The Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS

Oct. 24-26th, 2014 - aHUS Conference at the U of Iowa

Event Details

Oct. 24-26th, 2014 -  aHUS Conference at the U of Iowa

Time: October 24, 2014 at 4:30pm to October 26, 2014 at 10:30am
Location: University of Iowa, Carver Medical School
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Event Type: ahus, family, conference
Organized By: U of Iowa Physicians/Researchers, MORL staff, The Talbots, The Biermanns, Linda Burke
Latest Activity: Jul 24

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Event Description

The University of Iowa and the Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS announce the 2014 aHUS Family Conference to be held at the University of Iowa on October 24-26th, 2014.

JOIN US for the only aHUS conference in the United States to offer multiple medical presentations from 4 aHUS experts and covering high-interest  topics such as mutations, disease pathology, the complement cascade, transplant issues and MORE!  Learn about the latest in aHUS diagnosis, treatment, and genetics.


The clinicial and aHUS research team at the University of Iowa and the genetic testing team at MORL will combine to present an entire day of aHUS medical and research information on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.. 

Speakers announced include Dr. Richard J.H. Smith, and  Dr. Carla Nester

Dr. Smith is a professor at the UI Carver College of Medicine.and directs the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL).

Listed by America's Best Doctors, 2013, Dr. Nester is the director of the Pediatric Glomerular Disease Clinic and is a faculty member of the University of Iowa aHUS Center of Excellence

Meet other aHUS patients and their families at a dinner and Welcome Reception hosted by the Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS on Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Arrive early to 'meet and greet' friends new and old! NORD hosts the conversation on Friday afternoon in the hotel lounge for a coffee/social hour at 4:30pm.


Also on Saturday the 25th: Conference attendees will be offered a tour of the MORL aHUS genetic screening facility with the opportunity to have blood drawn onsite for aHUS testing and analysis.

Sunday the 26th - You're invited to a breakfast buffet!

Hosted by Global Genes, meet and mingle over breakfast from 7:30-8:15 am.  At 8:30 hear Dr. Maya Doyle discuss social/emotional challenges commonly faced by patients and their families.  At 9:30-10:30 am, OneSource offers information about patient support, insurance issues, and resources they provide to aHUS patients.


REGISTER Online for the Iowa Meeting NOW   Questions? 


Phone:  (319) 335-6623

The Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS is pleased to support your attendance by providing:  hotel lodging for both Friday & Saturday night, a $100. travel stipend, a Welcome Dinner on Friday night, and more.  Click here to reserve your hotel room.

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Comment by Linda Burke on March 5, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hi Joshua,

The University of Iowa is planning the conference, so as soon as they release an agenda it will be posted here.  Phyllis Talbot will be creating info on events surrounding the Oct. 25th medical conference, and she'll provide details as soon as they are arranged, too.

Comment by Joshua Willis on March 5, 2014 at 10:20am
Could u email me more information on this event. We are very new to this disease and everything it brings so definitely want to go to the event to better understand all the ins and outs.

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The Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS encourages patients and investigators to share information and explore options/resources as we work together to gain insight into this rare complement disorder. By increasing contact opportunities with researchers and medical personnel interested in helping the aHUS community, our stories foster a better understanding of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Sharing information, inspiration and support for one another, we seek to gather together people and knowledge as we strive to improve the lives of patients and families dealing with a diagnosis of aHUS.

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Did you know...

CFH (Serum Complement Factor H) is a regulatory protein. The secreted protein product of CFH consists of 20 repetitive units named "short consensus repeats" or SCRs (each approximately 60 amino acids). In patients with aHUS the last 5 "pearls" in the twenty pearl strand protein, SCR16 - SCR20, should bind to protect cells but do not- they are defective in one or more of the last 5 SCR locations. If they cannot bind or stick to the kidney to protect that tissue, the platelets clump into clots that affect the glomeruli of the kidney -potentially causing acute renal failure.
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It is estimated that there are about 300 cases of aHUS in the U.S., and it is most common with young children. The condition is life threatening and either can be chronic or can recur at intervals.
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Or you can donate a specific dollar amount-every dollar will help our research efforts of the Foundation for Children with atypical HUS at and

Donations may be made via credit card or Paypal. If you prefer, checks made payable to The Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS may be mailed to:

Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS
C/O Deborah Lewis
PO Box 333
Barnhart, MO 63012

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