The 27th Annual Meeting will take place May 14–17, 2014, at the historic Palmer House Hilton hotel in downtown Chicago, a short stroll from the world-acclaimed Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler and Sullivan’s Auditorium Theater, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Goodman Theater, and exciting Millennium Park.
The Presidential Symposium will focus on the future of pediatric hematology, emerging gene therapies, the pathophysiology of hemoglobinopathies, and fetal hemoglobin. You will not want to miss this insightful and thought-provoking session presented by Katherine A. High, MD; Elliot P. Vichinsky, MD; and Stuart H. Orkin, MD, who are luminaries in the field.
The program for the meeting includes an exceptional selection of 11 symposia and 12 workshops all designed to bring you current science, clinical updates, and contemporary controversies in pediatric hematology/oncology. Symposia program topics include:
For the second year, the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC) will hold its meeting in affiliation with the ASPHO meeting. The PBMTC program will be presented on Wednesday, May 14, also at the Palmer House Hilton. A discount is available for those registering for both the PBMTC and ASPHO meetings.
ASPHO will again present an opportunity for attendees to earn Part 2 points toward Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by offering an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Module. The MOC program, scheduled for Saturday morning, is intended for those who are enrolled in the MOC process and would like to earn 10 MOC activity points and 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The MOC Learning Session will be conducted in an interactive group setting and led by authors or experts in the field.
In response to participant feedback, this year’s educational program schedule features a relaxed morning start time of 8 am or later each day (some ancillary events are scheduled during breakfast), and more time is built into the program to allow for networking and socializing. Note these changes will not affect the total available number of continuing medical education (CME) credits offered to attendees. We hope to see you in Chicago!
ASPHO will offer annual meeting attendees session recordings on DVD. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a DVD when they register for the meeting or in Chicago, May 15–17, 2014, at a special discounted rate of $50. After May 17, DVDs will be sold for $99.
With these DVDs, you will have convenient access to session recordings without long download times or access codes. Take advantage of this special limited offer when you register or onsite in Chicago.