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The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) is a not-for-profit association of clinical and research professionals including immunologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, transplant physicians and surgeons, pathologists and technologists. As a professional society involved in histocompatibility, immunogenetics and transplantation, ASHI is dedicated to advancing the science and application of histocompatibility and immunogenetics; providing a forum for the exchange of information; and advocating the highest standards of laboratory testing in the interest of optimal patient care.  If you would like to receive ASHI press releases regularly via email, please subscribe by writing to .

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American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) certification

American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) certification

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UNOS explains the basics of the new kidney allocation system

UNOS explains the basics of the new kidney allocation system and focuses on the high level changes that will be made, what kidney programs need to do to prepare for the change, and provides an FAQ and checklist.

In November 2013, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved policy to substantially revise the national kidney allocation system. The goal of this recorded webinar is to discuss fundamental changes in the kidney allocation policy and to provide OPTN members with specific information about tasks they need to complete to prepare them for implementation.

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Anthony Nolan has migrated its entire transplant data to the Cloud.

This represents a significant step forward in the application of IT technology to the histocompatibility field.

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UNOS podcast on the New Kidney Allocation System available now

 

The podcast recording entitled, “The New Kidney Allocation System: What Referring Physicians Need to Know” is now available on the OPTN and Transplant Pro websites.

 

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Kidney Allocation System

A focal point for UNOS this year is educating transplant and donation professionals about the changes coming to kidney allocation at the end of this year. The new kidney allocation policy was designed to improve outcomes for kidney recipients and increase the use of available kidneys.  The chair of the UNOS Policy Oversight Committee recently answered questions about the upcoming changes in this interview on her hospital’s blog.

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Frederick Sanger

Frederick Sanger

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ASHI and Elsevier welcome the new Human Immunology Editor-in Chief

ASHI and Elsevier extend a warm welcome to the new Human Immunology Editor-in Chief, Dr. Steven Mack from Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute.

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Kidney Paired Donation Consensus Conference abstract

A summary of the main conclusions from the March 29-30, 2012 Kidney Paired Donation Consensus Conference held in Herndon, Virginia, was recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation. Click here for the abstract.

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Herbert A. Perkins

Herbert Asa Perkins, MD, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and mentor passed away early Tuesday morning at the age of 94. Herb lived his life with grace and humility. His actions spoke louder than words possibly could; Dr. Perkins’ lifetime achievements contributed profoundly to the scientific foundation of the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine, and to the education and training of scientists, fellows, physicians, and medical technologists in these fields. Click here for more.

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Government Relations

ASHI has created an email address:

 

This will provide a mechanism for various government agencies to contact ASHI, however we also encourage our members to use this email address to report any government information obtained that would be of interest to ASHI members. Please feel free to forward this email address to any current government contacts you may have.


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Arthur J. Robbins

Arthur J. Robbins

It is with sadness that we report longtime ASHI corporate supporter, Art Robbins, 81, died June 15. Art was known for biomedical instrumentation innovations that helped propel the Human Genome Project, among many other groundbreaking endeavors. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from San Jose State University. Starting as a bench chemist, he moved into biomedical instrumentation sales then, in the mid-1960s, launched the first of three companies that would manufacture and sell his inventions worldwide, including the company for which ASHI knew him, Art Robbins Instruments. Art is survived by his six children, 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his life partner, Laurie.

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Official ruling on Vascularized Composite Allographs (VCA)

The official VCA rule will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. Click here to read it today!

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Professional Societies Offer Recommendations Regarding Interim Pricing for Molecular Tests

Professional Societies Delineate Concerns, Offer Recommendations Regarding Interim Pricing for Molecular Tests

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ASHI members who are FOCIS members can join the new FOCIS Community of Practice (COP) groups

ASHI members who are FOCIS members can join the new FOCIS Community of Practice (COP) groups. FOCIS COPs are a new initiative created to give FOCIS Member Societies, like ASHI, a voice in scientific programming and to facilitate interdisciplinary cross-talk between societies.

