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Dr. Nigel Key, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Chief of the Section of Classical Hematology, and the Director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, was a keynote speaker at the annual Earl W. Davie Symposium in Vancouver, BC on November 17, 2016.

This annual one-day symposium, in honor of Dr. Earl W. Davie, features presentations by local experts in vascular biology, hemostasis-thrombosis, cardiovascular and neurologic disease.

Dr. Earl Davie’s research has elucidated many areas of coagulation and led to effective treatments for patients with a range of bleeding disorders. He and his colleagues devised the revolutionary Waterfall Sequence for Blood Clotting. Dr. Davie applied cutting edge technologies to identify and characterize the coagulation proteins in detail throughout the 1960s and ’70s, and subsequently isolated, sequenced, and expressed the genes for these clotting factors. For his many critical achievements, Dr. Davie has been widely acclaimed and has received numerous international awards. He is a member of the US National Academy of Science and is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle.