Family Conference


The National Neutropenia Network board of directors is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Neutropenia Family Conference again in 2016 from July 8- 10 in Ann Arbor. This is a popular destination for our Conference and we expect record attendance this year. If at all possible register early.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $114 per night plus tax. The Conference fee covers the cost of all meals, handouts and sessions. Once again we will have a fantastic program for the children, and we plan to have some special sessions for the teens. It is our hope that this early announcement will allow interested individuals an opportunity to plan and save for a very special weekend.

2016 Neutropenia Family Conference

Dates: Friday July 8 from 2:00 PM through Sunday July 10, 11:00 AM.
Location: Marriott Eagle Crest Hotel  After you click on this link, scroll down to the banner that says Check Room Rates and Availability. Fill in your dates and click on the red box that says Search Now. When the registration page comes up, click on the small plus sign next to the words Special Rates. Scroll down to Group Code and enter: NEFNEFA. You will be directed to the Neutropenia Family Conference registration page where you will be given our $114 room rate. 
Room Cost is $114 plus tax** Cutoff date for our room rate is June 7
Registration: Early Bird from Dec. 15, 2015 through April 1, 2016.
Registration fee: $175 adults and $90 for children (4 to 11 years.) After April 1, Adults are $195 and children are $110. NOTE: Early Bird Registration has been extended to April 6 due to unavoidable technical interruptions with our website service.

After February start checking for Conference updates. We will be posting as the program and agenda details are confirmed.

Currently the following physicians have agreed to attend:

  • Mary Ann Bonilla MD
  • Laurence Boxer MD
  • James Connolly MD
  • Peter Newburger MD
  • Kelly Walkovich MD
Financial Assistance: every year the NNN gives partial grants to families who need help attending the conference.  Preference will be given to those who have never attended a Family Conference.
Grant applications accepted March 19 – April 30

All applicants will be notified by the end of May. If possible we will confirm earlier.

Fill out the Grant Application here

When you are making your decision about whether to attend, please be aware that we do not plan to have a Family Conference in 2017.  We do plan to resume the conference again in 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out some of our conference highlights from 2014 & 2015.

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