Events

Significant conferences and events
related to CURhE's work


MEETING TO INITIATE CELEBRATIONS OF 50 YEARS OF RH DISEASE PROPHYLAXIS

Date: February 5, 2018

Location: Columbia University, New York, U.S.A

This year will mark the 50th anniversary celebration of the first use of Rh immunoglobulin. A meeting to celebrate 50 Years of Rh Disease Prophylaxis was organized by the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Chaired by Prof. Steve Spitalnick, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Department. Dr. Lee Goldman, the Dean of Columbia made some introductory remarks, as did Mr. Paolo Marcucci, the CEO of Kedrion S.p.A., a major supporter of the Consortium for the Universal Rh Disease Elimination (of CURhE) and co-sponsor of the meeting.

In the 1960s, Dr. John G. Gorman, Director of the Blood Bank at Columbia University in collaboration with Vincent Freda, a former member of the Columbia Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and William Pollack from Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, helped develop RhoGAM for human use. 

 

Yes, Rh disease prevention has been available and effective for 50 years now. However, tragically, it is a scourge in many developing countries because those countries do not have Rh prevention programs. CURhE’s goal is prevention of Rh disease worldwide.

Several events have been planned through to mark the 50th anniversary of Rh prophylaxis

LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORTH – COMMEMORATING 50 YEARS OF RH PROPHYLAXIS

Location: Rome

Date: April 5, 2018

Agenda

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF Rh DISEASE PREVENTION EXTENDING PROTECTION TO ALL RH NEGATIVE WOMEN IN NEED

Location: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, SickKids, Toronto, Canada

Date: May 4, 2018

Columbia University Medical Centre, Stanford University Department of Pediatrics, University of Siena  Department of Pediatrics, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and the Consortium for Universal Rh Disease Elimination (CURhE) come together with the goal of to enable all countries to implement comprehensive Rh prevention programs. The meeting will be chaired by Dr. Alvin Zipursky, the Hospital for Sick Children, and Dr. Vinod Bhutani, Stanford University

Agenda Powerpoint

BILIRUBIN CLUB AT PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC SOCITETIES ANNUAL MEETING (PAS)

Location: Intercontinental, Toronto, Canada

Date: May 5, 2018

CELEBRATION Of PHOTOTHERAPY

Location: New Delhi

Date: July 27, 2018

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF RH PROPHYLAXIS

Location: Columbia University, New York, U.S.A

Date: Fall, 2018

The event is being directed by Columbia University in collaboration with Kedrion Biopharma, a major supporter of the Consortium for the Universal Rh Disease Elimination (of CURhE) and co-sponsor of the meeting.

In the 1960s, Dr. John G. Gorman, Director of the Blood Bank at Columbia University in collaboration with Dr. Vincent Freda, a former member of the Columbia Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and William Pollack from Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, helped develop RhoGAM for human use.

In 1980, Drs. Freda, Gorman, and Pollack, along with two British scientists, were awarded the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award for their work. Columbia University wishes to celebrate their work thanks to which Rh disease has been eliminated in many countries.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRICS (AAP)

Location: Orlando, Florida

Date: November 2 to 6, 2018

For more details, visit: aapexperience.org

CURhE MEETING

Location: Stanford University, U.S.A

Date: February 2019

INTERNATION PEDIATRICS ASSOCIATION, 2019

Location: Panama City

Date: March 17 to 29, 2019

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