MPD Foundation to Host Educational Symposium in San Diego, CA

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MPD Foundation, a non-profit focused on myeloproliferative disorders, is hosting their second educational event for patients of polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis. Following up on their San Mateo MPD Patient Symposium, this event will feature a new group of experts.

The MPD Foundation is asking the MPD patient community to join them in San Diego/La Jolla on Monday, October 25, 2010 for another educational MPD Foundation Patient Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Catriona Jamieson, who has contributed greatly to the world of stem cell research specific to myeloproliferative disorders. Dr. Jamieson has devised robust methods to detect cancer in stem cells in vivo, thereby permitting a comprehensive assessment of novel cancer stem cell diagnostics and therapeutics. She sees numerous MPD patients and is involved with several clinical trials.

Other speakers include: Dr. Ruben Mesa – Mayo Clinic, Arizona, Dr. John Crispino- Northwestern University – Chicago, Illinois, and Dr. Jamille Shammo, Rush Memorial- Chicago, Illinois. Additional speakers will be announced.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear from renowned researchers and clinicians who make a difference every day in the lives of MPD patients.

Date: Monday, October 25, 2010

Registration begins: 7:30 a.m.

Program Duration: 8:45 – 4:30

UCSD – Moores Cancer Center
Goldberg Auditorium, Room 2110
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, California

Registration Fee: $125 per person; each additional guest $75
This fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks

To register visit our website at


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