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2018 - DBA Canada was privileged to be recognized as the premier sponsor at the 15th DBA International Consensus Conference held in Atlanta Georgia from March 10th - 12th.  


DBA Canada is pleased to support Dr. Johan Flygare's project entitled "targeted corticosteroid therapy for DBA".

2019 - DBA Canada proudly exhibited at the the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology meeting in Orlando Florida  in early December 2019.  This meeting "provides an invaluable educational experience and the opportunity to review thousands of scientific abstracts highlighting updates in the hottest topics in hematology. Network with top minds in the field and a global community of more than 25,000 hematology professionals from every subspecialty."


DBA Canada assisted with funding  -  Vijay G. Sankaran, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School,  Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA for the project, “Dissecting the genetic architecture of Diamond Blackfan anemia.” The goal of this proposal is to mine whole exome sequencing data to identify novel genes responsible for 


In 2019 DBA Canada proudly supported the efforts of Camp Sunshine with a donation, and we also assisted with the costs associated with bringing patients from all over Canada, The United States and abroad to this amazing week of camp. As campers enjoyed fun activities with other DBA patients; parents, grandparents and support persons attended meetings on the latest finding and research on Diamond Blackfan Anemia. 


DBA Canada donates $10,000 to the hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in support of Dr. Yigal Dror’s research on Diamond Blackfan Anemia.  

DBA Canada is a proud sponsor of the 2016 International  Consensus Conference (ICC) on DBA. A weekend meeting bringing together the scientific and physician community from around the world to collaborate on the best treatment of patients living with DBA,  as well as the latest research, new drugs, and treatments for DBA. 

DBA Canada supports Dr Dror and Omri Arbiv in publishing his manuscript. A study titled “Molecular analysis and genotype-phenotype correlation among patients with Diamond-Blackfan anemia.” This is the first Canadian study that looks for associations between DBA mutations and patient characteristics. 

Our managing Director Carol Manfini and the American Society of Hematology Meeting (ASH) 2016
ASH American Society of Hematology 2014 with Dr. Vlachos and Dr. Alter
ICC Diamond Blackfan Anemia International Consensus Conference 2015