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Old Sun Feb 20, 2011, 05:00 PM
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One-day Patient Conference in Minneapolis, September 24, 2011

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is holding six one-day patient conferences in 2011.

One of these conferences will be held Saturday, September 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It's a multi-track conference for AA, MDS, and PNH patients and their families.

The conference will include parallel (simultaneous) sessions on topics related to AA, MDS, and PNH, as well as sessions to help you live with and cope with these diseases.

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. Mark Litzow, Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. David Margolis, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Julie Ross, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Dr. Phillip Scheinberg, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Ramon Tius, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dr. Erica Warlick, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Dr. Ilene Weitz, University of Southern California
Patients and family members will also be able to
  • meet these medical experts face-to-face
  • learn skills for managing life with a bone marrow failure disease: coping with illness and fatigue, nutrition and exercise, etc.
  • 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
Special programs included:
  • Question and answer session for parents of pediatric patients
  • Standing Up for Your Health (lunchtime program)
  • Veterans & Bone Marrow Failure Diseases: a discussion and workshop especially important to Vietnam veterans
  • Survivors Celebration (concluding program)
Living with Aplastic Anemia, MDS or PNH

When:
Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Check-in begins at 7:30am.
Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis South Hotel (Google map)
7800 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55439
952-835-7800 (main), 952-893-8439 (reservations)
Hotel event page

8 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Hotel self-parking is free.

Discounted hotel rates are available if you make reservations by Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
See "Conference Hotel & Directions" on the AA&MDSIF event page.
Registration:
Use the online registration form to register for the conference.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 14.

For more information see the AA&MDSIF event page.
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We have updated the information above.

The hotel, formerly known as the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South, is now the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis South Hotel.

The main hotel phone number is still 952-835-7800 but the reservation phone number is now 952-893-8439.

The latest details are always on the AA&MDSIF event page.
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The conference registration deadline has been extended to Monday September 19.
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