Inaugural Annual Blood Center Symposium at the Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery
September 12, 2013
Department faculty members Don Siegel, PhD, MD, and David B. Roth, MD, PhD, were speakers at the Inaugural Annual Blood Center Symposium at the Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Their symposium lectures were on the evolving roles of transfusion medicine and cellular engineering for hematologic disorders and on personalized medicine for patients with blood disorders, respectively. The goals of the all-day symposium are to expose the Penn scientific and clinical communities to the outstanding blood-related research going on at Penn, and to facilitate a sense of community among investigators and clinicians who share an interest in the field of blood-related disorders.
The Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery is a collaborative program between hematology and laboratory specialists at Penn Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Together, they are dedicated to improve the outcomes for both adult and pediatric patients with these blood cell disorders through basic, clinical and translational research, and work to make the treatment transition from child to adult seamless for patients and their families.