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The Vth International Symposium on Antiphospholipid Antibodies (aPL),
sponsored jointly by the Kingston Antiphospholipid Study (KAPS) Group and
the Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Stroke Study Group (APASS) will be held
in San Antonio, Texas on September 9-11 (with Satellite Symposia on
September 12) at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio. The principal aims of this
Symposium are to bring together a leading group of clinical and basic
researchers to discuss the latest findings in research related to the
phospholipid autoimmune response; the clinical syndromes associated with
APL; the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying these syndromes; and the
most efficacious treatment strategies. This meeting will encourage
communication, cross-fertilization of ideas and collaboration among
researchers who represent the many basic and clinical science research
disciplines actively studying aPL. The Scientific Program will include the following topics: (1) Origins and
specificity of aPL Detection; (2) Pathogenic Mechanisms of Action: (1)
Effects on the Coagulation System, (b) Animal Models; (3) Clinical
Syndromes Mini-Symposium; (4) Methodological Approaches to the Detection of
APL; (5) Treatment. The program will consist of oral communications,
poster presentations, plenary sessions, workshops and commercial exhibits.
Key investigators have been included from throughout the world to ensure
expertise in all of these important areas. We anticipate that approximately 500 biomedical scientists and health
professionals representing more than 15 basic science and clinical
disciplines from over 25 countries will attend the 5th International
Symposium on aPL. Because aPL. research is being done by scientists in
many disciplines, the reports of important new advances often have limited
exposure. This Symposium is, therefore, key in providing a forum for
scientists involved in different aspects of this research to learn from one
another in an efficient and timely manner.
Effective start/end date5/1/924/30/93


  • National Institutes of Health: $41,700.00


  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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