Benefits of belonging to a COP include:

Scientific Program Participation – COP members will have the opportunity to submit sessions for consideration by the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee. These sessions could also be considered for Member Society Symposia at the Annual Meeting to highlight participating societies. Full descriptions of the roles and responsibilities are included in the COP membership form.

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UNOS announces results of the OPTN Board of Directors election

UNOS announced the results of the 2012-13 OPTN Board of Directors election. ASHI is proud to announce that Dr. John Gerlach, ASHI's President-Elect, has been elected to serve the OPTN as its Histocompatibility Representative. Congratulations Dr. Gerlach!

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1 millionth blood stem cell transplant marks major medical milestone

The Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation today announced the 1 millionth blood stem cell transplant, a landmark milestone signifying great progress in transplantation science. Thanks to international collaboration among leading scientists and physicians since the first transplant by Dr. E. Donnall Thomas in 1957, the therapy – once viewed as a high-risk procedure – is now an essential and proven treatment for patients fighting blood disorders.

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CPT Updates

 

Click here for the latest CPT updates! 

December 2012 Information

CMS published the final rule in November. You can find the complete ruling at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-11-16/pdf/2012-26900.pdfDiscussion of molecular pathology codes starts on page 104.

In short, CMS determined that all molecular CPT codes, including HLA, will be paid on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule using the gapfill method. Physicians will be able to use a HCPCS code to provide a medical narrative interpretation over and above the interpretation of the data required to provide a result.   PhDs will not be allowed to use this code.

Here is a summary from the American Society for Hematology: http://www.hematology.org/News/2012/9325.aspx.

 

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ASHI University is Free for Members!

We’re excited to announce that ASHI-U’s transition to the new provider is complete.  The appearance of ASHI-University has not changed, but the functionality on the back-end has greatly improved. In addition to the ASHI-U re-launch, we have exciting news about a new member benefit. ASHI members will receive free access to ASHI-U continuing education credits!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Bookmark the new web address: http://www.ashi-u.com
  • A new registration will be required for all users of ASHI-University (members and nonmembers). 
  • If you have problems registering as an ASHI member, first check that your 2013 dues have been paid and correctly applied to your account.  If you’re logged in to ASHI-U and experiencing difficulties with the web site or quiz functionality, please contact us via email: .

 

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Paul Ichiro Terasaki to be awarded UCLA Medal

Paul Ichiro Terasaki, a pioneer in organ transplant medicine, will be awarded the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor, at the UCLA College of Letters and Science commencement ceremony on June 15.  To read more: 

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-to-bestow-its-highest-honor-234250.aspx

 

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HHS Proposes One-Year Delay for ICD-10 Implementation

HHS Proposes One-Year Delay for ICD-10 Implementation: Is This Good News for Clinical Pathology Laboratories?

Read more: HHS Proposes One-Year Delay for ICD-10 Implementation: Is This Good News for Clinical Pathology Laboratories? | Dark Daily http://www.darkdaily.com/hhs-proposes-one-year-delay-for-icd-10-implementation-is-this-good-news-for-clinical-pathology-laboratories-51112#ixzz1v9Yz2PtG

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The American Society for Microbiology Award Nominations

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is dedicated to acknowledging the best in microbiology.  ASM administers 28 scientific achievement awards. 

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2012 Call for Award Nominations

2012 Call for Award Nominations


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2012 Call for ASHI Board Nominations

The ASHI Nominations Committee encourages ASHI members to nominate candidates for all available board positions

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Leading Global Cell Therapy Organizations Support U.S. Department of Justice Appeal of Ruling

(Corrected Copy)

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A coalition of nine leading international health organizations today issued a statement supporting the U.S. Department of Justice's appeal of the Ninth Circuit Court ruling that allows certain marrow donors to be compensated. Filed Jan. 17, the Justice Department's appeal cites the potential for serious health risks to patients and donors if the ruling stands.

