On behalf of the organizing committees, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the ninth annual meeting of the Society of Hematologic Oncology (SOHO 2021), scheduled for September 8-11, 2021 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas. Note that SOHO 2021 is designed as a hybrid event, so all content will be available on the SOHO virtual platform for those unable to travel.
As many of you know, SOHO was established in 2012 with aims to promote worldwide research, education, prevention, clinical studies and optimal patient care in all aspects of hematologic malignancies. Since that time, SOHO has grown from a membership base of 400 to more than 5,000 in 2021. Organized by its founders and world class committees, SOHO is the only society specific to this field.
The SOHO annual meeting program will focus on cutting-edge advances and practical clinical applications, with special emphasis on novel biological and therapeutic approaches, for patients with hematologic malignancies. In addition, the speakers are a multidisciplinary group of internationally recognized experts that represent the spectrum of these diseases.
This year, we expect approximately 1,500 hematologic malignancy experts to attend the 3.5-day meeting and participate in a number of educational sessions including didactic lectures, meet-the-professor sessions, debates, plenary sessions, poster presentations, oral abstract presentations and other virtual interactive exchanges and informal virtual engagement experiences. Another 2,000 participants are expected to attend online on the SOHO 2021 virtual platform. Topics will include Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Hodgkin Lymphoma, T-Cell Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma, Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Multiple Myeloma.
We look forward to a meeting that is productive, informative and enjoyable. We would like to thank all SOHO members, attendees and industry partners whose contributions and participation have been essential to the success of the society.