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6th MDS Symposium

The 6th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes toke place in Stockholm, Sweden from June 14th to 17th, 2001. 

The chairman of the local organizing committee was professor Eva Hellström-Lindberg, MD. Other members of the organizing committee was Åje Öst, Robert Hast, Per Bernell, PA Brolide, Gösta Gahrton, Sten Erik Jacobsen and Bertil Johansson.

The scientific topics of this event was 
  • Classification - lump or split?
  • Management - adaptation to risk?
First announcement was issued in March 2000, a second announcement and call for papers followed in October 2000, and the deadline for abstract submission was February 2001. Key contacts:
  • Symposium Secretariat, Congrex Sweden AB, Att.: MDS 2001, PO Box 5619, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden. Phone: +46 8 459 6600.
  • Scientific Secretariat, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Department of Ematology, Huddinge University Hospital, SE-141 86 Huddinge, Sweden. Phone: +46 8 585 800 00.

On the picture to the left you see members of the organizing committee: Ake Ost, Vice President; Eva Hellstrom-Lindberg, President; Robert Hast, Scientific Chairman. The middle picture shows Eva Hellstrom-Lindberg, MD, John Bennett, MD and Cheryl Willman, MD. The rightmost picture shows Dr. Jeanne Anderson and Professor Yataro Yoshida.

The left picture show Dr. Alberto Grossi, Professor Ghulman Mufti,  Dr. Neal Young and Professor Terry Hamblin. On the middle picture Professor Masao Tomonaga and Japanese colleagues are seen. Finally to the right you see a picture of Dr. Guillermo Sanz and Dr. Moshe Mittleman.

Finally Peter Emanuel, MD, Steven Gore, MD, Margaret O'Donnell, MD, and ALan List, MD.