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One-day Patient Conference in Seattle, Washington, June 18, 2016

A free one-day patient conference will be held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The conference, hosted by the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is one of seven one-day patient conferences in 2016.

The conference is for AA, MDS, and MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms) patients and their families, as well as medical professionals who care for these patients.

The morning sessions will feature epidemiology, genetics, and therapies for MDS and MPN. After lunch, sessions will focus on related diseases (leukemia and aplastic anemia) and living/coping skills.

Conference attendance is free. Breakfast and lunch are included. You can stay at one of the nearby hotels if you want to stay overnight.

Conference Program

Come hear the latest information about diagnosis, treatment, and medical research from leading experts, including these physicians:
  • Dr. Frederick Appelbaum, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Dr. Anthony Back, University of Washington
  • Dr. Lauri Burroughs, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Dr. H. Joachim Deeg, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Dr. Timothy Graubert, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Xiaomei Ma, Yale School of Public Health
  • Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Bart Scott, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research 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

Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Aplastic Anemia

When:
Saturday, June 18, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Check-in begins at 8:00am.
Where:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Weintraub Guilding Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Conference registration:
Use the online Conference Registration Form to register for the conference.
No registration deadline has been set.

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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