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July 11-13 - Manhattan Beach, California

PDSA will present the 14th annual update on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for patients, caregivers, and the medical community July 11-13 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California, just 3 miles south of LAX Airport and 2 miles from the beach.  This year’s conference will provide an excellent opportunity to meet patients and doctors who support the PDSA and want to learn more. With the overwhelming success of last year’s meeting in Washington, D.C., we anticipate a great turnout of patients, family members and medical professionals as we head to the west coast.

Our three-day program will feature renowned authors, researchers and clinicians, all with a strong interest in helping ITP patients improve their health. Once again, many of the PDSA Medical Advisors will present programs at the conference. You don’t want to miss out on this tremendous opportunity to hear and talk with these world-renowned ITP clinicians and researchers. Each year the conference provides opportunities to hear the latest information about ITP, meet others who are coping with ITP, and receive answers to your questions.  A highlight to this weekend will be a patient mixer on Friday evening and a special family-oriented party Saturday evening. PDSA realizes how important it is to offer patients and families a respite from dealing with a chronic illness while bringing a little joy and laughter into their lives.  In addition to the educational programs and social events, we will have programs for children and teens, our Kid’s Kamp, and an early morning gentle exercise program to start the day off right!



Room Reservation Information

All meeting activities will be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel, which recently underwent a $7 million renovation.  Located in the upscale South Bay area of sunny California, the Manhattan Beach Marriott sits on 26 beautifully landscaped acres. With its ideal location, the hotel is within walking distance to area beaches, businesses and shopping, perfect for business or leisure travelers.  All guest rooms and suites offer complimentary hotel wireless internet access and luxury bedding.

Discounted parking of $10.00 per night will be available to conference guests.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel at a special rate. The special rate is also available three days prior to and three days after the conference dates.  This special rate is available for reservations that are made by June 18, 2014.  You may book your room online by clicking on the button below, or call 1-888-236-2427 and reference PDSA's ITP Conference 2014.

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If you are interested in applying for a Partial Scholarship to cover your hotel room ONLY for 2 nights, please check the box on the form and include a letter that includes information describing your diagnosis, your financial need, and the benefit you hope to derive from attending the conference. The deadline for scholarship applications is June 13, 2014. Please note: Registration and travel costs are NOT included in the partial scholarship. Due to the limited number of scholarships available, they will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis and preference will be given to first time conference attendees.


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for the Conference, you must submit your request to cancel in writing prior to June 20, 2014. All fees will be refunded, except a $50 administrative charge, if the request is received before the June 20th deadline. After June 20, 2014 no refunds will be issued.



If you have any questions or require assistance while completing the registration form, please contact the PDSA office  at (301) 770-6636 or (877) 528-3538 or via email at


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