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RECQ2016 – Partnering for Progress
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RECQ2016 – Partnering for Progress
RECQ2016 – Partnering for Progress

5/28/2016 to 5/30/2016

When: May 28-30, 2016
Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington  
United States
Bloom's Syndrome Association


Coming Soon!

The Third International Meeting on RecQ Helicases in Biology and Disease, titled RECQ2016 – Partnering for Progress, will be held at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, from Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 30, 2016. This three-day, multi-track event will include a scientific symposium for researchers investigating the biochemistry, biology, and genetics of the RecQ helicases, in conjunction with an educational conference and networking opportunities for patients and families affected by Bloom's syndrome, Rothmund-Thomson syndrome, and Werner syndrome.

The program will include keynote presentations, scientific sessions, patient and family sessions, poster presentations, and shared panel discussions. Patient and family sessions will provide an overview of the RecQ syndromes, address a variety of syndrome-specific issues, and cover topics of common interest related to health management and quality of life. More details about the meeting, including a program schedule, are available here.

The Bloom's Syndrome Association is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this important event. The BSA will cover registration fees and provide travel assistance for members of the international Bloom's syndrome community who may otherwise be unable to attend. Please consider making a donation to the BSA's General Fund to help ensure that RECQ2016 – Partnering for Progress is as successful as possible.

Notes: The meeting will be held in space that conforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Hotels designated for the meeting are ADA-compliant, and have substantial experience hosting individuals with disabilities, limited mobility, or disease. Information about requesting accommodations for special needs will also be provided at time of registration.

RecQ helicases play important roles in many aspects of human DNA metabolism and genomic stability, and are linked to syndromes that share a strong cancer predisposition.


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Second annual fundraiser in memory of Vanessa Bianco and for the benefit of all individuals and families affected by Bloom’s syndrome. All proceeds from the 2016 campaign will go to Bloom’s Syndrome Association in support of its mission.

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