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ISEH 2021 New Investigator Awards

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Our society takes great pride in supporting the work of young scientists who submit cutting-edge abstracts for discussion at the ISEH Annual Meeting. To this end, each year ISEH includes a New Investigator Session in which the Program Committee selects the six highest ranked abstracts to present an oral presentation along with a five minute Q&A. Presenters were reviewed by an anonymous panel of judges on the following criteria: presentation topic, presentation content, Q&A response, and overall presentation. The session awards prizes into two groups – student and postdoctoral fellow, with three prizes being awarded in each category. Congratulations to our 2021 New Investigator Award Winners! Students 1st Place Prize - Dirk van Bekkum Award Bianca Ulloa Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA Definitive Hematopoietic Stem Cells Minimally Contribute to Embryonic Hematopoiesis 2nd Place Prize - T. Ray Bradley Award Emily Mitchell Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK Haematopoietic stem

Thank You to our 2021 ISEH Scientific Meeting Sponsors and Supporters

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    The ISEH Annual Meeting looks a bit different again this year. We're celebrating 50 years of our scientific meeting with an exciting program including career and technology sessions, as well as talks and poster presentations from trainees, new investigators and leaders in the field. On behalf of the ISEH Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff, we'd like to thank our 2021 sponsors and exhibitors, seen below. We hope to see you all in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 2022! Support for ISEH 2021 provided by: An independent medical education grant by Bristol-Myers Squibb. A grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. A grant award from the National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 PLATINUM SPONSORS THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 GOLD SPONSORS THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SILVER SPONSORS THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS  The views expressed in written conference materials or publi

President's Message: Welcome to ISEH 2021!

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On behalf of ISEH, the International Society for Experimental Hematology, I would like to thank you for being a part of ISEH 2021. This year we begin the celebration of 50 years of unparalleled science as coalesced around a professional society and annual international meeting. While we are not able to meet in person in 2021, we hope that this virtual meeting provides an opportunity for you to re-connect with science and colleagues from around the world.    Through a combination of invited keynote speakers and oral presentations, the ISEH meeting boasts educational sessions on basic, translational and clinical hematology featuring internationally-renowned scientists as well as rising young investigators.  Presenting cutting-edge research is only one of the features of the Annual Meeting. To maximize presentations and audience engagement, we again continue the sessions we started last year called “Featured Posters.” These lightning talks to advertise posters again promise to be brillian

In Memory of Paul Sylvain Frenette

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The ISEH community is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Paul Frenette, the founding director and chair of the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Paul was a revered member of the ISEH community, having previously served as President in 2015 in addition to other leadership positions. Our deepest condolences extend to his family, colleagues at Einstein, and collaborators around the world who are suffering from this loss. More details about Paul’s remarkable career and scientific accomplishments can be found in an obituary in Experimental Hematology ( https://www.exphem.org/article/S0301-472X(21)00282-4/fulltext ). To accompany that piece, in this Simply Blood blog please find some additional testimonies and pictures. Dr. Meelad Dawlaty, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Paul was always there for his trainees, staff and fellow faculty like a friend. As

How To: Network at Virtual Conferences

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With Covid-19 came the widespread introduction of virtual conferences. While there are obvious advantages to virtual conferences including saving time and money on travel and increasing content accessibility to a larger and more diverse science community, this has come at a cost of decreased networking and less face-to-face interactions. are necessarily limited. This is particularly relevant for Poster presentation sessions, which are usually a hub for networking but now mostly occur through short, pre-recorded summaries with no actual discussion taking place. While solutions to the problem of networking vary from conference to conference, below are some general tips on how to still get the networking you enjoy out of virtual events. Come prepared As always, preparation is key. Scan the programme, abstracts and participant list for people you might want to connect with. Read up on their research to assess which sessions of the conference they will likely attend.  It is also useful to p

2021 Interview Spotlight Series: Part IV

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This week on Simply Blood we close out our 2021 Interview Spotlight Series! Part IV features the ISEH 2021 Donald Metcalf Award Winner:  Tony Green, Ph.D . Click below to listen as Dr. Green answers questions about his scientific passions, career path, mentorship and more. Interested in hearing more about Dr. Green's fascinating work?  Don’t miss his session at this year’s ISEH Virtual Scientific Meeting ! Tony Green, PhD Director, Wellcome-MRC Cabridge Stem Cell Institute Professor, Haematopoiesis and Myeloid Malignancies Cambridge Stem Cell Institute University of Cambridge stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/green Interviewed by Stephen Loughran of the  ISEH New Investigators Committee

2021 Interview Spotlight Series: Part III

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This week on Simply Blood we continue our 2021 Interview Spotlight Series! Part III features the ISEH 2021 McCulloch & Till Award Winner:  Camilla Forsberg, Ph.D . Click below to listen as Dr. Forsberg answers questions about her scientific passions, career path, mentorship and more. Interested in hearing more about Dr. Forsberg's fascinating work?  Don’t miss her session at this year’s ISEH Virtual Scientific Meeting ! Camilla Forsberg, PhD Director, Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells Professor of Biomolecular Engineering University of California Santa Cruz forsberglab.soe.ucsc.edu/ Interviewed by Camille Malouf of the  ISEH New Investigators Committee