EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting: Red Cell and Iron Disorders, and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Dates: March 6-8, 2015
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Chairs: SL Thein and P Fenaux
Co-Chairs: C Camaschella, M Cappellini, U Platzbecker
Scientific Committee: SL Thein, C Camaschella, M Cappellini, A Iolascon, M Muckenthaler, U Platzbecker, P Fenaux
The EHA Scientific Working Group for Red cell and Iron, SWG on MDS and EHA organized a 3 day workshop as an update on the new scientific findings and progress made in translating science into diagnostics, management and novel treatment of patients with red blood cell and iron disorders.
The meeting covered all aspects of erythropoiesis and red blood cell disorders – membrane, metabolic and haemoglobin as well as iron metabolic dysfunction. In addition to plenary lectures from scientists involved at the cutting edge of research, updates on clinical practice, and recommendations from internationally recognised experts in the field were included. The clinical case presentations with interactive discussions were presented by delegates and round tables was dedicated to discussion with patient organisations to better understand the currently unmet needs in sickle cell disease and MDS.
The meeting will be designed as a continuing educational event, targeted at physicians and hematologists as well as laboratory scientists.
Participants of this meeting were eligible to receive one Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit point for every hour of accredited activity from the EHA-CME system.
A report of this meeting has been published and is now available here.
Day 1, Friday
Day 2, Saturday
Day 3, Sunday