North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Scientific Symposium

Oct 9, 2020-Oct 10, 2020, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

Bone Marrow Failure Disorders comprise a group of heritable or acquired conditions that lead to loss or profound suppression of blood cell production with the potential to be fatal. Experts at over 40 Children’s Hospitals and Research Centers across North America have collaborated over the past decade to make inroads in improving diagnostic capabilities and treatments. Many of the advances brought to the clinic are fueled by basic and translational research in Hematology, Stem Cell Biology and Immunology. This Virtual Symposium will bring together experts from across North America in events that explore cutting edge science and state of the art clinical practice in the field. Presentations will explore key areas of interest to researchers and practitioners with the opportunity for trainees to present their studies and interact with leaders in the field.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about advances in unraveling the biology underlying inherited and acquired bone marrow failure disorders
  2. Understand the implications of hematologic and multisystem manifestations for long-term care and cancer surveillance
  3. Review challenges and opportunities of applying genomic technologies to the diagnosis of BMF
  4. A focused update of select areas of practice

Schedule: Two half day events on Friday 10/9 and Saturday 10/10 from 12-5 p.m. EST

Day 1: 

Session 1 - Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics

Session 2 - Protein Metabolism in BMF

Day 2:

Session 3 - Transplant

Session 4 - Neuropsychological Manifestations and Testing

Session 5 – Age Transition

Session 6 - Cancer Surveillance


Note: This session will be recorded and made available on our website. If you would like to ask a question during the event but would like to remain anonymous, please do not use your real name when signing in.