National Blood Conference Accepting Abstracts

June 15, 2009 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders, in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the American Society of Hematology is pleased to announce the National Conference on Blood Disorders in Public Health. The purpose of this conference is to serve as the catalyst for developing a nationally recognized public health framework for promoting the health of and improving outcomes among people at risk for or affected by a non-malignant blood disorder. The conference will strengthen partnerships among networks and organizations whereby through the 10 essential services of public health we can highlight the potential of public health strategies in addressing the prevention of blood disorders or their complications.

Call for Abstracts
The Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference. The committee encourages interested individuals or organizations to submit abstracts that address specific issues, approaches or strategies that contribute to the prevention of complications experienced by people with blood disorders. Priority preference will be given to abstracts that demonstrate the application of public health strategies to promote the health and/or improve outcomes of people with blood disorders.
There will be plenary and concurrent sessions covering a range of topics. Please review abstract information page on the website for a schedule of events to help you plan your travel. For more information contact Chris Parker Website:

* Please note: All abstracts and proposals are due by
Sunday, August 9, 2009.

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