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"PSC Partners Seeking a Cure" Conference, 2006

The PSC Partners Seeking a Cure foundation held its Second Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, from April 7-9, 2006 [.pdf] at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center:

112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-4000
(Near Mellon Arena)

Arne Myrabo has kindly compiled digital photographs taken by himself at the conference (see: Photo Gallery) (Copyright 2006 Arne Myrabo. All rights reserved).

The weekend was as follows:

Please click on the links below to view the speaker's slide presentations. The presentations are available in Portable Document Format [.pdf], meaning that you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to read the files. Please me patient in downloading the files as some of them are quite large (> 9 MB).

Friday April 7:

5:30 - 7:30 pm: Registration and Reception

Saturday April 8:

Continental Breakfast (7:00-8:00 am)

Opening Remarks (8:00-8:10 am) Don and Ricky Safer, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Foundation

  • Presentation One (8:10-8:40 am)
    Keynote Speaker, Dr. Keith Lindor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    PSC - An Overview [.pdf] (1641 KB)
    (Copyright 2006 Dr. Keith Lindor. All rights reserved)
  • Presentation Two (8:40-9:05 am)
    Dr. Adam Slivka, UPMC
    Role of the Endoscopist [.pdf] (1161 KB)
    (Copyright 2006 Dr. Adam Slivka. All rights reserved)
  • Presentation Three (9:05-9:30 am)
    Dr. Nora Bergasa, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Itching in Cholestasis [.pdf] (542 KB)
    (Copyright 2006 Dr. Nora Bergasa. All rights reserved)
  • Question and Answer Panel (9:30-10:15 am) Above Three Speakers

Break (10:15-10:30 am)

Box Lunch (12:15-1:15 pm)

Break (2:45-3:00 pm)

Breakout Sessions: Session 1 (3:00-3:30 pm) Pick 1

  • Quality of Life for Children with a Chronic Illness - Dr. Robert Noll, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Nance Conney, Starzl Transplantation Institute
    Organ Allocation - How the Process Works [.pdf] (814 KB)
  • (Copyright 2006 Nance Conney. All rights reserved)
  • Meditation - Dorit Baurer

Breakout Sessions: Session 2 (3:30-4:05 pm) Pick 1

Evening Dinner Reception (6:00-8:00 pm) Chris Klug, PSC Patient, Transplant Recipient, Olympic Medalist - To the Edge and Back

Sunday April 9:

Continental Breakfast (7:30-8:30 am)

Presentation (8:30-9:00 am) Update on Dr. Chapman’s Research - Ivor Sweigler, PSC UK Support Group

Roundtable Discussions (9:00-10:15 am)

Break (10:15-10:30 am)

Roundtable Discussions (10:30-11:45 am)

Closing Remarks (11:45-12:00 pm) Don and Ricky Safer, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Foundation

We are extremely grateful to the following Corporate Partners who sponsored our 2006 Conference [.pdf] (54 KB):

  • Gold level: Astellas Pharma
  • Silver level: American Liver Foundation - Western Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Bronze level: Axcan Scandipharm
  • Bronze level: Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Copper level: ConAgra Foods
  • Copper level: UPMC - Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute
  • Other sponsors: AAA Environmental

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