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Institut de Biologie
Institut de Recherche Thérapeutique
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44007 Nantes Cedex 1

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COST Action BM 0902 is pleased to invite you to its

Sixth MPN&MPNr-EuroNet Workshop

Molecular Diagnosis of MyeloProliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
and MPN-related congenital diseases (MPNr)

Billund, Denmark - October 24-26, 2012


The aims of MPN&MPNr-EuroNet's sixth workshop to be held in Billund, Denmark, on October 24-26, 2012 are:

  1. to share information on the newest developments in MPN and related congenital diseases, congenital erythrocytosis and hereditary thrombocythemia;
  2. to exchange and diffuse information on the molecular assays developed for diagnosis or research in laboratories working on MPN and related diseases across Europe;
  3. to discuss and plan for the various tasks and objectives of the 4 working groups (WG).

To do so, abstracts will be selected for short talks in each of the working group sessions and posters will be presented during the whole length of the meeting.

Each WG will convene under the direction of the WG chairs, first on October 24th and 25th, 2012 in plenary sessions, then in simultaneous study groups, on October 25th and 26th, 2012. New participants are encouraged to become actively involved in specific WG tasks. In addition, plenary sessions will cover the newest knowledge in MPN, with special focus on genetics, epigenetics, and hypoxia response pathways.


Participants to the sixth MPN&MPNr-EuroNet meeting will have the opportunity to hear from the best experts about the newest developments in the molecular diagnosis of MPN and related congenital diseases. They will have the opportunity to present their own work and original diagnostic assays, and exchange with colleagues on the newest genes and techniques of interest in the field of MPN, congenital erythrocytosis and hereditary thrombocythemia. By joining one of MPN&MPNr-EuroNet working groups, they will be able to contribute actively, productively and durably in innovation, optimization and standardization of the biological diagnosis of MPN and related congenital diseases in Europe.

Reimbursements Reimbursements of COST members and scholarship recipients
COST Action BM 0902 Management Committee members, substitute members and scholarship recipients must register in e-COST in order to be reimbursed for their travel and lodging expanses. Click on the following link to get access to e-COST. To allow sufficient time for treating the files of all individuals applying for reimbursement, registration in e-COST should be done before September 30th, 2012.
Abstract Submission

Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract in relation to the diagnosis of MPN, new mutations in MPN, the histopathology of MPN, inflammation in MPN, congenital erythrocytosis, hereditary thrombocythemia, and the JAK/STAT STAT and other signalling pathways of interest in MPN. Early stage researchers and junior biologists and clinicians are especially encouraged to submit abstracts.
Abstracts should be composed as follows:

  • Title
  • Names of co-authors
  • Institutions and addresses
  • E-mail address of corresponding author
  • Text (body of text less than 2000 characters, including spaces).
All abstracts will be put together in an Abstract Book that will be distributed to participants during the meeting.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 7th, 2012.

In order to submit an abstract, participants should first be registered, then, being logged in, choose Abstract in the menu bar on Registration page.

Scholarships MPN&MPN-EuroNet offers scholarships to early state researchers (ESRs). ESRs are PhD students, researchers, biologists or clinicians who received their MD or PhD degree less than 8 years ago. To apply for a scholarship, ESRs must submit an abstract following the on line procedure, and send a letter of motivation and their curriculum vitae to Mrs. Elodie Hervio. Click on the following link to send a mail to Mrs. Elodie Hervio.
The deadline for application to a scholarship is September 7th, 2012.
Applicants will be informed of the decision regarding attribution of scholarship via E-mail between September 17th and September 21st, 2012.
Keywords molecular diagnosis, myeloproliferative neoplasms, congenital erythrocytosis, hereditary thrombocythemia, standardization, European network
More info Click on the following link to get more info about MPN&MPNr-EuroNet.

Join us and enjoy the conference in a friendly atmosphere!