Hemophilia is a blood disease that prevents blood from coagulating and clotting, a physiological response that allows the body to quickly recover from cuts. The National Hemophilia Society holds their 66th Annual Meeting this year at the Marriott Wardman Park. The meeting takes place September 18th – September 20th. Blood diseases such as hemophilia can reak havoc on the body, turning what would be a simple cut for a non-hemophiliac into a long and painful ordeal.
photo of Alexei Nicolaevich, perhaps the most famous sufferer of hemophilia (photo courtesy of wikipedia and in the public domain)
Most of the sessions will be educational, covering topics such as recent inroads into successfully treating hemophilia, pain-management treatment, how to manage a hemophiliac-friendly diet, and music therapy for chronic illnesses.
Work on hemophilia, such as that sponsored by this conference, helps move research on hemophilia forward so that the disease becomes an unfortunate, albeit manageable illness. We hope that members of the medical community and educators attending the conference will stay our Washington DC lodging.
Marcos, Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Washington, DC Bed and Breakfast