Welcome to the 52nd Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting in Orlando, FL. On behalf of the editorial and for the 2010 ASH News Daily, we are thrilled to bring you daily coverage of the meeting. You can pick up your copy at the entrance of the convention center, outside your door at select hotels, select hotel lobbies, and on shuttle buses. You can also read the articles online at www.hematology.org/Publications/ASH-News-Daily. The newspaper is made up of two sections. The A Section consists of articles that include previews and reviews of the educational and scientific sessions, honorary lectures and awards, and coverage of the plenary lectures. The B Section is made up of Society news and special pieces to help make your trip to Orlando more enjoyable. This year’s program is shaping up to be quite newsworthy!
The Plenary Scientific Session headlines promise to be as diverse and thought-provoking as previous years, with something for everyone. This year’s talks will address questions such as: Can you stop malaria transmission by changing the midgut mileu of mosquitoes? Is the era of watchful waiting in follicular lymphoma coming to an end? And can Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome be overcome by gene therapy? Plan to attend the session on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in Hall D. If you can’t attend, read all about them in the Monday edition.
One additional special session to highlight is taking place on Sunday, December 5, at 12:30 p.m. in Hall D titled “Health Care Reform – A Physician’s Perspective from Inside the White House.” This session is cosponsored by ASH and the European Hematology Association (EHA). Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a trained oncologist who now works on the White House health-reform team as a special advisor on restructuring America’s health-care system, will present a rare insider’s look at health-care policy and research in today’s world. This session will be informative for all and one you don’t want to miss. (ASH News Daily will be covering it in Monday’s edition if you do.)
We look forward to serving you again this year. Please tell us what you think by writing or e-mailing, to let us know what we can do to improve this annual meeting newspaper. Above all, have a great visit to Orlando, and we hope you have a wonderful meeting.
Mary Jo Lechowicz, MD
Managing Editor, ASH Staff
P.S. And don’t forget the crossword puzzle in the Saturday edition!