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7th Translational Research Conference: Myelodysplastic Syndromes

7th Translational Research Conference: Myelodysplastic Syndromes
January 28 - January 30, 2021 - Mandelieu-La Napoule, France
Chairs : Pierre Fenaux, Uwe Platzbecker, Mikkael Sekeres


CONFERENCE UPDATE: novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 17 2020

7th Translational Research Conference: Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Postponed : until January 28-30, 2021

Chairpersons: Pierre Fenaux, Uwe Platzbecker, Mikkael Sekeres
(Initially April 23-25, 2020 – Mandelieu-La Napoule, France)


Since the last update published on the ESH website, concern related to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has continued to grow at the global level.  
In view of the increasing number of infected patients in countries worldwide, many medical organizations and health authorities have decided to implement travel restrictions in order to limit exposure to the virus and ensure that patients at home continue to benefit from the presence of their medical specialists.  These measures concern many speakers and registered participants of the ESH conference cited in reference.
Our first priority is your safety and that of your patients. We also want to make sure that participants who come to ESH benefit from the presence of a complete faculty of global experts in their field. For these reasons, we have decided to postpone the meeting and to re-schedule it earlier next year, on January 28-30, 2021, at the same venue in Mandelieu-La Napoule. 
If you are a confirmed registrant in this ESH conference, please be assured that your registration in the meeting remains valid for the new dates, in January 2021. We will continue to update the information on the ESH website and also to keep you updated directly but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. Please also kindly confirm to us if you intend to be with us or not.
If you are not able to attend the meeting, please let us know by November 25, 2020.  We will reimburse your registration fee to the amount we effectively received, minus bank charges, no cancellation fee will be applied.

Please also be informed that Air France and other airline companies have announced the possibility to rebook flights at no extra cost, provided that you do this before your current tickets expire. We invite you to make contact with your travel agency in this regard.
Also, if you have already booked a hotel room in Mandelieu-La Napoule, please contact your hotel for rebooking or cancelation as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this message will entail and we thank you for your understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you the 7th Translational Research Conference: Myelodysplastic Syndromes and we will be in touch with you with further information very shortly.
The ESH Team



7th Translational Research Conference: Myelodysplastic Syndromes
April 23-25, 2020 – Mandelieu-La Napoule, France 

Chairs: Pierre Fenaux, Uwe Platzbecker, Mikkael Sekeres

The conference will be held in the Mandelieu Congress Centre in Mandelieu-La Napoule, France. 

Until recently, information on the biology of MDS and options available for its treatment were limited. A lot of data has accumulated in recent years on the pathophysiology of MDS, particularly on the role of somatic mutations (including in very early disease phase), haploinsufficiency for certain genes, and the impact of abnormalities of the microenvironment. Prognostic factors of the disease have also been refined, with the revised IPSS, and new factors like somatic mutations. Treatment approaches are improving, although not at the same speed, and only allogeneic stem cell transplantation remains potentially curative.
The 7th ESH Conference on MDS is designed to provide time and multiple opportunities for critical discussion and informal scientific interaction with internationally recognized experts in the field.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to optimally diagnose MDS, mainly by morphological analysis and cytogenetics, but also through the use of new tools, mainly molecular analysis. 

  • Improve ability to analyze prognostic factors, including new ones (revised IPSS, molecular analysis).
  • Review current treatment of MDS, in both the high risk and low risk settings, ranging from single follow up to allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
  • Acquire improved knowledge of emerging treatments, based on targeted therapies and well conducted clinical trials. Diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic issues will be presented by the faculty and ample time will be devoted to discussion with delegates.

Abstract submission


November 17, 2020




Abstracts guidelines:
– Your abstract has to be structured (eg Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions)
– Maximum number of words: 400
– Your abstract will be submitted to the peer review procedure.

The following file types may be uploaded: HTML document (*.htm), HTML document (*.html), JPEG image (*.jpg), GIF image (*.gif), or PNG image (*.png).




Charlotte JAQUEMET

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Mandelieu Congress Centre in Mandelieu-La Napoule

806 Avenue de Cannes,

06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule



Corporate partners

with the support of*

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*ESH conference programmes are developed in strict scientific independence
with no input from corporate sponsors.




Educational Grants

ESH gratefully acknowledges

Celgene-BMS logo

for providing a Medical Education Grant

towards this independent programme.


The registration fee for the “7th Translational Research Conference: Myelodysplastic Syndromes” is:
– 600€  for fully trained
– 300€ for in-training
– 300€ for Allied Health Professional

A proof will be requested to confirm your status.

This fee includes:
Your seat in the Conference Room
The conference materials,
Welcome cocktail, luncheons, refreshments throughout the conference.

Your seat in the conference will be definitively reserved upon receipt of your fee.

Type of payment :
A) By Cheque :
ESH, Institut de Recherche Saint-Louis, Hôpital Saint-Louis
1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux
75475 Paris Cedex 10

B) By Bank transfer :
RIB :     30004      01730     00010099772     92 
IBAN code : FR76 3000 4017 3000 0100 9977 292

C) By Credit card : VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX

How to proceed :
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A) For Individual Registration:
1. Register yourself on the ESH Virtual Network using your personal data.
2. Please go to the registration page of the conference you would like to attend.
3. Click on the INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION button to complete your registration.
4. Proceed with the payment.

B) For Third Party Registration:
1. Create a Virtual Network profile for the person who will participate in the event (It is very important to provide the personal email address corresponding to the participant. Your details can be added to the « Address of Invoicing » section.)
2. You and the third party will receive a confirmation email with the username (email address of the third party) and password détails (please note the password that you use to open the Virtual Network account).
3. Return to the registration page of the conference the third party would like to attend.
4. Click on the INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION button to complete the third party registration and proceed with payment.

C) For Group Registration (More than one person):
1. Create your Virtual Network profile using your personal data.
2. You will receive a confirmation email with your username and password details.
3. Return to the registration page of the conference in which you would like to register your group.
4. Click on the GROUP REGISTRATION button to fill in the complete details for each person that you would like to register (Use the personal email address of each participant you are registering, failure to do so will prohibit you from completing the registrations.)

In case of cancellation, up until two months prior to the beginning of the meeting, your registration fee will be reimbursed in full (less bank charges). If the cancellation is notified between 60 to 15 days prior to the beginning of the meeting, 50% of the registration fee will be reimbursed (less bank charges). Cancellations notified 15 days before the meeting will not be reimbursed. For credit card payments please register on-line first. Please note that ESH can accept VISA, MASTERCARD/EUROCARD, AMEX and CB.