14th - 17th April
7th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium & National Sickle Cell Disease, Miami, Florida, USA
The annual symposium was created as a response to the critical need for high quality education and exchange of information for clinicians and researchers working in sickle cell disease (SCD). In six years it has grown to be the premier, non-governmental SCD meeting. The purpose of the conference is to educate healthcare providers, using state-of-the-art evidence, about the myriad and critical challenges of SCD in order to improve the health and quality of life of patients. Bringing together diverse providers and public health professionals, working in, or with an interest in SCD, will stimulate the team discussions necessary for developing innovative and effective approaches to care and prevention of complications. For more information or to register, please visit the website.
15th - 17th April
British Society for Haematology 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Liverpool, UK
Building on the success of last year, the meeting opens with an Educational Programme whose theme is ‘haematology through the ages’ – not a historical perspective but a theme which will explore the spectrum of disease at different ages and highlight the challenges of the same disease in different age groups. As we are living longer and more effective treatment is available for many disorders, the outcomes of managing chronic haematological disorders are crucially dependent on the success of earlier treatment. Several sessions are designed to be interactive with case-based presentations and discussion, clinical vignettes with an expert panel to lead debate and the morphology session with the grilling of two experts, finishing with an ‘ask the audience’ session to test how good our morphology really is. More information via the website.
9th - 11th May
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Clinical Conference, Ottawa, Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is planning their first-ever multi-disciplinary clinical conference to foster excellence in care and best practices in cystic fibrosis (CF) clinics around the country. The conference focuses on 'Quality Improvement in CF care' and will offer a multi-disciplinary forum for hundreds of CF healthcare professionals, including CF physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, physiotherapists, social workers and others to share best practices and participate in workshops. For more information, please visit their website.
17th - 22nd May
American Thoracic Society Conference, Philadelphia, USA
The 2013 ATS International Conference will be held May 17-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia: 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The advanced programme will be available online third week in January 2013 on the website.
20th - 24th May
Hematologia 2013, Havana, Cuba
The Cuban Society of Hematology and the Institute of Hematology and Immunology announce their congress HEMATOLOGY´2013 and expect to have significant participation of professionals working on these fields of medical sciences, to achieve the most relevant and successful academic and scientific exchange. More information via the website.
12th - 15th June
European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
The 2013 ECFS conference will take place at the Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. Further information about the conference will be available nearer the time from here. Some important dates are:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 January 2013
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 13 March 2013
Deadline for Early Registration: 21 March 2013
12th - 15th June
European Haematology Association 18th Congress 2013 (EHA 2013), Stockholm, Sweden
The 18th Congress of EHA will be held in the Stockholmsmässan. A full timetable and program are available from the conference website.
13th - 14th June
British Thoracic Society Summer Meeting, Manchester, UK
This meeting offers a wide range of topics. The Mini Short Course format continues, this year exploring in depth the areas of Acute Respiratory Infections and Severe Asthma. More information via the conference website.
3rd World Sickle Cell Day
This year the World Sickle Cell Day will be organized on Tuesday 21 June jointly by UNESCO, Congo Assistance Foundation, the Permanent Delegation of Congo to UNESCO and the SCDIO. Each year World Sickle Cell Day is celebrated in order to raise awareness of the disease in the world. Important frameworks for cooperation and partnership, these recognitions should lead to more concrete actions and are to be supported by strengthened partnerships at national, regional and international levels.
27th - 28th June
16th British Paediatric Respiratory Society Summer Symposium, Nottingham, UK
The BPRS 2013 will be held at the Nottingham Belfry with the theme "The Emperor's Wardrobe: Debunking Paediatric Respiratory Medicine". The meeting is aimed at Respiratory Specialists and trainees, and the theme this year may well be attractive to paediatricians practicing respiratory medicine in various settings.The BPRS believe that the audience contribution is a crucial part of the meeting, so the format has always been short, focused lectures by experts in the field, followed by plenty of time for discussion. Find out more here.
29th June - 4th July
International Society On Thrombosis And Haemostasis 24th Congress 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lectures will be given by both established clinicians and scientists as well as rising stars in the field. In addition, many of the abstract symposia will be introduced by a lecture from an expert with a wide knowledge in the field. Scientific highlights include advances in the genetics of cardiovascular disease, novel treatments and cutting-edge basic research. And of course there will be ‘late breaking abstracts’ on hot topics. Registration via the website.
7th - 11th September
European Respiratory Society Conference, Barcelona, Spain
Registrations for this conference will open in April 2013 on the website.
3rd - 5th October
Advanced Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference 2013, London, UK
Details of the conference will be announced soon on the website.
17th -19th October
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Please visit the website for further details.
17th -19th November
5th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference, Dubai, UAE
The theme of this meeting is 'Genomics into Healthcare'. It will be held jointly with the 2013 Golden Helix Symposium, an international series of scientific symposia in the field of personalized medicine, organized annually by the Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research. Details of the speakers and the program for the conference can be found at the conference website.
7th - 10th December
ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, USA
This meeting is an invaluable educational experience for all attendees and provides:
- Opportunities to grow professionally by learning about the latest clinical updates in research, therapies, and practice strategies through Education and Scientific Programs
- Networking events that will allow you to connect with more than 20,000 colleagues from around the globe to learn and share your ideas
- A chance to review thousands of select scientific abstracts that are presented each year
For details of The American Society of Hematology (ASH)'s 55th Annual Meeting and registration (opens July 2013), please visit the ASH website.