Numerous clinical trials are currently underway as possible breakthrough treatments for bleeding disorders. To recognize March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month and to help the New England bleeding disorders community understand what these potential medical advancements may mean, we were proud to host our 2nd Annual Consumer Medical Symposium in Southbridge, MA on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
The goals of this meeting were to provide consumers with the foundation and tools to discuss the current treatments and potential treatments in clinical trials (subcutaneous injections and gene therapy), to have conversations around future insurance barriers to these treatments, and to begin to process what the psycho-social implications may be to patients. Thank you to Dr. Stacy Croteau, Associate Director at the Boston Hemophilia Center for chairing the event, and other providers from Boston Children's, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, UConn Health, UMass Memorial, and the Yale Hemophilia Treatment Center for presenting during this important event.
The dates and location of our 2019 Consumer Medical Symposium will be announced this fall.