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Patient and Family Conferences

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AAMDSIF hosts Patient and Family Conferences around the United States each year. Conferences are free to attend and include presentations by the leading medical experts in rare blood cancers and bone marrow failure diseases. It is also an incredible and important opportunity for patients to connect with one another and share support, answers and hope.

2024 Conferences - Registration open!

Who should attend?

  • Aplastic anemia, PNH, MDS, and AML patients
  • Those who are newly diagnosed or currently in treatment, as well as long-term survivors
  • Caregivers, family members or friends
  • Nurses and other healthcare professionals are also welcome

Why should you attend?

  • Gain unprecedented access to top experts
  • Get your questions answered
  • Return home a wiser and better-equipped self-advocate
  • Meet those who genuinely understand what you are going through
  • Build a strong and supportive community
  • Leave with a sense of optimism and hope for the future
  • Mark your calendars now. Advance registration is always recommended.

What to Expect from AAMDSIF Conferences:

  • An in-depth review of the current thinking on aplastic anemia, PNH, MDS and AML.
  • Practical steps you can take to become an even stronger advocate for your best care and treatment.
  • Practical strategies for improving your health and well-being in spite of your illness.
  • Meet other patients and family members, join a Community Connection group in your area and discover our Peer Support Network.
  • Learn how AAMDSIF can help you with this life-altering journey.

Need Help?

If you have questions regarding our conferences or registration, please call our conference information line at 301-279-7202 x 128 or email us at

2024 Los Angeles Patient and Family Conference

Event Date: Sat, 04/13/2024 - 7:45am (EDT)
2024 Patient and Family Conference in Los Angeles Recordings will be coming soon! The conference offered special post-transplant sessions. Conference Location: Cooper Auditorium @ City of Hope 1500 E. Duarte Rd Duarte, CA 91010 Parking: Lots HV or G The parking lots are next to the Hope Village... Read more »

2024 Seattle Patient and Family Conference

Event Date: Sat, 06/22/2024 - 7:45am (EDT)
The time is now to save your seat for the 2024 Patient and Family Conference in Los Angeles! Plan to attend on June 22, 2024, in Seattle, WA, in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - Register Here Conference Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Weintraub... Read more »

2024 Philiadelphia, PA, Patient and Family Conference

Event Date: Fri, 07/19/2024 - 2:00pm (EDT) to Sat, 07/20/2024 - 4:00pm (EDT)
The conference will occur over two days - Friday, July 19 from 2-7 PM ET and Saturday, July 20 from 8AM - 4 PM ET. This conference will provide sessions for both adults and children. At the hotel, parking is valet only and paid by AAMDSIF. Conference location - The Inn at Penn @ 3600 Sansome... Read more »

2024 Chicago Patient and Family Conference

Event Date: Sat, 09/14/2024 - 7:30am (EDT)
Register now for the 2024 Patient and Family Conference, held in partnership with the University of Chicago. Learn more about your bone marrow failure disease from the experts in the sessions - Register Here. Conference Location: University of Chicago David... Read more »

2024 Tampa Patient and Family Conference

Event Date: Sat, 10/19/2024 - 7:30am (EDT)
Registration is open for the Tampa, FL, Patient and Family Conference.  Please join your peers and bone marrow failure experts for this opportunity! Register Here The event will be held at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building, 12902 USF Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612 Parking:  Gold... Read more »

2023 Omaha Patient and Family Hybrid Conference

Event Date: Sat, 04/15/2023 - 9:30am (EDT)
Here are the session recordings and the presentations for the 2023 Omaha Patient and Family Hybrid Conference. April 15, 2023 Aplastic Anemia Non-Transplant Therapies and Clinical Trials, from Omaha Patient and... Read more »

2023 Salt Lake City Patient and Family Conference

Event Date: Sat, 07/15/2023 - 8:00am (EDT)
Thank you for attending the 2023 Salt Lake City Patient and Family Conference. We will keep uploading presentations as we receive them, please keep checking back for updates. Presentation Materials: Predisposition to Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Aplastic Anemia and Non-... Read more »

2023 New Haven Patient and Family Conference

Event Date: Sat, 10/14/2023 - 8:15am (EDT)
On October 14, 2023, Patient and Family Hybrid Conference, in Partnership with Yale Cancer Center, was held in New Haven, CT.  Find recordings or materials from this conference here. Session Recordings: High-Risk MDS

2023 AAMDSIF Patient and Family Conference in Dallas, TX

Event Date: Sat, 11/04/2023 - 9:30am (EDT)
Join patients, families and caregivers for the 2023 Dallas, TX Patient and Family Conference This event is chaired and organized by Dr. Taha Bat from UT Southwestern. Patients with aplastic anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and acute myeloid... Read more »

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