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2021 CLA Conference

Immune Dysregulation in Lymphatic Anomalies

Ionela Iacobas, MD – Texas Children’s Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine (Texas, USA) 

Dr. Iacobas is a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist and the Medical Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Vascular Anomalies Center in Houston.  She developed a passion for Vascular Anomalies during her fellowship and became a strong advocate for the comprehensive care of these patients. She has been the Chair of the Education Committee for the ASPHO (American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology) Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group (SIG) since 2013 and participated in multiple education projects within the group. From May 2018 to May 2020, she served as Vice-Chair of the entire ASPHO Vascular Anomalies SIG and in 2020 she became the Chair of ASPHO Vascular Anomalies SIG overseeing the Committees of Education, Practice and Research. In 2019 she was elected Secretary of CaNVAS (Consortium of Investigators in Vascular Anomalies). In 2021 she was invited to participate in the Scientific Committee of ISSVA (International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies). 

With the understanding that vascular Anomalies is a multidisciplinary medical field where patients benefit from a cohesive treatment strategy involving medical, surgical and endovascular therapies, Dr. Iacobas strongly believes in teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration as the core of excellence of care for patients.