Title: Poster presentation in the 58th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition.
The ASH Annual Meeting is considered as the premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology. Personally, it was my first participation in an ASH Annual Meeting, and even more to such an impressive scientific gathering. It was actually an overwhelming event, with more than 25000 participants. It provided huge opportunities, both for scientific dissemination (poster sessions) and research networking. Within the framework of CLLassify, a poster was presented with title “Tailored Approaches for Refined Prognostication in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients with Mutated Versus Unmutated Immunoglobulin Receptors”, related to the first Work Package of CLLassify. The poster was based on an abstract that was selected for the ASH Abstract Achievement Award, which is awarded to high-scoring annual meeting abstracts. The poster sessions exhibited massive attendance from researchers from all over the world, and fortunately many interesting discussions came up, regarding our research results.
The Programme obviously included a great variety of scientific subjects and the opportunity was there for everyone to enlighten his/her scientific views and update his/her knowledge. Overall, this was as an amazing experience to broaden my horizons in many aspects and I hope to have the opportunity to participate in the next ASH Annual Meeting in Atlanta in December, 2017. Hope to see you there!