SEP 12, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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Laboratory Role in Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Antiphospholipid Syndrome
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  • Director, Clinical Cancer Genetics, Professor, Director, Cancer Screening & Prevention City of Hope
      Dr. Jeffrey N. Weitzel is Chief of the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics and the Cancer Screening & Prevention Program at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, is Board Certified in clinical genetics and medical oncology, and is a Professor of Oncology and Population Sciences at the City of Hope and a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. At the vanguard of personalized medicine, Dr. Weitzels multidisciplinary clinical, research, and training programs emphasize translational research in genetic cancer risk assessment, chemoprevention, targeted therapy, clinical and psychosocial outcomes, genetic epidemiology and health services research in underserved minorities, and hereditary cancer in Latin America. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Genetics/Familial Risk Assessment practice guidelines committee. Dr. Weitzel is the principal investigator for the City of Hope Cancer Genetics Education Program and for the Clinical Cancer Genetics Community Research Network, which are funded by the National Cancer Institute.


    The ongoing research and scientific debate on pathophysiology, classification, nomenclature and diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome illustrates the complexity of cellular membranes, their dynamic interplay with various components in circulating blood, and often tenuous balance between normal hemostasis and thrombosis.
    This main objective of this lecture is to succinctly identify the features of normal vs. pathological coagulation, and to familiarize the audience with the inextricable, and ever-evolving role of laboratory in diagnostic process of antiphospholipid syndrome.       

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