Dear ISH Member,

We hope that you remained well and sound during these unprecendented times. ISH is committed to keep connected with its members now, more than ever.

ISH will be launching a new initiative titled “Special Lecture Series on Hematology and COVID-19” starting on Friday 19 June 2020 which will be available on the ISH Website ( This informative special scientific lecture series are being prepared by the experts in their fields including infectious diseases, hematology, pathology, molecular biology, epidemiology, medical oncology and transfusion medicine. As expected, this new project reiterates ISH's long-standing main mission in hematology education.

The faculty will discuss the most recent scientific information available in the literature and address the challenging issues in hematology during COVID-19 pandemic. The lectures will reflect authors' perspectives on basic science and clinical management of various issues in COVID-19.

Each article will appear weekly on the ISH Website.

Schedule of first 4 lectures :

Friday 19 June 2020
“COVID-19 : Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Therapy”
Ahmet Görkem Er and Murat Akova

Friday 26 June 2020
“Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in COVID-19” 
Özgür Doğuş Erol and Fatima Aerts-Kaya

Friday 3 July 2020
“Practical Guidance for the Management of Adults with Immune Thrombocytopenia During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
S Pavord, J Thachil, B Hunt, M Murphy, G Lowe, M Laffan, M Makris, A Newland, D Provan, J Grainger and Q Hill.

Friday 10 July 2020
“Allogeneic convalescent plasma transfusion results in clinical improvement in critically ill patients with COVID-19 :  Two experiences in Mexico”
Guillermo J Ruiz-Arguelles and David Gomez-Almaguer

We will keep you informed periodically for the schedule of upcoming lectures.

We believe that these "Special Lecture Series on Hematology and COVID-19" will be an excellent resource and invaluable opportunity for your continuing hematology education.

Don't Miss This Chance to Connect to ISH Website :

Keep Well and Be Safe !

With our best regards,

International Society of Hematology

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