We are pleased to report the Bing Center's participation in the 51st ASH annual meeting and exposition, December 5-8, 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This meeting is the premier event in the hematology industry, attracting more than 20,000 hematologists and other health-care professionals from all 50 states and nearly 100 other countries. The Bing Center presented 12 posters and delivered 2 oral presentations at this event.

Zachary Hunter (left) delivering his oral presentation on Genome wide association studies of familial WM reveals a loss of GSTM1 is common in families with a history of B-Cell disorders but not in those with a history specific for WM.
Guang Yang (right) delivering his oral presentation on IgM Flare following Rituximab and IVIG administration in WM is realted ti IL-6 production by bystander immune cells, possibly through stimulation of the FcgIIa receptor.

Steven Treon displaying his poster on maintenance Rituximab.

Zachary Hunter discussing his poster with a conference attendee.

Bob Manning, Jenny Sun, Lian Xu, and Chris Patterson with Lian's poster.

Bing Center staff members and friends celebrate closing night at Brennan's Restaurant, New Orleans.