Keynote SpeakersThe event will be of interest to anyone living with a platelet disorder, cancer or taking anti platelet agents such as Aspirin or Plavix, their family and friends. The event will also be of interest to physicians, nurses, lab technologists, students and anyone interested in medical science. Platelets are small particle which are activated in the blood-stream at the time of injury and help to limit bleeding.They play a key-role in atherosclerosis and metastatic cancer. Understanding how they are produced, how they function, how to measure their activity and how to inhibit their function is key to progress in fighting many different illnesses.
Dr. Sara J. Israels, Professor of Paediatric Hematology/ Oncology, University of Manitoba
Dr. Margaret L. Rand, Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology and Paediatrics,University of Toronto
Presentation and panel discussion 6.30 -9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
This event is open to the public. http://www.med.mun.ca/NlBloodDisorders/Home.aspx
November 1 2012
6.30 - 9 pm
GEO Centre, St. John's