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3rd Thalassemia Support Foundation Conference

The 3rd Thalassemia Support Foundation Conference was held at the beautiful Beverly Garland hotel located only a mile away from Universal Studios. This conference is directed toward Thalassemia patients, parents, and loved ones, as well as members of the medical community. The focus of the conference is to learn about recent advancements in Thalassemia care and to provide a unique opportunity to meet others who are affected by Thalassemia.

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Schedule of Events
 
7:30 – 9:00 Registration
 
7:30 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast
  Assortment of grain breads, croissants, muffins and Danish with condiments. Freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices.
 
10:30 – 12:00 Panel on Psycho/social Issues
  Moderated by Susan Carson, RN, MSN, CPNP (CHLA)
 
10:30 – 11:00 Volunteering Opportunities at TSF
 
11:00 – 12:00 Pain Study
  Dru Foote, RN, PNP (CHO)
 
12:00 – 1:30 Buffet Lunch
  Entrees: Sirloin steak and salmon. Sides: Tortellini, roasted herb potatoes, baby greens salad, cucumber & tomato salad, and a cheese and fruit display. Dessert: New York style cheesecake.
 
1:30 – 2:30 Standards of Care Updates
  Dr. Elliott Vichinsky (CHO)
 
2:30 – 3:30 Panel on Psychosocial Issues
  Moderated by Johnny Chou, MSW (CHLA)
 
3:30 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions
 
5:00 – 7:00 Reception
  Assortment of 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 – 6:00 pm

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