Registration for Ninth Cooley's Anemia Symposium

March 9, 2009 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences are pleased to announce that registration is open for the “Ninth Cooley’s Anemia Symposium,” scheduled for October 21-24, 2009 in New York City. (Click here for complete registration information.)


The Scientific Organizing Committee for the event is comprised by Elliott Vichinsky, MD, Director, Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, and Ellis, Neufeld, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Neufeld is also the Chair of CAF’s Medical Advisory Board, and Dr. Vichinsky is a past Chair of the same.

Plenary Sessions on:

  • Iron Regulation and Metabolism
  • Gene Regulation and Therapy
  • Iron Overload and Chelation Therapy
  • Iron Imaging
  • New Advances in Stem Cell
  • Transplantation
  • New Therapy For Hemoglobin F
  • Cardiac Dysfunction
  • Nutrition and Antioxidant Therapies
  • Clinical Syndromes in Thalassemia and Disease Severity
  • The Adult Thalassemia Patient

Thanks to scientific advances, individuals with thalassemia are now living into their 40’s and 50’s. Not only are individuals living longer, but their quality of life has increased. Scientific and clinical advancements have resulted in new iron-chelating drugs, early detection of organ failure, an understanding of adult complications associated with living with thalassemia (osteoporosis, heart failure, growth hormone deficiency, pulmonary hypertension, and infertility) and promising progress towards the ultimate magic bullet

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