Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF): bone marrow failure disease scientific symposium 2012

Leuk Res. 2013 Jul;37(7):848-51. doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2013.04.013. Epub 2013 May 1.


Aplastic anemia (AA), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) are rare disorders of bone marrow failure. Once considered distinct entities, these three diseases are now believed to have overlapping pathophysiologies. The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports patients and families living with bone marrow failure disorders, sponsored a scientific symposium in Bethesda, MD, in March 2012. This report summarizes the symposium presentations by 30 of the world's leading AA, MDS, and PNH researchers on recent findings, current areas of controversy, and recommendations for basic and clinical research to advance the field.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Aplastic*
  • Biomedical Research
  • Bone Marrow Diseases*
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Foundations
  • Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal*
  • Humans
  • International Agencies
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes*
  • Societies, Scientific