Canadian Teleconference Group

Meeting Dates:

  • To be announced.

Ottawa, Ontario

Meeting Dates:

  • January 27, 2019
  • March 31, 2019

Waterloo-Wellington, Greater Toronto Area

Meeting Dates:

  • To be announced.
    Toronto Public Library - Fairview Branch
    35 Fairview Mall Drive
    Toronto, ON 
    M2J 4S4


2019 ITP Regional Meeting - London, ON

Front of the Grand Hall at Windermere ManorThe 2nd PDSA Canada ITP Regional Meeting was held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Winderemere Manor in London, Ontario.  Approximately 50 attendees were present.  Dr. Donald Arnold and Dr. Kristina Kastelanac presented and answered questions.  A panel of three ITP patients shared their journeys with ITP.  It was a great opportunity to learn, connect and share.

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Video from the Regional Meeting

Presentations from the 2019 PDSA Canada ITP Regional Meeting, held in April, 2019 in London, Ontario. The videos are included on a USB Flash Drive. There are over 3 hours of informational content from the meeting.

Includes the following Presentations:

  • What’s New in ITP Research and How Does That Affect Me?
  • Autoimmune Disorders and the Nervous System- A Naturopathic Approach
  • Living with ITP - Patients Share Their Stories

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Luca2019 Pump It Up For Platelets! London, ON

A walk/run fundraising event in honor of Luca, an ITP Warrior who lost his life but will never be forgotten.

It began as a chilly morning in London, Ontario Canada, but well over 200 people showed up in support of Luca's family! Luca's mom spoke to the crowd about their journey with ITP. Then... after a fun warm-up session, the runners, walkers, scooter riders and dogs were off on a beautiful 5 kilometer course along the river.

This wonderful event raised over $13,000 for ITP research, awareness and PDSA programs and services. THANK YOU!!!

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2017 ITP Regional Meeting - Montreal, QC

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Vanishing Platelets: Issues in Thrombocytopenia

In the following series, Hematologists from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, explain the multiple variables they confront in patients with chronic ITP and the balancing act of treating not just numbers, but also the patient's unique symptoms and circumstances.



PDSA Canada in the Press

McMaster University prof kicks off platelet support group in Canada

"Donald Arnold, associate professor of medicine, is helping jump start the Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA) in Canada, a not-for-profit patient advocacy group that has been very active in the U.S. It aims to improve the lives of people with ITP and other platelet disorders through education, advocacy, research and support.

Arnold, a hematologist, is a medical advisor for the PDSA, which is holding its first meeting April 29 in Montreal. This meeting is geared for ITP patients, caregivers and the medical community."

- By McMaster University

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The Platelet Disorder Support Association is officially a Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation. This status will allow PDSA to expand our educational and support services.

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