Welcome note

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 10th MDS Colloquium featuring the 7th Annual EMSCO Meeting, which will take place for the first time in Leipzig. We will be joined by a panel of international experts who will address new developments, treatments as well as translational aspects in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

As in past years, the Colloquium promises to be an interactive and educational event that welcomes your input and insight into the various topics covered. The meeting will give you the opportunity to update your knowledge in the field, confirm your current practices and receive valuable information on emerging treatment options.

The MDS Colloquium will be featuring the Annual EMSCO Meeting. EMSCO is an academic and European MDS-specific cooperative group supporting researchers in conducting studies in MDS. Within the last few years, EMSCO has grown into an established platform reuniting the main European MDS study groups and several trials under this umbrella are currently recruiting participants. The annual meeting serves as a think tank to discuss current and future common projects.

Moreover, we would like to welcome you for the first time to Leipzig, one of the liveliest and most dynamic cities in Germany. Leipzig represents the home base of the "Peaceful Revolution" triggering the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and has a very rich cultural life.

We hope that you find the meeting stimulating and educational and encourage you to take part as much as possible in the lively discussions.

Kind regards,

Uwe Platzbecker

Aristoteles Giagounidis