Approximately 5,000 patients each year in the United States receive marrow transplants from unrelated donors to treat leukemia, lymphoma and a number of other diseases. The marrow is a source of stem cells that are critical to restoring the immune system for these patients. Two techniques are used to extract these stem cells. The first draws marrow directly from the donor's hip bone and the second moves the stem cells out of the bone marrow and into the bloodstream using a stimulating hormone, and then collects peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) in a procedure similar to the collection of platelets from blood donors.

READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120123006041/en/CORRECTING-REPLACING-Leading-Global-Cell-Therapy-Organizations

 

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CPT Informational Page

ASHI is pleased to provide this CPT Informational page for the convenience and education of the HLA community.  Please be aware that sometimes the links may have vendor or third party associations which ASHI neither supports nor promotes.  Registration may be required for access to related articles. ASHI is not responsible for emails received from the vendor or third party.  

http://www.ashi-hla.org/news/cptupdate/

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CPT December 2011 Update

 

 


Medicare has provided some additional information about CPT coding for genetic tests in 2012.  While they will only accept the current stacking codes for 2012, they are requesting that labs bill BOTH the stacking codes and the new CPT codes for genetic tests (including HLA and chimerism).  They are requesting an estimated charge be attached to the new codes.  They will not pay this charge, but they wish information for developing a charge structure.   See links below to a CMS newsletter and also an article about this request.  In addition, a link is provided for the CMS Clinical lab fee schedule for 2012, for your information.

 

 

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URGENT! ASHI Member Responses Needed to UNOS Proposal

 

DEADLINE DECEMBER 23!

 

Dear ASHI Members,

 

Upon further review of the UNOS proposals out for public comment, it was discovered that the proposed revisions to the UNOS bylaws would have a significant negative impact on the amount of HLA training necessary to direct a histocompatibility laboratory. 

 

While ASHI is going to officially comment on these proposals again as a unified group, it is important to remember that even though we represent Histocompatibility professionals, ASHI's official comment is viewed by OPTN/UNOS as a single comment. Thus, it is important that each of us responds to UNOS individually on these proposals, so that the final revisions of their bylaws truly reflect the specific education and experience necessary to direct a Clinical Histocompatibility Laboratory and provide proper supervision of day-to-day testing.

 

Our concerns regarding these proposed revisions are  <<click here to read more.>> 

 

 

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Feedback requested by January 24, 2012 on proposed National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG)

Proposed National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) addressing overuse of treatments, procedures, and tests for the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Programs

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International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop and Joint Conference Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is now open for the International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop and Joint Conference.  You're invited to participate in the joint conference of: 

 
- International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop Conference (IHIW)
- 26th European Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility Conference (EFI)
- 23rd British Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Conference (BSHI)
 
Abstract submission is now open
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1st February 2012

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37th Annual Meeting Posters and Abstracts

Posters and Abstracts submitted to the 37th Annual Meeting may be viewed via the following links:

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AST Annual Scientific Exchange

ASE is for clinicians AND basic scientists.  There is an almost equal distribution among basic, clinical, and translational abstracts at ASE, and almost every session includes an Expert Commentary to bridge the gap between basic and clinical. ASE shows you the clinical implications of basic work and the basic questions raised by clinical work. This analysis is critically useful, but often overlooked at other transplant meetings.

ASE is for fellows AND senior faculty. ASE is also dynamic because it is designed just as much for senior faculty and PIs as it is for young investigators and trainees. Both sides benefit from the high level of interaction and discussion that takes place: trainees receive critical feedback that is scarce at other meetings, but which they need desperately. Senior faculty can discuss research in more detail than at other meetings, which opens the door to collaborations and new research directions. This level of interaction is simply not possible at larger meetings.

