The Hematology Program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health announces a 2-day workshop on Iron Overload: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management, which will be held at The Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland, on October 27 and 28, 2008. This workshop will address evolving insights into genetic determinants and molecular mechanisms that promote iron overload. The workshop also will review advances in the noninvasive, organ-specific clinical measurement of iron overload and current state-of-the-art in the prevention and treatment of iron overload. The program will include presentations by invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts, together with poster presentations.  

The informal setting of the workshop is intended to promote interactions and discussion among workshop participants and to define key unanswered questions and highlight priorities and directions for future research. Travel grants will be made available to registrants whose abstracts are selected for oral presentations at the workshop. A limited number of rooms at the Historic Inns of Annapolis have been reserved for workshop participants, so early registration is encouraged. REGISTER HERE:  http://www.scgcorp.com/ironoverload2008/registration.asp.

Workshop Co-organizers:
Nancy Andrews Duke University
Gary Brittenham Columbia University
Alan Cohen Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Jeff Miller NIDDK, NIH
Daniel Wright NIDDK, NIH
Invited speakers include:
David Weatherall  Oxford University
John Porter     University College London, United Kingdom
Karin Finberg        Duke University
Ivana DeDomenico University of Utah
Martina Muckenthaler University of Heidelberg, Germany
Carolyn Enns   Oregon Health Sciences University
Clara Camaschella   Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano
Richard Ajioka      University of Utah
Tomas Ganz          University of California at Los Angeles
Jeff Miller    NIDDK, NIH
Kris Kowdley          University of Washington
Jens Jensen   New York University
Dudley Pennell           Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Gary Brittenham    Columbia University
Renzo Galanello     University of Cagliari, Italy
John Wood             Children’s Hospital at Los Angeles
Z. Ioav Cabantchik The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Alan Cohen    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Ray Bergeron             University of Florida
Nancy Andrews       Duke University
Jerry Kaplan University of Utah
Topics: For Information about Registration and Abstract Submission, Please Contact:  
Angela Hays
Conference Planner
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG)
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone:  (301) 670-4990 
Fax:  (301) 670-3815
Email:  ahays@scgcorp.com

For Information about the Workshop Program, Please Contact:  
Dr. Daniel Wright
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Phone:  (301) 594-7714 
Email:  dw341u@nih.gov

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