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Hemophilia B Spring Symposium This Weekend

The Coalition for Hemophilia B, Inc., is hosting a one-day consumer symposium on Saturday, March 8, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The nonprofit organization, based in NYC, provides information, education and support to people with hemophilia B and their families.

Presentations at this year’s symposium include:

  • “What’s New in Hemophilia 2008” by Christopher Walsh, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Regional Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center
  • “Insurance 101” by Dana Kuhn, PhD, founder and president of Patient Services, Inc. (PSI)
  • “A Level Playing Field,” by Michael O’Connor, a teenage competitive swimmer with moderately severe hemophilia B

The symposium is free for consumers and their families. It includes lunch and snacks. Childcare/age-related activities are available for children ages two to 15 years old. The deadline to register for a room at the guaranteed rate and for the symposium was Wednesday, February 28, 2008. However, there is still time to register for the conference.

For more information, contact Kim Phelan, Vice President: 212.520.8272 or e-mail For an agenda or to register, go to:

The symposium has been made possible by a grant from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.


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