We hope you will join us in San Antonio December 1-4 for what is sure to be another highly acclaimed Annual Scientific Exchange. Full Program Available Online   

http://2011.ast-ase.org/

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IT’S HERE!  The ASHI Annual Meeting App


Access information about the ASHI 37th Annual Meeting via your smart phone or mobile device.  Create a customized schedule, find room locations and view exhibitor information right in the palm of your hand.*

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In Memoriam - Dr. Charles Bernard Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter was a founding member of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and served as ASHI president from 1977-78.

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Proposed Revisions to the ASHI Standards

Proposed Revisions to the ASHI Standards

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An Opportunity to Advocate for our Renal Transplant Patients


New bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Durbin and Cochran would assist thousands of renal transplant patients under the age of 65 who are being cut off from Medicare after 36 months by extending coverage of immunosuppressive drugs.  To learn more about The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act and what you can do to help get this legislation passed, see http://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/Durbin_Cochran.cfm

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INFORMATION UPDATE - ASHI’s Call to Action: Public Comment

 

FDA MAILING ADDRESS - UPDATED

Dear ASHI Member:


On June 27th we notified you that the FDA recently published a DRAFT guidance document regarding Research Use Only/Investigational Use Only (RUO/IUO) products. We hope you have already submitted your comments through the FDA web site. If you have not, the DRAFT guidance document can be found here and the page for submission of comments can be accessed here.  Deadline for public comment is August 29, 2011.  

Since then, the ASHI Board of Directors has determined that the issue of proposed FDA oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs) has become so critical that more needs to be done. Thus, we are asking you to write to the FDA as well as your elected officials regarding this topic which is very important to our laboratories, transplant programs and patients. To assist you in this effort, ASHI has drafted the attached template that can be customized and sent to the FDA and/or your government official. The address for the FDA is on the letter, and links

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International Summer School - Deadline Extended

Deadline EXTENDED - AUGUST 3, 2011

This year's meeting is being organized by ASHI (American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics) with support from APHIA (Asia-Pacific Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Association) and EFI (the European Federation for Immunogenetics). The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Old San Juan in Puerto Rico from September 19-22, 2011. The deadline for submission of documentation to attend has been extended to August 3, 2011.

For more details, click here.


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CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Retract Physician Signature Requirement - 7/6/11

June 30—After months of silence on the issue, CMS officials are proposing a rule to retract the physician signature requirement on test requisitions paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS), acknowledging that the policy could negatively impact patient care and would be difficult to implement. CAP was among the first and strongest opponents of the requirement when CMS first proposed it in the 2011 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).

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ASHI and The Joint Commission Announce A Cooperative Agreement

June 16, 2011

The Joint Commission and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) announce a cooperative agreement to recognize histocompatibility (HLA) accreditation. ASHI will now be accepted as the deemed accreditor for transplant testing services in Joint Commission facilities, effective July 1, 2011.

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ASHI AT FOCIS 2011 - Joint Symposium Eligible for ABHI CECs

The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) is the leading collaborative forum for education, research and networking across the broad field of clinical immunology. ASHI has partnered with the American Society for Transplantation (AST) and the Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI) to sponsor two exciting Member Society Symposia. Plus, we have just learned that ABHI has approved the ASHI/AMLI symposium for three (3) hours or .45 CECs - another good reason to attend!

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Conference Announcement - HLA Epitope Matching in Clinical Transplantation

Conference Announcement - HLA Epitope Matching in Clinical Transplantation June 15-16, 2011

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Law passed requiring CT insurance providers to cover bone marrow tests done at ASHI-accredited labs

Legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Tony Hwang (R-134) which would require health insurance providers to cover bone marrow testing has now passed the State House of Representatives.

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Lab Professionals Week - April 26-30, 2011

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.

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2011 Call For Abstracts

The 2011 abstract submission site is now live!

All abstract submission will be peer reviewed and considered for oral or poster presentation.  Accepted abstracts will be posted on the ASHI Web site and published in the supplement Human Immunology, which will be available on site at the Annual Meeting.

