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MHAUS Conference to be Held at UPMC
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United Stated (MHAUS) Scientific Conference: “Malignant Hyperthermia (MH): New Insights and Connections with Other Myopathies.” The purpose of this conference is to allow clinicians and scientists to share data in an effort to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and management of MH-susceptible patients. The conference will be held April 23-24, 2010 (a full 2-day conference) at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

REGISTRATION FEE*: $150.00 (meals included)
*All meeting attendees must register in advance, but there will be no registration fee collected from medical/graduate students and residents.

Register by clicking here: http://bit.ly/cD33i5

Pathophysiology of MH - Overview and Recent Advances in Understanding
Chair: Jerome Parness, MD, PhD, UPMC

Genetics of MH: Results and Future Directions
Chair: Sheila Muldoon, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

MH Epidemiology and Case Studies
Chair: Henry Rosenberg, MD, CPE, St. Barnabas Medical Center

Relationship between MH-susceptibility and other muscle conditions/disorders
Chair: Barbara Brandom, MD, UPMC

Future Directions/ Challenges
Chair: Henry Rosenberg, MD, CPE, St. Barnabas Medical Center

Full meeting agenda is available on MHAUS website. MHAUS has applied for CME credits for this program.
Poster Presentations - Deadline for submission is February 26, 2010
Submission of abstracts for poster presentation by researchers and clinicians with an active interest in MH and related disorders is encouraged. A travel award to support the cost of conference attendance will be offered to the investigator who submits the highest quality abstract. Please send abstract either by email to nicole@mhaus.org or mail to MHAUS PO Box 1069, Sherburne, NY, 13460.

Hotels near UPMC
Holiday Inn Express 412-488-1130 (shuttle to UPMC available)
Spring Hills Suites 412-323-9005 (shuttle to UPMC available)
Hampton Inn 412-380-4000
Marriott Pittsburgh City Center 412-471-4000 (shuttle to UPMC available)
Omni William Penn Hotel 412-281-7100
Courtyard by Marriott 412-434-5551 (shuttle to UPMC available)
Please feel free to contact the MHAUS office by either calling 1-800-986-4287 or email nicole@mhaus.org.

Barnes | 13 Feb 2010 | rmj
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