Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
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8th International Eosinophil Society’s Biennial Symposium
Saturday, July 13, 2013 -
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Location: Oxford, England
Description: IES Symposium organizers’ central goal is to provide a highly interactive, interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange and collaboration amongst junior and senior scientists in the fields of allergy, immunology, hematology, and cancer in relation to the role of the eosinophil in health and disease.
Contact: Michael Minnicozzi, Ph.D., (301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Eosinophil-Associated Disease: Approaches to Treatment Wednesday, May 25, 2005 -
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Location: University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Description: Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndromes (HESs), including idiopathic HES, familial hypereosinophilia, Churg-Strauss vasculitis, and eosinophil-associated gastrointestinal disorders (EGID), are a heterogeneous group of rare disorders that are characterized by marked eosinophilia in the peripheral blood and/or tissues without identifiable cause. The goals of this conference were to bring together clinicians and scientists with expertise in the treatment of the various idiopathic hypereosinophilic disorders in order to summarize and discuss available data on efficacy and side effects of the therapeutic agents and modalities currently in use for the treatment of selected HESs, with the goal of identifying a consensus approach; to identify novel agents and/or strategies for use in future clinical trials; and to continue to expand the consortium of clinical researchers and available resources for collaborative study established at the prior workshop on the diagnosis of eosinophilic disorders in order to foster the development of multicenter protocols to study the pathogenesis and treatment of idiopathic hypereosinophilic disorders. Participants addressed the state of currently available therapies for three idiopathic HESs, taking into account recent developments in diagnostic testing, advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of hypereosinophilic conditions, and novel strategies for the treatment of idiopathic eosinophilic disorders.
Contact: Amy Klion, M.D.,(301) 435-8903,email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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My wife was diagnosed with Churg Strauss about 9 years ago but lately she has red itchy rashes and spots on her back, arms and legs. Is that a symptom of Churg Strauss coming back? See answer