Patients and families dealing with the diagnosis of hemophilia B, or factor IX deficiency, look forward to an annual conference just for them, the Coalition for Hemophilia B, Inc., 6th Annual Symposium. This year it will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 9:00AM to 4:15PM at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC. This free event provides education, vendor booths and childcare. Snacks and lunch are also provided.
The keynote speaker is Christopher E. Walsh, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine in NYC, and director of the Regional Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center. He will cover the topic, “What’s New in Hemophilia?” Don’t miss the gene therapy update by Arthur W. Nienhuis, MD, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. There will be afternoon breakout sessions for women, children and teens. A family meeting wraps up the conference at the end of the day.
For more information or to register, go to: http://coalitionforhemophiliab.org