Awards honouring outstanding research and contributions to the tobacco control movement will also be presented at this conference. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control and the Luther L Terry Awards will celebrate the particular achievements in this field by organisations and people. We can't stand by and let that happen. We've made important improvement in recent years, but so much more work remains. I anticipate attending the 16th World Meeting on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi and signing up for government officials, medical advocacy and experts leaders in advancing this life-saving work.Dr. Shattil led the way in defining the roles of numerous kinases, scaffold proteins, little G-proteins, and exchange elements in outside-in integrin signaling platelets. He has often been the first to introduce cutting-edge techniques into the platelet field, including live cell imaging and pioneering the technique of deriving megakaryocytes from mouse bone marrow or individual stem cells to use as a molecularly tractable style of platelet signaling. Related StoriesPublic policy needed to reduce stem cell tourism, state expertsUC Irvine Health researchers develop one-step check to identify HCV infectionsLoyola Medicine, Palos Community Medical center jointly release innovative telemedicine programDavid T. Scadden, MD, of the Massachusetts General Medical center and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Boston, MA, will be presented with the 2010 Dameshek Prize for his landmark contributions to stem cell biology.