Emeritus Professor Irene Roberts, leader of the Fetal and Neonatal Haematology Group at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit delivered the prestigious 2022 Ham-Wasserman Lecture at the 64th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, held in New Orleans Louisiana in December 2022. The Ham-Wasserman lecture honours two past ASH presidents, Dr Thomas Hale Ham and Dr Louis R Wasserman.
Professor Roberts delivered the lecture entitled: ‘Why Is the Risk of Developing Leukemia So High in Children with Down Syndrome and What Can We Do About It?’
The American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting is a high-profile event in the field of hematology, with past meetings attracting more than 30,000 attendees.
The lecture abstract is now available on the ASH website: 2022 Ham-Wasserman Lecture