Advancing Research and Patient Care

The 3rd Regional Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes will take place from 15-16 March 2024, in Kyoto, Japan.
MDS is a community of international medical professionals who share the common goal of exchanging knowledge about Myelodysplastic Syndromes.
This symposium will offer an opportunity to enhance the latest science and advancements in MDS, and a chance to bring the MDS community together to connect and collaborate.

Scientific Program

MDSR 2024 will offer an enriching program full of the latest MDS information.

The MDS Foundation

MDSA global non-profit dedicated to advancing the field of MDS.

Welcome to Kyoto

Discover the cultural capital of Japan and 1100 years of history in this mesmerizing city, home to circa 2000 temples and shrines, and a hub of innovation.

Meet the Symposium Chairs

Prof. Seishi Ogawa
Symposium Co-Chair

Seishi Ogawa, MD, PhD is a Professor at Kyoto University –Kyoto, since 2013 and is also invited as a visiting professor at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He has been the head of the department of Pathology and Tumor Biology since 2013 developing work on genome analysis of human cancers. His scientific contribution has been central to understand the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes, clear cell renal carcinoma, neuroblastoma and other hematological cancers through identification of key genetic alterations and mutations. The recent topics of his recent studies are clonal origin of cancer, including clonal hematopoiesis, which he is intensively studying using a large cohort of patients and micro-scale sampling and high-throughput sequencing and single-cell sequencing. He has received prestigious awards, most recently, Uehara Prize (2017), Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister's Commendation (2017), Princes Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prize (2017), Takamine Prize (2018), Medal with Purple Ribbon (2018).

Prof. Seishi Ogawa
Symposium Co-Chair
Dr. Yasushi Miyazaki
Symposium Co-Chair

Chief, Department of Hematology
Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Atomic Bomb Disease Institute
Nagasaki, Japan

Dr. Yasushi Miyazaki
Symposium Co-Chair

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The Department of Hematology, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University Alumni supported the 3rd Regional Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes.