2023 Marks PDSA’s 25th Anniversary – and the 23rd Annual ITP Conference!


ITP Conference 2023 was a wonderful celebration – honoring the ITP community’s continued strength and resilience and recognizing PDSA’s 25th Anniversary. Nearly 300 patients, caregivers, clinicians, and industry partners gathered together in Chicago, IL, for three days of invaluable programming, sessions, and community-building activities.

If you weren’t able to attend the ITP Conference – or if you simply want to revisit some of the information-packed sessions – we are pleased to share that a virtual component of this premier patient event will be available on-demand starting in September for ITP Awareness Month.

PDSA Members ITP Conference 2023 attendees will have special access to select recorded content from the conference September through December 2023, including sessions on:

  • ITP Through the Ages: The evolution of ITP research and patient care
  • How do I know I have ITP and what does that mean?
  • The impact of ITP on quality of life
  • The Mind Body Connection: Medical Trauma, Rare Disease, and Strategies for Resilience
  • Treatment strategies and emerging therapies for ITP
  • Plus, Inquire & Inspire sessions focused on Canadian Patients & Caregivers, ITP in Seniors, and Women Only: bleeding disorders during adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause


Conference Photo Gallery

View photos from ITP Conference 2023. We look forward to seeing you at the next ITP Conference in San Antonio, Texas in July 2024.

View Conference Photos



Pump It Up For Platelets! Hike & Seek

Friday, July 21, 2023 • 8-9am

The weekend started off on the right foot with a special Pump It Up For Platelets! Hike & Seek city walk in downtown Chicago before ITP Conference 2023 began. We explored the city together in this fun adventure. With a list of landmarks to seek and find, participants had the opportunity to meet other conference attendees and enjoy the morning outdoors.

This event was complimentary. The first 60 registrants received an exclusive Pump It Up For Platelets! t-shirt.


Saturday Night Family Fun Event - Architectural Riverboat Cruise

July 22, 2023 - 8-10:30pm
After a fulfilling day of conference programming, conference attendees and their families joined us on a special 2 ½ hour architectural cruise on Chicago’s First Lady riverboat. We wound our way down the Chicago River to take in the city’s legendary architecture and history, narrated by a professionally trained architectural guide; got a taste of iconic Chicago deep-dish pizza; and reveled in the beauty of an exciting fireworks celebration above it all. This special boat cruise was complimentary for conference attendees and their families.




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