Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a huge honour to be President of the BSH and to introduce the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting will be held at the ICC which is located in the heart of Birmingham. As many of you will know, Birmingham is a vibrant, bustling, cosmopolitan city and apparently boasts more miles of canal than Venice!
I have always been passionate about Haematology and have always felt it is a privilege to have a career in such a fascinating speciality. Haematology embraces so many different aspects of medicine and I hope our meeting will reflect the breadth and very essence of our practice as haematologists.
Throughout my career I have loved debate and the controversies that surround progress. Often it is not the data but how we interpret the data that matters as we treat our patients. I hope this meeting will be stimulating, challenging and full of friendly debate and discussion.
Finally we all make great friends as we have pursue our careers and our ASM is always the friendliest of meetings so come to Birmingham to learn, to discuss, to relax and to enjoy.
Professor Graham Jackson