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One-day Patient Conference in Atlanta, GA, May 19, 2012

A free one-day patient conference will be held in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The conference, hosted by the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF), is one of seven one-day patient conferences in 2012.

This will be a multi-track conference for AA, MDS, and PNH patients and their families. Those who live in the South should plan to attend this conference or the September conference in Dallas, TX.

The conference will include parallel (simultaneous) sessions on AA, MDS, and PNH, sessions to help you live with and cope with these diseases, and professionally-facilitated support sessions with your peers.

Conference attendance is free. Breakfast and lunch are included. Discounted hotel rates are available to those who want to stay overnight.

Conference Program

Come hear about the latest information about diagnosis, treatment (including transplants), and medical research from leading experts, including:
  • Dr. H. Jean Khoury, Emory University
  • Dr. H. Jean Khoury, Emory University
  • Dr. Eyal Attar, Massachusettes General Hospital (tentative)
  • Dr. Danielle Townsley, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Monica Bessler, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. David Margolis, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Carlos de Castro, Duke University
Patients and family members will also be able to
  • meet medical experts face-to-face
  • hear about the latest treatments and medical research
  • learn skills for managing life with a bone marrow failure disease
  • have your questions answered
  • learn how to be your own advocate for the best care
  • get to know other patients and family members like yourselves
  • attend professionally-facilitated support sessions
Special programs included:
  • Standing Up for Your Health (lunchtime program)
  • Celebration of Hope (concluding program)
Living with Aplastic Anemia, MDS or PNH

When:
Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Check-in begins at 7:30am.
Where:
Atlanta Airport Marriott (Google map)
4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337
404-766-7900 (main), 888-236-2427 (Marriott toll-free reservations)

Discounted hotel rates are available if you make reservations by Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Hotel self-parking is available but is not free.
See other hotel information on the AA&MDSIF event page.
Registration:
Use the online registration form to register for the conference.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 9.

For more information see the AA&MDSIF event page.
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