Fourth International Alpha-1 Patient Congress April 11th 2013

Dear Friends of Alpha-1,

In April 1963, Swedish researchers Carl-Bertil Laurell and Sten Eriksson published their landmark research on the discovery of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery, the Fourth International Alpha-1 Patient Congress and an international Research Conference on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency will be held in Barcelona, Spain, April 11th - 13th, 2013.

Alphas from all over the world are welcome to attend the Congress, and Alpha-1 patient associations from many countries are expected to send delegates. The Research Conference will be held April 11-12, and there will be a joint session of patients and scientists on the afternoon of Friday, April 12.
National Patient Associations can name two delegates per country as guests of the meeting organizer for two nights, with travel, hotel and meals included.    
Please let me know who plans on attending from your Association. Log on to the conference website at www.alpha-1barcelona2013.org for further information.
Please also consider posting a story on your Associations website with a link to congress website.

Kind Regards,

Angela McBride
Steering Committee Barcelona Congress
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