Welcome Message

Welcome Message

We look forward to welcoming you at MDS 2021 in Toronto!

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and the MDS Foundation, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 16th International Congress on Myelodysplastic Syndromes taking place in Toronto, Canada from September 23-26, 2021.

As in previous years, the Congress will cover the most recent discoveries in MDS basic and translational research as well as all relevant clinical aspects of MDS diagnosis, prognosis, and management. The main lectures will be delivered by recognized international leaders in the field, and we look forward to including high-level research presentations, selected from the abstracts submitted by colleagues.

Furthermore, we are very happy to offer you the opportunity to visit wonderful Toronto in the fall – and it does not get better than that! Toronto is the largest and most multicultural city in Canada along Lake Ontario’ northwestern shore.  It is a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, many green spaces, iconic historical and modern buildings, many cultural venues, and world-class restaurants.

The Symposium venue, the Sheraton hotel, is a modern building located in the heart of the city, making everything accessible by foot or by public transit. The venue is ideally located close to the main train station, and only 40 minutes by train from Pearson International airport, which has non-stop flights to all major cities throughout the world. The Billy Bishop Toronto city airport is accessible from many major US cities and only 20 minutes from the conference center.

Join us for a vivid conference – and experience our polite Canadian customs where we punctuate with eh! and apologize for everything.

We look forward to seeing you all in Toronto!

Rena Buckstein and Karen Yee

Congress Chair​​​​s