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5th International Conference on Myelodysplastic Syndromes

5th International Conference on Myelodysplastic Syndromes
April 14 - April 16, 2016 - Estoril, Portugal
Chairs : Mario Cazzola, Pierre Fenaux, Eva Hellström-Lindberg


5th International Conference on Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Chairs: M. Cazzola (Pavia), P. Fenaux (Paris), E. Hellström-Lindberg (Stockholm)
Dates: April 14-16, 2016
Venue: Estoril, Portugal

Over the past few years, the revolution of genomic and epigenomic analysis (going as far as whole genome sequencing) has led to the discovery of most of the genes that seem to be involved in the pathogenesis of MDS. Very large patient series where gene abnormalities have been studied will be presented

In addition, clinicians are starting to use  those genetic and epigenetic alterations to improve diagnosis and risk stratification, and a few of these abnormalities are beginning to  constitute treatment targets

Prognostic factors of MDS have improved, especially with the publication of the revised IPSS, which allows in particular to identify « low risk MDS » patients whose outcome may in fact not be so favorable, and who may require treatment generally considered for higher risk patients. Genetic analysis is playing a growing role in this risk stratification.

Regarding treatment, a major challenge in high risk MDS is to improve results of hypomethylating agents, probably by using drug combinations, and also by making allogeneic SCT available to more patients, which has been achieved in part by the improvements in transplants with alternative donors. In low risk MDS, the precise role of TPO receptors agonists and of iron chelation, among others, will be debated, while the major challenge remains that of anemia resistant to erythropoietic stimulating agents

Learning objectives:
– Learn how to optimally diagnose MDS, mainly by morphological analysis and cytogenetics, but also using molecular analysis and flow cytometry.

– 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 largely discussed based on clinical cases that will be presented by the faculty and by selected delegates.

Abstract submission



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They can be structured (eg Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions) or unstructured.

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Please see the dimensions of the poster board HERE




Accommodation at special conference rates is available neaby the Estoril Congress Center, where the Conference will take place. 


For group bookings contact the local ESH Conference Secretariat: 
ESH local conference secretariat
c/o Forum d’Ideais, Lda.
Rua da Juventude Azeitonense, Lote 137B
2925-588 V.N. Azeitao/Portugal
Tel: +351 21 218 93 93 
Fax: +351 21 218 93 92




Estoril Congress Centre
Avenida Amaral
2765-192 Estoril, PORTUGAL

Airport Information and travel to Estoril:
International flights arrive at the Lisbon Airport. 
Further information about flights to and from Lisbon International Airport can be found here
The Lisbon International Airport  is located  at about 20 minutes drive, by car or taxi through the motorway (A5), from the Estoril Congress Centre.

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Educational Grants


Regular registration fee for this conference: 600€

Registration fee for resident in-training: 300

This fee includes :

Your seat in the Conference Room,
The conference materials,
Get-together Cocktail (drinks and dinner buffet), 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, Centre Hayem, Hôpital Saint Louis
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Cancellation policy of registration fee :
In case of cancellation, up until one month prior to the beginning of the meeting, your registration fee will be reimbursed in full (less bank charges).
If the cancellation is notified between 1 and 30 days prior to the beginning of the meeting, 50% of the registration fee will be reimbursed (less bank charges).
Cancellations notified during the meeting will not be reimbursed.

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