13th International VHL Medical/Research Symposium
The University of Texas MD Anderson, Houston, TX
October 4-6, 2018
Course Directors: W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Eric Jonasch, MD
This program will be CME accredited. Details to follow.
Call for Abstracts
The 13th International VHL Medical Symposium welcomes the submission of basic, translational and clinical research for consideration. Abstracts represent an opportunity to present original research and as well as critical clinical insights.
All aspects of VHL research clinical or psychosocial aspects will be included in the poster session.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2018
Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference organizers. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts base on scientific merit and thematic considerations.
Notification of acceptance and selection for presentation in oral or poster format will be issued to the submitting author via email sometime after Monday, August 15, 2018 (All abstracts will be considered for oral presentation unless otherwise notified.)
Abstracts should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions or additional information can be emailed to the same address.
Maximum word count: 400; Maximum character count (including spaces) 2750
Inclusion of the following information: Title; Authors (indicate primary author); Institutional Affiliation; Objectives; Introduction/Background
Methods; Results; Conclusions
All accepted abstracts will be printed in symposium syllabus as submitted.
The biennial International VHL Medical Symposium is an excellent opportunity for internationally renowned researchers to meet, interact with, and learn from VHL patients and their care teams. Most importantly, it is a venue to discuss the tremendous advances and start new collaborations on new research which brings us closer to effective treatments for VHL.
Additionally, an entire day is devoted to presentations and discussions directed to VHL patients, their families, and friends. This multi-disciplinary approach provides researchers with the unique opportunity to see the bigger picture about the effects of VHL has for patients and caregivers on self-perception, career path, family dynamics, and the progression of medical decisions from child to adult.
Clinical presentations are the focus of the Annual Family Meeting. Past presentations from these weekend meetings can be viewed in the Resources.