2018 Bone Marrow Failure Disease Scientific Symposium | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

2018 Bone Marrow Failure Disease Scientific Symposium

Message from the Symposium Co-Chairs:

Young and Stone Join us for this 2018 scientific symposium, the only international meeting focusing on bone marrow failure diseases.  Our outstanding faculty will be discussing cutting edge research, novel therapies and the latest developments in genomics and transplantation.  The format is interactive and conducive to ongoing discussion and collaboration.

We especially encourage young investigators to attend and take advantage of this career opportunity to submit abstracts and speak with leading researchers in the field.  Several of this year’s presenters attended previous symposia as new investigators and are now conducting innovative studies in bone marrow failure.

This unique gathering only occurs every two years – don’t miss it!
- Symposium Co-Chairs Richard M. Stone, MD and Neal Young, MD



Agenda Sessions

Thursday, March 22
Genetics and Genomics of Bone Marrow Failure

  • DNA Changes That Lead to Inherited Predisposition
  • Genetics in the Clinic: Understanding and Interpreting Clonality

PNH Research Update

Treatment Options for Aplastic Anemia:  Are We Ready for Precision Medicine?

New Investigator Abstract Presentations and Poster Session

Friday, March 23

Biology of MDS and Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Non-Transplant Treatments for MDS and Secondary AML

Global Perspectives for Treating Bone Marrow Failure

Registration Fees

Early Bird by 2/28/18 After 2/28/18
Physicians/Researchers $250 $300
Industry $450 $600
Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners/
$150 $200

Abstracts summarizing new, ongoing, and updated research in bone marrow failure may be submitted by February 23, 2018.  A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and the remaining accepted abstracts will be included in the poster session.

Travel Support for New Investigators

Travel support is available for new investigators to attend the Symposium. To qualify for this request, the applicant must be a post-doctoral fellow, in instructor, or an assistant professor for fewer than 5 years.


We welcome our industry partners to help us bring this critical symposium to researchers and physicians.  Please contact Desiree Ruiters at ruiters@aamds.org for more information.