PDSA’s 20th Annual ITP Conference in Seattle, WA


PDSA is committed to a safe, educational 2020 Annual Meeting experience and we are still planning on delivering the latest ITP science and research to the global ITP community in July. We truly understand the concerns of our community and are closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to evaluate options and provide any status changes as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation and strive to deliver the latest medical information for the benefit of our ITP community.

ITP Conference 2020

This year, PDSA will host its 20th annual update on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for patients, caregivers and the medical community in Seattle, Washington July 31-August 2. This year’s patient conference will take place at The Westin Seattle. 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 last year, this year’s conference will provide a separate track for teens and young adults.


Program for This Year’s Conference Include:

20 Years of ITP: update on pathophysiology and new clinical trials, Inquire & Inspire: patients ask the experts & share personal journeys, Navigating ITP Treatment in 2020: Guidelines in practice, shared decision making, personalized care, Living with ITP: fatigue, splenectomy, vaccinations, blood clots & more, When It’s More Than Just ITP: getting the proper diagnosis, genetics & secondary ITP, Women & Girls: the unique challenges of living with a bleeding disorder, PDSA Patient-Centered Research, Communication with Your Doctor, Reliable Sources of Information, and more.

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Conference Hotel Reservations

All Conference sessions, meals and receptions will take place at The Westin Seattle. Seattle has been a sought-after location for our attendees so PDSA has secured room rates for patients, caregivers and family attending the conference at $159 per night (king or double/double). A separate rate is available for industry and physician attendees. Once your Conference registration has been made, you will be sent the information to make your hotel accommodations. Hotel rooms cannot be booked prior to your conference registration.


Partial scholarships to attend the ITP Conference are available. Please see the Registration Form for more information. You can return your completed registration form, along with your letter describing your diagnosis, your financial need and the benefit you hope to derive from attending the conference by June 15, 2020. Information can be returned via email at bfoster@pdsa.org or via mail to PDSA, 8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150, Cleveland, OH 44141.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for the Conference, you must submit your request to cancel in writing prior to June 15, 2020. All fees less a $50 administrative charge will be refunded if a written request is received before the June 15th deadline. After June 15, 2020, 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 (877) 528-3538 or via email at jshy@pdsa.org.

What People Said About ITP Conference 2019

"Deepest and most sincere thanks to all the PDSA personnel and organizers. Hats off to Nancy, Caroline and Jody for being so friendly, respectful and willing to listen and help - you and the PDSA helps me see ITP with different eyes and hopefully train me to do the same for others in Argentina. Huge hugs!" – Ruben D.

"Thank you, I learned so much!" – Phyllis C.

"A wonderful conference - I enjoyed having the 3 days and I liked the way the first day started with the panel of ITP patients experience." – Patricia C.

"The amount of effort necessary to coordinate, plan and implement this program is gargantuan. 2019 conference delivered! PDSA has set the bar very high again! Time and time again, the PDSA conference exceeds my (and our) expectations for imparting knowledge to participants and this year was truly an exemplary experience. Thank you for another wonderful conference." – Madonna P.



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