WAS Symposium

IDF 2017 National Conference
Special Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) Symposium

June 15-16, 2017

IDF is once again presenting a special symposium for individuals and families living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS). During this symposium, healthcare professionals will present the latest information regarding WAS during sessions on Thursday and Friday. Participants can attend general sessions Friday after the WAS session and all day Saturday. 

Scholarships & Childcare

Scholarships are available for individuals and families with WAS. To apply, you must be diagnosed or have an immediate family member diagnosed with WAS and attend the Special WAS Symposium. Scholarship includes IDF 2017 National Conference Registration (individual or family of 2-4), Conference Childcare/Youth Program and four (4) night hotel accommodations.

Click the button at the bottom of the page for more information on Scholarships. When registering for the conference, be sure to include that you want to attend the Special WAS Symposium and the name of the family member with WAS. 

Childcare is available for attendees of this symposium during the Symposium hours on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, children can participate in the IDF Youth Program.

Below is a preliminary agenda. Topics and presenters are still being finalized.

Clinical Aspects of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Therapeutic Options for WAS
Observations in WAS Carrier Females
Discussion of Submitted WAS Cases
Quality of Life of Patients with WAS
New & Future Therapeutic Options
Family Stories
Long-Term Outcome of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Psychosocial & Mental Health Issues


Michael Albert, MD
Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich

Mira Barda-Saad, MD, PhD
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Siobhan Burns, PhD
University College London

Fabio Candotti, MD
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois

Silvia Clara Giliani, PhD
University of Brescia

Mort Cowan, MD,
University of California – San Francisco

Brian Davis, MD, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center

Sumathi Iyengar, MD,
Wiskott Aldrich Foundation

Christina Mangurian, MD
University of California – San Francisco

Hans Ochs, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Jordan Orange, MD, PhD,
Texas Children’s Hospital

Maria Pia Cicalese, MD, PhD
San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy – Milan, Italy

Sung-Yun Pai, MD
Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

The IDF 2017 National Conference Special WAS Symposium is sponsored in part by the Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation.

CLICK HERE for more information about how to apply for a WAS Conference Scholarship