Submission Site:         www.call4abstracts.com/ashi/
Submission Deadline:  May 13, 2011 11:59 PM (CDT)

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Award Nominations Now Open

Each year the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI) sponsors several awards to recognize scientific accomplishments and contributions to the fields of histocompatibility and immunogenetics, and service to the society. ASHI is currently accepting nominations for the following awards:

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AFDT Basic Histocompatibility Course

Purpose: Provide the technician/technologist with a wellrounded background in basic transplant immunology and related laboratory skills and to provide the transplant fellow with basic immunology. Objective: Meet the needs of the beginning HLA technician/technologist by providing pertinent information about HLA testing, methodologies, and information necessary to meet the ASHI Statement of Competency.

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Conference Announcement - “HLA Epitope Matching in Clinical Transplantation”

This two-day conference addresses the characterization of antibody-defined HLA epitopes and their significance in compatibility testing for transplantation. Analyses of antibody reactivity patterns specific for class I, class II and MICA epitopes are applied to determining mismatch acceptability for sensitized patients and immune monitoring following transplantation. Information about HLA epitope immunogenicity and antigenicity may lead to new donor selection strategies based on permissible mismatching.

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ASHI’s Response to MEDCAC regarding the use of RBC transfusions vs ESA in renal transplant patients.

The Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) held a January 19, 2011 hearing on “The Impact of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESA) on Renal Transplant Survival.” Dr. Susie Leffell presented comments on ASHI’s behalf. To read her

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ASHI teams up to fight back against childhood cancer

Through the Dreyer's and Edy's® brands, ASHI teams up with Nestlé® to fight back against childhood cancer.  Click here to learn more about the "Cool Comfort Coupon" campaign.

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Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) Symposium

In celebration of the Immune Tolerance Network's (ITN) 10th anniversary there will be a free one-day symposium, “Ten Years of Tolerance,” on November 1st, 2010, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

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Harmonization of Histocompatibility Typing Terms Statement

The purpose of the Harmonization of Histocompatibility Typing Terms Statement is to recommend and to initiate discussion regarding terminology, definitions of resolution levels, format for reporting HLA assignments and match reporting for transplantation. This initiative began in February of 2010.  Representative members of the groups listed below have met via conference calls over the past seven months to prepare this document. We now request and welcome your participation in this effort.

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Proposed Amended ASHI Bylaws - Response to Public Comment

On June 1, 2010, the Bylaws Committee circulated the proposed amended ASHI Bylaws to the membership for comment. The committee has reviewed, discussed and carefully considered all of the comments and recommendations received from the membership.  A summary of the comments we received

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The American Academy of Microbiology Award Nominations

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is dedicated to acknowledging the best in microbiology.  ASM administers 28 scientific achievement awards. 

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Summary of the recent FDA public meeting

A summary of the recent FDA meeting on laboratory developed tests is available on the members only section.  To view the summary, visit:
http://www.ashi-hla.org/members/shared-resources/

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Request for Membership Response to Proposed Revisions to the ASHI Standards

The Quality Assurance and Standards Committee (QAS) has been working on updates to the ASHI Standards. We propose a new definition and two new standards suggested by partner organizations and working groups.  In addition, revisions brought to our attention by other ASHI Committees and ASHI members are among the changes.

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International Summer School

ASHI travel stipends for the 2010 International Summer School Messolonghi, Greece

A limited number of ASHI travel stipends are available to support students/scientists who wish to attend the 2010 International Summer School.  Summer school details are available

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Annual Meeting Registration NOW OPEN!

Is Hollywood calling your name?  Don't miss the ASHI 36th Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida September 26th - September 30th, 2010.  Securing your spot at the 36th Annual Meeting is just a click away.  Register Online Now or download the registration form.

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FDA AMR Public Workshop

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop regarding scientific issues in clinical development of medical products (i.e., human drugs, therapeutic biological products, and medical devices) for prophylaxis and/or treatment of acute antibody mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplant recipients.

