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Monday, March 2, 2009


Workshop on Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research University of Notre Dame
March 1 - 3, 2009 (Sunday - Tuesday), Center for Continuing Education, University of Notre Dame
Complex biomedical modeling efforts include predictive multiscale simulations consisting of different submodels at each scale, scalable parallelism for heterogeneous dynamical simulations, a data-rich environment with experimentally determined model parameters and, finally, distributed multidisciplinary research teams and resources. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in biomedical field, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, computational and mathematical biology and biophysics to discuss recent developments in biomedical modeling and experiment as well as current and possible future collaborations. Some of the topics to be discussed are: thrombus formation, bioimaging, study of osteoporosis.
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Sunday March 1, 2009
All Day Location - McKenna Hall Auditorium
11:30-12:15 Registration
12:15-12:30 Opening Remarks
12:30-1:00 Victoria Ploplis, Associate Director, W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research, University of Notre Dame, "Hemostasis Proteins in Nonhemostasis-related Functions - Lessons Learned from Gene Knock-out Models"
2:45-3:15 Elliot Rosen, Division of Molecular Genetics and Gene Therapy, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, "Why Do Thrombi Stop Growing? - Fibrin Polymerization May Limit Clot Growth"
Monday March 2, 2009
Morning Location McKenna Hall Auditorium
7:45-8:15 Registration and Coffee
8:15-8:30 Address by Robert Bernhard, Vice President for Research, University of Notre Dame
8:30-9:00 Hsueh-Chia Chang, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, "The Biophysics of Blood Flow"
9:00-9:30 Yunlong Huo, Department of Biomedical Engineering, IUPUI, "Coronary Circulation in the Anatomically-Based Arterial Tree"
9:30-10:00 Philippe Sucosky, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, "Calcific Aortic Valve Stenosis: A Shear Stress-Dependent Mechanism?"

Tuesday March 3, 2009
10:15-10:45 Jawed Fareed, Departments of Pathology and Pharmacology, Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory and the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Program, Loyola University Chicago, "Contaminants in Heparin. What Role the Chemical Expertise Played?"
10:45-11:15 Paul Bohn, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, "Catalytic Transformations of Biological Macromolecules in Nanopores"
11:15-12:15 Plenary Lecture - Kenneth Mann, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont - Burlington, "Computational and Empirical Modeling of the Blood Coagulation System"

Pathology Update 2009 in conjunction the XXV WASPaLM World
On behalf of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, the Overseeing Committee and the eight scientific program
committees for Pathology Update 2009 in conjunction with the XXV Congress of the World Association of Societies of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM) welcome

March 14,2009
Diagnosis and treatment of immune
thrombocytopenia in 2009
Prof Adrian Newland
Diagnosis of von Willebrand
Dr Emmanuel Favaloro

Sunday 15 March 2009 0
Time Anatomical Chemical Forensic Genetics 8.30am - 9.00am RCPA QAP
The role of external quality assurance
in progressing quality in haemostasis:
initiatives from the RCPA QAP
in conjunction with XXV WASPaLM

March 19-22, 2009 at The Hyatt Regency Riverfront - Jacksonville, FL

Moderator: Suanne M. Daves, MD
9:30-9:55 am Monitoring Coagulation in the Pediatric Cardiac OR/ICU
Nina A. Guzzetta, MD
9:55-10:20 am Transfusion Dilemmas in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Patricia Massicotte, MSc, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
10:20-10:45 am Life After Aprotinin
Michael Eaton, MD
10:45-11:00 am Questions & Answers
11:00-11:15 am Coffee break
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

Conference and Workshop Coagulation Testing and Quality
3rd Conference
April 14-17, 2009 (Tuesday-Friday) [ends at Noon Friday]
1st Workshop
April 15-16, 2009 (Wednesday & Thursday Afternoons)
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Presented by:
- Mayo Clinic Divisions of Hematology and Hematopathology
- Mayo Medical Laboratories
- North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA)
Conference Description
This conference provides a unique international forum for communication and discussion of current issues in quality and standardization of coagulation diagnostic laboratory testing. Continued conference features include abstract presentations (oral and poster) and Breakfast-with-the-Experts sessions. There will also be presentations by expert faculty on a wide range of topics, along with panel discussions and question and answer sessions.
Conference Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:
- Describe general aspects of planning and management of coagulation laboratory testing
- Provide examples of processes and goals of quality assessment and improvement processes
- Discuss the complexities of testing for disorders of platelets and platelet function
- Summarize testing quality issues for diagnosis and treatment of von Willebrand disease
- Review the diagnostic and quality challenges associated with testing for factor VIII inhibitors
Workshop Description
New this year - Two workshop sessions will be conducted Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The first will be focused on testing for platelet functional disorders, and the second will focus on testing for selected plasmatic coagulation disorders. Each workshop session will begin with participating companies presenting information on specific laboratory instrument and/or reagent testing. Interactive case studies by conference faculty on thematic topics will conclude each workshop session.
Workshop Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:
- Comprehend the role of the coagulation diagnostics industry in achieving high-quality testing
- Provide specific examples of platelet hypofunctional disorders and testing procedures for them
- Recount examples of specific complex coagulation disorders and quality of diagnostic testing

Donna Castellone

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