Dr. Kai Rogers Secures Best Abstract Award from the American Society for Apheresis

Drs. Kai Rogers, Kathryn Eschbacher, Alexander Boyden, and Nitin KarandikarDr. Kai Rogers received the Best Abstract Award from the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) for his abstract titled "A Murine Model of Extracorporeal Photopheresis as a Targeted Immunotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis," co-authored with Drs. Kathryn Eschbacher, Alexander Boyden, and Nitin Karandikar.

The announcement and presentation of the award, accompanied by a monetary prize of $500, will be a highlight of the ASFA 2024 Annual Meeting, scheduled to convene at Resorts World Las Vegas, NV.

The research investigated the potential of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP), a known immunomodulatory procedure, within the context of a murine model of multiple sclerosis, specifically experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The findings illuminate ECP's ability to alleviate EAE severity, whether administered during disease induction or post-onset, and its targeted efficacy. This study lays a solid foundation for further exploration into the mechanisms underlying ECP's protective effects and reinforces its viability as a therapeutic avenue for autoimmune disorders.

Physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals were encouraged to submit abstracts encompassing a wide spectrum of apheresis medicine, spanning research, clinical applications, education, and administrative endeavors. All accepted abstracts are slated for publication in the Journal of Clinical Apheresis.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024