Virtual ASH 20 — More Than I Could Have Imagined

Valarie Traynham |

The 62nd American Society of Hematology annual meetings have ended but the experience is one that I will cherish for years to come. I was not sure what to expect from the virtual platform, but I was not disappointed in the end. The overall experience was more than I could have imagined. I enjoyed having […]

Hope for the Future

Sheri Baker |

Wow, what a very interesting experience at the All-Virtual 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition (ASH).  The total number of ASH abstracts for 2020 was 4800, down from last year’s 6000.  There were 688 Myeloma Abstracts.  179 of them were oral abstracts, which are presented in 15-minute time slots.  There were 500 poster abstracts, which […]

ASH 2020 in a COVID-19 World, A Virtual Experience

John DeFlice |

“We weren’t sure what this coronavirus would do because we’ve never witnessed a pandemic of a coronavirus before. Now we know it’s kind of a super forest fire. It just keeps burning and burning and burning wherever there is human wood.” — Michael T. Osterholm, Phd, MPH Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ASH 2020 […]

Gratitude in My Heart and My #ASH20 Wrap!

Robin Tuohy |

This year’s ASH, as we all know, has been very different, thanks to Covid-19. We’ve missed lots of things by not being physically together; however, there are always silver linings! I’m mostly grateful to the resilient researchers, hematologists/oncologists, nurses, and pharmaceutical companies that have keep research going through this pandemic. While there were fewer abstracts at ASH this […]

The Accelerated Evolution of Science, MYeloma

Tiffany Williams |

Attending the ASH IMF Satellite Symposium, “Accelerating Toward Curing Myeloma: New Data, New Agents, and Evolving Treatment Paradigm,” on Friday afternoon reminded me once again why I enjoy attending ASH.  Primarily because it gives me hope: Hope in knowing that the experts are working so hard to find the best treatment, hope in seeing the […]

A New Virtual Experience

Valarie Traynham |

I entered 2020 with plans that involved me stepping outside of my comfort zone. Some of my goals were to try new things, to get out more to enjoy enriching experiences, and to have some fun along the way. I am happy to say that many of my goals have come to fruition. I could […]

A Strange Year For Sure

Sheri Baker |

What a strange year this has been for all of us. Our lives have been full of virtual meetings for work and school as well as the safest way to get together with family and friends. The 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH) will be no different. ASH will be an all-virtual meeting this year. […]