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Call for Volunteers

Are you interested in serving on an ASHI committee for the 2010 - 2011 term?

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ASHI Bylaws Committee Request Membership Response to Amended Bylaws

Dear Colleagues,
The ASHI Bylaws Committee, consisting of Julie Ward, Siva Kanangat, and Lori Osowski, is submitting an amended version of the ASHI Bylaws to the Society members for comment on two (2) revisions:

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Haiti Kidney Transplant Program’s Request for Financial Support

Haiti hospitals were heavily damaged during the earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010.  ASHI has received a request for financial support from The Haiti Transplant Program that we'd like to share with our members and their facilities.

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2010 International Summer School - 4/20/10

The Seventh International Summer School on Immunogenetics - 2010

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New Version of HLA Nomenclature Launched April 2010 - 4/16/10

The NMDP has updated their website dedicated to the nomenclature change with new language as well as training that was conducted for transplant programs and cord blood banks.

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Institute for Justice Coalition press release - 3/23/10

Institute for Justice Coalition press release

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Institute for Justice Coalition - 3/23/10

ASHI is now a member of the Institute for Justice Coalition.

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The HLA Nomenclature Report 2010 is now published - 3/22/10

The HLA Nomenclature Report 2010 is now published.

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Award Nominations Now Open - 3/17/10

Each year the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI) sponsors several awards to recognize scientific accomplishments and contributions to the fields of histocompatibility and immunogenetics, and service to the society.

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2009 ASHI Standards available online - 2/12/10

The 2009 ASHI Standards are available online at http://www.ashi-hla.org/lab-center/accreditation/forms/standards/.

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HLA Nomenclature Changes effective April 1, 2010

With the increasing number of HLA alleles described, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System decided to introduce changes in the way the alleles are designated and named.   These changes will be effective April 1, 2010.

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NMDP- Notice of Upcoming Release of Request for Proposal - 12/4/09

The National Marrow Donor Program  (NMDP) anticipates releasing a Request for Proposal

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Updated Allele*Frequencies in Worldwide Populations website - 11/12/09

Please visit the Allele*Frequencies in Worldwide Populations http://www.allelefrequencies.net/ and contribute to the growing allele frequencies from around the world. 

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The Joint Commission - Laboratory Accreditation Program - 11/2/09

The Joint Commission released the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals for the laboratory accreditation program.

 

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Attention Independent Histocompatibility Laboratories - 9/3/09

Effective 8/3/2009 CMS has awarded the contract for the fiscal intermediary of all Independent Histocompatibility Laboratories

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ASHI travel stipends available to the 2009 International Summer School

2009 International Summer School -ASHI travel stipends available to support students/scientists

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35th Annual Meeting Registration is Open! - 8/4/09

35th Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open! 

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Public comment period for the NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards - 7/23/09

NetCord and The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) have published the Fourth Edition of the NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Processing, Testing, Banking, Selection, and Release

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HLA Nomenclature Update - 6/16/2009

HLA Nomenclature Update - 6/16/2009

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Submit your abstracts now!

 

 The ASHI 35th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts Submission Site is Now Live!
 

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Nominations Now Open for Five ASHI Awards

Each year the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (ASHI) sponsors several awards to recognize scientific accomplishments and contributions to the fields of histocompatibility and immunogenetics, and service to the society.

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ASHI to Host Three Educational Workshops in 2009

ASHI will host a series of regional educational workshops to further advance the science, education, and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology.

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ASHI Meeting Highlights Breakthroughs in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Research

ASHI wrapped up its 34th Annual Meeting in Toronto as a success.

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ASHI Launches Extended Membership Program

As a professional society, ASHI works to advance the science and application of histocompatibility and immunogenetics by providing members with valuable educational opportunities, publications, professional recognition and a forum for the exchange of information. Now, ASHI is making it more affordable for up-and-coming professionals to experience similar benefits, while continuing to advance the association and the field.

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