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One-day Patient Conference in Houston, Texas, April 21, 2018

A free one-day patient conference will be held in Houston, TX on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The conference, hosted by the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF), is one of seven one-day patient conferences in 2018.

The conference is for bone marrow failure disease patients and their families and for medical professionals who care for these patients.

Diseases covered:
  • acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • aplastic anemia (AA)
  • chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)
  • graft versus host disease (GVHD)
  • myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)
The conference will include parallel (simultaneous) sessions on AA/PRCA, MDS/CMML/MPNs, AML, and PNH, as well as sessions on transplants and wellness issues.

Conference attendance is free. Breakfast and lunch are included. Discounted hotel rates are available to those who want to stay overnight. There will a Friday Night Social the evening before the conference, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Conference Program

Come hear the latest information about diagnosis, treatment, and medical research from leading experts, including these physicians:
  • Dr. Lawrence Rice, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Dr. Iberia Sosa, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr. Uday Popat, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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

AA&MDSIF Patient and Family Conference: Living with Aplastic Anemia, MDS, or PNH

When:
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:30am to 3:10pm
Check-in begins at 7:45am.
Where:
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (Frank E. Anderson Conference Hall – R11.1100)
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 (Google map)
855-900-3299 (main)

Hotel:
Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
6580 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030 (Google map)
713-796-0080 (main)
Hotel reservations:
Discounted hotel rates for the nights of April 20 and/or 21 are available until Thursday, March 29.
Phone: 713-796-0080 or make an online hotel reservation.
Self-parking is $13/day in the Scurlock Towers garage. The hotel does not provide an airport shuttle.
See other hotel information on the AA&MDSIF event page.
Conference registration:
To register for the conference, click REGISTER on the event page.

For more information see the AA&MDSIF event page.

If you plan to attend this conference, post in this thread to let other attendees know to look for you!

After the conference, let us know what you thought of the event.
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