The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

PRIORITY PRESS - 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Complement in the Spotlight: New insights into PNH Management from ASH

In-person/virtual, New Orleans, Louisiana / December 10–13, 2022

New Orleans – Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder driven by the inappropriate activity of the complement system against red blood cells. In spite of its rarity, PNH was a topic of keen interest at ASH 2022,...

PRIORITY PRESS - Kidney Week 2022 – American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Updates on aHUS: Latest Insights into Triggers, Diagnosis, and Management Outcomes

In-person/virtual, Orlando, Florida / November 3–6, 2022

In-person/Virtual – Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a form of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) that primarily affects the kidney but has a wide variability in its triggers and clinical presentation. In spite of its...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - OPTIONS XI for the Control of Influenza (ISIRV 2022)

“Flu is Back”: Understanding and Preventing Influenza in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Belfast, Ireland / September 26–29, 2022

Belfast – The International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV) holds its flagship conference, OPTIONS for the Control of Influenza, every three years. At their previous meeting in September 2019,...

PRIORITY PRESS - EHA2022 Hybrid – European Hematology Association (EHA)

20 Years of Complement Inhibition in PNH: Lessons from the Past, Hope for the Future

In-person/virtual, Vienna, Austria / June 9–12, 2022

In-person/Virtual – Although paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare and often under-appreciated disease, this year’s EHA hybrid meeting featured a diverse range of presentations on the topic. Two satellite symposia...

PRIORITY PRESS - 8th Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM8)

Climate Change and the Spread of Infectious Disease: Be Aware and Stay Informed

Rotterdam, The Netherlands / June 8-10, 2022

Rotterdam - According to investigators here this week, climate change is one of the key drivers of the emergence, re- emergence  and  spread  of  infectious  disease

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - AMMI Canada–CACMID Annual Conference 2022

“Long-COVID is Not New” Long-term Sequelae Common in Flu, Especially in Older Adults, Say Influenza Researchers

Vancouver, BC / April 5-8, 2022

Vancouver – Influenza started to make a comeback worldwide and in Canada towards the end of 2021, emerging from the 2020­–2021 pandemic lockdowns. A symposium at the recent AMMI Canada-CACMID annual conference updated...

PRIORITY PRESS - 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

PNH in the Pandemic: New Science and New Treatments in the Spotlight at ASH 2021

In-person/virtual, Atlanta, Georgia / December 11–13, 2021

In-person/Virtual – The 63rd ASH Annual Meeting featured a solid scientific line-up on paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), despite the rarity of the disease, with five events and 23 posters. For Canadian PNH specialists, the...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - Canadian Immunization Conference (CIC 2021)

“Could Anything Be Worse than COVID?” A Flu Pandemic, Say Influenza Researchers

Online / December 8–9, 2021

Online – While acknowledging that the current focus is on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, influenza researchers at this year’s Canadian Immunization Conference reminded delegates that, if scaled up to 2021, the 1918–1920 flu...

PRIORITY PRESS - Kidney Week 2021 (American Society of Nephrology)

Rare Kidney Disease in the Time of COVID: Update on Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS)

Online / November 4–7, 2021

Online – Despite its rarity, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) featured prominently in this year’s virtual Kidney Week – including the second reported case worldwide of aHUS due to COVID-19. Presenters explored the...

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