EHA Honorary Awards at the 17th Congress of EHA in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

At the 17th Congress of EHA in Amsterdam the EHA Jean Bernard Lifetime Achievement Award will be handed to Professor Laurent Degos and the EHA José Carreras Award to Professor Jesús San Miguel.

Laurent Degos will be the fifth recipient of the Jean Bernard Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented for the first time at the 13th Congress in Copenhagen. This award was established to honor outstanding physicians and scientists for their lifetime contribution to the advancement of hematology.

Professor Degos will be handed the Jean Bernard award on Saturday June 16 during the Presidential Symposium which begins at 14:15 in Hall 3.

The EHA Board has selected Professor Jesús San Miguel for the José Carreras Lecture at the 17th Congress in Amsterdam. Jesús San Miguel is Professor of Medicine (Haematology), Head of the Hematology Department at the University Hospital of Salamanca, and Director of the Biomedical Research Institute of Salamanca, Spain. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of hematology, and specifically in the area of multiple myeloma.

Professor San Miguel will present his lecture during the Opening Ceremony of the 17th Congress of EHA on Friday June 10 at 13:15 in Hall.

About the EHA Annual Congress

After 16 congresses and constantly increasing number of delegates, the 17th Congress of EHA is taking place in Amsterdam. Hematology is a specialty that covers everything to do with blood: its origin in the bone marrow, diseases (in the production) of blood and their treatments. The latest data on research and developments within the wide spectrum of hematology are presented.

SOURCE European Hematology Association




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