Society for Hematology and Stem Cells

The Society for Hematology and Stem Cells (formerly the International Society for Experimental Hematology) is a learned society which deals with hematology, the study of the blood system and its diseases, including those caused by exposure to nuclear radiation. It was founded in 1950, and held its first official meeting in Milwaukee in 1972.[1] Its mission statement is: "To promote the scientific knowledge and clinical application of basic hematology, immunology, stem cell research, cell and gene therapy and related aspects of research through publications, discussions, scientific meetings and the support of young investigators."[2]

Dr. Margaret Goodell of the Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Cell and Gene Therapy is the current president.[3]

At the opening ceremony of the 30th annual meeting of ISEH, Emperor Akihito of Japan praised the "remarkable results obtained by the ISEH today in the treatment of radiation-related disorders", by contrast to the lack of any effective treatment for such disorders in 1945 when atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.[4]

The society has an official journal, Experimental Hematology, which has an impact factor of 2.907.

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  1. ^ Bortin MM, Congdon CC (February 1993). "The first official meeting of the International Society for Experimental Hematology". Exp. Hematol. 21 (2): 195–7. PMID 8425558.
  2. ^ International Society for Experimental Hematology - About ISEH
  3. ^ Society for Hematology and Stem Cells, Leadership [1], July 14, 2014
  4. ^ Imperial Household Agency - Address by His Majesty the Emperor - Opening Ceremony for the 30th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Experimental Hematology - Keio Plaza Inter-Continental Hotel Saturday, August 25, 2001 Archived April 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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