Tuesday 17 April 2012

Answering TTP Foundation attends the 1st ASFA TTP Consensus Conference

The  American Society for Apheresis  (ASFA) held their 1st TTP Consensus Conference on April 10, 2012 in Atlanta in conjunction with the 2012 ASFA Annual Meeting. The consensus conference brought over 100 TTP treatment professionals together with the aim to help standardize the care for all TTP patients. 

The speaker panel included both US based physicians (Dr. Evan Sadler , Dr. H. TsaiDr. James George, Dr. Ravindra Sarode and Dr. Thomas Raife) and international physicians (Dr. Johanna Kremer Hovinga from Switzerland and Dr. Gail Rock from Canada). Each presenter outlined topics for consensus which sparked additional comment and discussion amongst the group. We look forward to reading journal articles published as a result of this collaborative meeting.

I was excited to represent the Foundation and our Answering TTP Community at the meeting.  During break I introduced myself and handed out our new brochure for medical professionals to as many participants as possible. Connecting with these medical professionals and encouraging them pass our support information along to their patients will not only connect more patients with our support initiatives, but grow the credibility of our unified voice of action.

Written by Sydney Kodatsky.

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