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International Medical/Research Symposium

13th International VHL Medical/Research Symposium
The University of Texas MD Anderson, Houston, TX
October 4-6, 2018

17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Course Directors: W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Eric Jonasch, MD

Note: A room block with a special rate is being held at the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center. The block is open until 9/12/18. Space is limited so please reserve your room early.

Call for Abstracts 

The 13th International VHL Medical/Research Symposium welcomes the submission of basic, translational and clinical research for consideration. Abstracts represent an opportunity to present original research, 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 symposium2018@vhl.org. Questions or additional information can be emailed to the same address.

Abstract Format:

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.


Symposium Description:

The biennial International VHL Medical/Research Symposium is an excellent opportunity for internationally renowned and early career researchers and healthcare professionals 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 innovative research that brings us closer to more 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 VHL on patients and caregivers regarding 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.