Standing on the Shoulders of the Giants honoring Prof. Giampaolo Merlini

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it is our pleasure to share with you the message below and it would be nice if you could join to celebrate Prof. Merlini.

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‘Standing on the Shoulders of the Giants’ by the IACH

Honoring Prof. Giampaolo Merlini


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 
7:00pm (Paris), 1:00pm (New York), 8:00pm (Jerusalem)

Giampaolo Merlini received his medical degree and specialized in Hematology and in Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pavia. He was trained by Prof. Jan Waldenström and Prof. Elliott Osserman in the study of monoclonal gammopathies and systemic amyloidosis. He founded and was the Director of the Center for Research and Treatment of Systemic Amyloidosis until 2016, University Hospital Policlinico San Matteo, he was President of the International Society of Amyloidosis from 2005 to 2010. He is full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Pavia. He received several awards, including the 2017 Ham-Wasserman Lecture of the American Society of Hematology, the Robert Kyle Award from the International Workshop on Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia in 2018, the Jan G. Waldenström Award from the International Myeloma Society in 2019, and the Giampaolo Merlini Award from the International Society of Amyloidosis in 2020.
Dr. Merlini’s research interests include the pathogenesis, natural history, diagnosis and treatment of monoclonal gammopathies, and in particular of immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis. His recent research focuses on the investigation of molecular mechanisms of cardiac damage, on biomarkers for assessing prognosis and response to therapy and on the development of novel therapeutic agents and treatment designed in the light of advances in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of these diseases. He is principal investigator for several research projects in this field and published on different aspects of systemic amyloidosis from the basic mechanisms, to biomarkers, new diagnostic approaches, risk definition and response criteria, and novel therapies.

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‘Standing on the Shoulders of the Giants’ by the IACH aims to celebrate the achievements of leading experts and investigators whose work and research have helped to significantly advance the field of clinical hematology, and established the milestones and foundations of modern clinical hematology.

The IACH scientific steering committee will choose the honorees from different fields of clinical hematology. All IACH members, friends and supporters are also encouraged to propose names. The steering committee will ultimately choose among the proposed names based on each nominee’s body of work, including strength of research, clinical impact, significant educational contributions, and overall accomplishments.

The honoree will participate in a special webinar (interview format with or without supporting slides), where his/her landmark successes will be described and discussed while underlining the remarkable character of these achievements and their tremendous impact in clinical practice.

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