Professor Terry Hamblin (RIP 1943-2012)
Quite simply a legend.
Born in Worcester, England, he was a medical student and junior doctor at Bristol University. He was appointed Consultant Haematologist in Bournemouth 1974-2003, Professor of Immunohaematology in Southampton 1986-2012, and Honorary Consultant Haematologist at Kings College Hospital, London 2004-2012.
He was awarded the Binet-Rai medal for outstanding research in CLL in 2002. Although he felt that this was his most successful area of research, Terry made significant contributions in the field of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes. He was instrumental in the International MDS Foundation, was a founder Member of the Executive Committee and Trustee of the UK MDS Forum, and published widely in the area.
Probably unknown now to many, he worked closely with Professor Mufti to publish one of the first MDS prognostic scores, fondly referred to as 'The Bournemouth Score', published in 1985.
Terry was a huge character, an amazing clinician, successful scientist and a wonderful colleague. He will always be missed. It is our wish to remember our friend by holding an Annual Lecture in his name. Please join us to celebrate his life and join us in a scientific debate that was his love.
Details of the next Memorial Lecture can be found in the programme for the UK MDS Forum Education Meeting (Upcoming Meetings).