The Hemoglobin Mail

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"The Platelet: Friend or Foe" - Nov. 1 at GEO Centre

The NL Thrombosis, Blood and Immune Disorders Education and Research Project will be holding a meeting at the Johnson GEO Centre at 6:30 pm on Nov. 1. See details below. "The Platelet: Friend or Foe"
Keynote Speakers

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.

The 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.

This event is open to the public.

November 1 2012
6.30 - 9 pm
GEO Centre, St. John's