Welcome Letter

​Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific and Local Organizing Committees and the MDS Foundation, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 14th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes taking place in Valencia, Spain from May 3 – May 6, 2017. 

As in previous years, the meeting will cover all relevant clinical aspects of MDS diagnosis, prognosis, and management as well as the newest data in MDS basic and translational research. The main lectures will be delivered by recognized international leaders but we also expect to include high-level research talks selected from the abstracts submitted by attendees.

Further, we are very happy to offer you the opportunity to visit Valencia, where you could find a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. Located in the East of Spain, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the city has a unique charm and is one of the cities in Europe that has experienced the most significant growth over recent years in terms of events and international recognition. This is due to the renovation of the historical city center​ and the creation of new cultural and environmental sites such as the City of Arts & Sciences and the Oceanographic Marine Park. Valencia has mild weather all year long with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, more than 20 km of beaches, a varied gastronomy and the home of the paella, and a Mediterranean way of life. The venue, the Valencia Conference Center, is a modern building designed by Norman Foster and is ideally located. It takes only 10 minutes to reach the historic city center (excellent links by metro, bus and tram), is only 5 km (10 minutes) from the international airport at Manises, and has over 1,000 hotel rooms within walking distance available.

We look forward to seeing you in Valencia!


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Guillermo Sanz

Symposium Chair



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