We are pleased to welcome you to the 2nd Platelet Society Meeting, which will be hosted online by Keele University on the 29th-31st March 2021. This will start with our early career researcher meeting on the 29th March, followed by the main Society meeting on the 30th and 31st March 2021.  

Whilst we are unable to welcome you to the beautiful Keele campus this year, we look forward to bringing together online our vibrant community of scientists and clinicians to showcase recent advances in platelet research, and to celebrate the achievements of all our researchers.  The pandemic has demonstrated the power of scientists working together to achieve common goals, and we aim to use the online platform to stimulate conversations amongst all participants on how we can move forward together to solve outstanding problems in platelet research.

The early career researcher meeting will provide networking and career development opportunities for the next generation of platelet researchers.  We will also be running our first interactive equity, diversity and inclusion spotlight session to discuss the set-up of a mentorship scheme within the society. Whilst we will be scattered all across the world, we hope this meeting will help bring our members closer together.  We look forward to seeing you for an exciting, interactive and fun meeting in March!

 

Venue

Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

Due to ongoing uncertantity and restricitions due to Covid-19, this meeting will be held virtually and hosted by the School of Medicine at Keele University supported by the Keele Conferencing Team.

Meeting Organisers

Alan Harper, School of Medicine, Keele University

Amanda Unsworth, Centre for Bioscience, Manchester Metropolitan University

Carly Kempster, Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Research, University of Reading

David Cabrera, School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering, Keele University

Kirk Taylor, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Paul Armstrong, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Programme & Confirmed Speakers

Meeting Programme

We are delighted to announce the following invited speakers for the meeting

Professor Anirban Sen Gupta

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, USA

 

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Dr Nicola Mutch

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, UK

 

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Dr Kellie Machlus

Harvard Medical School and Boston Childrens Hospital, USA

 

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We are proud to announce that the Gus Born Lecture for 2021 will be given by three recent recipients of Early Career Fellowships.

Dr Harriet Allen

Blizzard Institute, Queen Mary University London, London, UK

Dr David Cabrera

School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering, Keele University, UK

Dr Abdullah Khan

Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University of Birmingham, UK

Our Meeting Sponsors

We are very pleased to have the support of the following sponsors for the meeting

We are very pleased to have the support of the following sponsors for the meeting.

Gold Sponsors
British Heart FoundationIzon ScienceSysmexStago
Silver Sponsors
Labmedics
Bronze Sponsors
GileadPlatelets Journal
Prize Sponsors
NC3RsCairn ResearchLabmedicsLabmedics

 

 

Joining the Meeting

Registrations for the meeting is now closed. Details for joining the online meeting will be sent to all registered particpants shortly before the meeting.

Registration Form

Poster Instructions

If you are presenting a poster at the meeting, please note the following instructions.

  • Portrait orientation
  • No larger than A0 size
  • Saved as a PDF file
  • Less than 2MB in size

Please send presentations and posters by 16:00 (GMT) on Monday 22nd March to keeleplateletmeeting@gmail.com

Some photos from our previous ECR meeting in Manchester. Click on a photo to see more