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

The PDSA team looks forward to sharing in our silver anniversary celebration with you at ITP Conference 2023 – July 21-23 – at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois. Recognized as the premier patient event for those living with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), this year’s conference will once again offer attendees the unmatched experience to learn the latest information on ITP, connect with others who are coping and living with ITP, and receive answers to their medical questions. Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to interact with PDSA’s Medical Advisors and have your questions answered by these world-renowned ITP experts.

In addition to a robust educational program of general sessions and social events, our conference will feature several small group sessions to give you an opportunity to get to know other patients and caregivers in an intimate environment. We will also offer programs for children at our Kids Kamp for children ages 5-12. This year’s conference will once again provide a separate track for teens and young adults.

Topics for This Year’s Conference Include:

25 Years of ITP, Children with ITP: Treatments, School & Sports, Communicating with Your Doctor, For Women & Girls Only, Care for the Caregiver, Canadian Patient Advocacy Meeting, ITP in Seniors, Q&A For Adults with ITP, Inquire & Inspire: Patients Ask the Experts and Share Personal Journeys, and more.

Stay tuned! More information on all conference programming, presentations, and speakers coming soon.

Hotel Room Reservation Information

All conference activities will be held at the Swissôtel in downtown Chicago. Designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, Swissotel Chicago is an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and just steps from the Magnificent Mile. The distinctive 4-diamond, all-glass hotel offers spectacular wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, 662 guest rooms and suites, five premier ballrooms, state-of-the-art penthouse fitness center, and spotless European-style service. PDSA has secured a room rate of $165 per night for patients and caregivers.

Hotel reservations cannot be made until you have completed your conference registration.
Upon completion, you will be sent instructions for making your room reservations.

Online Registration
(or download the registration form)

Patients First!

ITP Conference 2023 is an in-person event. As we convene the ITP community for a weekend of learning and sharing, we ask all attendees to come prepared with their own personal safety plan.

For the protection of those attending the conference who may be at risk of infection, we strongly recommend facemasks be worn during the meeting. COVID-19 vaccination for conference participants is recommended but not mandated.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for the Conference, you must submit your request to cancel in writing prior to June 30, 2023. All fees less a $50 administrative charge will be refunded if a written request is received before the June 30th deadline. After June 30, 2023, no refunds will be issued.


If you have any questions or require assistance while completing the registration form, please contact Jody Shy at the PDSA office at (440) 746-9003 or via email at jshy@pdsa.org.

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