The 17th annual update on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for patients, caregivers, and the medical community was held on July 28-30 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona. Our three-day program was not only an important update on information about immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), but it was also a chance to meet others affected by ITP. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions to PDSA's medical advisors, some of the most experienced ITP doctors in the world.
A highlight to this weekend was 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 hosted programs for children at our Kid’s Kamp for all children ages 5 and up, and a separate track for teens and young adults.
Conference Video Recordings
Conference sessions were video recorded and are available for purchase on a flash drive.
What People are Saying...
"I wanted to thank you and the entire crew at PDSA for the opportunity to attend the 2016 PDSA conference. Both my husband and I found it very useful to learn about other’s experiences and options available. I thought I knew a lot about ITP, but I learned so much and the conference helped to articulate better what this condition is all about. We found every session useful and I have a list of things to follow up on. We also met so many warm and welcoming people, which was a lovely added bonus. If I don’t make it to Arizona next year, we will definitely strive for 2018." – Gail S.
"My heartfelt thanks to you, PDSA stuff and volunteers for all the hard work in organizing another successful conference. Cheers to you all!!! I feel so blessed and grateful for receiving the PDSA scholarship, making it possible for me and family to attend the conference this year. I got recharged with healing energy and valuable new information to fight against ITP. I hope to see you all again next year." – 2016 Scholarship recipient
"Worth all the effort to get to 2016 Orlando Conference! Two benefits are the interaction with others with ITP and the information." – Jerry J.
"I cannot even express with words how amazing the PDSA conference was this year! Thanks to Caroline Kruse, the PDSA staff and all the volunteers, we all had such a memorable experience! So many new members and first time attendees! We appreciate all that you guys do and love our ITP community so much!! Can’t wait for next year!" – 2016 attendee
"ITP Conference in Orlando was excellent! Heard a lot about the treatment that put me into remission. The best part is always the people. Got to meet some I’ve “known” for several years through FB groups. Looking forward to next year in Arizona!" – Mary I.