Conference News & Info – Nov & Dec 2017

What news might be of interest to aHUS stakeholders these last 2 months of 2017?  Advancements in research and information about clinical trials are often announced at medical conferences, but many collaborative efforts take place at meetings around the world.  Here are but a few events held in November and December 2017 that may yield information of international interest to aHUS patients, researchers, and physicians.
Do you know of an event or effort of broad interest to the aHUS global community?  Let us know via email:
In the USA
Nephrology:  American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
ASN Kidney Week – 31 Oct to 5 Nov 2017 in New Orleans LA
From the ASN website:  “ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.”  About ASN Kidney Week:  “13,000 other kidney professionals from across the globe at Kidney Week 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The world’s premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants exciting and challenging opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field.”
Thursday 2 Nov 2017 sessions feature posters, oral abstracts and presentations on topics such as AKI (acute kidney injury) and CKD (chronic kidney disease), dialysis, glomerular disease and more.  Access programs for remaining days of Kidney Week from this page, click program days (top right).
ASN has several #KidneyWk search features, though bear in mind that topics related to atypical HUS can be found under multiple names, categories, and groupings.  Here’s a sample:  Complement Your Knowledge of Kidney Disease
In the USA
Hematology:  American Society of Hematology (ASH)
The 59th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held in Atlanta, GA from December 9-12, 2017
From the ASH website:  “With more than 17,000 members from nearly 100 countries, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world’s largest professional society serving both clinicians and scientists around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases.”
Click HERE for Detailed Info and Event Overview.   In addition to posters and abstracts, other sessions will include valuable presentations and information such as”
How I Treat sessions, to include topics of TTP (Dr. Marie Scully University College London Hospitals  London, United Kingdom, UK) and Immune Thrombocytopenia (Douglas B. Cines, MD  University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, USA) as well as Education Spotlight sessions that include transplant myths and acquired TTP.

In Bucharest, ROMANIA
Nephrology:  IPNA and SEPNWG Joint Conference, 17 & 18 Nov 2017 in Bucharest ( #IPNABucharest)
International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) teaching course and the VIIth Meeting of the Southeastern Europe Pediatric Nephrology Working Group (SEPNWG)
International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) and Southeastern Europe Pediatric Nephrology Working Group (SEPNWG), have jointly organized an international teaching course in Bucharest from 17-18 November 2017.   Officially endorsed by ISN, there are an estimated 170 participants expected to attend the 28 lectures and moderated poster session at this event: Personalized Genomics in Pediatric Nephrology: from the Lab Bench to the Bedside. 
aHUS Alliance article on #IPNABucharest 
More at the SEPNWG website:  Southeastern Europe Pediatric Nephrology Working Group (Romania)

In New Delhi, INDIA
Nephrology:  Joint Conference, 14-17 Dec 2017 in New Delhi, IN ( #ISNCON2017 )

48th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nephrology 2017 (ISNCON 2017)

To be held from 14-17 December 2017, the Delhi Nephrology Society and Indian Society of Nephrology invite all to the 48th Annual Congress of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISNCON 2017).  A robust program of presentations and discussions on key interest areas of both pediatric and adult nephrology topics.  For the Scientific Program of ISNCON2017 – Click HERE

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