AA&MDSIF Bone Marrow Failure Scientific Symposium

Registration is now open for the second Bone Marrow Failure Disease Scientific Symposium to be held March 11 – 12, 2010 at the Bethesda Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium is being presented by the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation and sponsored by the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Office of Rare Diseases Research.

This symposium will bring together physicians treating these diseases and laboratory researchers studying the immunology and cell biology of bone marrow failure to discuss current areas of controversy, share recent research results, and propose specific recommendations for the highest priority directions for basic and clinical research needed to advance the field. Topics will include:

  • Epidemiology of MDS
  • Genetics/Immunobiology of AA & PNH
  • Pathophysiology/Molecular Targets in MDS             
  • Transplant Treatments for AA, MDS & PNH
  • Non-Transplant Treatments for AA & PNH
  • Non-Transplant Treatments for MDS

Poster sessions and networking opportunities will also be included in the program. The cost is $150 per registrant and includes all meals and program materials.

For more information about the symposium registration, agenda, speakers and poster session submissions, visit the AA&MDSIF website at www.AAMDS.org/symposium2010.