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Spring Symposium Focuses on Factor IX

The Coalition for Hemophilia B Inc., is hosting its 4th annual Spring Symposium at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010. The free one-day seminar provides information, education and support to people with hemophilia B and their families.

This year’s morning sessions include:

  • “Hemophilia Update 2010” by Christopher E. Walsh, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of its Regional Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center.
  • “Living with Hemophilia” by Ben Shuldiner, Founder and Principal of the High School for Public Service in NYC. He has hemophilia B.
  • “Insurance Transition” by Michael Bradley, Baxter BioScience.
  • “Perceiving the Possible,” by Patrick Torrey, President, Physis, Inc.

The afternoon offers breakout sessions and an interactive Factor IX Family Meeting, “Are You Smarter Than Your Hemophilia?” Childcare, lunch and snacks are provided for attendees. For an agenda or to register, go to the Coalition’s Web site. Registration deadline is Monday, March 1, 2010.

The symposium is made possible by a grant from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, now part of Pfizer.



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