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EWOG-MDSEuropean Working Group of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) in Childhood

EWOG-MDS European Working Group of MDS and JMML in Childhood

This website provides up-todate information for physicians and professional non-members, patients and members of the EWOG-MDS Study Group. For physicians this pages contain expert information about the diagnosis and treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) in childhood and Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML). General information on MDS and JMML is offered to patients and their relations. Members will find non-public information as well as downloads of forms and presentations.

The 9th International Symposium on MDS and SAA in Childhood, 2020, Athens

It is our great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 9th International Symposium of the European Working Groups of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (EWOG-MDS) and Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA) in Childhood which will be held in Athens, Greece, from the October 1-3, 2020.

Detailed information on registration, abstract submission, and the program can be found on the Symposium’s website (www.ewogathens2020.gr).

Our insight into the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of MDS, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), and the inherited and acquired bone marrow failure disorders has exploded during the last few years. New disease entities have been discovered, and predisposition to myeloid malignancy is on everyone’s lips. Perhaps more importantly, many of these ground breaking discoveries can lead to new approaches that interact with key pathways in diseased cells, and thus, potentially result in better therapy.

Genetic syndromes have long been associated with a predisposition to the development of leukemia, while germ line mutations have been discovered to define new leukemia predisposition syndromes. EWOG-MDS and EWOG-SAA (the “EWOGs”) are dedicated to the unique examples of this spectrum with acquired and inherited bone marrow failure on one end, and JMML with other rare myeloproliferative disorders on the other.

This Symposium aims to facilitate exchange of novel insight and innovative ideas among basic and translational researcher as well as clinical scientists in the field. It will include key lectures delivered by recognized international leaders but primarily draw from oral presentations and posters selected from the abstracts submitted by participants. The program is designed to create a global market place for science and clinical care in SAA, MDS, JMML, and related disorders in children, adolescents and young adults.

Meeting the challenge “no child left behind”, the EWOGs aim to enhance the knowledge and clinical care of children with hematological disorders worldwide. With the support of our sponsors we can provide some travel grants and designed an exciting interactive program which will suit junior researchers, clinical care givers and high-level experts in the field. No better meeting place to think of than Athens! The birthplace of classical culture and science welcomes colleagues from all parts of the world for this inspiring International Symposium!

On behalf of the EWOG-MDS & EWOG-SAA,

Sophia Polychronopoulou Brigitte Strahm Charlotte Niemeyer
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee Chair of EWOG-SAA Chair of EWOG-MDS

Please click on the pic to see further information. The flyer can also be downloaded here.

JMML Meeting January 2020, Freiburg

The internal JMML Meeting took place in January 2020 (21.-22.1.2020) in Freiburg, Germany. Detailed information (talks, protocol, some pics) can be found in the members area. Topis were among others Implications of the JMML NGS panel for genetic classification, NGS and JMML subclones,  DNA Methylation, RNA Studies, and the outcome after 1st and 2nd HSCT.

Pathology Board Meeting June 2019, Freiburg

The Pathology Board Meeting will took place in June (24.-25.6.2019) in Freiburg, Germany.Detailed information about this internal meeting can be found in the members area.

EWOG-Working Meeting 2019, Prague

The 33rd EWOG-MDS/SAA Working Meeting took place during the SIOP Europe 2019 Annual Meeting in Prague, on the 20th and 21st May. On the SIOP-website you can still find the scientific program and some photos taking during the meeting.

We thank Jan Stary for hosting us during this well organized symposium.  If you want to see some photos of the EWOG-sessions and our social-dinner in Mala Strana ("Lesser Town") of Prague please enter the members area.

EWOG-Working Meeting 2018, Frankfurt


The 32nd EWOG-MDS/SAA Working Meeting took place in Frankfurt, 18th to 20th June 2018.

It was a pleasure for us to welcome guests from Japan and the USA as well this time to foster international clinical and translational cooperation. The scientific presentations, and fruitful discussions were excellent and quite memorable!

The protocol of the meeting can be found in the members area. You can already see some pictures of the meeting there.

EWOG-Meeting 2017, Rome

The 8th EWOG-MDS/SAA Symposium took place in Rome, 28th to 30th September 2017.

We thank Franco Locatelli and his helpers for organizing this exciting meeting. The scientific presentations, and fruitful discussions were excellent and quite memorable! We also enjoyed the dinner at the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj very much. 

The scientific program can still be found here (pdf-file).

If you want to share some pictures of the meeting with us please look here.

EWOG-MDS Studycenter

University Hospital
Dep. of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

D-79106 Freiburg



  • Letzte Aktualisierung 24.02.2020