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2nd Thalassemia Support Foundation Conference

Over 90 patients, parents, loved ones, and members of the medical community attended the 2nd Annual Thalassemia Support Foundation Conference held on April 21st, 2007 at the beautiful Beverly Garland hotel located only a mile away from Universal Studios. The conference was directed toward Thalassemia patients, parents, and loved ones, as well as members of the medical community. The focus of the conference was to learn about recent advancements in Thalassemia care and to provide a unique opportunity to meet others who are affected by Thalassemia.  Guest speakers were Nancy Sweeters (CHO), Dr. Elliott Vichinsky (CHO), and Dr. John Wood (CHLA).

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Schedule of Events
 
7:00 – 9:00 Registration
 
8:00 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast
  Assortment of grain breads, croissants, muffins and Danish with condiments. Freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices.
 
9:00 – 10:00 Nancy Sweeters (CHO)
  Thalassemia Clinical Research Network (TCRN)
 
10:00 – 10:30 Volunteering Opportunities at TSF
 
10:30 – 12:00 Panel on Psycho/social Issues
  Moderated by Bryce Imbler, MSW (CHLA)
 
12:00 – 2:00 Buffet Lunch
  Entrees include Stuffed Chicken Breast and London Broil. Also available are tossed baby green salad, red skin potato salad, and pasta primavera. Dessert will be a New York Cheesecake.
 
2:00 – 3:00 Dr. John Wood (CHLA)
  Pulmonary Hypertension and Good Cardiac Care
 
3:00 – 4:00 Dr. Elliott Vichinsky (CHO)
  Comprehensive Care/Chelation and Combination Therapy
 
4:00 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions
 
5:00 – 7:00 Reception
  Assortment of hot and cold Hors D’oeuvres

A Children’s Session is available under the supervision of a Child Life Specialist from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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