The Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health is hosting a VITT webinar between 4-5:20pm (AEST ) this Thursday, 9 Sept. Speakers include Andreas Greinacher and James McFadyen, with Kanta Subbarao, Huyen Tran and Liz Gardiner joining a panel discussion. Registration is free here
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL METING 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL GENERAL METING OF THE HAEMATOLOGY SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER VIA ZOOM
COMMENCING AT 4.00PM AEST
FINANCIAL MEMBERS ONLY CAN VOTE
MEMBERS CAN REGISTER HERE
The Centre for Blood Transplant and Cell Therapies (CBTCT) brings together the largest allogeneic stem cell transplant units in Australia with a focus on identifying transplant and cell therapy strategies to reduce graft versus host disease and improve patient and disease outcomes after transplant. In this webinar series, speakers will review major topics in stem cell transplantation and cell therapy, highlighting how key advances are addressing the current challenges in stem cell transplantation. The ninth webinar in this series features Professor Catherine Bollard, who is the current Program Director for Cell Enhancement and Technologies at the Children’s National Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at the George Washington University. Her bench and translational research has focused on improving post-transplant outcomes through developing novel cellular therapeutics, leading to over 200 peer reviewed publications. In this webinar, Professor Bollard will be outlining the role of virus-specific T cell therapies following transplantation as well as their potential applications for treating COVID-19.
Professor Catherine Bollard – Children’s National Hospital and George Washington University
When: Monday 27 September 2021, 8am AEST
Link to webinar:
Link to CBTCT website for all webinar recordings:
Each year in September, around the world, it is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. A time to focus our attention on blood cancers, to raise awareness of their impact and to advocate for the acceleration of treatments and cures. This September, Snowdome is beginning the month with our educational Blood, Sweat and Tears of Joy event. Once again, we will be going virtual and our 2021 webinar will focus on the developments being made with chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) therapy and the role clinical trials can play in the treatment journey. Join us as we provide you with an opportunity to learn from a driven blood cancer clinical researcher and hear first-hand from three inspiring blood cancer patients.
Hosted by Snowdome’s own and HSANZ Member Professor Miles Prince AM, he will be joined on the panel by:
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Online via zoom
RSVP: Register here
Zoom details will be sent to you upon registration.
The Centre for Blood Transplant and Cell Therapies (CBTCT) brings together the largest allogeneic stem cell transplant units in Australia with a focus on identifying transplant and cell therapy strategies to reduce graft versus host disease and improve patient and disease outcomes after transplant. In this webinar series, speakers will review major topics in stem cell transplantation and cell therapy, highlighting how key advances are addressing the current challenges in stem cell transplantation. This webinar is presented by A/Prof Damian Green from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, where he leads the translational myeloma research program. A/Prof Green is the Deputy Director for Myeloma of the Seattle Translational Research program with the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, where his research focuses on the development of novel immunotherapy-based approaches to treat multiple myeloma and other B cell malignancies. In this webinar, A/Prof Green will outline recent advances in immunotherapy for multiple myeloma.
Associate Professor Damian Green – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre and the University of Washington
When: Monday 23 August 2021, 12pm AEST
ANZSBT invite you to a webinar with Ms Nicole Zacher (Chair, ANZSBT Transfusion Science Standing Committee) and Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber (Haematologist, Prince of Wales Hospital and HOW Collaborative) who will discuss the soon to be released ANZSBT Guidelines for Laboratory Estimation of Fetomaternal Haemorrhage.
They will highlight key differences between the old and new Guidelines and discuss some of the controversies and challenges faced as they set about updating the Guideline.
Also, Prof Helen Liley (Neonatologist, Mater Mother’s Hospital) will present an update on the recently released Guideline for the Prophylactic Use of RhD Immunoglobulin in Pregnancy Care on behalf of the National Blood Authority.
DATE: 27 AUGUST 2021
TIME: 1:00 TO 2:00 PM AEST
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The escalating COVID-19 crisis in Sydney and many other parts of Australia is a major challenge to many of our members, and also to patients with blood disorders located in these jurisdictions. We recognise the difficult challenges faced, and also the extraordinary efforts by many who continue to provide care for patients during this crisis. You are in our thoughts and we hope things improve soon. Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your colleagues.
Leanne Berkahn, Steve Lane and Valerie Orton, on behalf of the HSANZ Council.
HSANZ has been invited by RACP to nominate members for College medals and awards.
To acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our members, the College grants several medals and awards. These awards provide an opportunity for the College and its membership to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of members as well as to promote their successes to inspire others.
These awards are usually presented annually at the College’s Convocation Ceremony immediately prior to the College’s Congress and include:
· The John Sands Medal
· The College Medal
· The RACP Mentor of the Year Award
· The RACP Trainee of the Year Award
· The RACP International Medal, and
· The RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas
A flyer is attached and full details are on the RACP Foundation website
Applications close on 14 September 2021.
The Centre for Blood Transplant and Cell Therapies (CBTCT) brings together the largest allogeneic stem cell transplant units in Australia with a focus on identifying transplant and cell therapy strategies to reduce graft versus host disease and improve patient and disease outcomes after transplant. In this webinar series, speakers will review major topics in stem cell transplantation and cell therapy, highlighting how key advances are addressing the current challenges in stem cell transplantation. The sixth webinar of the series features Professor Charles Craddock who is the Director of the Centre of the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the recent president of the British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. In this webinar, Professor Craddock will be highlighting the approaches to optimising outcomes for patients following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukaemia
Professor Charles Craddock – Queen Elizabeth Hospital and University of Birmingham
When: Monday 26 July 2021, 5pm AEST
Link to CBTCT website for all webinar recordings:
Fresh Science 2021
Apologies for the lateness of this, however it has only just been received.
Calling all early career researchers. Got results, a discovery or invention that has not received any publicity?
Nominate for Fresh Science 2021. Find your story, get media trained and promote your science. Nominations close 5pm AEST Thursday 29 July.
Now in its 23rd year, Fresh Science has trained over 550 scientists to share their science, and generated hundreds of news stories via TV, print, radio and online.
Fresh Science is looking for early-career researchers (from honours students to no more than five years post-PhD,) a peer-reviewed discovery that has had little or no media coverage; and some ability to present ideas in everyday English.
Participants receive a day of media training followed by the chance to share their work with peers at the pub. Their work will be profiled online, promoted by social media and, for some, the mainstream media.
For information, click here
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