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Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 127, Issue 1–2, pp 12–15 | Cite as

10th anniversary of the Austrian MDS Platform: aims and ongoing projects

  • Sonja BurgstallerEmail author
  • Peter Bettelheim
  • Otto Krieger
  • Sigrid Machherndl-Spandl
  • Thomas Nösslinger
  • Lisa Pleyer
  • Heinz Sill
  • Wolfgang R. Sperr
  • Reinhard Stauder
  • Peter Valent
  • Michael Pfeilstöcker
review article
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Summary

The Austrian myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) Platform was founded as a national working group in 2003 to initiate and coordinate common projects in the field. The incidence of MDS in Austria is approximately 400–500 new MDS cases per year. The overall low number of MDS patients underlines the importance of a national initiative to concentrate knowledge at certain specialized centres, where treatment of these patients mainly takes place. Clinical trials as well as basic research are facilitated by the cooperation of university and non-university hospitals. Other objectives are the generation of therapeutic standards, organization of meetings to spread this information to physicians and patients as well as promoting patient-support groups. Cooperation with international working groups is another important aim of the Platform. The 10th anniversary of the Austrian MDS Platform was organized as a meeting for all interested physicians throughout Austria providing an update on the disease and ongoing projects.

Keywords

MDS Austrian platform meeting 10th anniversary 

10 Jahre MDS Plattform – Ziele und Projekte

Zusammenfassung

Die österreichische MDS Plattform wurde 2003 mit dem Ziel gegründet, wissenschaftliche Aktivitäten wie klinische Forschung und Grundlagenforschung durchzuführen, Therapiestandards zu erstellen und Fortbildungsveranstaltungen zu organisieren sowie Patientenselbsthilfegruppen zu unterstützen. Durch die Zusammenarbeit innerhalb der Plattform konnten viele Ziele in den letzten 10 Jahren erreicht werden. Das 10-Jahres Jubiläum wurde als Veranstaltung für alle interessierten Ärzte/Ärztinnen in Österreich gestaltet, um ein Update über die Erkrankung sowie die laufenden Projekte der Plattform zu bieten.

Schlüsselwörter

MDS Österreichisches Plattformtreffen 10-Jahres Jubiläum 

Notes

Conflict of interest

S. B., Honoraria Celgene, Novartis, AOP; P. B.; O. K.; S. M. had no conflict of interest; T. N., advisory board: Celgene; L. P., Honoraria Celgene; H. S. had no conflict of interest; W. S., Honoraria Celgene, Novartis, Ariad; R. S., research support: Celgene, Teva, Honoraria Celgene, Teva, Novartis, scientific advisory board Celgene; P. V., Honoraria Celgene; M. P., Honararia Celgene, Novartis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Burgstaller
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter Bettelheim
    • 2
  • Otto Krieger
    • 2
  • Sigrid Machherndl-Spandl
    • 2
  • Thomas Nösslinger
    • 3
    • 4
  • Lisa Pleyer
    • 5
  • Heinz Sill
    • 6
  • Wolfgang R. Sperr
    • 7
  • Reinhard Stauder
    • 8
  • Peter Valent
    • 7
    • 4
  • Michael Pfeilstöcker
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine IVKlinikum Wels-GrieskirchenWelsAustria
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine IKrankenhaus der ElisabethinenLinzAustria
  3. 3.3rd Department or Hematology and OncologyHanusch HospitalViennaAustria
  4. 4.Ludwig-Boltzmann Cluster OncolgyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  5. 5.3rd Medical Department with Hematology and Medical Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectiology, Laboratory for Immunological and Molecular Cancer ResearchParacelsus Medical University Hospital SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  6. 6.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of HematologyMedical University GrazGrazAustria
  7. 7.Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Hematology and HemostaseologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  8. 8.Department of Internal Medicine V (Hematology and Oncology)Innsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria

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