOME data.
Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) are transmembrane proteins that regulate NK and T cell subsets by recognizing HLA-I molecules as ligands. The KIR gene family consists of 16 genes, located at chromosome 19q13.4. KIR gene frequencies vary among populations. In Mexico, HLA and genetic ancestry studies show that Mestizo populations have different genetic backgrounds based on admixture with European, African, and Asian ancestry.
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