Sunday, December 5, 2010

NY presentation on March 29, 2011

Source: New York Academy of Sciences
Date:   November 30, 2010
URL:    
http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=0918b8d8-9a46-4334-b194-23ade9c2a7aa
         http://wpinstitute.org/news/docs/BloodPathogens.pdf


Pathogens in the Blood Supply
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented by the Emerging Infectious Diseases &
Microbiology Discussion Group

According to the American Blood Center, approximately 14
million units of blood are transfused in the United
States every year. Current screening methods routinely
test for several pathogens, including the Hepatitis B
virus, Hepatitis C virus, Human Immunodeficiency viruses,
Types 1 and 2, Human T-Lymphotropic virus Types 1 and 2
and syphilis. Recent headlines indicate that the blood
supply may contain other organisms, such as Xenotropic
Murine Leukemia Virus Related Virus (XMRV), that are not
currently being identified in these routine screens. This
symposium will diagnose the current problems, reveal
recent advances in the testing and screening of the blood
supply, and will explore future directions.


Organizers

Lorrence H. Green, PhD, Westbury Diagnostics
Jennifer S. Henry, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences


Speakers

W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Columbia University
Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, Whittemore Peterson Institute for
  Neuro-Immune Disease
Gail Moskowitz, MD, Healthcare Consultant

Presented by the Emerging Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Discussion Group at the New York Academy of Sciences


Registration

Member: FREE
Non-Member: $30
Non-Member
(Student/Postdoc): $15


Location

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl
New York, NY 10007

For additional information,
e-mail nymeetings@nyas.org or call 212.298.3725


Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cristine Barreto
at cbarreto@nyas.org or 212.298.8652

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(c) 2010 New York Academy of Sciences

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