Scroll To Top
Search by Speciality


Maritim Hotel Berlin Germany * | Berlin, GERMANY
From 155 to 720 EUR
Event Preview
This event
is Finished
Specialty: , Hematology and Hemotherapy, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Other Specialties, Radiation Oncology, Radiology
Dates: From May, 8, 2013 to May, 11, 2013
Location: Berlin, GERMANY
Type: Course, Symposium
Registration Cost: From 155 to 720 EUR
Event Tools
  • Add to Favorites
  • Claim this event
Add to my Calendar
Weather Info (monthly averages) Max Temperature: C / F Min Temperature: C / F The above data in our Weather Info table are temperature predictions for the date of the medical event for Berlin, Germany.
General Info
Event Venue:

Maritim Hotel Berlin Germany *

Berlin, GERMANY Visit the Venue to read more



Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable partner in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, and effective CME/CPD programs. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organization contributing to improving health outcomes by:

 Championing best practice in CME 
 Maintaining and improving standards 
 Mentoring and educating 
 Working in collaboration with critical stakeholders



After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

 Discuss the factors involved for the significant increase of the number of patients with MDS
 Identify recent findings relating to biology, diagnosis and treatment of MDS
 Integrate the methods taught in the morphology workshops and implement them in the field
 Establish an international network of clinicians, scientists and educators specializing in MDS.



 Haematology
 Paediatrics
 Medical Oncology
 Oncology Nursing
 Surgical Oncology


The 12th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS 2013) has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

The 12th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS 2013)  is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 18 (eighteen) European CME credits (ECMEC). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.  The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): 

American Medical Association (AMA)
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit:



The program of the 12th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes has been reviewed and approved for CME accreditation by the European Hematology Association CME Unit. The EHA-CME Unit has approved this educational activity for a maximum number of 18 CME credits. Each physician should only claim credits for time that she/he actually spent in the educational activity.



The 12th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes is accredited by the Deutsche Ärztekammer Berlin. The following credits will be granted to participants: 3 CME points/ half a day. 


Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Faculty should only claim time spent participating as a learner, time spent teaching should not be included in claimed credits. See the meeting program for credits per session.


 Credits per Day


 Wednesday, May 8, 2013

 3 (Three)

 Thursday, May 9, 2013

 6 (Six)

 Friday, May 10, 2013

 6 (Six)

 Saturday, May 11, 2013


 3 (Three)




A non-CME certificate of attendance may be collected on-site.


Your CME/CPD certificate will be delivered electronically after completing the educational evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process will take 5-10 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of the CME/CPD accreditation process and helps improve future educational offerings. All evaluation responses are anonymous; your name will be requested for the credit claiming and certificate process only.

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
Before June 17, 2013:

1.       Follow the link in the email notification sent at the end of the event, or visit the CME/CPD Accreditation page under the Scientific Program menu.

2.       Login with your unique User ID (included in your registration email)

3.       Complete the online evaluation with your important feedback

4.       Indicate the number of hours you actually attended

5.       Your CME/CPD certificate will be automatically emailed to the address provided

6.       Retain the certificate for your personal records  

European Hematology Association (EHA) CME 
All participants may print a European Hematology Association CME System approved CME certificate indicating the number of EHA-CME Credit Points awarded, directly from the online system on the CME section of the EHA website The system will be available after the event.


In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in CME/CPD activities, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest, whether due to a financial or other relationship. Presenters have been asked to include a disclosure slide at the beginning of their presentation. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.  Disclosure information per faculty is also available in the EHA-CME disclosure database at:


This symposium is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the congress website, and with signage during the congress.

Click here for a list of Supporters and Exhibitors  


The information provided during this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition. 

Transportation Guide:

Kindly note that the new Berlin airport BBI will not open until October 2013.  For the purposes of MDS 2013, the Tegal and Schönefeld airports will be fully operational, allowing easy transport to the Meeting venue and city center.

Tegal Airport:

7 km from Meeting Venue 
Taxi fare from Tegal Airport to the Meeting Venue is approximately 18 € 
Bus and tram transport: Take bus X9 to 'Bahnhof Zoo', from there take bus 200 to stop 'Philharmonie' (approx. 30-40 minutes)

Schönefeld Airport:

23 km from Meeting Venue 
Taxi fare from Schönefeld Airport to the Meeting Venue is approximately 30 € 
Bus and tram transport: Take bus  X7 (Direction Rudow) to U Rudow, to take Underground 7 (Direction Spandau) to U Kleistpark, and to take Bus M85 (Direction Hauptbahnhof) to Kulturforum.

Event Overview
Welcome message:

The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation is proud to announce its 12th international meeting on MDS.

The 11th symposium was held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom in May, 2011. Since then, there have been many exciting new developments in the field. Updates on evidenced-based research and management of MDS will be covered by world-renowned experts and there will be ample time for discussion during the congress.

At the previous symposium, over 1600 professionals from the field of hematology enjoyed a stimulating scientific and social programme. We expect even more participants at the Berlin symposium and an equally inspiring programme.

The scientific program is designed to meet the aims of The MDS Foundation, which are “to provide an ongoing exchange of information relating to MDS and provides patients with referrals to Centers of Excellence, contact names for available clinical trials, sharing of new research and treatment options between physicians, and extension of educational support to both physicians and patients." The format will include plenary sessions (including a nursing symposium), debates, case-based discussion, topical workshops, oral and poster presentations.

This 12th symposium will again promote the clinical application of existing knowledge and the acquisition of new knowledge by bringing together clinicians, scientists and educators from around the world who deal with MDS.


