ITP Convention 2018 - Roundup

We recently held our Annual ITP Patients Convention, this time, following requests from members we took the Convention to the beautiful City of Chester and its historic racecourse in the North West of the Country. The event was well attended and was supported by some brilliant speakers including some old friends of the Association, Dr Paula Bolton-Maggs and from New York USA Dr Cindy Neunert. A big thankyou to everyone who attended and supported this event. We would also like to thank the sponsors of the UK Convention, Novartis, Amgen, Principia and Rigel, without their support the Convention would not have been possible.

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The December edition of the Platelet is now available to download from the members area of the website, if you have not yet joined the ITP Support Association click here.

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Speakers Presentation Slides from the 2018 ITP Support Association Convention

The Speakers Presentation slides from the recent ITP Support Annual Convention (held in Chester) are now availbale to view. All slides are in PDF format.

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ITP Partnership Prospectus Published

We are also pleased to announce the publication of the ITP Support Associations Partnership Prospectus for 2019/20. This document helps to explain the tremendous reach of the Association (the only National ITP Patient Support Charity) and opportunities that are available for collaboration with potential partners such as sponsorship for items such as the Website, Platelet newsletter and our Booklets. In addition, there are opportunities for partners to work with us at events such as our Annual Convention.

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Speakers Presentation Slides from the 2018 ITP International Global Alliance Meeting

The 2018 ITP International Global Alliance meeting was hosted by the ITP Support Association UK and organised by the ITP Support Assocation (United Kingdom) and the Platelet Disorder Support Association (USA), the meeting was held in Chester.

Speakers presetnation slides will be posted here as they become availbale. All slides are in PDF format. The Presentation Slides are the copyright of the individual speakers, the slides are for viewing only, copying and printing is restricted.

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ITP Pocket Log - looking for ideas for Version 2

At the recent ITP Convention, Mervyn Morgan made a short presentation about the ITP Pocket Log and the progress that has been made since its launch in 2017. Since the app went live there have been over 400 downloads plus some excellent feedback.

We are now looking to ITP Pocket Log Version 2, so if anyone has any ideas of features, they would like to see in version 2 please email your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NICE have published their review of TPO-RA and have updated their approval for Romiplostim and Eltrombopag

Romiplostim is recommended as an option for treating chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, only if:

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The 20th ITP Convention 2017

Royal Society of Medicine, London.

The 13th is considered by many to be an unlucky number so I am sure, some had misgivings about the date chosen for the annual convention for 2017. They need not have worried.

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ITP Pocket Log

We are pleased to announce that the Android version of the app is live! It is available to download – free of charge – from Google Play, use the search term “ITP symptom tracker”.

The IOS version has been available for some time from the Apple App Store. 

Everyone involved in the project would like to thank those who sent in ideas for the app after the outline of the project was shared at the ITP Convention last year.

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Derek Elston, trustee of the ITP Support Association, tells PharmaTimes about his experiences of being diagnosed and living with the rare bleeding disorder

How were you diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and what were your symptoms?

I was first diagnosed in 1993 with ITP after working in the Far East for 14 months. At the end I was fairly shattered both with the intensity of the work and commuting regularly. After about four weeks, I decided to visit the doctor. He took a sample of blood.

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Pauline Woods, raising money for ITP, in her own words

As someone with ITP, on a good day I might not feel anything at all, other days I'm covered in bruises then on bad days, I feel like someone has poured all the energy out of my body and I could literally sit down wherever I am (in the office, in the street), and sleep. I have also been asked, on more than one occasion, 

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Membership of the ITP Support Association mailing list brings you:

The Platelet, our quarterly journal, access to our 'ITP Friends' counselling volunteers, further information on living with ITP, treatment and the latest research, through our numerous free booklets and factsheets covering items such as insurance and Schools.

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