HaemIcon 2019
The Annual Academic Sessions
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18 - 19 September 2019

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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The Sri Lanka College of Haematologists

The Sri Lanka College of Haematologists was formed as a limited company under the Companies Act of No. 17 of 1982 on the 11th of December 1997. This was due to the farsightedness and the pioneering efforts of a few individuals, who became the founder members of the College. They were, Prof. S. B. Ellepola, Dr. M. N. Prematilake, Dr. A. P. M. Ganegoda, Dr. H.MS. Vidyatileke, Dr. I. S. Wijesiriwardene, Dr. A. P. Kurukulasuriya, and Dr. M. N. Tudawe.

The Highlights of ASH

The Consult-a-Colleague is an ASH member benefit that helps facilitate the exchange of information between hematologists and their peers.

Seek consultation on clinical cases related to the following categories and more:

  • Anemias
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemostasis/Thrombosis
  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders
  • Multiple Myeloma & Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes

All inquiries will receive an email or phone response within one to two business days.

Visit https://www.hematology.org/Clinicians/Consult.aspx

The ASH Global Research Award is designed to support future international scientific leaders, increase hematology capacity, and nurture global collaboration. The award supports hematologists between completion of training and the establishment of their independent careers. The award supports the budget for the awarded research for a minimum of 6 months to 3 years, with funds up to $100,000 for projects of one year or less, and $150,000 for projects longer than one year. The award proposals will be categorized by classification of home countries using the UN Human Development Index, and applicants will only compete with those in their same classification.

Deadline: Letters of Intent opened in March 2019 and closes August 30, 2019.

Visit: https://www.hematology.org/Global-Research.aspx

ASH shares educational materials with institutions and hospitals in developing countries through the IOI. The goal of the IOI is to help address the hematology-related needs in research, practice, and training in developing areas of the world. This initiative is only available to institutions and hematology-related healthcare professionals in low- and middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank Country Classifications List. 

Deadline: None. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Visit: https://www.hematology.org/Global/205.aspx

The VTP provides talented hematologists, scientists, and/or laboratory staff from developing countries with an exceptional educational opportunity to gain clinical, laboratory, or technical experience at a host institution under the mentorship of an ASH member for up to 12 weeks. The individual training opportunities address hematology priorities unique to the trainee’s home institution and are designed to ensure implementation of the skills and knowledge acquired following the program. This program is only available to hematologists and hematology-related healthcare professionals in low- and middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank Country Classifications List. 

Deadline: Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Visit: https://www.hematology.org/Awards/Career-Training/436.aspx

The Global Showcase is a separate category for annual meeting poster presentations, focusing on international collaborations for hematology research and/or capacity-building in low and middle-income countries. The Showcase is designed to highlight the outcomes of these partnerships related to the advancement of hematology care in low-resource settings. This showcase is only available to hematologists and hematology-related healthcare professionals in low- and middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank Country Classifications List. 

Deadline: Poster submissions will be accepted starting in early May 2019; the deadline is June 20, 2019.

Visit: https://www.hematology.org/Annual-Meeting/7362.aspx

Latest News

EHA-SLCH Hematology Tutorial on Myeloid Malignancies and MDS

A two-day tutorial in close collaboration with the Sri Lanka College of Haematologists (SLCH) on "Myeloid malignancies and MDS" was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Presidential Induction 2019 &

Prof. S.N. Wickramasinghe Oration

Location

Wijerama House, 06 Wijerama Mawatha,
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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