We greatly look forward to welcoming you to Berlin and to a very successful symposium. 

Prof. Arnold Ganser and Prof. Wolf-Karsten Hofmann
Co-Chairpersons, Scientific Programme Committee

Registration Not yet available Register Now

We have personally selected various hotels in Berlin, close to the venue or in the city center/touristic areas, at special rates for MDS participants.


We strongly recommend that hotel accommodation is booked early and will be happy to be of assistance in all matters concerning hotel reservations for the Congress. 

Each participant will receive an individual confirmation, indicating the name and address of the hotel. Hotel reservations will be confirmed only after receiving a deposit of one night’s room charge payable by credit card or bank transfer within 4 working days from the day of booking.

If hotel reservation is made by a sponsoring company, the participant will receive the corresponding hotel confirmation directly from the sponsoring company. 


Payment of accommodation fees should be made in Euro by the following methods:

  • Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • Bank Transfer: Please make drafts payable to:
    Account Name: MDS 5/13 Accommodation, Germany (account holder: Kenes International)
    Bank details: Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland.
    Bank Code: 4835
    Swift No: CRESCHZZ80A
    Account Number: 693980-52-394
    IBAN No: CH07 0483 5069 3980 5239 4

* Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source in addition to the registration and accommodation fees.
* Please make sure the name of the conference and the participant are stated on the bank transfer

Please note that 3 weeks prior to arrival, your credit card will be automatically charged for the balance of your hotel accommodation. Participants who paid their deposit by bank transfer are required to send the balance of the accommodation charge to “MDS 2013” Accommodation department, 21 days before arrival. 

Further Details:

All changes/cancellations must be received in writing by fax or email to Kenes International. Please do not contact the hotel directly.  

  • Cancellation of booking/nights received 15 days prior to arrival: full refund, less €25 handling fees.
  • Cancellation of booking/nights received 14-10 days prior to arrival: one night charge.
  • Cancellation of booking/nights received less than 10 days prior to arrival: no refund will be made.

Late arrival /early departure fee: If you arrive later or leave earlier than on the dates of your confirmed booking, the total accommodation amount will be charged and no refunds will be made. In the event of non-arrival, the hotel will automatically release the reservation and full payment will be non-refundable.



For group bookings (10 rooms or more) please contact:

Mr. Shai Tekoa
Accommodation Sales
Tel: +41 22 9080488 Ext 529
Fax: +41 22 9069140

Scientific Content Up to Date
Scientific Program:
Submission Info
  • An author from each abstract is expected to attend the congress and present the poster or oral presentation.
  • Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by March 13, 2013 will be scheduled for presentation.
  • Previously presented abstracts will be reviewed however may be considered for poster presentation only.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
  • Instructions for preparation of oral or poster presentations will be sent together with acceptance notifications.
Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting author's contact details:  
    • Email address
    • Full postal address
    • Daytime and evening phone number

  • Presentation type – please choose from one of the following:
    • Poster presentation
    • Oral presentation 

  • Author and co-authors' details:
    • Full first and family name(s)
    • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country 

  • Abstract title - limited to 20 words in Sentence Structure 

  • Abstract text – limited to 400 words 
    (Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added) 

  • Abstract topic – abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic for the Scientific Program. Please choose from the list of topics

  • Tables – A maximum of 3 tables of up to 10 rows x 10 columns can be included per abstract

  • Graphs and images – It is important to note that each image included in the abstract is worth 30 words. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract.

    The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG, GIF or PNG format.

  • Draft abstracts – The submission form at the link above allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.
  • Declaration of Consent to Publication and Assignation of Copyright 
  • I confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. congress website, programs, other promotions, etc.)
  • The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to MDS 2013 and Kenes International (Hereafter: “The Organizers"). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights. 

    The Abstract Submitter grants the Organizers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.
  • The Organizers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
  • I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

Kenes strives to be a market leader in providing high quality events compliant with relevant elements of the pharmaceutical, device, and medical technology industry codes and guidelines.  Kenes will comply with the applicable national rules, regulations, and industry standards regarding exhibition areas where companies are permitted to present their products. This event has been reviewed and found compliant by:

• European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) e4ethics (view report



Sponsors / Supporters


This event is supported, in part, by funding from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. In some cases, logos may contain hyperlinks. By clicking on the logo, you will leave the scientific/educational event site and be redirected to an external site.






      GENOPTIX Medical Laboratory




Tito Bastianello Young Investigators Award 


    European School of Haematology




Exhibition Housing Info

For details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition space, please contact:

Ms. Dorit Mor-Nuriel, Industry Liaison & Sales
Kenes International
address same as above
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 
Fax: +41 22 906 9140 ext. 524

Exhibit hours, program

Exhibition Timetable At-a-Glance

MDS 2013

Set-up-all stands

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

page1image9344 page1image9664 page1image10512 page1image11096


page1image13032 page1image13616 page1image14624 page1image15208

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

From 13:00-16:00 Decoration Only

page1image19648 page1image20232 page1image20816

Exhibition Opening Hours

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


18:00-End of Welcome Reception*

Thursday, May 9, 2013

page1image36072 page1image37664


page1image40608 page1image41192 page1image41776

Friday, May 10, 2013


page1image46960 page1image47544

Dismantling / Breakdown


Friday, May 10, 2013



page1image60400 page1image60984

The hours are subject to change. 

Exhibition Floor plans
Organising Agency

Kenes International
C/o Kenes International
1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet, 
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1 Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 
Fax: +41 22 906 9140

Event map
Revelant Events