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Special Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Special Interest Sessions
Tuesday, December 8, 2009: 7:30 AM-9:00 AM
Conference Auditorium AB (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

 Presented by the Scientific Committees on Hemostasis, Vascular Biology, and Platelets
David Lillicrap, MD , Wolfram Ruf, MD and Elisabeth Cramer-Bordé, MD, PhD

This special session was designed to expand the opportunity for exchange and communication among basic scientists in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. It will highlight the most important basic science contributions in 2009 in each of the three major areas of the field: (1) thrombosis; (2) blood coagulation and fibrinolysis; and (3) platelet biology. In addition to the invited speakers listed, an afternoon session will include a number of oral presentations selected from abstracts submitted to ASH for the annual meeting. The abstracts may be found in the Abstract Book.

7:30 AM
Platelets Play a Protective Role in Erythrocytic Stage Malaria Infection

Simon J. Foote, MBBS, BMedSci, PhD1*, Brendan J. McMorran1*, Karen E. Drysdale1*, Carolyn de Graaf2*, Gordon K. Smyth2* and Warren S. Alexander, PhD2*

1The Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
2The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville, Australia

7:45 AM
Kindlin-3 Mutations and Integrin Activation Deficiency

Tatiana Byzova, PhD

Center for Thrombosis & Vascular Biology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

8:00 AM
Platelets and Vascular Leakage in Inflammation and Angiogenesis

Denisa D. Wagner, PhD

Immune Disease Institute, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Children's Hospital, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

8:15 AM
Infusing Mature Megakaryocytes Into Mice Yields Functional Platelets: Biological and Clinical Implications

Rudy Fuentes1*, Yuhuan Wang, PhD2*, Jessica Hirsh2* and Mortimer Poncz, MD2

1Division of Hematology, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2Division of Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA