Join us in sunny San Antonio, Texas for ITP Conference 2024!

This year, PDSA will host its 24th annual update on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for patients, caregivers and the medical community in San Antonio, Texas July 26-28. This year’s patient conference will take place at The Westin Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. Each year the ITP conference provides opportunities to hear the latest information about ITP, meet others who are coping and living with ITP and receive answers to your medical questions. You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions to PDSA’s Medical Advisors, who are some of the most experienced ITP doctors in the world. You don’t want to miss out on this tremendous opportunity to hear and talk with these world-renowned experts.

In addition to the educational program 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. Like conferences in the past, this year’s conference will provide a separate track for teens and young adults.


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Topics for This Year’s Conference Include*:

  • Natural History of ITP: Navigating the Journey
  • Current Management of Refractory ITP
  • ITP: More Than Just a Low Platelet Disorder (thrombosis, cognitive impairment, fatigue)
  • ITP and Aging: Addressing the Unique Challenges
  • New Drug Development in ITP
  • Children With ITP: Treatments, School & Sports
  • ITP in Pregnancy
  • Barriers to Care
  • Shared Decision Making to Improve Outcomes
  • Inquire & Inspire: Patients Ask the Experts and Share Personal Journeys
  • and more.

*Topics are subject to change



Hotel Information

Room Reservation Information

All meeting activities will be held at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Situated on the Riverwalk's quiet end, our upscale hotel is near the Pearl District, home to downtown restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment. Walk to the historic Alamo or the Spanish Governor’s Palace to admire its white adobe architecture. After an eventful day take a swim in the outdoor heated pool near the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Pet-friendly hotel rooms and suites feature pillow-top mattresses, marble bathrooms and room service.


If you plan to stay at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, please reserve your room as soon as possible to receive our special conference rate of $169 a night (king or double/double), plus tax. This rate is for 2 adults or a family of 4 with children under age 18. This special PDSA rate is also available for conference attendees three days before and three days after the conference. This special rate applies to reservations that are made by July 3, 2024, as long as rooms at the hotel are available. We encourage you to make your hotel reservation early to ensure room availability.

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

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Saturday Night Family Fun Event

A free narrated cruise will introduce you to the iconic sights, wonders, and culture of San Antonio. Preregistration is required and space is limited.

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Partial scholarships to attend the ITP Conference are available. Please send a completed conference registration form, along with a letter describing your diagnosis, financial need, and the benefit you hope to derive from attending the conference to Brenda Foster at, or by mail to PDSA, 8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150, Cleveland, OH 44141.

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Deadline to apply for a scholarship is July 1, 2024. Applicants must be PDSA members.



Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for the Conference, you must submit your request to cancel in writing prior to July 3, 2024. All fees less a $50 administrative charge will be refunded if a written request is received before the July 3rd deadline. After July 3, 2024, 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