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PDSA will present the 16th annual update on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for patients, caregivers, and the medical community July 8-10 at the beautiful Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. Our three-day program is not only an important update on information about immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), but it is also a chance to meet others affected by ITP. You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions to PDSA's medical advisors, some of the most experienced ITP doctors in the world. You don’t want to miss out on this tremendous opportunity to hear and talk with these world-renowned experts.

Each year the conference provides opportunities to hear the latest information about ITP, meet others who are coping with ITP, and receive answers to your questions. A highlight to this weekend will be a patient mixer on Friday evening and a special family-oriented party Saturday evening. PDSA realizes how important it is to offer patients and families a respite from dealing with a chronic illness while bringing a little joy and laughter into their lives. In addition to the educational programs and social events, we will have programs for children at our Kid’s Kamp for all children ages 5 and up. New this year is a separate track for teens and young adults.

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Room Reservation Information

All meeting activities will be held at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Set within the 482-acre Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve, this modern 1001-room resort hotel is surrounded by the Walt Disney World Resort®.  The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel offering a magical resort experience with a three-acre lazy river pool, waterslide, 12 dining options and complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and Disney Springs™. Tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course or pamper yourself with a spa treatment at the adjacent Waldorf Astoria® Orlando.

If you plan to stay at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, please reserve your room as soon as possible to receive our special conference rate of $129 a night (king or queen/queen), plus tax.   This rate includes complimentary guest room internet and access to the fitness center. This special PDSA rate is also available for conference attendees three days before and three days after the conference. This special rate applies to reservations that are made by June 15, 2016, as long as rooms at the hotel are available.  We encourage you to make your hotel reservation early to ensure room availability.   Reservations can be made online here:

Room Reservations

Please note if you are contacted by someone claiming to represent the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek about a change in the hotel rate for the conference, this is a scam. Do not share any of your personal information with the caller. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the PDSA office if you receive any calls of this nature.

You may also call 1-888-353-2013 and reference the Platelet Disorder Support Association ITP Conference 2016. On-site parking is available for an additional fee.  Information on parking and transportation to the hotel can be found here:

Hotel Information


Partial scholarships to attend the ITP Conference are available. Please see the Registration Form for more information. You can return your completed registration form, along with your letter describing your diagnosis, your financial need and the benefit you hope to derive from attending the conference by May 31, 2016.  Information can be returned via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by fax at (844) 270-1277 or via mail to PDSA, 8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150, Cleveland, OH 44141.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for the Conference, you must submit your request to cancel in writing prior to June 15, 2016. All fees less a $50 administrative charge will be refunded if a written request is received before the June 15th deadline. After June 15, 2016 no refunds will be issued.


If you have any questions or require assistance while completing the registration form, please contact Jody Shy at the PDSA office at (440) 746-9003 or (877) 528-3538 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .