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The Foundation would like to thank the Doctors, and the other medical personnel
that gave their time and knowledge to make the 2016 National GvHD Symposium
a great success. We would also like to thank the more than 200 Doctors, medical
personnel, patients, caregivers and families that attended.

This was truly a day of learning for everyone who participated.  THANK YOU!

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The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation presents the 2016 National GvHD Health Symposium at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. on Friday, May 13, 2016. This unique one-day conference, will consist of two-tracks – one designed for physicians and other health care professionals and one for bone-marrow transplant (BMT) survivors, their families and their caregivers.  Both tracks will focus on cutting edge research and new treatments.

Last year, over 150 people attended this unique event providing an opportunity for survivors, their families and caregivers to interact with some of the world’s leading authorities on the cause, treatment and management of Graft vs. Host Disease, a complication that effects over 60% of bone marrow transplant patients.  It is the only program of its kind in the United States focusing on this very specific complication.

This year’s Symposium will:
•    provide a scientifically rigorous and clinically applicable program to medical providers
•    provide programs for mid-level medical professionals and social workers who work with patients, survivors and their families
•    present programs specifically to the interests of BMT survivors, their families and their caregivers
•    and, bring physicians and patients together to discuss issues, challenges, and successes of dealing with acute and chronic GvHD.


For more information, contact Lyn Haselton at lmh92@case.edu